SoCS~ Remembering childhood phrases

This is a nice prompt and perfect for Mother’s Day weekend.

I remember in Puerto Rico my mother would have phrases that sometimes didn’t make any sense; however, they were powerful.  Funny thing at the I didn’t understand it until I started using it on my kids. My mother has to deal with six kids, she uses those phrases to keep us in shape. She would say “don’t make me get up”, that was the warning.

Also, my mother uses the famous chancla (flip flops). She would throw that chancla to us and never miss. She was an expert.  

-A few of her phrases I still remember:

-I’m telling you for your own good

-Put on some VapoRub

-When you have your own children, you will remember me.

-I don’t care about the rest; I care about you.

-My house is not a hotel or a restaurant

-While you live in this house…

-When I give you permission?

-This hurts me more than it hurts you

-And if your friend throws themselves out of the window so, would you?

-Because I said so!

 Funny phrases coming from this Puerto Rican family. I miss you, mami.

 Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.  

SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill

 

SoCS- “too/to/two”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “too/to/two.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you use all three. Extra bonus points if you start your post with one. Enjoy!

 Two weeks ago, I was flying to Puerto Rico on vacation. It was my mother-in-law’s birthday she was turning 80. For her birthday party, she wants as her gift all her children. It was an emotional event and fun seeing the family together. I was needing to get out of my routine and take a break.

Meanwhile, I was in Puerto Rico having a good time a snowstorm hit North Dakota with 30 inches of snow. The schools and businesses closed for two days. By the time we were back some of the streets were cleared up. My son has to shovel a small trail so we can get into the house.

It took my husband the entire week to clear up the driveway. After all that work, it’s snowing again and expecting 6 inches for the weekend. It’s cold and windy and hoping by tomorrow afternoon the snow has stopped. My husband would be shoveling snow again.

I’m ready for summer.

 

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SoCS~ “Rope”

One of my favorite memories was playing jumping rope with my friends. Is one of my favorite games. I was great except when we had to jump faster. Every Saturday afternoon we would be outside playing until dinner time.  The memories of my childhood bring me joy.

These days are a little different. In my neighborhood, it’s rare to watch any kid playing outside. The children these days spend more time in their computer games or watching TV.

As soon our weather begins warming up, I’ll take my grandkids outside and play.  That will give them a break from the TV or computer games. I can’t jump rope anymore, however; the memories of all of us playing outside are precious.

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SoCS~ Happy Anniversary

Today it’s my wedding anniversary #39. In those 39 years, a few of them have been a challenge. Over the years besides we are always together; we have respected our space when one of us needs it.  Always together in sick or health, as a couple, we have our struggles since nothing is perfect.

God gave us three wonderful children and six grandchildren. We promise we will take care of each other until death does us apart.

 

Happy anniversary my love and to more years to come.

 

Way to go my love…

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SoCS~ Feeling much rested

After a month of been struggling to get out of bed and fighting my depression, I’m up and smiling again. It looks the medication has been working also my daughter sends me CBD oil to calm my nerves.

I’m feeling much in control of my emotions. My mind and body feel rested and stronger. The worst part of being depressed is missing two days of work. I was feeling miserable to the point that everything hurts. I have spent most of the time crying until they were no more tears coming out.

It was harsh and an awful feeling. Little by little all these awful thoughts, had started to disappear. My body and soul begin to feel lighter.

I woke up this morning with more energy. I made coffee and read the paper. The sun came out and no matter it was 39 degrees it felt great. Step out for a few minutes and I got to breathe fresh air.

I know I need to stop worrying about things I can’t control, however, knowing myself will never stop. I worried about every foolish issue that goes around.

Besides the medication and the CBD oil, another tool that helped me during this process was journaling. Writing in my journal my feelings and the nonsense I felt it a process for healing. I’m getting a counselor, I need it.

I feel rested, my soul feels rested. And with a smile, I’m living another day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SoCS- rest

SoCS~ “wee”

My last week of vacationing in AZ is coming to an end. When I get home, I will have one more week to prepare all my things for work. The school doesn’t start until the 24th.  However, I need to be at the school on the 16th for staff meetings and organizing the kitchen.  I’ve to place my food order for the first two weeks. Also, I need to hire a nutrition service as soon as possible. Been shorthanded in the kitchen is something I don’t want to go through, again. Unfortunately, I did hire a person in July and she already resigned without starting yet. I’m hoping to hire an awesome person who can stick with us.

 

My plan when I get home:

  • Organized my work clothes. Discard the ones I won’t use.
  • Print out the new regulations and forms for my staff
  • Shopping for comfort work shoes. I’m going this time for Sketches with foam platform.
  • A cute haircut
  • Purchase supplies for my little space I call my office.
  • Finally, enjoy my last couple of days of vacay.

 

To everyone, have a wonderful week and keep enjoying your precious time.

 

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

SoCS~ “wee” hosted by Linda G. Hill

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.