Family

CoVID19 and War Stories

  This is day eleven of my self imposed "Stay at Home," routine and day five of the California Governor's decree. How are you all doing? Amid the humorous and not so funny memes and photos, I came across the above message, which gave me pause to reflect. My mother is in her 90's. Practicing… Continue reading CoVID19 and War Stories

Self Care

December Self-Care for your Sanity

  Of all the months, December is the least likely for us to relax. There are a hundred things to buy, make, bake, send, or attend but remember, we don't have to make room for everything. Instead, make enough space for yourself, your loved ones, and those who could use a little lift. There are… Continue reading December Self-Care for your Sanity

Family, Latino culture

A to Z Challenge: U is for Uvas

The Spanish word uvas means grapes. When I think of grapes many memories come to mind. My mother's family were migrant workers; her father a foreman. They followed the crops from Pomona, California to Fresno and all the little towns in between in the great California Central Valley. Picking fruit, nuts, and citrus in 90-degree… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: U is for Uvas

Family, Latino culture

A to Z Challenge: S and T are for Sábanas y Toallas

This is the last week of the A to Z challenge, which presented me with (you know the answer)- challenges. I've never blogged every day; at the most twice a week and lately twice a month. This endeavor tested my commitment and discipline which were good things. Every once and a while test yourself, commit… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: S and T are for Sábanas y Toallas