On Personal Level…

Taking a minute to log in and catch up with you on a more personal level (which I don’t do often). I’v been really scarce about blog posts and on Instagram as well. January came in like a roar with my oldest son getting engaged and it was the best way to start a new year. We’re fantastically thrilled for them. The wedding plans have commenced albeit with caution due to what the pandemic dictates. As for the rest of January it was sort of a haze. And although I’ve had lots to do around the house, honestly not lots of motivation…

This is typically when the winter blues hit me and the warm summer days seem like ions away. Long cold, grey days are the worst making the winter feel like it’s just dragging. Although we recently got a blanket of fresh snow and more on the forecast, we haven’t hit the ski slopes at all which would normally make our winter more manageable. There are still many restrictions due to Covid if going out of state, so much so that it put a damper on our plans for a ski trip up north. I’m hoping we at least get to visit the local CT slopes.

My daughter has finally hit the breaking point. The point of frustration, that is. She misses being in school in person and interacting with fellow classmates. She absolutely hates remote learning and I don’t blame her. She sits in her room all day in front of a computer, how is that even healthy for a growing kid?!! Not to throw shade on all teachers, but I could seriously go on and on about how some of them are useless and nothing more than a mouthpiece for liberal indoctrination. I dare say it’s the best time ever to be a teacher. Get paid for doing the absolute minimum!

I’m fortunate to be able to spend time with Glor and be physically and emotionally available for her. But I can’t help and think about how other kids are managing without the same support system. So many parents still have to either work outside of the home or simply aren’t available for various reasons. As much as I LOVE having Glor at home with me she and all these other kids need to be back in school and with their friends! And don’t even get me started on the face mask thing. I have dissenting views about it and while some are convinced they’re absolutely necessary, let’s just agree to disagree…

On a lighter note, our dentist has for the last two years been telling us that Glor needs to see an orthodontist. I’ve been putting it off thinking it was not a big deal, yeah, ’cause I know more than the dentist. On her last checkup a few months ago it was noted that she needed to get looked at. Glor will get braces put on in two weeks. Yesterday we went to get her ‘spacers’ removed which prepares her for a ‘palette expander’ to help align her top jaw, thus correcting her cross bite. The braces will be correcting her over jet.

So, when did it become cool to wear braces? Ask a gen Z kid. When I was growing up, heck when her oldest brother Vinny was her age, he had braces put on, and everyone hated the idea of having to get braces! Not Glor, she can’t wait to have these things in her mouth. She’s already chosen her band colors! I guess that’s what a pandemic can do to a kid; get excited about visiting an orthodontist for mouth treatment, lol…

Vinny, his lovely fiancé Taylor and Glor

Didn’t mean to rant about things. Life is good and I really should not be complaining. I’m blessed with a healthy family. My husband’s business has not been impacted much, if at all. To be honest, he’s doing much better than anyone could have predicted with the limitations the pandemic has brought on. My boys are all also working full time without a hitch. Remote learning is a work in progress and has really brought to light the idea of home schooling or perhaps private education, though the latter is more of a vail for what’s really happening in academia. Travel is not and has never been a huge must-do thing for us, but nonetheless it’s something we all look forward to doing again.

I hope your year has begun on the right path, the way you want it to be. All things aside, we have to take life one day at a time…

A simple reminder: “Do not be anxious over anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication along with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God; and the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your mental powers by means of Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:6, 7

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1 Comment

  1. Julie W.
    02/06/2021 / 9:07 am

    Good morning Rosa: I want you to know that you are not alone in your frustration and fear for your child’s emotional and educational well-being. What’s happening to our nation’s children is a crime. It has been demonstrated in those areas where children are back in school, that their attendance does NOT increase spread. Especially if safe and sanitary guidelines are followed. I think there is a strong degree of selfishness and liberal brainwashing happening in schools. It is up to all of us to speak up loudly that schools are places for math, science and language, not subversion of the parent’s values. I do feel sad for those wonderful teachers caught up is this mess who want nothing more than to teach and are fighting against a union or establishment that wont allow it. I do fear for our children and the country even though I know I have to 1. Do what I can / my part to improve the situation and then 2. Pray and give it to God. Gratefulness is never far from me. I feel incredibly blessed every day. I work in a critical mission-essential area where I see suffering as well as growth and recovery every day. My blessings are glaringly bright in contrast. I am sorry your little girl is going through this and I am glad you are there for her. I am also glad your family is healthy and growing. Congratulations to your lovely son and very soon-to-be-daughter-in-law:-) I am praying for you and your family. I truly appreciate your candor. No, you very rarely disclose the deeper part of you, but these are stressful times and we all need support from our WHOLE community. I am grateful for your blog (I don’t have Instagram) and take comfort and joy in your decorating, gardening/plants and local travels. Eye-candy and a total mood booster. Thank you and have a wonderful day.

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