Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 4th America!!


Happy 4th of July! 
Monica 


Friday, June 30, 2017

The older I get...

The more I realize it's better to keep things to yourself. Your thoughts, opinions, and relationships should be kept private. We live in a world where social media seems to rule the land. I am personally putting a stop to it.

I used to enjoy talking about one of my favorite reality TV shows online. I liked to discuss the episodes with other people who liked the show as much as I did. We didn't always agree, but for the most part almost everyone was respectful. Times have changed!!

This year I haven't decided if I will watch Big Brother 19 yet. If I do I will not discuss it online. The Big Brother Fandom has gotten out of control. Many people are overly passionate about the show. Even I got wrapped up in drama over a showmances during the last season. Wayyy too wrapped up, but in the beginning it was exciting. Towards the end I wanted nothing to do with BB18.

I am still a fan of Zakiyah Everette. I think she is sweet. Zakiyah is also very young and has an entire lifetime ahead of her. There will be ups and downs, but in the end I see her being successful. I hope Zakiyah keeps her future relationships private.

I was also a fan of Paulie Calafiore. This changed when he broadcast a Periscope tells all Zaulie fans what they could or could not do or say online. I was shocked. I then started to really pay attention to how Paulie treated people. I didn't like what I saw. That was the end of the "Zaulie" Fandom for me. I haven't looked back since.

In my personal life I am also keeping all relationships to myself. A little mystery is best lol. This includes friendships. I learned my lesson about true friendship in 2012. Be careful who you let into your life and into your circle of friends.

Abrazos,
Monica

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Risks

I'm still around. It turns out working in a mold filled classroom will make you very sick, especially when you have a severe mold allergy. I can't say much more until I finish the legal process. My advice is to always visit your child's school. Make sure you ask about allergens. No one should have to spend most of their day in a "sick building".

After 22 years in a position it is incredibly scary to make a change. Nothing is happening soon, but plans are in motion. Listening to God. He knows what is best for me.

Memorial Day is approaching. I appreciate all the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom many of us take for granted. Thank you.

The Cleveland Cavs are going to the NBA Finals again. As a fan I can't stop smiling. Nervous because we will be playing against the Golden State Warriors again. I have confidence in the Cavs. They will continue to #DefendTheLand!!

Spring is not my favorite time of the year, but I do love the beautiful flowers and bushes.
Stopping to smell the flowers, 
Monica 

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Masks

-I am seriously considering purchasing fancy masks. There are so many sick people at school. I have been ill since December 25, 2016.

-Since 45 became president, the world has been protesting. I have limited my time on social media. Too many sad and negative posts. I understand. I just don't want to deal with the negativity.

-Yesterday in Northeast Ohio the temperatures were in the upper 70's. In February. Hello climate change!

-I have stopped watching the news too. Listening to 45 speak is embarrassing and raises my anxiety.

-Hopefully my next update will be full of fun stories and good health news.

Take care,
Monica

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year 2017


2016 was rough. Praying 2017 will be full of love, joy, and laughter. May God bless us all. Paz, amor, y salud.

Love,
Monica

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016


Merry Christmas,
Monica

Thursday, December 8, 2016

What a Day!

*I ate lunch in my car today. Los maestros en la escuela son muy difíciles. I couldn't deal.
*Christmas shopping is close to being finished. Everything is super expensive this year. I expect this will continue...
*Our President Elect is Donald J. Trump. The financial markets seem to think this is wonderful because the Dow Jones is has been increasing. The average 401K is up $4000.00 according to "Good Morning America" this morning.
*President Elect Trump is appointing interesting people to his Presidential Cabinet. The latest is Linda McMahon from the WWE. Ay dios mío.
*I have so much to do today. I don't feel well, so I am hiding in the book room on my phone. Everything will get done. I just need a timeout.
*I still adore Zakiyah and Paulie. I have never been a part of a Fandom before. It's quite fascinating. I see why mi hija wrote her undergraduate thesis on Fangirls.
*As of the week the Dakota Access Pipeline has been halted. I am happy, but reserved. President Elect Trump may cancel everything. He makes me nervous.
*I am leery of a few of Trump's supporters. I don't want to see civil rights revoked. He is turning a blind eye to certain things. I don't want a repeat of N+zi Germany.
*We must have hope and faith in God. I pray for this country and the world all the time.



Take care,
Monica

Friday, November 18, 2016

Wedding Planning

I talk to many brides-to-be who are stressed out about wedding planning. If you feel like it's becoming a chore or it is tearing your relationship apart, this is a signal to step back. Wedding planning is supposed to be romantic and fun.

Take time to just enjoy your future spouse. There is nothing wrong with postponing your wedding date. Eloping is also an option, but be prepared for the consequences from family and friends.

You may want to scale down your wedding celebration. An intimate ceremony with a small reception can be beautiful. No matter what you decide, your relationship is the most important.

Take care,
Monica

*Image via Style Me Pretty*


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 9, 2016

Today Donald J. Trump became president of United States of America.

My Muslim-American friends and students were crushed. As were the LGBTQ community. Why was hate allowed to win?

Was this the Democratic Party's fault? Bernie Sanders would have won in my opinion. The media has to be called on the carpet too. CNN, Fox News, MSN CHANNELS, and NPR all gave Donald Trump over a year off free advertising. FREE!

If you decided to write in Harambe or Mickey Mouse, you're guilty just like the people who sat this one out. President Obama has to hand over the White House to a man who could not handle his own Twitter page.

I am hurt, confused and completely depressed. I feel like my life is unimportant to our new President. Things will change here in the United States of America. Life as we know it is over.

Triste,
Monica

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Earth Fare Fail

One morning last month at the Earth Fare in Fairlawn I was rudely approached by an employee concerned about me and the beautiful flowers bouquets I was looking at in the store. *I share photos and thoughts about organic flowers on IG and Twitter.

After she walked off I found another employee and asked for the manager. I was surprised that the rude employee was now the "manager". I told her I was embarrassed how she spoke to me earlier. She LIED and said she said good morning how may I help you. No. I told her exactly what transpired and explained my tweets about flowers. 

I cannot believe the employees at this location. Things have been bad for awhile. Today was the last straw. I put my full cart of groceries back and left the store without a purchase. I will not be back. There are too many great options in Fairlawn to settle for such disrespectful employees. I work hard for my money and will spend it where I am treated with excellent customer service.

Three days after this incident the actual store manager called and left a message on my voice mail. The manager was concerned about the incident and wanted to speak with me. I already wrote a letter to the  corporate office. I received another message from the the corporate office along with a gift card for my inconvenience.

Earth Fare handled the situation well. I am still annoyed, but I will occasionally shop there. My heart is someplace else. The rude, unpleasant "manager" ruined my positive feelings about the store.

Still concerned,
Monica 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Election 2016

I am "fortunate" enough to live in the battleground state of Ohio. We get several visits from the candidates and non-stop political ads on television. I feel special... sort of.

What happens if the wrong candidate wins? It is a lot of pressure to decide the leader of the United States. There is still time to research each candidate. Vote for the best person. If you don't vote, you cannot complain!

Concerned,
Monica