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

Another day in lockdown

This morning started like any other morning in quarantine but I just couldn’t bring myself to go to the treadmill or the stationary bike. The thought of doing that again this morning just bored me. I wasn’t sure what I would rather do, I just didn’t want to do anything. I think it was about … Continue reading Another day in lockdown

iHeart Living-room Concert

Last night,iHeartMedia and FOX hosted a concert with the biggest names in music in my television. That’s right, me and my family as well as anyone else who wanted to watch from their TV, computer, tablet, or telephone, had a front row seat to watch Elton John host the show from his house. We saw … Continue reading iHeart Living-room Concert

Brain Injury and social distancing

We are just ending our second week of isolation in Puerto Rico on Monday and were told last night by the governor that we will be in isolation for two more weeks, until April 12. She also announced that the rules will be more strict during these next two weeks with the curfew starting earlier, … Continue reading Brain Injury and social distancing

Epilepsy and COVID-19

When I first heard of the Coronavirus spread, the first question I had was if it would increase my risk of seizures, if it would cause one, even while I'm on medication or if it increased the risk of coronavirus. People with epilepsy are not immunocompromised so it does not put us at a higher … Continue reading Epilepsy and COVID-19

Be together when you’re far away

My mom and I spent the whole afternoon trying to figure out a way to have a video call with my grandma, who we haven’t seen since the social isolation began. My grandparents, more that any of us, can’t be near anyone right now because of their age but I miss my grandma and my … Continue reading Be together when you’re far away