Reinventing yourself for 2021

Day 290 since we started shelter in place. 

My word for 2021 is REINVENTING!

In a few short weeks, all will be different because we will have a new president and a vaccine to fight THE PANDEMIC. In a few months, spring will bring with it a glimmer of hope that life will be normal again. One thing is for sure, change is heading our way in a consistent and rapid manner.  We will need all the patience and compassion that is left in us to survive and move forward. 
To navigate  it all, it seems that new skills are necessary in the POST PANDEMIC era. This is where reinventing oneself is crucial to surviving. 
Here is where you should start:
  • Write down your goals and dreams for the future and look at it everyday.
  • Create a timeline 
  • Calendar time to plan your reinvention
  • Find your strengths and explore how to use them to your advantage.
  • Identify your weakness and be honest with yourself. Ask yourself what needs to change now to improve yourself.
  • Network with your family and friends. Ask for what you need. 
  • Learn a new trade: Sewing, plumbing, coding etc. 
  • Explore your hobbies 
  • Declutter your home and office
  • Pray or meditate everyday for 15 minutes 
  • Walk or do exercise to remove stress
Remember to be kind and patient with yourself. Reinventing oneself takes time and changes do not happen overnight. Each step of the way, celebrate your successes. Learn from the mistakes and do not repeat them. The process can be a fun adventure.  




Take a quick trip to the stars  via NASA! 

Merry Christmas

I want to wish you a joyous Christmas filled with happiness and love! 

Change the world with just one act of kindness.

I am ready for a kinder and happier 2021. I want to encourage you to find compassion in your daily routine. 

Please consider doing these twenty-one kind acts:

1. Just listen.

2. Send a virtual hug

3. Send a happy text

4. Send out a kind emails, letters or tweets. 

5. Give someone a compliment.

6. Help clean up, without being asked.

7. Leave flowers on neighbors door. 

8. Hold open the door for the person behind you.

9. Bring Coffee to a co-worker.

10. Encourage a friend or family member.

11. Make peace and promote it. 

12. Strike up a conversation with a stranger.

13. Let someone into your lane while driving.

14. Pay for the person behind you in line.

15. Give your time some one in need. 

16. Use Thank you and Please daily.

17. Play Christmas songs or inspiring music. 

18. Stop Complaining!

19. Pause before you speak, and choose words with positive intention.

20. Run and errand for someone you love. 

21. Love Mother Earth and Pick up litter!



Words of Encouragement

Field Trip Mom Log 


This past year has been extremely strange, stressful, memorable and life altering. As you know, the pandemic shelter in place began in mid- March and things have not been the same. It has been chaotic between the store shortages, long lines to get into grocery stores and closures of most of your favorite stores and eateries. Trying to keep life as normal as possible, we visited the pick-your-own blueberry farm in late May. It was an outdoor event that was full of families trying to get out to decompress with their loved ones. It would be another two months before we could feel safe enough to go to the raspberry farm to pick fruit. These two outings made us feel a little bit better about the future. In a normal year, we average about 3 field trips per month, frequenting factory tours, museums, gardens, amusement parks and other social gatherings not to forget high school and club sporting events.  It has been a little disappointing not being able to freely field trip or travel. There are have been bad days and good days during this year. Some days I need a reminder that soon all will go back to normal and "This too shall pass."

I would like to share my words of encouragement that I write to myself when I need a little pick me up. 
  • This too shall pass!
  • Look to the future not the past.
  • Things don't stay the same. Change will come soon. 
  • It does not rain forever. The sun will be here soon. 
  • Happiness is a choice. 
  • Do not give up because success is just around the corner. 
  • Will it matter in 5 years?
  • Love can move mountains. 

Prayers that help me to over come difficult moments:


Please guide my feet in the right direction. 
Please direct my daily actions. 
Please send me peace and strength.
Please shield me and protect from all that may harm me.


I wish you good health, wealth and happiness now and forever. 
                                                    Alma πŸ˜„


History - Best break-up in history.

The 4th of July is a great time to remember history. This year we are home watching fireworks on TV and listening to history reads. We came a across a few fun videos that will make you laugh and learn about the Declaration of Independence. We hope that you enjoy these videos just as much as we did.
Awkard Exes: Britain and America 1776 - The Breakup (By We are Thomasse
Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration 
President John F. Kennedy Reads the Declaration of Independence
Stay healthy and safe!

Happy 244th Birthday America!

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Happy 4th of July 

April has brought us growth and resilience.