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I was born June 26 which makes my star sign Cancer. According to the new Zodiac that would be a Gemini now but I an definitely a Cancer, through and through! There are so many places that you can go to learn about your star sign. I haven’t found too much that doesn’t really reflect who I am no matter where I look.

The one that popped up first today says:

“Those who are Cancerians are typically very ‘rooted’ kinds of people, and love to surround themselves with family or things that remind them of home. Wearing your heart on your sleeve is normal and emotions run high. Cancerians are emotional, at times overly sensitive, thrifty, sentimental and can make great chefs. Likes include: Art, home-based hobbies, helping loved ones. Dislikes include: Strangers, revealing of personal life. (I don’t really agree with the dislikes here)

Most people don’t know their moon sign and since it’s not common, I tend to forget it a lot. My Moon sign is Sagittarius which seems to be everything that I want in life lol. It says people with this sign are adventurous, friendly, full of ideas, always on the move. Likes outdoors and travel, hates anything boring and ordinary.

I love to travel and really wish I could do more of it! I love being spontaneous but lack of places to go and money can put a damper on things haha!

What about you? Does your star sign match well with you?

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What’s In A Day (15)

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Though I’m not going to actually bullet point my entire day, I will do a quick run through of a regular day for my family. Things are so much slower now compared to this time last year with all the extra curricular activities and family get-togethers and play dates and outings. I honestly don’t think I’ll ever really want to do those dance meetings and competitions and city runs for jitsu or any of that crazy stuff again! My kids miss it though and so I can’t help but feel bad for them.

My mornings usually don’t start now until between 7:30 and 8:30. My husband always brings in a cup of coffee for me before he heads to work so I have that first hit immediately 😉 I’m not one of those energetic moms who are up before the kids, I try but they get always get up literally minutes right behind or just as I sit up in bed. It’s like they’re laying there waiting to strike…

Breakfast is never something uber healthy I’m afraid. We have oatmeal, bagels, toast or cereal. Each kid enjoys something different. I let them watch tv while I go get dressed and get ready for the day, this includes having YouTube playing while doing my hair or making the beds. Sometimes it’s about cooking, sometimes crime stories, sometimes music, it’s very random and depends on how abruptly I woke up LOL.

Next we start school about 9:30 or 10, break for lunch from 12-1:30 and do school again until about 3:30 or 4. Then I start supper and hopefully sit in peace for at least 15 minutes before chaos breaks out again. After we clean up we all try to go out for a walk or a bike ride. Ryan just got a bike and he can’t get enough of the wind blowing through his hair on the wide open village roads here LOL.

Then it’s the most dreaded time of day. Time to start the bedtime routine which can take all too long! I start at 8 which is later than normal but then, what is normal these days? The boys are great and they can be ready and in bed sleeping by 8:30 without distractions. Karina is too much like me and this causes many interesting discussions as well as arguments at bed time. She is usually still coming out of her room at about 11.

Finally I get to go to bed by midnight (some nights are sooner if all works out smoothly), and my alarm goes off again at 6:30 which I usually have to just turn off after hitting snooze a few times because, let’s be honest here, there’s no real reason I need to get up with an alarm LOL

Karina is still waking up through the night and crawling into bed with us sometime around 2 am and then I send her back to bed about 3:30.

That’s about it with random curve balls thrown in here and there, enough to keep me busy throughout the day without much time for much else. Hope you’re having a great week so far 🙂

-Ang

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Blessings and So Much More

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Number 12: Write About 5 Blessings In Your Life

I feel like I’ve had a very blessed life! I grew up with a roof over my head and I never had to worry about where our next meal was going to come from. I had many challenges and set backs in my childhood as well but (if you’ve been here awhile, you may already know) these are the things that have helped me grow and learn who I am.

  1. Waking up each morning to my beautiful children
  2. Having a reliable job throughout this crazy time in our lives
  3. The chance to see so many sunsets and sunrises 🙂
  4. Having a reliable car to get me to work and back
  5. Coffee.

Number 13: What Are You Excited About?

I’m not really excited about anything these days, honestly. I haven’t been able to feel this for at least 5 years. I look back at these times fondly but regardless of how hard I try and how positive I am, that feeling just doesn’t come back. Hopefully one day.

Number 14: Favorite Movies That I’ll Never Tire Of Watching

I can only think of one to really and truly call my favorite although I love many.

Number 16: Something That You Miss

I’m going to skip #15 here because mainly I think that would be pretty boring but also because I’ll do it in a separate post.

I miss a lot of things. I miss my Grandma’s smile and her laugh and the way she would gasp at something I would say and middle name me. She never had to say more and we all knew I wasn’t in trouble because she would be laughing the hardest. I miss doing puzzles at her kitchen table while life got absolutely crazy all around me. Or walking down to the small corner store in her village to help her carry back the groceries and she would always buy me an Archie comic.

Most of all, I miss having coffee with my mom. That’s a memory I will always hold near and dear to my heart.

What movie would you consider your favorite?

-Ang

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Combining 10 & 11

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“Write about something for which you feel strongly” and “Something you always feel think What If… about”. are the topics for this post.

I feel strongly about many things, I can get into a passionate conversation very easily. Anything from not following the arrows to what we shouldn’t be eating, from how we shouldn’t be trusting the government to how we need better support for mental health. I also feel pretty strongly about soup kitchens and being kind to everyone and taking care of nature and the list could go on and on!

I think “What if” I could heal the world? What if I could take away the pain of just one person? What if I could take care of just one homeless person and guarantee they have a roof over their head, food and water and someone to love them? What if I could stop the hurt? What if I could protect even just one other person from the abuse that I know? What if we could all just be good people??? These are all out of my control of course, and honestly it would be such a burden to to be the one to be able to do all this. It’s not meant for a human to take on.

But what if we all just tried to be a little better than we were yesterday? What if we all tried to be kind and spread joy wherever we went? What if we needed a hug and someone gave us one without judgement?

-Ang

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May 10, 2020

Wow! It’s been a crazy week! I am now back to working only weekends (thank goodness, I don’t know how much longer I could’ve made it) but I forgot how busy I am at home. I feel like I may never see a clean house house again! Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating a wee bit there but that’s how far behind I feel. Right now, the most important thing is having fun with the kids and keeping them from strangling one another.

I wanted to pop in and say Happy Mother’s Day to all my friends here. I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

-Ang