My publication with NAMI Blog went up today– I’m so proud to see part of my story there! Such a nice milestone.

I have been resting this morning. I don’t have anything really pressing to do today–I will work on my next story and see what I can accomplish on it. I think I can get another NAMI post out of it so we will see. Need to make more phone calls, however.

Turned in what I hope is my last crime story. I am not loving doing these, but I think both needed to be done. We will see what turns out. Hopefully it will run this week.

I am a little on edge. My youngest’s birthday and Valentine’s Day have always marked an uptick in active symptoms that led to an episode, either mixed or depressive. It’s been such a reliable indicator that once I went in on Valentine’s, and Bob gave me his gift (a book) as he left me at the hospital. And he hasn’t ever given me another gift on the day since then, preferring to take me out to eat somewhere around the day instead. So we went out the fifth of this month to the French restaurant with my youngest and middle one and her boyfriend. So I get extra vigilant here on out until Mother’s Day. It makes for kind of an unhappy holiday.

SO I suppose I will get to work. Thanks for visiting and reading! Godspeed.


Getting Things Done

I am nailing down doing the story on the community hero TODAY and turning it in. I need to get this project done. Then I can worry more about thesis, etc. I just fiddled the day away yesterday. I got nailed down what thesis chapters are going out this week and next. But that and getting my daughter her license are about all I contributed yesterday. So we will see what we can get done today.

I will need to work on the epilogue to my thesis this week–it’s come time to get that ready. I’m glad I’ve already gone ahead and been thinking about it. I’m pretty sure I know exactly w hat I’m going to say and limit it to two pages. Then I’ll start formatting and doing my process essay. This is not going to be easy. I’ve been writing so long that I feel like I don’t have a process beyond procrastinating to the last minute and banging a story out. And it is so affected by my bipolar, too–I wrote the thesis draft in one month in May last year when I was manic. Etc.

Debbie liked the idea on seeing whether state facilities were vaccinating mental patients in their care, so I will start pushing ahead on that ONCE I FINISH THIS OTHER ONE. And not before. I need to finish what I’ve already contracted for. Candy and Christy are coming today, and then I go see Tillie. And I have to change the appointment about our will –I stupidly scheduled ti when I need to be picking my youngest up from school. Unless I check her out early and leave her at home while we meet. I’ll ask Bob about that.

I guess I can wind up and get started on the story. Much love to all. Stay safe from the virus.

Tire Pressure

My tire pressure light came back on so I went back to the tire place and they said this time all my tires were a bit low. They put it down to the change in weather–couldn’t find any leaks of any kind. So at least they didn’t charge me for looking. I was glad of that.

I read some last night and need to do my research note for tomorrow. I think i know what way I will go with it so that is nice to know, I still need to revise last week’s essays so if I can stay awake, I will do it this morning.

Last day of my forties. I feel kind of retrospective. I started my forties with rollerskating, did my degree work, and ended them with short grey hair. That’s all that I’ll write about in Rollerskating Over Forty should the book ever appear. I am looking forward to locking down Growing Up Mental this year then starting on A Year Without Writing. I need to reread my journal from that time so I can line out chapters (either themed together or just month-by-month). Not sure which organizing principle I will use.

It’s realy nice and chilly outside today with the wind, If we didn’t have the winds, I think it would be warmer. But that’s okay. Right time of year for the weather to change.

I will be glad when either life gets back to normal or we all get used to the way it is and it feels normal. This unsettled feeling all the time is unnerving.

I guess I will start on my research note and the rest of my w4iting I hope everyone has a good first day of fall and enjoys the weather change. Godspeed,