Going back to work during COVID_19

After two months in quarantine I went back to work on Monday and things are a lot different than they were two months ago. There are less people around but those few of us are still distancing from each other, wearing masks, constantly cleaning and washing our hands or using hand sanitizer. While it feels … Continue reading Going back to work during COVID_19

Birthday in quarantine

I had a weird feeling today. I wanted it to be special because it wasn’t only my birthday, it was a big one, my 30th. I thought it wouldn’t be because of the quarantine and COVID19 situation were facing right now, but it didn’t. My family didn’t miss the opportunity to have yet another reunion … Continue reading Birthday in quarantine

Homemade Piña Colada

Now that I’ve had a lot of time on my hands, I have spent a little more time cooking. I made things I already know how to make, like brownies and I tried new things, like mofongo. I made mofongo twice and I still think I need more practice. It wasn’t bad, I ate it, … Continue reading Homemade Piña Colada

Blogging for National Insurance Agents

A couple of weeks before the pandemic hit and isolation began, I was hired as a blogger for National Insurance Agents. They are an insurance agency licensed in Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida which specializes in suplemental health, critical illness, funeral expense and life insurance products. Since I started writing this blog I have been … Continue reading Blogging for National Insurance Agents

Almost normal Saturday

What a day. Today I left my house for the first time in almost two months. At first it was kinda scary but I had to go out, I can’t stay trapped in here forever and I didn’t go anywhere where I would be infected. I just went to my grandparents’ house. If we wanted … Continue reading Almost normal Saturday

Eight years!

Eight years! Who thought eight years ago today I would be, well stuck at home all day? Ok yeah, maybe some people thought that might be the case, but it wouldn’t have been for the same reason. I don’t think eight years ago anybody thought we would be quarantined and dealing with a pandemic. Who … Continue reading Eight years!

Ramitas

I have spent the last few days checking the shipping status for my brother’s book of short stories, Ramitas, to get here. This is a collection of short stories in Spanish inspired by his upcoming novel Mangle. It got here a day late but it’s finally here! It was really annoying seeing everybody receiving it … Continue reading Ramitas

Day forty something in quarantine, what else can I do?

When the quarantine started I promised myself I would organize my closet during this time I couldn't leave my house. I thought I would be so bored staying home all day that I would be happy to organize my closet and have something to do. I never did it during those first two weeks like … Continue reading Day forty something in quarantine, what else can I do?

Quarantine sleep anxiety

I have been dealing with the quarantine pretty well. I don’t really mind, as I’ve said before. I have been exercising, working a little bit, cooking and I’ve done all of this without being rushed. But I started to feel a little anxiety last week when I noticed I was falling asleep later every night. … Continue reading Quarantine sleep anxiety

When in quarantine, make mofongo

Since we’ve been in quarantine I have been cooking more that I usually do, nothing complicated but I am using my kitchen a lot more. I never make anything from scratch, the most complicated thing I make is rice and beans. But since we’re in quarantine I have a lot of time to cook and … Continue reading When in quarantine, make mofongo

Don’t cancel, just postpone

Right now we are all facing something unknown and have to cancel or postpone events, whether we like it or not. This is the case for everyone graduating this year from high school and college. Believe me, I know it sucks not being able to be a part of the celebration of your hard work … Continue reading Don’t cancel, just postpone

This weekend I painted

Last week I wanted to paint something, anything really. I started with a bottle, when that didn’t work, I moved on to a coloring book. This weekend I went bigger, I painted my apartment walls. It really wasn’t anything drastic, I didn’t want to change the color or paint the whole room, just a few … Continue reading This weekend I painted

5 years seizure free!

I made it another year! I’m five years seizure free! This would be a great reason to go out for dinner to celebrate and we have on past years but sadly we can’t this year. The best and safest way to celebrate is staying home but this doesn’t stop me from being incredibly happy! Five … Continue reading 5 years seizure free!

Thank you essential employees!

At times like this, when we’re all trying to stay safe, there is a large group of people doing the best they can to help keep us safe. Doctors, nurses, grocery, pharmacists and pharmaceutical workers are all putting their lives at risk to keep you and me safe. I know this is long overdue but … Continue reading Thank you essential employees!

I think it would be nice to paint

Today I wanted to do something different, something fun, something that didn’t involve a TV or computer. I felt like paint or coloring. I have a lot of markers, crayons, colored pencils end even paint in a drawer but never use them because I forget they’re there. Every now and then I remember. Today was … Continue reading I think it would be nice to paint