Fourth of July Twenty-Twenty

Happy 244th Birthday America. May our Freedom forever ring.

“Then join hand in hand, brave Americans all! By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall.”

– John Dickinson

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July everyone. Remember fireworks in some states and counties are illegal, also remember we only have one body. So, be careful if you do decide to use them. Being in EMS this is where we see some very painful injuries. COVID-19 is still raging throughout so wear a mask and wash your hands. Enjoy some food and down time. Happy 4th of July America! 🎇

June 23rd 2020

Happy Birthday to Me!

Well it’s the big 27 for me. This year has gone by slowly but quickly at the same time. Learned a new trade, started this blog, made some new friends and enjoyed it. Celebrating with my family and friends today. So Happy Birthday to me, onto more fun, more adventures and more things to learn. 💚🎂

“The older you get the better you get, unless you are a banana.”

– Betty White

June 19th 2020

Juneteenth

Keep In your Heart The Blood

Remember always the glory days,
the dances, the songs, the chants, the rituals, the customs,
the people.

Remember times in beautiful Africa, your people.
From green forests, golden deserts, to the deepest, darkest regions
of Congo and Virunga.

Hear, here in this land.

Hear always in your heart the beating of drums,
the ancient customs of the Kagani.

Remember always the kings and queens,
Tutankhamen, Cleopatra.

But do not sit and not remember the dark days.
Keep In Your Heart The Blood.

Blood spilled by those who fought for freedom.
The blood of the slave as the whip touches the flesh.

Do not be enslaved, be now empowered.
Feel it, taste it, drink it.

Gather it in buckets, bathe in it.
Bathe your children in it

Keep In Your Heart The Blood

By Kristina Kay

June 14th 2020

“Our flag means all that our fathers meant in the Revolutionary War. It means all that the Declaration of Independence meant. It means justice. It means liberty. It means happiness…. Every color means liberty. Every thread means liberty. Every star and stripe means liberty.”

– Henry Ward Beecher

June 10th 2020

I enjoyed today’s practice because I felt like it focused on your back. My back has been hurting a little bit the past few days. This video allowed my back to stretch and decompress and savor the stretching. When working out, stretching is so important to your muscles and your body. It keeps it safe and your body will enjoy it.


“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” 

— T.S. Eliot

June 7th 2020

Keep striving for your goals. Everything counts, that extra second, that extra push-up. I constantly remind myself that if I don’t finish a workout video 100% that, it’s alright. I’m a work in progress and so is the way I think. Today I was proud of myself because during the HIIT video I follow. I managed to do tricep dips and a few jump lunges. I haven’t been able to do that yet, and I thought it was awesome. Then during my Yoga video I realized that I’m on day 15. Half way to the 30 day challenge…It may be taking me more than 30 consecutive days but, again that’s okay. I felt more flexible and able to do more.

So I guess what I’m trying to say is. If you feel stuck, if you feel like you’re not making progress, keep going! Be positive, strive for your goal, strive to do a little more each time. Be safe and have a great start to the week lovelies! 💚


“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

– Buddha

June 6th 2020

D-Day

D-Day, June 6th 1944. More than 160,000 allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy France to fight against the Nazi’s of Germany. Many men lost their lives this day fighting for freedom. This was the largest amphibious assault led to this day. We honor and remember the greatest sacrifice that was made for our freedom. Allied forces fought bravely and ferociously to establish a foothold through the fighting. June 6th, 1944 was the beginning of the end of a war.

“Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well-trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely…I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.”

– General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Allied Commander


To read more about this click below:

FDR D-Day Prayer

Relax 😌

First Week of June!

Summer is upon us and this first week of June I’ve been on the search for the perfect fruit cup. Fruit cups aren’t only healthy for you but they’re delicious and simple to make. It doesn’t take longer than 15 minutes, and you can add whatever you like! Here are three simple steps in making my fruit cup:

Summer Fruit Cup


What you’ll need!

  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Pear
  • Strawberries
  • Tajin
  • Chamoy Sauce
  • Cup/Bowl/Plate
  • Knife and a fork
  • Cutting board
  • Any other fruit you want

Step 1:

Pick whatever fruit you would like in your Summer Fruit Cup. Cut the watermelon and pineapple into strips and slice the rest of the fruit. Store the leftovers in the fridge to keep them cool and fresh.

Step 2:

Place the fruit strips along the inside of the cup. You can do this however you would like. Then take the diced up fruit, for my case the strawberries and pears and put them in the center.

Step 3:

The final step. Sprinkle Tajin throughout and add some Chamoy sauce to get that sweet yet savory flavor with a little kick. Grab a napkin and a fork. Find a comfy spot and relax!


My Summer Fruit Cup

This tasty treat is healthy and delicious. It’s almost like you could eat this every day for Summer! This is simple to make, can be made in less than 15 minutes and there’ll be leftovers for more! Have fun trying out something new. Enjoy this sweet treat and have a refreshing start to summer. Take a break from the Khaos 💚

June 4th 2020

My Morning in the Heat

Summer is really starting to feel like it’s here. Taking Rex on his walk, he tuckered out faster than I thought he would. That was okay with me though, I forgot to put sunscreen on and I felt my shoulders burning. After I got him some cool water and some air I decided to do another HIIT workout from Monday. I wanted to do it before the heat became unbearable.

Grabbed my water, and my Ipad and headed to the backyard. Its the only space where I have enough room and don’t feel like I’ll bring the house down with all the exercises. By now it’s a little after eleven o’clock and the heat is making itself known. I’m doing my thing, sweating, keeping up and then it was time for burpees. I have a love hate relationship with them. I did them to the best of my ability but then, I felt it. After a while you start to really know your body and when you push your limits I was doing just that. I heard the slight ringing in my ears, followed by everything becoming muffled. I felt myself getting a little dizzy and tunnel visioned. You guessed it, the heat was getting to me.

Thankfully, I’m able to recognize when my body has had enough. I stopped, let my heart rate slow down, drank my water and got inside to the cool air. After a few minutes, my body began to cool down and get back to where it needed to be. Did I finish the workout? No. That’s okay though. I was a little bummed out, but I would rather be safe than not.

Things to Watch for:

  • Heat Cramps. Heat cramps will feel like more intensified cramps.
  • Heat Exhaustion. The skin will be pale, clammy with excessive sweating. Stop the activity and cool down immediately.
  • Heat Stroke. Skin will be hot and dry, seek immediate medical help. This is very dangerous.

Be careful and stay safe working out in extreme temperatures. Make sure to have a source of hydration accessible. Wear comfortable clothing for you and your environment. Most of all, have fun! I hope my little excursion of the day helps with becoming aware of your body and in a hot environment 🙂 Have fun working out lovelies! 💚

“A change in the weather is sufficient to recreate the world and ourselves.”

– Marcel Proust

June 1st 2020


After taking my pup Rex for his walk, I decided I wanted to do a HIIT workout before my Yoga. So I scrolled through YouTube trying to find something with enough intensity but still kind of low impact. I can’t jump into high intensity extreme yet because I still have to watch out for my stress-fracture in my tibia. Her video had low impact exercises to go with every exercise she showed. I absolutely loved that! It allowed me to do the full workout at my pace. Here’s to June and putting my best fitness foot forward!

What are some of your goals, wants and plans for June? Have fun and stay safe out there my lovelies! ❤️

“Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.”

-Jerry Dunn

May 30th 2020

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.”

– Mother Teresa

“Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.” -Zendaya

“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” —Winston Churchill


With the recent events impacting America throughout. Four quotes to encourage and remind us that, we are all humans. We all need to come together. The deaths are saddening, the violence is saddening, the anger is saddening. My heart is heavy with the turmoil in the air. Stay safe everyone. ❤️

Upper Fisherman’s Trail and Black Sands Beach 2017

Marin Headlands, CA

I was waiting for that wave to get me!

Nothing beats a nice breezy walk out to water. With this 0.5 mile hike you’ll be on the sand in no time. Bring your water, pack some lunch and enjoy the views. Click here for directions, comments and more pictures. Plan your trip now!

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” 

– Robert Wyland

My Top 5 Movies on Quarantine

Finally Catching Up on That Movie List

So I have this GIANT list of movies that I have been procrastinating on watching. I always said I was too busy, there was no time or I would eventually get around to it. I think I originally started this list back in 2016 on my deployment year. I was off and on about adding movies and shows from 2016 to now. Since I was in Corpsman school this past January all the way up until April, I had some down time to watch movies and catch up on things. This definitely helped when my brain turned into mush from studying. I think I was able to watch about fifteen movies or so. Well, at least the ones I can remember. I would watch a movie about once a week to kind of chill out and relax. When March hit, so did COVID-19, and oh boy did I watch more Netflix and Hulu than I ever have before.


Watching movies isn’t just a good way to pass time, it’s also relaxing and fun. Watching movies and creating your bucket list of things you want to watch helps pass time during the pandemic. Instead of going to the movies, bring the movies to you, while staying home and staying safe. Before the pandemic, I used to love going to the movies. Minus spending what felt like a million dollars every time, it was fun. There’s that movie theater vibe, the smell of stale popcorn and butter flavored oil in the air. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 it may be a while before I visit the movie theaters again. That’s okay though, I can bring the movies to me. On the plus side I wont have to spend a million dollars to watch the newest movie. Down below are the movies I watched, with a tiny review. On a side note, no matter how good my reviews are, I’m not a professional.


Zodiac

Dun dun dun! I have wanted to watch this movie because it took place in California. Since I live here, I wanted to watch and learn about him and what he did. This film came out in 2007 starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Mark Ruffalo as the main characters. It’s a long movie but don’t be daunted by it! It is worth the watch and it will draw you into the movie until the very end. I would personally give it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5 stars!

Togo

Oh boy, kudos to Disney again. This movie had me in tears, don’t worry though they were happy, not sad tears. Togo is about the dog who made the famous Serum Run in Alaska in 1925. William Dafoe plays the main character and does a hell of a job! This movie is intense, heartwarming and a tearjerker. This movie 🐕🐕🐕🐕🐕 5/5 I would watch it again.

Doctor Sleep

Doctor Sleep is the years that happened after The Shining. It follows Dan Torrance as an adult and the events he encountered. He must protect someone just like him. This had me in my seat, shielding my eyes at some points because I decided to watch it in the dark of night. Loved the suspense, and the small flashbacks to The Shining. 🌟🌟🌟 3/5 stars for this scary movie.

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Isn’t that some type of movie title? As crazy as this movie title goes is as crazy as this movie goes. After what we know about Harley Quinn, Margot Robbie does an outstanding job with all that Harley energy. From crazy outfits, to wild fights, this movie will keep you interested and waiting to see what it brings next. P.S this movie is MUCH better than Suicide Squad. Harley Quinn, you get 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 enjoy that single life!

Zombieland: Doubletap

Zombieland Rule #2 – Double Tap You think it’s dead (technically it was before you shot it), one more makes 100% sure. Zombieland: Doubletap is as ridiculous and funny as the first Zombieland. The cast for this movie work so well together and give you all the laughs you can need. Never under estimate zombies, Elvis lovers and Hippies. I’ll make sure to follow up on the rules if a Zombie apocalypse ever happens. Thanks for the rules. This movie gets a 🧟🧟🧟🧟 4/5 zombie score from me.

The Hunt

Don’t be deceived by the title into thinking this movie is horror. I thought it was but my laughs said otherwise. Who will win in this Hunt? And by win I mean…live. In a previous post that I wrote about it, goes into more detail here. If you like comedy, you’ll enjoy this movie. 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4/5 stars.

Let’s get to watching!


These were my top choices of the movies I’ve watched so far. Every so often, more shows and movies come up that I just add them to my journal. What makes the movies at home more fun, is the perks. Popcorn, comfy pillows a nice drink, or my personal favorite, a pint of ice cream! I suggest Ben and Jerry’s. Make it like a movie theater, but better. You can have the ambiance of going to the movies, but in the comfort of your own home. It’s always fun to watch movies with your friends, your loved ones, or make a social distance movie night! There are many ways to spice it up and enjoy a night in at the movies. Some items that may make it more fun and delicious are listed below:

“They call themselves Birds of Prey. I call them dorky little do-gooders.”

– Harley Quinn

Memorial Day 2020

Memorial Day is a Holiday observed for the Men and Women who made the ultimate Sacrifice in protecting the United States and everything that it holds. We celebrate by remembering their spirit and what they sacrificed for us. Everyone respects this holiday differently and may have different ways of showing it. Thank you for everything you have done for my freedom. Fair Winds and Following Seas. We have the Watch.


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“Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.”

– Barack Obama

May 20th 2020

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.”

– Robert H. Schuller

EMS Week

Celebrating EMS week!

Today we’re starting off our week by celebrating EMS week. The theme for 2020 is “Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow.” This will last from May 17th-May 23rd. This brings the community and their local EMS together. Different communities do different things. EMS week also helps to educate others and help celebrate with games and cookouts sometimes. Each day of the week gives us something to learn about:

  • Monday – EMS Education Day
  • Tuesday – Safety Tuesday
  • Wednesday – EMS for Children Day
  • Thursday – Save a Life
  • Friday – EMS Recognition Day

Each of these days represent safety, and something to bring the community and health care workers together. During this pandemic, please be mindful of social distancing and large gatherings. We can still observe our EMS through this event. Thank you for all your support, strength and help during this pandemic. You can also share and find more information if you use #NationalEMSWeek. If you would like to read more about EMS week click the buttons below! Stay safe lovelies. ❤️

 “There is no higher honor than to be given the responsibility to care for another human being.”

—Richard K. Schachern

May 16th 2020

Armed Forces Day

Today is a celebration for our brothers and sisters, the men and women who have signed up to protect us and this country. This is for those who are currently serving and those who have served. If you would like to read and learn more about this, click the button below.

“Word to the Nation: Guard zealously your right to serve in the Armed Forces, for without them, there will be no other rights to guard.”

— President John F. Kennedy

The Hunt

Surprised? Yes

Last night we decided to watch a movie called: The Hunt. The background of this movie is that Elite’s kidnap people that they think did the world wrong. These non elite people had an inkling on what was going on but wasn’t sure. In the genre, they have it as horror, action and thriller…It is none whatsoever a horror movie! They should replace it though with comedy because boy did I laugh during this movie. There are a lot of great funny actors that I think play their part very well for the movie. I don’t want to put a lot of spoilers in the movie except, the main character…She is a badass!


During this quarantine I know it feels like forever. Time doesn’t really mean anything anymore and it may feel like the days never end. Movies do help pass the time which is nice and you can catch up on them. Maybe you may have a bucket list of movies to watch, I know I do. I’m slowly crossing them off as I have movie nights. Make a day out of it, enjoy yourself and take quarantine life to another level. Stay strong my lovelies. ❤️


Some Movies for a List

May 6th 2020

National Nurses Day

Today is the start of National nursing week! Our healthcare providers are there for us in our good and bad times. During this pandemic they have been there 100% of the time, caring for us, trying to protect us and putting us first. I just wanted to say thank you, from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do for us.

May 6th is the start of National Nurse week, it goes through until May 12th which celebrates Florence Nightingales birthday. Even though this is a week where the country recognizes everything they do, they do everything for us 24/7. Thank You ❤️

And what nursing has to do in either case, is to put the patient in the best condition for nature to act upon him.”

– Florence Nightingale

May 5th 2020

“The soul accepts the mystery within and all around, immersing itself in it, celebrating it.”

― Jay Woodman

May fifth is also known as Cinco de Mayo. This is the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This is the reason for the celebration of this day!

May The Fourth Be With You

Today marks the one, the only STAR WARS DAY! I love how fun this day is. Last year my family and I visited Disneyland and managed to get inside the Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Let me tell you, it is amazing and so much fun! We enjoyed not only the park but the delicious and quirky drinks the Cantina had to offer.

Spent a little time on the darkside.

I cant wait to be able to plan another trip to the Most Magical Place on Earth! 💓 Enjoy your day lovelies and remember, the Force is within!

Some otherworldly food and drinks.

Yours truly. If you can’t tell I am beyond excited!


Cheers Everyone!

“This is the way.”

– The Madalorian

April 25th 2020

Happy Birthday Mom!

“Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort when we occasionally falter.”

 – Brad Henry

Celebrating a Birthday during a Pandemic may look a little unconventional. Even though it might be a little different you can still celebrate and have fun. Today I celebrated my Moms Birthday with my family over a thousand miles away. My mom and dad still decorated the house with our birthday signs and my mom wore the traditional “Birthday Hat.” I’m glad we can still find ways to celebrate and be close with my family miles apart. Happy Birthday Mom! Love you ❤️

April 15th 2020

“All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.”

Orison Swett Marden

I finally have done it! I have completed Hospital Corpsman school! I passed all my tests and labs and have finally done it! Graduation Monday. ❤️