Happy Meme Monday: The Struggle Of Knowing Two Languages

Growing up the words, “outside of the home English, inside Spanish” were repeated and ingrained in my head. Although feeling a bit frustrated with this growing up, I saw the advantages of knowing two languages when I began working. Like being able to translate for Spanish speaking clients when I worked in the legal field. However, I can admit to getting a bit tongue tied. At times even in the middle of a conversation. “How do you say ‘X’ in English?!” or “How do you say ‘X’ in Spanish?” Eek!

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And this meme is the perfect image of me crying in Spanish – not me just kidding.

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Wiping tears away and wishing you a happy Monday.

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Happy Meme Monday: My Three Moods

I show you my top three moods, as told by Stitch. The depictions are so accurate, I decided I couldn’t go without sharing them.  I’m a self proclaimed drama queen and too often over react to things. With that said, I can go from being upset, to being hungry and upset, to being tired and upset. I know, a bit bizarre, but at least I know where I stand on my ever shifting moods.

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Happy (non-moody) Monday.

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Note To Self For This New Year – 2020

How incredible that I’ve made it this far?! I want to start the month off by writing a few truths to myself and what version of me I want to be moving forward.

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In living with chronic pain there are always different feelings, one minute I’m tired, the next I’m happy, excited, the next I’m drained and filled with intense physical pain. So, as much as I can’t control nor predict how I’ll be feeling physically, I want to be a little more positive moving forward. It can be draining to feel as if I’m a walking ‘Debby Downer.’ Or am I just imagining that?! Perhaps I am – I tend to be a little dramatic.

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Note to self for this new year – 2020. Be honest with self.

+ Stop feeling sorry for your illness. Things happen, trust in Him that all will be well.

+ Yes. You are sick. Accept it.

+ No one’s judging you for your illness. They just don’t know better.

+ Take your medication, including your vitamins, they’re good for you. Less pain equals less mood swings.

+ Schedule your doctors appointments. It is for your well being. If not for you, for your family.

+ Take charge of your life.

+ Don’t make commitments. You can’t keep them. Not because you don’t want to, but because you can’t predict how you will feel.

+ Your children will admire your strength and determination to keep going – despite it all.

+ Stop wanting people to understand your illness. They don’t. And they won’t. And that’s OK.

+ People don’t understand the energy that it takes for you to be open to ‘doing’ things – accepting visitors etc. It’s OK.

+ Put your energy into those who matter.

+ Be patient. Patience will get you far.

+ Be loving with yourself. Love yourself. Your body will love you for it. The weight gain is minuscule to what really matters. THYROID equals your weight gain. No one is entitled nor deserves to know this. You do. And that’s enough.

+ You’re sick. Accept it. Once you do, you’ll see life differently and only then, will you truly begin to live.

I’m sure there are one or two things that may have slipped my mind. But for now, this is a good start. These truths are not to demean or shame myself, they’re to help me see who I am and who I’d like to be moving forward.

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Happy Meme Monday: Trying To Be Social

If there’s one word that would describe me so well, it would be, introvert. Please send me a text message, shoot me an e-mail, send me a message in a bottle, telegram, you name it, that’ll work just fine for me! But, face to face – heck even phone, conversation eh, may not go so well.

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What is it you ask? Beats me! I just like comfort, I like my space and something about having a conversation and being social just yanks me out of my comfort zone and I am lost! Was it after having kids? Maybe. I mean I can talk your ear off about the last Mickey Mouse Clubhouse episode I just watched, anything else, ya’ got me!

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Because as they say, ‘it’s not you, it’s me’ – hope you had an amazing Monday. And if you’re not an introvert, you’re amazing!

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Birthdays Call To Be Grateful

Another year, another day to feel incredibly blessed and grateful. It can be so easy to see the negatives, to see that things don’t go as ‘planned,’ as I’d like, as I wish they could be. But the storm doesn’t come in vain. It comes to teach lessons we may not see right away – in due time instead. It comes so that I may practice patience and love.

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And can I just add, thank you, your  patience with my being absent from this amazing community – for what feels like forever, is appreciated. Thank you!

A quick run down, my son that is in the spectrum / autism is growing up and while I am incredibly blessed to see his growth, it also comes with it’s challenges. My 5 year old daughter was recently diagnosed with Dyslexia, something that didn’t come as a shock, as I had already suspected she had it. If you have someone in your life with Dyslexia, I’d love to know more on it? Please share! And as for myself – well this mama is pushing through! Because He gives us grace to take on what would otherwise break us.

My final thoughts for today: Happy Birthday to this girl! To the one who continues to face challenges but refuses to let them define her, who’s carried SIX little ones when the professionals told her she couldn’t and to the one who refuses to give up!

YOU are AMAZING!

 

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Happy Tuesday!

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Happy Meme Monday: Parenting And Coffee

Parenting is amazing, it’s rewarding and joyous with of course the occasional tidbits of tantrums and loud crying. And then there’s the exhaustion, lack of sleep, sleep deprivation and constant unsolicited advice. The one thing they fail to mention though is how much coffee will be consumed. I’ll have to admit, I drink my morning coffee and immediately crave a second cup, but self control kicks in and I don’t. So here’s the lesson of the day, when preparing for babies arrival, plan to include a nice stockpile of coffee – you’re  welcome!

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Happy Monday friends!

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