We have been touring around the Fox River area all day–having fun! We went to the first fully electrified house in the world and spent two hours touring it with a really knowledgeable guide. So that was deeply interesting to us.

We’re heading to a zoo now. It is surprisingly hot for as far north as we are.

My mood is good so that helps.


Summer Vacation 2023

Going to a cheese festival in Little Chute, Wisconsin! We are waiting for Bob to come home for lunch; we’ll eat and then head out and hopefully get two hours north of Memphis before we stop for the night. I am looking forward to a longer vacation and being somewhere I’ve never been before.

We are also going to stop on the way back and see a friend of mine from Mississippi State that I haven’t seen in over thirty years–he was a young professor that came to State when I was in grad school. I never took a graded class with him, but we did interact quite a bit as he was involved in the freshman writing program I taught in. Well, back when I first got back on the internet for my freelance work in 2000, I looked him up and emailed him. I didn’t think he would remember me, but he did! And we’ve been corresponding now for years, but haven’t spoken or met again.

When i said something about coming through Wisconsin, he invited us to meet his wife and he for lunch. So we will and have a visit.

I did work this morning and got done what I wanted to get done so that was good. Now I need to sign off and finalize packing and laundry. Hope everyone has a good day today–I will be posting some from my phone but it may be spotty. We will see. Godspeed.

Renaissance Fair

We went to the Georgia Renaissance Fair today and had such a great time! It was wild–we drove and drove on two-lane roads throught woods and finally, BAM! We were in a traffic jam to get in the parking area.

We ate and walked around and people-watched all the cosplayers and saw three performances: acrobats, an Irish band, and a dulcimer group. So much fun!

Now I am resting at the hotel and Bob and the girls are out walking around town. I may take a nap.



I haven’t done anything today except going to see Tillie and picking up my medication, but I’m still tired. I managed to avoid stopping and getting a soft drink at the convenience store on the way home, so that’s something. But I may go to sleep the rest of the afternoon!

I don’t know why I would be tired–I don’t remember waking up last night. But a nap sounds really delicious right now.

I had a good session with Tillie; my anxiety is way down and I think that’s good. I had a good time talking about everything going on in my life, so that was nice to see how many things were going well when doing a review. I go see her again in about a month, as I will be busy up until then.

So I suppose that’s all for today. Not sure if I will keep up blogging while gone n my trip; I won’t be taking my computer so I would have to type from my phone. We will see. Godspeed everyone.

End of Workweek

So all done reviewing what I’d already done on my keyword project and poised to start on mailing lists for the month when we get back to work Tuesday. (Monday is the Memorial Day holiday here). I go tomorrow to see Tillie then come back and pack for our trip to visit our middle one in Georgia. We leave Saturday morning and get there right around lunchtime. It’s going to be fun–we will go see the Little Mermaid movie then go to a Renaissance Fair on Sunday, I think. She has things planned, so I think we will enjoy it.

I’m munchy this afternoon. I just need to keep busy and not snack any and wait for dinner. But I’m not sure I’m going to manage that :(. I’m VERY munchy.

Other than that, I am feeling good today. Took all my medicine and am back on an even keel today. We will see how things go this weekend. Then we go to Wisconsin to the cheese festival leaving Wednesday after lunch. Lots of traveling.

I think I will go find something somewhat healthy to munch on. Hope everyone has a good day!

Finally Settled Down

I had such a good day today, even with a glitch or two here and there. But overall it was good. On Friday I go see Tillie and will report on what’s been going on and see what she can make of it.

I almost missed my CPAP appointment–I thought it was tomorrow and happened to look at my card as i was leaving work and realized it was this afternoon right after I left work. So I got there late but got seen anyway. So that was good.

Dr. Bishop told me a change to make to my meds and if I didn’t improve in 48 hours to make an appointment to come in. So I had to call his office this morning to get that information. But at least now there’s a plan. As long as there’s a plan, I can make it.

I go back to a big project tomorrow at work so that will be good. I’ve had to leave it alone since I had COVID, so it feels good to get back into it. I started back on it this afternoon and plan to spend all day tomorrow on it if nothing else comes up. I feel good about my chances to make significant headway on it.

We will see how tomorrow goes. I hope as well as today. Godspeed to all.


I think all the excitement of the week caught up with me yesterday. I just could not concentrate at all on work. So I signed off and spent the rest of the day relaxing as I could. I went to the grocery store and was scattered there too, but I did get everything I meant to so it worked out. I finally took an extra Klonopin to help, so I think that’s why I did better at the store.

Today I went to see Dr. Bishop, and he was so pleased with how well I was doing. And I largely am doing well. I’m still working, I’ve not had to go inpatient since 2020, i see him every three months and Tillie every three weeks, Bob and I are getting along well, we’re launching my youngest well, my middle one is stable, my oldest is seeing more hope–I just think right now is the best of all possible times given my condition. It’s amazing, even with the stutter-step yesterday.

Now I have other things that need doing so i am going to run. Hope everyone has a good day today and a good weekend. We have another “last” this weekend–my youngest daughter’s last dance recital. Bittersweet.


I have had a very busy day. I worked this morning and got a lot of tag-ends stuff done, and i start on news release drafting tomorrow. My daughter made it home from her post-graduation party with the school really well–she said it was fun until it kept dragging on into the morning. She called to let us know she was coming home and I barely woke up to answer the phone :(. I was so sleepy. My parents made it back home by midnight but were able to rest and get up in their own time this morning so that was good. All in all we survived! Now on to the recital!

NAMI sent me back my story they want to run in June on my advocacy work in bipolar disorder. They just wanted some more details to flesh the piece out, soi made the changes and sent it along this afternoon. Hope what I sent suits them. I am looking forward to seeing it. BPHope seems to have gone radio silent on me; I hope I hear from them again, but I am starting to doubt I will :(. Sad.

Other than that, things are going amazing! I thank you all for reading and keeping up with my rambling from time to time. Love to all.