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Holidays 2020


Our year 2020 is full of so many challenges, with the Coronavirus pandemic at the helm of it all. I find myself worrying more, preoccupied more, and for the most part, missing my family members wanting more time and wanting to create memories to cherish. 

The weekend was full of holiday decor activities and the holiday music in full swing. It made me feel joyful. My heart was full but still lacking, missing, and longing for those times of yesteryear without a care in the world. That has all changed!

Reality Check! Before leaving the house, we must take precautions, mask up, and have our sanitizer handy and gloves. Personally, I don’t wear gloves, but I have my sanitizer with me wherever I go. Wow! How things have changed. 

Christmas is around the corner. I plan a tiny gathering with my immediate family. It has become our new normal, it is the way it is, and God knows for how long. I don’t mean to sound defeated, but I am just trying to keep it real. That is all! 

My hope for 2021? This pandemic will all go away, that is my idealistic way of thinking, but realistically I don’t see the silver lining at the end of the clouds. 

My wish for all is our future with no pandemic, healthier, and full of many possibilities geared for the better in 2021. God bless!


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Happy 4th of July Stay Safe


Happy 4th of July, stay safe! I ponder upon the year thus far and how it has changed all of us. This pandemic is running rampant throughout the US, and protests are still going, but I won’t be talking about these events.

On this holiday as we celebrate sharing with family and friends, barbequing on the grill.

I imagine a simple greeting at the door, a choice of elbow bumps, and fist bumps to everyone’s satisfaction. A little social distancing, as we sit on every other chair and putting on our mask in case we sneeze or cough.

The aroma of delicious foods cooking on the grill permeating the air as we take it all in waiting to eat, yum! The cuisine selection is exquisite, the company is great as we share our stories.

The experience was memorable and fun. Wishing you all a Happy 4th of July, and stay safe.


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My Holiday Message 2017


Looking forward to the new year 2018 I must admit that 2017 was the year of crisis, challenges, and awakenings of what is to come. How do I begin to speak about this year without sounding sad or disgruntled? Instead, I must bring forth hope and instill it in my heart at all cost.

Awakenings

I had my surgery for a torn meniscus, recovering at home when all hell broke loose in Washington with a new president, lack of inaugural attendance, the women protest and the new catch phrase, ” fake news” was on the rise. I was laid up in bed recovering from my surgery and watching it all unravel in the media. The women protest was visible with a sea of pink throughout the land,  so I got inspired to crochet a pink pooty hat for myself, but I will not say what it is actually called. Get the picture?

Health Scare

My husband and I had to undergo a heart catheter procedure to rule out possible blockage and hardening of the arteries. I am happy to report that we both came through it with no abnormalities. What a blessing!

Hurricane Crisis

We were hit with two major hurricanes Irma and Maria. My husband and I planned a cruise to Cuba and it so happens that hurricane Irma was on her way, what madness but it was an interesting adventure!

Reality Strikes: Losing all of your possessions due to a hurricane is devastating. That is what happened to some of my relatives when Irma and Maria hit the mainland, and Puerto Rico. The Virgin Islands and the rest of the Caribbean were also hit.

Dealing with a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is a real heartbreak, seeing someone who was active, independent in the community drift further into the disease after this massive hurricane. My mother in law lost her apartment and her independence. She has some good days and many bad ones but we continue to love her and guide her. She is living with us now and we strive to cope one day at a time.

Marriage News

My two nieces, Olga Esther and Maggie tied the knot, one in April and the other in July. They both looked beautiful on their wedding day. Wishing them both lots of happiness and many blessings in the future.

Baby News

When life gives us struggles, look for the blessings and celebrate.  We welcomed two newborns into our family this year. Two of our nieces blessed us with two grandnephews, Amir Emmanuel born in December to parents Kisha and Glen and Ariah Nicole born in July to parents Olga Esther and Andersin.

Life Lessons

I have shared the good, the bad and the ugly with no pun intended. We must welcome each day as a gift because you don’t know how long you will have it. Count each blessing as it comes and learns from the things that are not so pleasant in your life.

Happy New Year!