Archive | June 2017

Good Night’s Sleep

I got such a good night’s sleep last night.  I needed it. We took my middle one ot the doctor yesterday, and he said she may have developed gastritis from being too quick to eat something solid once she got to feeling better.  (The choice of chicken parmesan was probably not too healthy.) So she is on medication and a bland diet for the next little while.

I am so very frustrated with myself.  I am trying to remember more about my time when I was so psychotic but no one actually realized it in the nine months before I was diagnosed.  I’ve read up on my art journal and looked at what all I was writing newspaper-wise back then but can’t come up with much more than I already know.  I didn’t keep a journal then so I am really lost as to some of the things I do remember– when they happened in the timeline, etc.  It’s just not as impirinted in my mind as other times are.  That may be a mercy from GOd that I don’t remember it, but it’s not helping my writing any.

Anyway.  I’m going out to lunch today with a friend that I knew in high school who just discovered I was in Brandon who lives in Richland right now.  SO we at meeting up in Brandon at a BBQ place we both like.  We will see how it goes.



Grass Cutting

We’re finally getting our grass cut after three weeks of it growing. This company is the third landscaping company we have tried–our grass isn’t nice polite sod grass that grows to a uniform height.  We have clover, dandelions, weeds, crabgrass, and all kinds of mess in our yard because not that long ago, we used to be a cow pasture.   If it’s not cut, it looks like we never take care of it.

So we need cutting every two weeks, especially if it rains.  ANd we have had a lot of rain. We need someone who will come on a reliable basis.  Hopefully this guy will–he is a family friend who is just starting his own company, so maybe he’ll be hungry for business.

My middle one got sick again last night–she  ate a regular meal and pushed her stomach too far.  So she is out of commission again.  I am going to try to accomplish more today than yesterday–I need to run errands and whatnot.  ANd I need to do Bob’s laundry. So I hope I can be busy today.

But I’m also tired and sleepy from being up with my daughter. I need some worthwhile rest at some point.   I just don’t know when I will get it.


On The Mend

My middle one is still in the bed but claims she doesn’t feel so bad this morning.  So we will see how she does.  I am trying to think of what to do with my little one today since we were basically housebound yesterday.  I think we will go shopping for Father’s Day presents. Go to Barnes and Noble and see what we can find for everyone.

I seem to be doing fine considering.  No one else has gotten  sick so that is a plus.  I am tired from not sleeping well.  I had weird dreams.  One was about class–that I didn’t get everything turned in and failed it.  Another was about working at my old office with disability.  I have no idea why I still have so many nightmares about that place.

I think we are going to go ahead and leave and beat the rush to the bookstore.  Hope everyone has a good day and a good rest of the week.




Sick Adult

My middle one is sick as a dog.   She dialed us up on the phone when we didn’t hear her call out last night and it was deep  into the conversation that I realized it wasn’t my oldest calling from VA; it was the middle one calling from the other side of the house on her cell phone.  I gave her Zofran and it didn’t last long enough to give her another dose this morning when she woke up. So we are trying to wait it out and see how she does today. Hopefully she will get better soon.  I have her on watered-down Gatorade, a sip every fifteen minutes because she was dry heaving.

I have another essay due for my class and then I am done for the summer.  I will work more on my mss about the nine months between Katrina and Louisiana the rest of the summer and see what I can do with it.  Summer certainly is flying by and I feel like it just started.  But I will get my work done and be free for the rest of the time  until August something or other.

I am holding up pretty well no more sleep than I got.  But I really do feel like I could use a nap.  But I can’t so I can look out for both the kids if they need something.  It feels like it’s going to be a long day.



Went on a Trip

We went to Chattanooga, TN this weekend–went to Rock City, the TN Aquarium, and the Chattanooga Zoo for just a quick getaway.  Stopped off in Birmingham, AL for lunch and shopping and I got a pair of “Peanuts” sneakers.  I had seen them on a friend’s Facebook page and saw them in a store at the mall in Birmingham and got them.  SO much fun.

Dreamed last night that I was behind on my class, and I guess I am since I’m not started  on my papers yet.  But I will get to them this morning as best I can.  Just ordered two Victoria Moran books that I did not have since Barnes and Noble was offering  a 10% off your entire order coupon. I imagine Bob has one in his inbox as well that me and Rachel can use to go shopping for Robert and my dad for Father’s Day Sunday.

I’m still continuing with my other site  I hope some of my contributors I’ve talked to come though with their lists soon.  That will make me feel good that they are able to contribute.   We will see how it goes.

Hopefully I can settle into a little bit of a routine until my middle one heads out.   Summer vacation has finally started for me now that we will be home for a while 🙂  My mood is pretty good this morning so we will see how well today goes,  Thanks so much for continuing to read.


Another Day

I have done a whole lot of nothing as of yet today.  The laundry is caught up and the house is more manageable. So I am resting today to get ready for the trip tomorrow to Chattanooga. We’re taking two weekend vacations instead of one long one so we can have some time for the girls in case they need Bob to take off work since we are shipping them around like we are.

My oldest called last night and talked about what she was doing–she had to cook filets on a flatiron grill –20 at a time–and was too short height and arm-wise to reach all of them.  She said she warned them when they put her on it, then they laughed at her trying for a bit before they took her off and put her doing something else.  But she said she enjoyed herself the entire time. So I suppose that was a plus.

My mood is still a little down, and it’s manifesting itself in me not wanting to write my papers to cap off my class I went to.  I copied all my blog posts from the residency into a document to try to jumpstart it, but it didn’t help very much.  I may put it off until we get back from the trip.   Maybe that going well will cheer me back up.

Picking Myself Back Up

I am starting to feel better.  I need to start on the papers that I was assigned during the residency and get them turned in so I can have that behind me.

My oldest had her first day at work in Colonial WIllamsburg yesterday. She told her daddy she worked a banquet and didn’t get off until 11 p.m.  So here she goes.  Hopefully she will keep a good attitude and learn a lot.

Talked to Tillie yesterday and got some things off my chest and then was able to talk to Bob about some things. I’m not sure if anything got solved but we both have a better understanding of the other.

Reading some more Anne Lamott and enjoying that.  One of the advisors at the residency gave me a list of books to get and read and I am not sure if and when I will do that.  I have time.

I’m holding up okay getting back into the swing of things around here.  Kind of frustrating to come back to a wreck of a house but it looks better since I had the cleaning ladies come and we got some of the worst of it cleaned up.   We’re going to do another extra day of cleaning to get it finished up in a couple of weeks.

Hope everyone has a good rest of the week..



Still Very Down

I’m still really down and upset.  I went to therapy and talked it out and tried to come to terms with what’s happening, but I still don’t want to write about it.  We will see.

My youngest one is sick-she has pharyngitis and is missing out on volunteering at Vacation Bible School.  We hope she can go back tomorrow and be well in time for the trip to Chattanooga this weekend.

My middle one went and chopped her hair off–it’s up to her shoulders after being halfway down her back for so long. It looks really nice on her and I hope she keeps up with it.  She ships out the July 2 for college.  I hope I am ready for this.

I need to work on my essays for class and more work on 46 Reasons Why Not.  Maybe I will be up to it tomorrow.

Keep thinking about me and praying for me.  I really need it.



So the new site went live with content yesterday and I got almost 100 hits.  They almost all came from Facebook; I had linked it to my personal page and a lot of people read it from there.  I got a lot of support from people and hope it continues.

Today is the last day of the residency.  I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I learned a lot about myself and my writing here and a lot about what I can do with my writing to make  it better.  I got a lot of validation but also some suggestions from everybody on what to not to do.  Some pushback, of course, but I think my reading at the beginning blew the lid off and let other people read controversial, brave things as well.

We are workshopping my final piece today–the dancing one.  I really hope to find out what I can do for it and get it out.  I submitted more things last night and pulled Hurricane Baby away from someone and gave it to someone else.  We will see how all that turns out.

Bob and Terrie have already headed out to go to Williamsburg, I think.   He said they were leaving early so that I what I assume.  I so hope she does well.  I so do.  But this is her first real experience being way away and not having us fairly close.  I hope she has learned how to behave on the job and how to keep herself from getting into trouble. That’s my wish for her.