Archive | January 2017


I’m doing better today. I coughed a little bit last night but not much. I’m able to get stuff done and not in the bed all day.  I’m not chilled anymore so that is nice as well. I think I’m going to be all right.

Busy day since I didn’t do anything yesterday.  Laundry and phone calls and whatnot. But it’s going to go well, I think. I’m going to write my Carrie Fisher story today and  send it to Defying Shadows.

I saw where University Press of MS is hiring.  But it’s just too early for me to try to work.  Rachel isn’t old enough yet.  Hopefully later they’ll hire for something else.

Feeling good mentally today so that is the best I can do. Just need to get this cold/URI gone and I’ll be right as rain.


Still Ill

Had a hard time getting out of bed this morning.  I didn’t go work out because I don’t want to ache anymore than I already do.  I am seriously thinking about going back to bed and staying there as long as I can. I didn’t cough any last night because I took some serious cough syrup. So that is good.

Waiting on my class to start up.  We have a reading assignment first thing so we will see what that is.  Hopefully it’s not too complicated since I still don’t feel well.




I just feel physically ill today.  My cough has come back, I ache, and I’m chilled inside the house.  SO I’ve set up a doctor’s appointment and will see if I am really sick  or what.  I took my temp and it was fine so I’m not sure about that.

I started the day off okay–I thought maybe the ache was from my work out, but it hasn’t gone away like it normally does.  SO I put on a big fluffy robe to help with being chilled and have a nest fixed up on the couch to sleep in.

I’ve been sleeping on and off since then so not much to tell.  Hopefully I will feel better tomorrow since classes start then. Don’t know of anything else exciting going on.

Day Off

The kids have the day off of school and so they are out with their grandparents watching “Sing”.  I am here working–I called my interview for Delta Magazine this morning and just set up a time to interview someone for my story for Creative Nonfiction.  I have laundry going and meat out for tonight’s dinner, so I am kind of feeling on top of the game this morning.

I finished The Princess Diarist this weekend, Carrie Fisher’s other book.  I get the feeling the information I am looking for is in Shockaholic, her second memoir, which I can’t find a copy of.  But I will do the best I can with what I have for the post for Defying Shadows.

I’ve decided to stop living in fear of bipolar disorder.  I’m going to start living my life to the fullest and see if I can’t accomplish something with it.  I’m tired of waking up being scared that Ihis is the day that I’ll lose my remission.  I mean to start living like a normal person as best as I can,  I plan to document that kind of life on the blog as well..  But I can’t keep aiming a gun around corners looking for bipolar disorder to pounce.  That’s no kind of life, either.

SO pray for me as I attempt to do this.  Thanks for listening.






to the “Hamilton: An American Musical” this morning.  It really is a cool album.  I’m glad the kids talked me into it.  It’s not too hip-hop for my taste–I understand why it freaks some people out but I like it.

Went and worked out this morning.  I’m looking forward to when it stops hurting as soon as I start pedaling.  My oldest is packing to go back to school tomorrow.  She’s busy and so I am leaving her alone.

I’m going to see if I can do my interview this morning and start working on the story.  We’ll figure it out as we go.



So today has been a bit of a busy day.  I went and worked out my fifteen minutes then went to the church to do the food pantry for the month.  That went really smoothly today but I had to leave early to go to an appointment with my oldest.  Then we ate lunch at Amerigo’s in Flowood and enjoyed some pasta.  Then went to the grocery store to shot for the weekend and all that.

My oldest leaves this weekend to go back to school.  She says she is looking forward to it just like I am looking forward to my school starting.  She is fully into her culinary curriculum now so things will be easier and harder at the same time–she’ll likely enjoy herself more in these classes but they will be very performance-based and stressful.

I got my other interview subject to email me back so I am excited about that.  I’m going to try to get it in to Creative Nonfiction and see if they will be interested.  If not I’ll try selling it locally. I shouldn’t have too much trouble.

I’ve felt really well today but I am ready to just be home for a little while and sit and read.   I’m going to finish my Neil Gaiman book soon and start on Carrie Fisher’s.  I’m looking forward to that.





I feel really icky today.  I think I’m coming down with something.  I’m coughing and sneezing and my chest and ribs ache.    I did do my workout so maybe it’s soreness from that.  But I just don’t know.

I’m doing my interview next week for the Delta Magazine story.  I hope it works out well; I’m not sure about interviewing a visual artist–that not really in my wheelhouse but I will certainly try.   I have an email out to another interview topic that I hope will come through  But we will see.

I think I will try to read.  See if I can get my mind off of how bad I feel today.