SoCS~ on my plate

At this time in my life, I can say it’s a half and a half on my plate. At work, some days are more stressful than others however we have smiley days, too. In my personal life, I have been calmer. I’m taking Meds for the past two years for depression and I’m still working on a few issues.

I have learned to be careful who I have around and to separate myself from the ones who cause a toxic environment. Including a few family members.  I did cut down on social media and deleted a few accounts.  It’s been helpful.

I’ve learned how to handle the unhealthy situation and certain days can be challenging. I do have lovely days where my mind feels calm and peaceful. I have my “me time” and “quiet time” where I’m reading and journal. Play days with my grandkids and quality time with my husband.

The holidays have arrived and with the holidays the stress can fill my plate extremely fast. I simply need to take the time to breathe. It can be a challenge.

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SOCS- favorite word

I have a few words that I love and sometimes it looks like people are forgetting them. Like this one: kindness, friendship, honesty, etc.

With the election coming next week people are getting ugly. The world has changed to be dominated by those people who don’t care about others. It’s sad to watch the News and see people being treated by an insensitive human being. Also, they are so proud of themselves that they are wearing a mask. How ugly these people can be. It’s one reason I have deleted my Twitter account being bullied it was enough.

My concentration will be to care about the people I love, to pray for whoever wins the election, and to be conscious of people’s needs.

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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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