Living With A New Normal. How Are You Coping?

Rambling On… 19 June 2020.

Not much has been happening on the home front other than work.

My hubby is now getting recommendations for fences from previous customers, is working hard and so busy he’s booked out six weeks ahead. He also has another two quotes to do this coming Monday and if they’re accepted, he will be booked out another couple of weeks.

My daughter has been working with my man all week which has been great. Because she hasn’t worked for the last couple of weeks, she’s feeling it. Every night my hubby and daughter arrive home, she’s exhausted and because she’s been using muscles she normally wouldn’t doing mechanic work, she’s also sore. A hot shower or a relaxing bath is helping with that and I even offered to give her a massage, but she refused.

Last night after her shower she checked her emails. A message from the collage coordinator informed her she had been nominated for the apprentice of the year for her work last year completing her mechanics apprenticeship. She is very exited and I couldn’t be prouder.

My son isn’t doing well at all.

He’s so very depressed after breaking up with his fiancée and is also bored since he’s not working yet. Although my hubby asked if he wanted to share the workload between my son and daughter so they could take turns helping my man out, my boy is more academically minded and doesn’t like working with his hands so much. He has helped out an hour here or there when heavy lifting was involved and my husband needed another pair of hands, which we’re grateful for, but I’m worried sick about my son.

He’s been going to a medical professional for help twice a week and has just today has been prescribed anti-depressants.

I’m hoping things will pick up next week since the club my son works at is reopening on Monday and he’ll be back at work for five hours a day for the rest of the week. I’m keeping a watchful eye on him and trying to help when I can, but I feel so bloody useless.

Other than being here for him there’s nothing else I can do.

I’m hoping that with him working again and interacting with other people will help lift him out of his depression, but since I know how this mental disease works and how damned debilitating it can be, I’m not sure if it will.

I’m trying to keep upbeat and not show how worried I am, but I’m sure my son knows we’re all concerned.

Offers to talk have been refused but at least he’s aware there’s a problem and has sought professional help, and hopefully once his medication kicks in, his depression will lessen.

While we may all want to forget 2020 since it’s been a hell of a year already and it’s only half over, I think we’ll all remember this year for many years to come.

Let’s hope that this pandemic is wiped out soon so we can all return to normal, but don’t hold your breath. I have a feeling this is going to be the new norm for quiet a few more months.

I hope I’m wrong.

My man and I are also planning to go away camping for a weekend soon to relax and destress but that will depend on how my son is doing and my husbands work schedule is. Though I think he’s going to take the time off even while he’s booked out. We both want and need a break.

I hope you are all staying safe, isolating as much as you can and keeping your distance from others.

Stay safe, healthy, sane, and happy.

Love Becca Van xxoo.

What Have I Been Writing?


I’m still writing Beautifully Imperfect 4: Shaky Ground. Kailin August, Seymour, Tanner and Cody Keen have a lot of personal issues and misunderstandings to sort out. There is a bit of danger also, but this book is a little different.

I won’t tell you anything else since I don’t want to give anything away, but I hope you all enjoy my story if Siren BookStrand agree to publish it after I’ve submitted it.


Beautifully Imperfect:

      Joell’s Saving Grace

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo. 



Released May 12.


Alpha Province: Renewed Life by Becca Van

Alpha Province:
            Renewed Life

Available now on platforms like Amazon and Kobo.

Released April 28.

Beautifully Imperfect 3 - No Shrinking Violet Cover

Beautifully Imperfect 3:
        No Shrinking Violet

Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date June 12

Beautifully Imperfect 2: Worth The Risk Book Cover by Becca Van

Alpha Province:
           Renewed Life

Available to Pre-Order now on Siren BookStrand Website.

Release Date May 15

What Have I Been Reading?

Dianne Duvall - Broken Dawn

Last night and into some of this morning, I finished reading Dianne Duvall’s Broken Dawn, (Immortal Guardians Book 10). It was fantastic and I didn’t want to put it down.

At the end of the book there’s also a teaser from The Segonian, Alderbarian Alliance Book 2. I was drawn in right away and cannot wait for this book to be completed and put up for sale. Ms. Duvall’s books are great. If you haven’t read any of them try the first book in the Immortal Guardian Series and be ready to be swept away.

I will leave it there for now.
Enjoy your week ahead, until next week.


Becca Van XXOO

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