SOCS~ May

May is finally here.

I was waiting for May and here is the reason why:

  • We have 18 more days of school.
  • The weather is starting to warm up.
  • Winter coats back to the closet and my shorts are coming out.
  • Mother’s Day, yes, I love this day. I already told my kids no gifts. I want to spend time with them and have a nice BBQ.
  • Our first camping trip for Memorial Weekend.
  • My flower garden is starting to bloom.

 

Happy May… may sunshine and happiness surround you every day!

SOCS~ “May”

 

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~ 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~ “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~ “Brush”

For the past six months, I will tell my granddaughters to brush their hair.  I shouldn’t be telling them to brush it all the time. They’re old enough to take care of themselves.

Their hair is long, frizzy, and extremely curly. It’s a lot of work especially when it’s dry. As soon as they wake up, they prefer to get it wet and apply lotion. It looks beautiful and shiny; however, by the end of the day, it looks wild. That’s when they love wearing a bun, a hat, or a ponytail.

 I’ve suggested cutting it short it will be easier however they love their long hair. My oldest who will be turning sixteen loved it all wild. I was reminding them to brush it.  Now their back with their mom and I noticed they have their hair done and looking great all day. So, what it means they’re lazy when they’re here with me and with their mom it’s a different story. So, for the past six months, I was telling them to brush their hair constantly, I will say it a million times a day. Ha, ha, ha!

SoCS~ “Brush” hosted by Linda G. Hill.

SoCS~ “Pro & Con”

School starts in two weeks and parents are excited about the kids being out of their home. We will have a restricted guideline including wearing a mask. Some parents don’t like the idea of their kid wearing a mask all day. So, immediately they start to complain. Some of them are going too far with this issue and they’re overreacting. They’re making the situation more complicated than it is. They should be pleased and happy we will have school. Also, they have a choice to have their kids using the distance learning program for the first nine weeks if they don’t feel it’s safe.

 

What’s the con and pro of wearing a mask in school? And what about us the staff? I work in the kitchen cooking and serving so imagine how hot it’s going to be.

 

So, the pro of wearing a mask to school will be the protection and safety of every student and staff member.  And the con of wearing the mask it’s some difficulty of doing our jobs properly and the concentration of the students when it gets hot. Also, and some of the kids don’t understand the importance of washing hands, keep your hands to yourself, and the social distance. With all the guidelines we will have it’s going to be an interesting school year and a challenge. Let’s see how it works.

SoCS~ “Pro & Con”

SoCS~ Song

I didn’t look at any picture.  I have been in bed for weeks; the depression has been tough. I didn’t want to be up and everything around me it’s a mess. I look at the mirror and I’m a mess and my house it’s terrible.

On Wednesday, I came out of my bedroom to visit the doctor and she changes my MEDs. After a long talk with my doctor, I decided enough was enough. I begin cleaning the house step by step because I still not motivated it. Also, I have been listening to the radio. I love listening to Air One radio station where they play Christian music. The song that came first it’s from Lauren Daigle “You Say”. You can imagine my face, my heart was pounding hard, and I finish the song with tears.

I’m tired of suffering from depression. I’m hoping with the new MEDs I will finally have it under control. Also, I will start counseling very soon.

SoCS~ Song

SoCS~ “Nail”

I have been busy cleaning, decluttering the closet, and planting my flower garden. Like everyone I need my nails done. Every year after I’m done with school, I call for a manicure. I love having my nails done. However, they just start opening the nail salons and the next available appointment is close to when school started. As kitchen personnel, I can’t wear any nail polish and my nails have to be very short. What a bummer I won’t pay that much money for a few days. My nails look terrible, this afternoon I begin a homemade treatment for my hands and I pick a pretty nail polish. The nail polish didn’t last not even an hour. They have already peel off or smudge. I’ll keep doing the homemade treatment for my hands. And for coloring my nails until I get tired or frustrated. Anyway, by the first week of August, my nails will be cut short.

SoCS~ is hosted by Linda G. Hill.