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The bad and the good
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      9 comments

January 6th I had a complete meltdown/flare up of mental health symptoms... to the extent my niece took me to the ER, where I was given the option of either voluntary admission if I wanted more control over my discharge plan... or the on call do... Read more
Whatever you call it... it’s still cake
Saturday, December 28, 2019      20 comments

My mom made a vegan chocolate cake for almost every family birthday celebration for about 30+ years or more. Some people call it “Depression cake” (it has no eggs, half the sugar, etc. things which were harder to come by during the Great Depress... Read more
Merry Christmas
Wednesday, December 25, 2019      19 comments

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday. I have two Christmas doings to attend today. Our family already did gifts and such like on the 23rd to accommodate work schedules. But we have a more informal get together Christmas Day, and then I am of... Read more
Snowy day
Wednesday, December 11, 2019      12 comments

Yes, the snow was coming down sideways the last time I looked outside. And the solar panels don’t work so swell covered in snow (never mind that there’s... Read more
Monday
Monday, December 02, 2019      12 comments

I hope everyone has a good week!... Read more
Improvement vs perfection
Friday, November 22, 2019      14 comments

There’s a vast difference between trying to improve and expecting perfection! Striving to improve can help me to grow and get stronger (mentally as well as physically), while pushing for perfection sets me up for disappointment and low self est... Read more
Lessons from the doggos... walk away
Monday, November 18, 2019      12 comments

Sweet Pea and the Cooper-dog are both quite good at walking away when something or someone does not serve their best interests. I like that meme that say "P** on it or walk away"... That is so definitely a doggo thing to do. If you can't eat i... Read more
Lessons from the doggos... live in the moment
Sunday, November 17, 2019      11 comments

The Cooper-dog doesn’t worry about much, as far as I can tell. (I worry enough for both of us...). When he does something he tends to do it with all his... Read more
Lessons from the doggos... getting along
Friday, November 15, 2019      16 comments

Yesterday, after snow playtime and a mutual case of the “zoomies” the pups crashed out together in my lap. They are wildly different in personality and... Read more
Selfishness or self care...?
Sunday, November 10, 2019      16 comments

I recently read an article that said that one of the most radical forms of love is self care. That eating well (healthy and appealing food), drinking enough water, getting enough exercise, and tending to all of our basic needs is not emphasized ... Read more
Mornings
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      13 comments

I voted yesterday. That was my big goal for the day. But my ride to the polling place was my brother, and he was busy until 7pm, which left a lot of daytime hours to do something (or nothing). I decided to make use of those hours. My apartment ... Read more
Affecting small changes
Thursday, October 31, 2019      11 comments

The year is rolling quickly along to its conclusion. Today is Halloween, and in a few weeks it is Thanksgiving here in the US... followed way too quickl... Read more
Test results...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      13 comments

I had blood work done recently for my rheumatologist’s office. They monitor blood counts, inflammation level, etc. in order to keep an eye on whether my lupus is active or not. According to the results of the blood work it is likely that my lupu... Read more
Skeptical
Tuesday, October 29, 2019      13 comments

The Cooper-dog excels at the look of total skepticism, and disdain. Skepticism is not necessarily a good or bad thing. And it is different than cynici... Read more
Windy night
Sunday, October 27, 2019      14 comments

We are having a bit of a windstorm tonight. The power has either gone out completely or flickered a number of times in the past two hours (that was what I have witnessed since I woke up two hours ago...). I have an electric (battery powered) ca... Read more

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