Last week my daughter got sick and was displaying signs of COVID-19. According to the website if anyone is having signs they need to isolate which is what we made her do. She was isolated in her room until her fever went away without having to use medication to keep it down. We were the … More COVID-19 Struggles In Texas
Over a month ago I warned about the dangers of opening Texas after visiting a park location shortly after our leaders initiated the reopening of Texas. Part of our requirements for reopening detailed people gathering at parks in small numbers with social distancing and the suggestion to wear a face mask. However, wearing a mask … More Partisanship Is More Dangerous Than COVID-19 In Texas
There are a lot of people waking up this morning feeling stressed and somewhat disappointed. I am disappointed that we are still no closer to ending the rioting and disappointed that we are not seeing real movement for change within our government. We have to stop the assault on the black family. Something has to … More Changing How We Police Can Change Black Families
In the coming weeks some people in the state of Texas and other states will start losing their shelter. These people have been hit hard by COVID-19, and now their situation will go from grim to unimaginable. If ever there was a time for a basic universal income in the United States the time would … More Homeless Due To Covid-19
It’s almost like we live in two different countries today. The common theme amongst Twitter users seems to be centered around political beliefs right now. At some point, a country has to be able to put down their opinions and state the obvious. We can make this country great again by looking at what we … More Who Do You Support Former VP Biden or President Trump? It’s All About YOU.
I just wanted to update you on my progress. I have been working with my flowers for a while now. I really like the color of my roses and have decided to try to grow roses from my mother bush. The picture below is from the veggie bowl I created. I think I have a … More Progress On My Garden
I hear a lot of people asking for data when it comes to how many people are getting COVID-19. This is my response look at your community when you are asking for data. Data can be swayed, but outbreaks in your community will be noticeable, believe me! Take our situation for example. We had two … More Two Eateries Come Down With COVID-19 And They Are Less Than 7 Miles Apart
Yesterday after my children and I arrived home, my 14 year old ran into the computer room and asked me about hand sanitizer. I really didn’t think much about her reason behind asking. I blurted out the location and went back to what I was doing. About ten minutes later my 22 year old walked … More When Opening The States Causes Confusion With Teenagers
With less than three weeks after Governor Abbott opened parts of Texas, we are now seeing mobs of people appear in various places. We are used to the high numbers of people showing up at grocery stores with their mask and gloves. The mask have been recommended by the CDC as a means to keep … More Special Edition: Texas Opening During COVID-19 Outbreak- NO VISIBLE MASK !
It’s so easy right now to let your guard down and pretend like things are normal. We see stores opening, people running to the beach and other things that resemble a country free of our current threat. We turn on the TV and our leaders are all chanting about getting back to normalcy and getting … More Craving Normalcy During COVID-19
So, if you recall, I stated that I would be making hand sanitizer this month. After all of my ingredients came in, I continued to research the entire process. As I was researching, I found out that making sanitizer can cause cancer in the people who manufacture it. Not only can those people be at … More Is Hand Sanitizer A Cancer Risk? Use Common Sense While Dealing With Hand Sanitizer.
We are living in a stressful time and people are suffering all over the world. Right now would be a really good time to pick up a hobby or start a new project to get your mind off of the stressful junk. It feels like we are in the middle of a boat that’s headed … More Don’t Keep It In, Write It Out!
My progress! These are the veggies I planted. They are growing!! I am still working on how to keep my leaves from dying in my rose bush.
As the nation ends preventive measures like Stay-At-Home Policies across the nation, many of us are starting to feel a little uneasy and even forced into a situation that we do not feel comfortable with. For the majority of us, we understand that the timing is very questionable, but the government has placed many of … More You Have The Ultimate Power To Stay Safe
We are coming to the end of the second month of school closings. As we approach the months ahead I think it is important for us as parents to talk to our children about their feelings and their anxiety over missing out on special events. Many of these milestones are once in a lifetime events … More The Pieces Of Childhood Our Children Will Never Get Back
At the end of week we will mark a very telling move in our battle to stay COVID-19 free. For many of us, we have been monitoring our movements, and listening very closely to our government. This week in some ways, that will change. If ever there was a time when people turned their back … More Texas Starts Reopening State Parks & Some Retail Stores With Certain Guidelines This Week.
My 18 year old daughter wanted to go on a date with a person she’s been talking to during shelter-in-place. Her understanding was that we were now in a better place with the virus since or governor eased up on the shelter-in-place policy. With parts of Texas opening back up and our president calling for … More Explaining The Response Of The Government To Children In A COVID-19 Atmosphere
It doesn’t matter how large the house, or the apartment people are starting to feel restless. Our children are missing their friends and for many of us the walls are starting to feel a little like a prison. Due to the boredom and the restlessness that some of us are now starting to feel, many … More When Shelter-In-Place Gets Hard To Do
This entire week, I have been stressed out. My sleeping schedule has been horrible and it is because I am worried. For the first time, I am worried about our country. It feels like we are living in a country without real leaders. There’s no way to lift the shelter-in-place order without risking lives. Picture … More Feeling Stressed Out Over Trump’s Decision To Open The Country
I grew up around guns and even have guns back in East Texas, but I have never acted on going to pick them up. Lately, there have been recordings of people breaking into homes and cars around my area. They are wearing mask if you can believe it. They are afraid of catching COVID-19, but … More Yesterday I Purchased A Gun
It’s almost 5 AM on this Monday morning. Normally, I would be trying to grab at least one more hour until the alarm clock buzzed me out of bed. The house is silent and the kids are fast asleep. They used the weekend to complete homework assignments due to them not having anything else to … More Seeing My Life Through A COVID-19 Lens
Later this week Governor Abbott will vocalize his plans on opening up our state. It is surprising because Texas hasn’t issued out nearly enough test to determine if people have the virus or not. Some of our counties aren’t being open about their numbers when it comes to COVID-19 cases. In my county we are … More Texas Fast Becoming The Experimental State By Default For The Country
Video games have gotten bad reputations for many years now. However, today, they are fast becoming the escape from a world of anguish. While some of us who are under shelter-in-place orders take to Netflix or Hulu, there are countless others taking to imaginary worlds created by game developers. My go to game is Ark. … More Games Helping To Keep Citizens Indoors and COVID-19 Free.
Each state has the right to make their own policies while dealing with this virus to some degree. However, some policies seem to do better than others. Here in Texas, the counties are able to come up with their own plans which right now echos the govern’s policy, to some degree. The problem is our … More Is Texas Doing Too Little With Their Shelter-In-Place Policy?
We have been under a shelter-in-place order for weeks now. Weeks feel like months for some reason. So when it rained today, I got really excited and so did the girls. Maybe the rain symbolized some degree of normalcy. The smell was familiar the feeling was comforting and then reality set in. The things we … More Trying To Explain The Need For A Quarantine To Kids
It was something that was perhaps destined to happen due to the attitudes in regards to COVID-19. If you recall one of my postings from a couple of weeks ago, I talked about seeing people crowed in the parking lots of restaurants. Around that time we were told that we needed to practice social distancing … More My City Is Now The Epicenter For Coronavirus In My County.
This is a trip to the market which ended in three stores and only 40 dollars worth of supplies because many stores are low on supplies. My husband and I are standing behind the guy in the red shirt. Due to the new rules that have been pushed down from the CDC some stores are … More Living With The Coronavirus Outbreak
So, our situation isn’t getting any better. It’s kind of crazy because as many of you know, I have followed this virus for months. I even tried to get more attention for residents of China and now it is on my doorstep. I keep thinking about the video in my first blog posting about the … More Latest Information On Our Coronavirus Situation.
A Parent’s Fear. … More The Biggest Fear Of The Coronavirus
This afternoon my husband informed me that his office really isn’t taking the coronavirus serious. Apparently, there is a lady in his office that not only went to a outbreak location in Texas, but she also let her child attend a concert after the CDC suggested to stay away from crowds. Her justification is that … More We Have A Long Way To Go, So Don’t Be The Coronavirus Carrier, Please.
This morning we woke up and went to the store to grab a few things. The first thing we noticed were new signs posted above the items on the stands. The signs showcase new limits on the amount of food a customer can purchase. Omart – Killeen, Texas. Frozen Foods -2 Packages of noodles with … More Coronavirus: Stores And Rationing!
Many of you who follow my blog know that I’ve been following the Coronavirus since January. I first posted a story about a young man trying to get world wide attention about the problems surfacing in China. https://shellzonit.com/2020/01/29/are-we-ready-for-the-coronavirus/ Now, it seems the virus has made it to my backyard. It isn’t shocking, but it’s still … More My County Now Has A Presumptive Case Of Coronavirus.
After my husband arrived home from work, he informed me that his co-worker went to Houston for a week. Houston is the city with the most cases in the state of Texas besides San Antonio with the quarantined people. I am a constant planner, so much, that I planned our anniversary getaway based on the … More Staying Coronavirus Free Is Going To Be Tricky For Many.
When I first blogged about Coronavirus in January, you were introduced to a young man from China. He was dealing with the outbreak while it was still in its early stages. It’s been a little over a month since that article and we are now seeing our cases pop up across America. I think it’s … More Moving Around During An Outbreak
So, this is what I’ve been working on for a little while now. I am finally ready to share the first chapter with you guys. I hope you like it. Our secret!! It had been five nightmarish years since the last recorded pregnancy. At least that is what the blogs and papers echoed across the … More My MIA Project.
I read in the news this week that Trump has started working on a plan to help get homeless people off the streets in California. I would love to see our government work towards launching a relocation program to relocate families from high crime areas such as Chicago. We do not talk enough about how … More Relocation Programs For Getting Our Families Out Of High Crime Areas
Many years ago when my husband was stationed in Savannah, Georgia I worked at a school. The school was a very good school which educated some of Savannah’s richest families. I didn’t understand the politics involved in education until I started working in the Special Education department. It would become a stark lesson in life … More Special Education And Parents Who Give A Damn
So thus starts the drama for the new school year. My daughter was kicked out of her theater class on the 4th day of school because the teacher seems to have issues teaching children with disabilities. This is my latest letter to the school district. Ms. Adams, My daughter attends Temple High School and informed … More I Am So Mad Right Now. I Just Want To Cry.
Get to know the new section on Shellzonit.com called Chair Raiders Anonymous. The inspiration came from watching Hulu and seeing the random liquor adds pop up. We thought it would be a great idea to try some of the alcoholic beverages and rate them. In this category we will rate anything from games, shows. alcoholic … More Chair Raiders Anonymous
An article came out in Forbes on 8/23/2019 detailing how Republicans aim to get Trump to cut Social Security and Medicare. We have known for a while that these programs have been on the brink and if Trump gets a second term we might see some real movement in revamping them system. https://www.forbes.com/sites/teresaghilarducci/2019/08/23/trumps-second-term-plan-for-social-security-starve-the-beast/#4bfbb55f3794 Many people … More Trump’s Second Term Could Give Birth To Less SSI For Many
Why didn’t we have school shootings and massive bullying when we were younger? It is mainly because of one word and it begins with the letter P and ends with the letter S. PARENTS! We talk about guns and mental health a lot in this country. However, I haven’t heard people talking about the lack … More Did The Government Help To Create A New Breed Of Troubled Kids?
I have been sitting on something for a while now. I wanted to share it with you, but I was afraid of how it would be taken. About a month ago my daughter came to me and said she was bisexual. It was a little surprising because she has liked guys forever. Guys are plastered … More Support Doesn’t Mean You Have To Agree
Interracial marriages still face problems that many people do not truly understand. I think many people are under the impression that interracial marriages are fully accepted now because we see more couples in interracial relationships. However, what many people do not see is the struggles that still exist surrounding the couples on a day to … More The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Showcases How Interracial Marriages Can Be A Challenge In 2019.
And we are off! Alison has to be at swim class in 42 minutes. Yes. I said it right, she is in swim class. I am really thankful I taught her how to swim about two years ago, but I am willing to bet they might have to go over a few things. She has … More Here We Go!!! First Morning Of School 2019/2020
Last night I turned on my radio and ran across an interview on Fox. I want to say it was right before the Laura Ingraham show, but I am not certain because I was listening in my Jeep. I heard an interview with some residents of Chicago that broke my heart. One lady mentioned how … More Chicago, The Ignored
I remember growing up in school standing in the lunch line behind two very popular girls. As I patiently waited for my spot to reach the lunch lady, I heard one of the girls ask the other girl a question. She asked the other child who looked like me, why didn’t she like me. Of … More Why Must We live In Labels?
I’m seeing information about children who have been missing for over a month and I just wanted to share something with you. The sooner you report a child missing the sooner cops can get involved. If the police do not want to get involved, go to social media. Make sure you know which sites your … More When To Report Children Missing
This has been a crazy week, but as it ends, I want you to do something for yourself. I want you to start measuring the messages that you hear from the people who are trying to gain your votes. Think about their cities, states, districts, and how their citizens are fairing under their guidance. Look … More Measure The Authenticity Of The Messages From Politicians
It shouldn’t be a secret at this point, we are living in a racial climate. Whether you are living in the United States or in the UK, at this point there’s no escaping race issues. So, with the weekend at our feet, I thought it would a good idea to leave you with this. We … More Living In A Racial Climate With Children
I love being a mother, but today I was able to be a little more than just mom. I was able to be a fan of my daughters and their work! I have learned that my daughters are extremely talented. I am not sure how they picked up the talent, but they really make me … More Making Your Children’s Dreams Reality
This is chapter 1 and I still do not have a name for it. It had been five nightmarish years since the last recorded pregnancy. At least that is what the blogs and papers echoed across the world. Women were undergoing clinical trials which often seemed like various forms of torture. These exams were taking … More Blog Story Chapter 1 Revision!
As we finished up Bible study last night I started thinking. I wondered what Jesus would say about the whole mask situation. We know Jesus was selfless which is why he died on the cross for people like you and me. He died to save the rich, poor, strong, weak, and undecided from torment. He … More A Letter To My Fellow Christians Who Embrace Chaos.