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.  

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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

JusJoJan the 27th, 2022- “Understanding”

I’m too old to understand this new generation or maybe I forgot how I raised my own children. For example, my granddaughter who is 14 turning 15 in March had all these emotions and feelings and I don’t know what to tell her.

She lives in Arizona with her sister and my daughter.  Recently she began to want to move back to North Dakota with us. She argues that mommy works all day, she doesn’t have any friends, and she doesn’t like Arizona.

My reaction as a grandma it’s lovely and sweet that she wants to be with us. What she doesn’t understand is that she needs to be with mommy. She needs to stop using the excuse of being alone and blame mommy for being working. I know she’s acting like a typical teenager but also, she needs to stop acting silly because everyone has to work including us.

I don’t understand her change of moods. It’s making me feel sad and I cry with her but she can’t do that to mommy.

We asked her all about what was bothering her at home or school. Her response it’s the same is she’s bored and does not like Arizona.

Understanding a teenager has become tough enough. I don’t know what to say anymore. I hope this goes away quickly and she can enjoy being a teenager.

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JusJoJanuary the 23rd, 2022

I guess we all have survived everything that has come into our life. Who doesn’t have survival skills?

I have survived growing up in a neighborhood with a group of bullies waiting for an opportunity to grab my arm or hair. Then, the pressure of being a teenager and surviving high school. With the adult years comes marriage, children, jobs, noisy neighbors, and my health.

Yes, we are survivors in one way or another. We all do.

Here I am a survivor, I have beat breast cancer. And I will continue to survive until the day I die.

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The word “surviving” is provided by Wendy. And please visit her blog. Thank you!