Wednesday Thoughts

This month has brought a lot of inactivity on the reading/writing front. Most of it has been due to health issues, and feeling stressed out from said problems. Planning a wedding has also brought its share of uncertainty, due to a dear family member (who is in the bridal party) neglecting her responsibility. Since IContinue reading “Wednesday Thoughts”

Memories of Mom, Ten Years Later

My mother passed away from heart failure 10 years ago, on the 22nd. I still remember that day like it happened yesterday. It was a Sunday, and I was living in Throggs Neck, NY, ready to run and do errands. My phone rang and saw it was my uncle. I loved catching up with myContinue reading “Memories of Mom, Ten Years Later”

December 26, 2018: Growing Up/Coordinating

The free time passes by so quickly! It seemed like Friday was only a few hours ago, and now I’m up at 5am once more, readying myself for work. I did have a relaxing time with relatives and reading. Ana is growing so quickly! She’s even talking more clearly, the ‘child-like’ sound of her speechContinue reading “December 26, 2018: Growing Up/Coordinating”

Blogmas Day 25: Merry Christmas!

Christmas is such a special time of year for many people. It symbolizes the birth of Jesus Christ, bringing peace and joy across our world. Christmas is also a time to reconnect with family members, whether they are close or distant relatives. Of course, this holiday brings about the stress of preparation and unpredictable familyContinue reading “Blogmas Day 25: Merry Christmas!”

December 25, 2018: Family Time/Reading Update

Today is very special, since Christmas is a holiday to spend valuable time with family. Life can be extremely hectic, yet for a couple days we can spend time with cousins and relatives, and share special moments together. Along with the time spent with relatives, I also have time to plan my reading time. I’mContinue reading “December 25, 2018: Family Time/Reading Update”

Blogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve

For many of us, Christmas Eve is a time for families to gather and share their blessings with one another. My fiance Andy has a tradition that entails a special dinner on Christmas Eve. His immediate family gathers to share a meal, exchange one gift with family members, and give thanks for another special holidayContinue reading “Blogmas Day 24: Christmas Eve”

Blogmas Day 23: 4th Week of Advent

Today marks the fourth and final Sunday of Advent. This period symbolizes Peace: that the excitememt of Christ’s arrival will bring about peace of mind throughout the land. All of our waiting and anticipating of Jesus’s birth seems like a long process, yet this is a time to reflect and internalize what we need toContinue reading “Blogmas Day 23: 4th Week of Advent”

December 22, 2018: Change

Life moves in such a fast pace, it’s easy to lose touch with people you were once in close contact with. The reasons could vary: crazy schedules, moving far from one another, or simply not maintaining connections as frequently. Then suddenly, they’re no longer in your life. Today I just discovered that a good friendContinue reading “December 22, 2018: Change”

Blogmas Day 17: Christmas With Family

Over the years, the holiday season has gotten a bit trickier to navigate with our families. In the past, choosing which family to spend time with was easy: my ex-boyfriend’s family didn’t celebrate holidays, so we would head to my family’s home for Thanksgiving, and Christmas would be a time for us. I’m sure thatContinue reading “Blogmas Day 17: Christmas With Family”

Blogmas Day 3: A Recent Christmas Memory

There are many memories from past Christmas seasons that stand out in a positive note. One of these moments took place about a few years ago, back in 2012. I was living in New York at the time, and my aunt invited me to come over to spend Christmas in Paterson. Since I was veryContinue reading “Blogmas Day 3: A Recent Christmas Memory”