Today’s New Year’s celebration is going to be a little different than it has been for the last 9 or 10 years. Every year I go with my family to the beach and celebrate the new year at the beach house in the other side of Puerto Rico. This year however,we can’t celebrate together, so … Continue reading Happy New Year 2021!
Well, today we all got to experience a very new kind of Christmas. No big family parties, no hugging or kissing and everyone sitting at different tables. Not being able to be close to one another was different, but it was what we had to do to be safe. I hope that even though we … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
First day of my Christmas vacation was a success! I haven’t rested much but I did sort of complete my goal for today. My mom and I decided we’re going to be walking in different places during our vacation. Today we were going to the beach and our goal was to walk three miles. It … Continue reading Walking in the sand
Right now I think it’s one of those times where having something to focus on and distract yourself is very important. I have found two things, exercise and writing. I think that’s what’s keeping me sane right now with all these horrible Covid19 news. I don’t write about Covid anymore like I did in the … Continue reading Exercising to stay sane
I thought that by July this should all be under control, I mean, we have been living with this huge mess for over four months now. We should have our act together by now, but no, it’s just getting worse. People just want to go “back to normal“ but WE CAN’T. That is not normal … Continue reading This is not over yet
These days, if you get sick or have any symptoms of anything, the only thing anyone thinks about is Coronavirus. That makes complete sense to me because, what if you do have it? Well, you have to get tested. So, after having a headache and fever, I went to get tested for COVID19. I was … Continue reading COVID-19 Testing
I thought I could hold on longer but this couldn’t wait anymore, I needed a haircut. It was getting pretty bad, I already had pretty bad split ends but I didn’t think about going back to a beauty parlor yet. I know they’re open but it’s still very risky. I’ve heard those are some of … Continue reading My first DIY haircut
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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