Shipped Out

So my middle one is shipped out on her way back to college. My youngest and I are waiting on her friend to come over to spend the night.  I had a wonderful breakfast of fresh watermelon, and it tasted soo good.  I actually woke up at a decent hour and am staying awake so far.  So that is good as well.

Found a closet conservative in my MFA program yesterday.  I’ve seen him posting on Facebook some things and I just finally asked him about it in Messenger and we talked a bit about how we both avoid politics for the most part in class so as to get along better.  Our classes aren’t very political so it’s not hard to do so.

Talked with a new girl in the program who is bipolar as well.  She had been posting mental health advocacy things and I told her I was bipolar and she responded that she was too.  So we conversed about that a little bit.  I told her about the disability accommodations program and she said she would follow up on it.  So we will see how she does.

Got some work to do before the friend comes over so I need to get to that.  Hope everyone has a great weekend–we’ll be hosting Bob’s birthday and will be going on from there.




Rush, Rush

So my middle child discovered this morning about mid-morning that she actually reports to college tomorrow instead of Saturday.  So she is madly packing stuff that she meant to pack tomorrow at a more leisurely pace.  I’ve offered to help but she seems to know what she wants to do and is taking care of it herself.

Got a note that I’ll be having a conference call with the publisher for my novella on Sunday August 5.  I’ll either leave church early or skip it. Haven’t decided.  But we will see how it goes.

My oldest survived the Fourth of July, her first holiday at Disney.  She calls every once in a while to let us know how she is doing so that is nice.  She still seems to be enjoying it and going there as a guest once a week on her days off.  Today she is networking with some other chefs from her resort, playing around in the Magic Kingdom.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.  I’m coping as well as can be expected this week.  I will miss my middle one but it will be okay.  She is moving on with her life, which is what we want them to do.



Fourth of July

It’s been a fun day so far.  We slept in and went and had barbeque for lunch at Pig and Pint.  My middle one had never been so she enjoyed that.  Then we went and bought a watermelon at the farmer’s market and came back home.   Then we watched the Labyrinth with David Bowie, which my youngest and I had never seen.  So that was interesting as well.  Now they’re playing a card game and I am just hanging out checking all my message centers.   Nothing particularly patriotic, but we have enjoyed the togetherness of the day and everything.

My youngest has a friend coming over Friday to spend the night and that is about all the plans I have for the rest of the week.  So we don’t have too much going on.  I need to start on working at my syllabus and ordering my books.  I suppose I could see if the books are available now since I have a coupon for 10% of orders from Barnes and Noble.  We will see.

Days like today I forget I am bipolar. It has been such a good day so far.  I will sign on and try to order my textbooks real quick before my coupon expires.  Hope everyone has a good rest of the week.



Feels Like Monday

I dont’ know what is going on, but I am sleepy and tired all over again.  I want to go back to sleep and see if it helps me perk up for tonight.  I don’t know.

Not much going on today.  I went to see Tillie for therapy today and didnt’ really talk about anything impactful–we’re moving to every other week so that is a good thing I think.  I suppose she thinks I am making progress.

I really do feel like a slug.  I want to go back to bed.  I actually woke up with Bob this morning but didn’t get up good until a little after seven-thirty.  I just want to see something fun to do.  I have things I need to do but nothing really fun on the horizon to look forward to.

My youngest read another book and got another prize so that was nice.  I hope she is starting to enjoy reading more–she is certainly not protesting it like she used to.

Hopefully everyone can have a safe and happy Fourth of July.  Thanks for reading!


Good Time

was had by all in Natchez.  We just visited historical sites and interesting places and took it easy the rest of the time. I’m certainly glad my knees healed in that I was able to take the stairs and look at so many interesting things.  Our B&B we were at had no elevator so we were on the second floor and had to take steps, which didn’t hurt me!  It was hard to remember to take them normally because I got so used to doing them the other way.  But we enjoyed ourselves and I think did something really good for our relationship as well. (Check out my vlog for more details if you like on YouTube under the channel “Julie Whitehead”)

Came back to two happy campers which was nice also.   The girls got along well in the time we were gone and spent some time with their grandfather too, which was good. No fighting or anything that we know of so we feel good about that as well.

Came back to news of my novella–the release date has been pushed to November 1 which is okay with me.  I’m looking forward to seeing it and I’m supposed to receive payment sometime this week so that is good as well.  Now if I could just get something else accepted soon I would be very happy with that.

Hope everyone has a good  start to their week.

Just About Ready

to go on my trip.  I just need to pick up a bottle of medication and gas the car up before we go this afternoon. I’m so looking forward to it.

When we get back I need to start getting ready for school in earnest–ordering my books and redoing my syllabus.  I am going to add in five new authors on my syllabus and need to select them as soon as I can and add them in at the end.

My middle one is getting sick and has gone out after a Dayquil/Nyquil combo pack to get her well this weekend–I hope it works for her.  She sounds scratchy.

My small one is reading for a little while this morning and we will see how long she sticks to it before asking if she can quit :).  I have in mind how long I want her to read but will wait and see how long it takes her to remember that she doesn’t like to do it and ask :).

My mood  is holding stable and I think things are going really well in that department.  I have been in the Word a lot since I got out of Psycamore and I think that reading it is helping me get an eternal perspective on things instead of just a day-to-day, getting-through-the day mindset.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!



on laundry to finish so I can finish packing for the trip.  I think we’re going to have a good time on it.  We don’t have really solid plans but do plan to visit a bunch of the antebellum homes and see what we can see there.

Busy day so far but about to slow down.  I took my youngest to the dentist and she had a good checkup, then I took them both out to eat at Kismet’s and we had fun doing that.  My youngest has been cleaning out her closet and had done a really good job of it working by herself.  My middle one is getting ready to go back to Mississippi State and has just about got her stuff reorganized for that.  So it’s been good.

We may get our office quicker than we thought–my middle one is planning to get an unfurnished apartment next spring with her best friend for high school and said she would go ahead and move her stuff out of her room if she did.  SO that will be good to   do next spring–buy Bob a new desk for one side of the room and me a desk on the other, get some filing cabinets, then a sleeper sofa  and it will be really nice to work in.

Hope everyone has a good weekend–I know I plan to.  Thanks for reading!