A quiet Sunday

A quiet Sunday morning. Everyone is sleeping, meanwhile I’m up too early because I can’t sleep. I’m enjoying a cup of coffee, sitting in my chair with Bruno sleeping close to me. Also, I’m thinking too much and that’s a problem.

This will be the last week my in laws will be here in North Dakota. They would be going back to Puerto Rico after spending two months with us and my husband is making this trip with them. Also, it will be my last week of vacation the new school year would begin on the 23rd.

My summer has been a fun one. I made a few trips, drink a few spritzers, and ate too much ice cream. I work in my flower garden, made a few changes outside in my backyard, and around the house. I did enjoy having all the grandkids together during the week of the wedding, and the weather has been great for BBQ’s, lake, and walking. However, my depression has been awful. I’m not taking any MEDs (doctor orders) and it’s harder to stay focused. When the depression takes over, I can’t stop crying, and I don’t feel safe.

I always thought at this stage of my life, it would be easier. My home is free of children, the house looks cleaner, it’s quiet, and I can do whatever I want. However, I feel lonely, and more depressed than when I’ve a full house and running around. At this point in my life I’ve to figure out what should I do next and how I can battle this depression.




My husband has been a wonderful supporter and he’s trying to keep myself distracted. Anyone who has been following my blog knows I’ve been suffering from depression. Since losing my father, my dog, and my girls moving back to their home I’ve been a mess. My daughter says everything happens at once. I know I can be strong, however lately I feel like a mess.

My husband is taking myself, my in-laws, and my grandson in a short vacation. We are in Rapid City, South Dakota. This is the perfect place to be with the family before I go back to work. We’ve already visited the Dinosaur Park, The Reptile Garden, Keystone town, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Monument.
Today, visiting Sturgis (78th motorcycle rally) and Deadwood. I’m working hard on myself to give everyone a smile and trying to relax.

In a positive note, I’ve a wonderful family who cares about me. I believe my husband has made the right call.

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No Wind

Here in Arizona I don’t feel anything; there’s no sign of wind with a temp already about 107 degrees and it’s only 10am. Yesterday, we went to South Mountain Park that it’s close to my daughter’s home. My grandkids want to do some hiking by the time we arrive it was about noon. As soon as we got there the heat made it impossible. It was disappointed; however we reach to the top of the mountain riding in the car. We took a few pictures, look at the beautiful view, and after we heard a few noises in the bushes we run to the car scare it can be snakes. In the afternoon we went to the Mesa River View Park to get wet and cool.


We’re getting ready to go out. We still don’t know the destination. It doesn’t matter the heat, the no breeze, and the no winds we will make this vacation as fun as possible.


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Time Zone

I’m in Arizona and the flight went fantastic it took only 2 hours 56 minutes. The kids love to be on the plane and they were trying to figure out the time change.  In North Dakota we have Central Time and in Arizona they’ve Mountain Time. They began to Google on why in the USA has different time zone. That keeps them busy for a while.

In North Dakota it’s two hours ahead of Arizona.  My oldest granddaughter just reminds me that I’m two hours younger. Yes, my grandkids can be very funny.

I went to Wal-Mart last night to get a few things and I call my hubby about 10pm I did forget the time change and he was already sleeping. Oops!  This time change can screw our time to go to bed, because by 8pm I was sleepy. At least for the next three weeks it would feel like that.



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Countdown to Arizona

Two more days and I’m taking my two granddaughters back with their mommy in Arizona. My daughter decides to move to Arizona in February with the intention of starting a new life after her divorce. She obtains a transfer from her job also starting this fall in Paul Mitchell beauty school. She made the decision to leave the girls with us until school was done and have a chance to find a place to live. School in Arizona starts on August 1st and they are not too happy.

My feelings are all over the place and as a grandmother that’s a fact. At times, I feel happy and exciting for them because they will be together. Then the sadness would begin making me over thinks how far they’re moving and to lose the company and hugs from my beautiful granddaughters.

They are feeling sad, too. They don’t like the idea of leaving family and friends and to start all over again. After all when I see their faces and the emotion of being with mommy will bring a huge smile. When I’m back we will be on the phone daily sending text messages with lots of Emojis.



Vacation Time!

I’m in vacation mode since school is out. I’ve been cleaning the house, getting ready the camper, gardening,and fixing a few things in the house. I’m planning to paint my kitchen, my bathroom, and change the décor in my bedroom, but that would be a project for July. Next weekend would be our first camping and I can’t wait to relax meanwhile my hubby goes fishing. I’m planning a trip to Arizona at the end of July. My vacation would be a busy one that’s for sure, however I already read five cozy mystery books and at nights I’ve been writing like crazy. I am enjoying my time and it only be a week.




After an amazing week visiting my daughter in Mesa, Arizona I’m back home. I fell in love with the place and the warm weather was a plus. On Saturday, we visited the Phoenix Zoo and expend the afternoon walking and enjoying the view. From the zoo you can see the mountains and the beauty of nature.  It was the perfect view.

Since 94’ North Dakota has been my home and I love it, however the cold weather has been tough on us. For the last couple of years my hubby and I have been planning, retirement and where we should go. We are debating into a few places Colorado and Arizona is one of them.

Two years ago my daughter decided to move to Ft. Pierce Florida. I went to visit and I wasn’t to impress. It was close from the beach; however the weather was too humid. My daughter insisted that I should move closer to her and with a smile I bless my daughter and my two granddaughters and I went back home. Personally I didn’t like it and for my daughter, she moves back to North Dakota three months later.

In January, she receives the opportunity to finish her college studies in Arizona and lucky enough she got a transfer from her job. She leaves her two girls with us until she gets a house also giving them a chance to finish the school year. She invites us for a spring break and guesses what I love it. The place is beautiful and the weather isn’t humid.

I imagine myself walking downtown with my hubby and enjoying the weather. After a week in Mesa and visiting their surroundings, I’m positive we’re going to retire and move to Arizona. I find it at one of the most beautiful place on Earth.

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I’m packing my suitcase, tomorrow Friday I’m going to visit my daughter who just moves a few months ago. I’m taking my granddaughters and they’re excited to see mommy. We’re ready for warm weather and excited to see the beautiful Arizona.

 When my daughter decides to finish her education in Arizona I wasn’t sure if she’s been making the right decision. She has to make a few sacrifices, and one of them was leaving her two girls with us. She wants them to finish their school; meanwhile she looks for a home.

I realized how strong my daughter can be and I’m so proud of her. After writing this prompt I’m almost done packing and ready to see my daughter.

Enjoy your weekend, because this one here will be enjoying herself.


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