Why I Haven’t Posted Lately…

So in all honesty I kind of lost my momentum with my blog.

I had so many things planned and then like everyone else me and my family have been affected by the current virus circulating the globe.

That means what little money I had coming my way was used for more important things that was needed for security, not boosting my blog.

I could still very well promote my blog by posting on it as well as posting on other social media platforms. I just don’t really feel like I have the time with everyone home and a busy 10 month old everything has fallen off course.

I have also lost my momentum in building a YouTube. I still really want to I’m just scared to and I don’t really know what I want to do as a “niche”. With everyone home I have more eyes on me and I’d feel more comfortable without those staring eyes.

I did start gardening though and I’m trying to have more of a bond with my husband since he’s home from work more.f

How about you guys? How’s life in captivity and confinement going for you?

What To Do During Coronavirus Isolation

On a more positive note, I know everyone will be stuck in their houses all over the world so I thought that it’d be a good idea to share some activities that may help while being stuck at home. The hope of this list is to combat depression, cabin fever, hysteria, and paranoia.

I am well aware that these feelings may occur regardless of the situation but it never hurts to get your mind off of the negative and apply your mind to more positive thinking. So with the help of some of my fellow bloggers I have come up with a list of things to do to help the isolation days pass by a little faster.

  1. Start your New Years Resolutions
  2. Meditate
  3. Exercise with your kids
  4. Play board games
  5. Watch movies
  6. Read
  7. Learn to garden
  8. Spring clean your house
  9. Try new recipes for your meals
  10. Start a personal blog
  11. Start a YouTube/ Blogging channel
  12. Practice drawing
  13. Take up a new hobby
  14. Organize your closet
  15. Try Yoga
  16. Small doses of social media
  17. Have an at home spa day
  18. Getting close to God during family bonding (for any religion/beliefs)
  19. Getting closer to yourself spiritually
  20. Catch up on household chores
  21. Call your loved ones
  22. 1 on 1 time with your spouse
  23. Reminisce on old photos
  24. Enjoy your porch/balcony and backyard more
  25. Reminisce on old times

For now that’s all that I can think of. If you have anymore ideas that could be added please comment down below. If any of these helped or didn’t help you let’s talk about it.

*Special Thanks*

I had help coming up with ideas and inspiration from some bloggers in my little online family so please go visit their Blogs as well and show them some love.

Tell them Ricky sent you!

Pvcann

Temi Michael-O

SnapDragonX

Elliejay

Thinking Scripture

Walking a Mile in someone else’s shoes

Have you ever looked at someone and saw them living and walking in pure chaos? I did today as I took my daughter to her doctors appointment. I watched a woman and her 5 kids as well as she had a older man with down syndrome with her. I watched her and I wondered…what strife she has gone through in her life to have her in a situation like that.

We sat in the waiting area for awhile with them. It was a busy day at the pediatricians office. So I watched. I watched as she sat there and let all her kids scream, fight, and bite each other (literally).

I watched her let her youngest daughter, maybe two, walk up and hurt her finger in the door and then get upset that her sibling wasn’t watching her…The whole time she was sitting on her phone being nonchalant to her own kids.

I watched her leave and only take one child into the doctors office as she was called back.(Assuming that it was that Child’s appointment)

I watched her leave the oldest of the five girls in charge. the girl was no older then maybe 10 or 12. She had trouble with all the kids running around screaming and had to watch all of them and the grown man with down syndrome. She looked so stressed.

I sat there and it made me want to help. But where I’m from you have to mind your business, especially if you don’t know the people involved, which I did not. You can’t tell someone else how to parent or offer help because people get offended and bothered. She had enough going on without some stranger with a baby chiming in.

I just wonder what happened in her life for her to have that many children and be completely nonchalant about their behavior and to put the responsibility that was hers on her eldest child. Was she stressed out, overwhelmed, or burdened? I don’t know I haven’t walked in her shoes. I’m in no position to judge. I just wonder what life is like for her.

What or who lights up your world?

Ohhhh man…

For a long time in my life it was nothing. Nothing was spectacular, nothing was special, I was going day by day.

Then my husband came back into my life my senior year of high school. It gave me an extra oomf to live. A reason to look nice and do nice things. He gave me a reason in that time of my life.

After awhile we weren’t enough for each other. We almost didn’t make it. He was going to allow things to crumble and I was going to allow him to leave. You can’t keep someone/something if it doesn’t want to be kept.

But then we tried with each other again, one last time.

The VERY next day I found out I was pregnant, and our worlds became one again. So to answer the question my husband is the apple of my eye but my child is the light of my life, and I’m sure it’s the same way for him.

What/who lights up your world? Why?

If you could go back in time, would you do everything the same?

Years pass and we learn from our mistakes or let them take us down. But, would we make those mistakes again if we knew then what we know now.

My husband and I talked about our past today and he asked me if I knew then, when we got together, what I know now, 4 years in, would I do it all the same.

Because he would….

I would…but I wouldn’t… I can’t say for sure that my 16-17 year old self would decide to be with him if I knew what all it took to get to where we are today. But, if I could talk to my younger self I’d tell her to do it but take her time.

I would be a parent to myself and tell her to take her time and figure out who she was before getting serious with a young man. I would tell her to learn more about her spouse and set boundaries to prevent the worst outcomes and gain mutual respect. I’d tell her to live on her own before moving in with her boyfriend and becoming a mother.

Love has no time limit so I’d tell her to really take the time to grow love and not rush to be a wife and mother before she got a chance to be herself.

If you could go back in time and re-do something what would it be and why?

If you could give advice to your younger self what would it be?

UPDATE!

Today other then this small post I will only be posting my Quote Of The Day (Which will probably be later on). My apologies I am trying to post everyday but the last few days have been rough.

My little one has had a bad head cold for the past week but it’s been bad the last three days so I’ve been dealing with that.

Then I woke up this morning and she gave me her cold. I can’t hear or taste anything and my ears are draining into my throat. Needless to say I’m a miserable mama dealing with a miserable little one so I haven’t really had time to prepare a decent post.

Either way thank you to those who visit my blog I’ll try again tomorrow.

Remembering a loved ones voice

Do you remember what they sounded like? What your last conversation with them was? What their laugh sounded like?

In the past two years I have lost three grandparents all in different circumstances. Lately they’ve been crossing my mind and I’ve been missing them more. My mind plays scenarios from when they were alive.

The one thing I miss the most is their voices. I’ll always remember what they smelled like, what they wore, and how they looked in good health. But without recordings how do you remember what they sounded like and be sure that’s how they sounded?

The mind can play cruel tricks on you and your loved ones voices can easily be lost within your own thoughts processing their memories over and over again.

Like money, the more you use it the more diluted it becomes. The more you think of them speaking over the years after they passed, their voices in your head may not sound like how they actually spoke.

This scares me to think that one day I will not remember their voices or the last thing we said to each other. So I ask you again…

Do you remember what your loved one sounded like?

Do you remember what your last conversation with them was?

Do you remember what their laugh sounded like?