SOCS~”day/week/month/year”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “day/week/month/year.” Use one, use them all, use them any way you’d like. Enjoy!

 A year ago, my granddaughters came for a two-week spring break and they have to stay with us for six months. Covid-19 was starting to create chaos. Their flight was canceled, stores, schools and restaurants were closed and we were afraid to go out.

Today 3/13/21 they are back again for their two-week spring break. Comparing to last year’s at least everything has started to open. Even so, we have restrictions of using a mask it feels we are getting closer to have a normal life again.

I have my first dose of the vaccine and I’m very happy. I didn’t feel anything, not even a sore arm. By the end of the month, I will get my second dose. I hope this nightmare of the pandemic completely disappears and we can be safe to be with our family and friends. I can’t wait to see my family it has been too long.

Meanwhile, I will be enjoying the time with my granddaughters.

SoCS~ is hosted by Linda G. Hill

SoCS~”above/below”

Until the middle of January, we have a mild winter. Then the winds and the front cold air starts and boom we are bundle head to toe. I was watching the weather channel and there is a storm in every part of the USA.  The past two weeks have been the worse with frigid cold weather. No above temperature just below.

My husband’s car didn’t start the engine and the battery is dead. We have been sharing my car and he has to drive me to work. The kids at the school have inside recess and they are getting cranky and loud. We all need the fresh air.  My poor dog goes outside and he ran back to the house.

Yesterday we broke the record.  This cold feels similar to sharp needles in your face. I feel like a popsicle. Also, my knees have been suffering from this weather.  

As you can see, we have good news it’s going to warm up. Yeah, it’s going to be in the double digits. I’m loving the word “above”.

 

 

SoCS~ hosted by Linda G. Hill.

#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2021 Daily Prompt – Jan. 16th-“first thing”

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!

 I always have “first things” to do at different times of the day. The first thing I do when I wake up, the first thing when I get to work, and the first thing when I get home. And this morning, this prompt was supposed to be the first thing I will do before starting to clean. Guess what. I forgot and now it’s my last thing before I go to bed.  

SoCS~hosted by Linda G. Hill

SoCS~ List

I considered myself to be a fanatic of writing lists. I don’t have the same sharp memory from a few years ago. I need them to function at work and at my home. I’ll be lost if I don’t have my sticky notes everywhere. December is the month I have more lists than ever. I have a Christmas gift list, groceries list, Christmas card send list, and a to-do list. Thanks to that list I don’t miss a gift or a Christmas card. It saves me the time to run an errand at the last minute or feel embarrassed that I missed a gift.

To my surprise, my Christmas gift shopping is all done. You can imagine how I feel. For the first time in years, everyone on my list has been crossed out including my husband. For the most part, I did my shopping online. I didn’t realize how easy and convenient way to shop.  The majority of my shopping was from local businesses. This year I cut down from the big franchise stores and help our locals.

The real challenge here is the wrapping part. For me, that’s the toughest job and I don’t get any help. So as soon, they begin to arrive I will try to get it done. So, what’s next? Next weekend I will be sending Christmas cards and make cookies. I feel more relaxed and enjoying the moment. I did decorate my Christmas tree the day after Halloween. I feel wonderful and not as rushed as other years.

I don’t know yet what I’m doing for Christmas. My two boys will be here but my daughter won’t be traveling because of the Covid-19.

I just hope we can all have a nice and safe Christmas.

SoCS~ “List” is hosted by Linda G. Hill

SoCS~ “Ring”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ring.” Use it as a noun, a verb, an adverb, or an adjective…use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

One of my favorite movies is The Lord of the Rings trilogy. I watch the movie before I knew there was a book. Usually, I read the book first and watch the movie later on. For me, the book it’s always better and the movie gets to be disappointed. This time it was different I ended loving both.

One of so many favorite parts is when for the first time Frodo runs for his life he fell on the ground and the ring goes on his finger. Frodo experiences the darkness of the ring and he sees the bad spirits. Of course, the book is kind of a little different. However, I considered it one of my favorite movies and books.

SoCS~ “Ring” this prompt is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

SoCS~ My Journal

When I started with my journal I did it for different reasons. One, my doctor suggested as an exercise for my mental health.  Second, for keeping myself organized I used to forget appointments or paying bills. And third, for writing and doodles whatever comes into my mind. This process has been helpful with all the craziness I was feeling. I still do.

SoCS~ “jour”

 

 

SoCS~ “a word you have to look up”

When I was in Elementary School, one part of my homework was to find the meaning of words in my dictionary. However, it’s been a long time since I look up for a word. I considered myself to be great at spelling, except for my pronunciation. English is my second language and I have a strong accent, at times speaking those words can be difficult.

If I need to look up for a word it will be to know the meaning or to learn a new word.

Also, I do have a little bit of difficulty with words that sound the same and have a different spelling (homonyms). With those I can get easily confused otherwise it’s uncommon to look up for a word.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word you have to look up.”

SoCS~ Old/New

I’m doing my fall cleaning. I can’t believe how much stuff I have accumulated during all these years. A lot of old clothes, towels, and sheets. The hard part is getting rid of my kids’ stuff. I know I don’t need to keep every single art project or notebooks. Their bedroom closet is full of school papers, old toys, and clothes. It’s time to start downsizing. I talk to the three of them and they can pick up whatever they want to keep and the rest has to go. As my husband and I get older we want fewer things to clean.  Besides I’m getting lazy with age and less cleaning it will be better. Also, I will love to buy a few new things that I will like to have before I retired. I will love to buy a new mattress and a new couch.

For now, I got three boxes for donations and two bags in the garbage. The cleaning it’s not over but at least I’m seeing some progress.

SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill

SoCS~ “tion”

Since the pandemic, I have no motivation at all. I try to read or write however nothing it’s inspiring. Then I went to the doctor and I have rheumatic arthritis in my knees. I told him to keep adding more and he reminds me of my age. I thought being 60 was the new 50s it’s not what everyone says. To everyone that’s a big fat lie. Hahaha!

I’ve been back to work and it’s exhausted. I’m wearing a mask all day. I cook for the students and standing on cement floors it’s caused more pain in my knees. Not to mention we don’t have air conditioning as a result the kitchen is hot as an oven. When I get home, I want to sit down on my couch and not move at all.

I started meditation not too long ago, it has been helpful. I will end sleeping. And for arthritis, there is no solution it will get worse with age. Nothing I can do there.

Of course, the best medicine for all these aches and tiredness would be a nice vacation. That’s what I told my husband. Oh yeah, I’m ready for a nice vacation.

SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill.