“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
– John F. Kennedy
Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I hope you were able to enjoy a day filled with laughter, love and delicious food. I know 2020 has been a rough year for us all but I am thankful for my family, loved ones and friends. Stay safe everyone, the New Year is just around the corner. 💚
Hi everyone! I hope you’re hanging in there during the United States sixth month mark for the pandemic. I know it is a strain on our mental health and physical health. Stay strong, and try to stay positive. You’ve got this!
I also wanted to apologize for my lack of blogging the last couple of weeks. I have started a full time job again and doing two classes for college. Trying to balance school, work and free time is proving to be somewhat hard. Once I get a handle on a good schedule, I will be posting more. Thank you for your continued support!
In light of today’s date, here’s a fun song:
“If you can stay positive in a negative situation, you win.”
Being able to enjoy the outdoors almost feels forgotten. With the impact of COVID-19, we should make sure we do our part in keeping ourselves and others safe. In California, it has been an up and down battle on getting things under control. Sunday, my family and I decided that it was possible for us to get back into hiking and do our weekly walks. Of course we took precautions and followed the suggested guidelines. We had our hand sanitizers, keeping six feet apart and wearing our masks.
We decided to go to a less strenuous trail and hopefully wasn’t too crowded. We took Rex this time, so we only managed to make it about 2 miles.There’s a variety of starting points for a nice walk. It can start from Fernandez Park in Pinole and end all the way at Pinole Shores. Or you can start at Fernandez Park and find yourself in Hercules next to Leila by the Bay Restaurant. I have only done this hike once before when it first opened up and it was beautiful. Now, almost two years later, it still is a beautiful trail and kind of maintained in this Pandemic. The trail we decided to take had the starting point of Bayfront Park. Since the tide was out, we could walk out into the bay quite a ways. It’s can be very slick, so be careful. After we walked out into the bay, we made our way over the bridge which gives you a beautiful overlook of both the bay and Mount Tamalpais. We hit our 1 mile mark on my Fitbit and turned around. We couldn’t go much further because Rex was with us and it was hot! By the time we got back to the truck it was a little over 2 miles. The trail wasn’t very crowded at all. When we did see and pass people, we all had our masks on and practiced the 6 feet social distancing rule. It was nice to be outdoors again, and even nicer that people were polite and courteous of the situation.
The new bridge on the Bay Trail.
Some Things to Bring
Good walking or hiking shoes.
Water. Always a good idea to hydrate.
Sunblock to protect your skin.
If you bring your dog, they are required to be on a leash.
A walking stick if you would like.
Parking is free and doesn’t get too crowded. Because of COVID-19 the trail upkeep is a little less. Be careful of wild animals, snakes and spiders. The area is relatively safe, but make sure to lock your vehicle and keep valuables out of sight. Bring a snack and water with you. Most of all, stay safe, have fun and enjoy the outdoors. 💚
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! 🎇
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.”
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. ❤️
Easter may look and feel a little different this year. Across the Country and around the World Easter services are being streamed due to the Church’s being closed. Easter egg hunt’s are being done virtually instead of together, families are celebrating Easter dinner through Zoom and that’s ok! Even in this time of the pandemic we have found ways to celebrate and be together! Don’t fret and fear, we are all getting through this one step at a time. It may feel unconventional but we are all here for each other. Celebrate, feast and enjoy your Easter! Happy Easter lovelies! ❤️
“Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”
Well as of today its official. Masks are required to be worn if we can not social distance. Here at the school house it’s a little difficult because there are hundreds of military personnel all around us. Today they gave us temporary masks and have told us to make our own. So…my creativeness will have to come out when I try and figure out how to make a mask from a shirt. I do have the Navadmin that shows what entails a mask. I also found a helpful video and some guidelines on how to make one. Stay safe everyone! Remember to social distance and keep yourself and your loved ones safe and healthy!