How I Spent Valentine’s Day And My Weekend


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I am late posting about Valentine’s Day. I know, I know. I have no explanation other than that I was procrastinating.

Last Saturday, my daughter and I spent the day with my mom and brothers. We walked to my dad’s grave to finally put a headstone there. It was an emotional moment and I wish my sister could have made it.

After staying for several moments, I was relieved our dad finally received what we tried to get for him after so many years had passed. But better late than never. We then walked back to my mom’s home.

Sunday, I spent most of the day braiding my daughter’s hair and putting it in a crochet hairstyle. After that, we ate veggie lasagna (since I’m trying to eat healthily) and spent the rest of the day watching Don’t Breathe 2 and having our Valentine’s Day ritual since we won’t be able to spend the actual holiday together. (She lives at our old residence with her dad because she wants to continue to go to her old school.)

On Monday, I spent Valentine’s Day with my mom and brothers for the entire day. We shopped and went out to Golden Corral since that’s where my brothers wanted to go. I am not much of a fan of the restaurant now.

At the end of the day, I was thankful and felt blessed to have spent the day with my family and the day before with my daughter. Love comes in many forms, and I had once told my daughter that Valentine’s Day is not just for relationships and marriages. It’s for anyone and everyone.

I told her that because she shared with me her thoughts and feelings about why her dad and I never spent Valentine’s day like what she saw with other people. She never saw the cards, teddy bears, getting dressed up to go out in the town, etc. She never saw her parents actually show love on any day. Not kiss and definitely not hugging much when we were together.

I spent Valentine’s day with those who mattered the most. Because why should anyone feel bad because they are single on Valentine’s Day. A person can show themselves love and it does feel good to have someone express love to you. And even though I only know love coming from my parents, child, and siblings, and loving myself, I understand it and growing without feeling like I’m not worthy of it.

Still, those three days was fun and amazing. And I am blessed to have spent the days with my family.

Writing Challenge (Day 23) Family  



First off i would like to say Happy Thanksgiving! I hope yours are going well. Thanksgiving is a day that brings people together, reuniting with love ones you haven’t seen in a while. Yet, my Thanksgiving will consist of me being home cooking and staying home. My daughter and I will be alone, for the remainder of the day, but it is fine. Our families aren’t that close and I really don’t remember the last time I sat at a family member’s table.

Yet, on this day, this challenge wants me to talk about a family member I dislike. It’s kind of hard doing so, even though I have a few-with reasons, I won’t get into it today for it is a holiday of giving thanks. No family member I know of read my blog posts so even if I would, they wouldn’t know what I’ve said.

Although, I am thankful. I’m thankful for waking up to another blessed day, seeing my daughter’s face. Thankful for you all. I do have my very small immediate family that I’m hoping to see, but it may be after Thanksgiving.

So, no matter what, love your love ones and come together in unity. I’m praying that mines will someday. Time is precious. I love you all.

Relaxed Day at the Beach




It has been almost two weeks since my relaxing, fun-filled day at Myrtle Beach, SC with my family. I know, I’m late posting. My apologies. It had been nearly sixteen years that I been to the beach until now.

Spending time with the family while also relaxing, feeling the ocean waves against my skin, and watching my daughter pretending to be a mermaid, was glorious. I had always blog about relaxing, finding your bliss, and etc., but finally took my own advice.

Now, I have been writing my novel for my 90-day writer’s challenge for a little over a month now. My mind is clearer. I can finally get my creative juices going.

Writing and blogging besides being a mom and plugging in my iPod listening to variety of music, really makes the whirls of the world easy to deal with.

What do you do to help you find inner peace?