#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt~ Television

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “television.” Talk about your favorite show, past, present, or future, or about the apparatus itself. Enjoy!

I love to watch television. It’s entertaining and it comforts my day. Yes, I’m a television junkie. When I was younger, we would watch television all together, it was family time. We would sit together to watch cartoons, tv series, and “Spanish Novellas (soaps)”. Spending that time together was priceless. We didn’t have a big tv and our first one was a black and white. The television wasn’t on all day. My parents didn’t want us to be hypnotized by the television. They want us to have the time to read and to play outside.

I raised my children the same way and now as adults, they watch the television when they have the time. However, as I grow older, I’m watching more television because it’s the only time I can relax. Just last night I watched Frozen and Monster University with my granddaughter and we have fun. And tonight, I will be watching classic Western movies with my husband.

My favorite channels would be Hallmark Mystery, SyFy, and lately I’m binging on Netflix and Hulu. I love those classic tv shows.

#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2019 Daily Prompt is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

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SoCS & JusJoJan Daily Prompt~Jan 5th ~Sip

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sap/sep/sip/sop/sup.” Use one or all of these words or find a word that contains them, but most of all, have fun! Enjoy!

I’ve been sick for the past few days and I missed the prompt from yesterday, so here I am trying to participate in today. It’s hard to concentrate on writing when I spend most of the night coughing and my chest hurt. My husband makes me hot chamomile tea with honey to soothe my cough. I sipped my hot tea, hoping this will calm down this horrible cough. Every time I cough My heads feels it wants to explode. He’s making soup for supper and he wants me to go back to bed. Maybe, I will try tomorrow to keep with the prompt challenge. I can’t think nothing else with the other words.

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SoCS~ Ask someone else (Coffee)

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ask someone else.” Either ask someone for a prompt word or, if you can’t, turn on a TV or a radio and choose a word from the first sentence you hear. Enjoy!

I ask my husband for a prompt word and he didn’t know what to say except to ask me if I want coffee. I can’t live without my coffee so the word coffee it is. I drink plenty of coffee making two pots a day and I’m the only one who drink it. My husband drinks coffee only in the morning the rest of the pot it’s all mine. So, thinking of coffee during the summer I made a coffee bar with all my cups and different coffee’s brands. I’ve been decorating it for the different season.

After, having my cup of coffee my husband asks if I want to go out. I realized I’ve been in the house ever since Christmas Eve. I love being in my home and it’s time to get fresh air no matter how cold its outside. It’s been snowing ever since Christmas Eve and it’s below 10. I’m hibernating as my husband like to say. Maybe that’s why I keep drinking a lot of coffee. However, been at home it gives me the chance to read a few books. The one I’m reading is a cozy mystery from Joy Avon. I must take advantage of being on Christmas break since I’ll be going back to work on the 4th. It’s time for another cup of coffee.

A few pictures of my coffee bar:

Coffee bar-Christmas

Coffee bar- Christmas

coffee bar Halloween

Coffee bar-Halloween

 

 

Coffee bar-fall


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SoCS- Tin

In 1968 when we moved to Puerto Rico, we have a tinsel 4ft. Christmas tree. The tip of the tree looks like small palms. My mother would decorate the tree the day after Thanksgiving. The ornaments were red, green, and gold balls. She loves icicles, garlands, and for the top of the tree a colorful star.

My parents would decorate the living room windows with large light bulbs. The skirt of the tree was white with glitter on it. The glitter would be all over our clothes for days and under the Christmas tree we have a small nativity scene. The tree was beautiful. As we grew older the tree went into a table. We love laying down on the floor to watch the lights on the tree.

We didn’t celebrated Santa Claus since in Puerto Rico in 1968 no one did. Santa Claus came after the 90’s. Christmas Eve is the event everyone celebrated. We began the day preparing the food for the feast we would have on that night. First, we would go to church and after church the party begins. The 25th was more to stay at home watching movies and playing games.

We received our Christmas gifts on Jan 6th with the arrived of the Three Kings. On January 5th, we would grab an empty shoe box and decorated. We would cut grass from our yard, tied it with a beautiful ribbon, and put it inside the box and water. Also, we would write letters to The Three Kings. The box goes under our beds and the next morning we would get our gifts. Every kid in our neighborhood would get a gift because I didn’t know this until I was older. In our neighborhood everyone, took care of everyone, so every child has a gift. I missed those days.

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SoCS~ Musical

I use to watch and love musical movies. They’re my favorite, however at one point I begin to find them, annoying. I never understood what happened or the why. It’s not until last year when my granddaughter introduced me “The Greatest Showman”. Of course, I check the reviews and they’re good. We watched the musical together and I fall in love with the movie and the songs. It became my granddaughter favorite musical and also mine. Her dream is to visit New York to watch “Hamilton”.

Later, I remember some of my favorite musicals and I’ll like to share some with you. Here are a few of the ones I love also I’ll like to share the ones I didn’t like that much.

1-The Wizard of Oz (1939)
2- West Side Story (1961)
3- The Sound of Music (1965)
4- My Fair Lady (1964)
5- Mary Poppins (1964)
6- Grease (1978)
7- Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

8- Singin in the Rain (1952)
9- Willy Wonka & The chocolate factory (1971)
10- Annie (1982)

Do not like:
1-Mamma Mia 2008
2-All that jazz (1979)
3-Sweeny Todd (2008)
4-Moulin Rouge (2001)
5-Chicago (2002)
6-La La Land (2016)
7-The Muppets (2011)

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SoCS~ Magic!

Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ma.” Use it as a word or find a word with “ma” in it. Bonus points if you start your post with that word. Enjoy!

Magic…It’s the perfect “word” for the holidays. It’s what I always intend for my family and myself.

As December 1st the countdown to Christmas has begun. Can you imagine the pressure of the holidays on a person who suffers from depression? Every year, all I want it’s my family to have the best Christmas. It’s not about the gifts, it’s about being together and creating memories.

How can I find the magic of the holidays? Where is it? I know they showed it in the movies, however in real life where is it? For sure it’s not at the mall. I went shopping and some of the people were pushy, was cranky, and cutting in line like it was the last day on earth.

This is my favorite holiday; however, the pressure is already showing up. By the way, I’m almost done decorating my home and like every year the house is looking as winter in wonderland. Yes, I overdo it again.

My daughter has suggested to battle my depression with doing something for myself. She asks what was my dream when I was growing up. What it’s the one thing I always wants to accomplish. I didn’t have an answer. It’s been too long since I’ve my priorities straight. I’ve raised my children and then help with my grandkids so my goals and dreams has been postponed. And now I’ve an empty nest I feel my life has no purpose. So, what do I really want? Beside of having a happy family. I can’t believe nothing comes in my mind.

Should I get a new hobby, should I own my small café & book store that I always want, or should I keep writing short stories and put them out there instead of collecting them in my computer.

I’ll love to feel the Magic of Christmas and live in a magical world. However, it doesn’t work that way.

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SoCS~ Meanwhile

It has been a tough week. The first anniversary of my father’s passing is almost here. To be exact he passed a Nov. 12th so on this Monday would be the first year. I’m glad we don’t work on Monday as we celebrated Veteran’s Day. You can imagine how emotional I’ve been feeling.

Meanwhile, my little granddaughter turns 2 and we just celebrated her birthday. I’ve to show a happy face for her and the family. It’s tough seem happy when your heart feels different. It brings the memories of last year when I was talking to my father about her birthday party and then suddenly he has the heart attack.

My oldest son who knows what’s going on with my depression wants me to be strong and be positive. Also, he recommends I stop watching depressing TV, especially the News. I know in my heart he’s right, however depression can be a tough battle hard to win.

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SoCS~ Meanwhile