Weekend wrap-up

Weekend wrap-up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:

  • There are many things that puzzle me in this world, but one is getting emails via WordPress from totally random people inviting me to follow their blog.  Um, no thank you…
  • For one of my jobs I took on a new patient to see for monthly injections.  I was totally overwhelmed and discombobulated.  There were a number of important things I almost forgot to do, and I had to call the patient a second time because I’d completely forgotten to ask her a basic question.
  • I decided to go talk to my doctor about my spacey depression brain.  He wanted me to increase the dose of the stimulant I take, and he suggested that I try doing a hard-core ketogenic diet for a week, eating only animal products.  One of the things I like about this doctor is that he’s open to anything, and he’s had a few patients that have noticed a benefit from doing a keto blitz, so he thought it would be worth giving it a try.  By the middle of day 2 I felt physically gross and like my brain was starving, so that was the end of that experiment.
  • No massage this week.  I miss it, and am looking forward to my next appointment on Tuesday.
  • My parents haven’t asked me what I’m doing for Christmas.  I know it’s because it was really hard for me going home for Christmas last year, and they know that and don’t want to trigger me.  I have kind of a weird push-pull of wishing they would ask but at the same time being glad they haven’t.
  • Speaking of Christmas, I’m still indifferent.  I’d been thinking earlier that maybe I’d put up some lights, but I just don’t care enough.  Maybe I’ll have some carbo-licious mac and cheese for Christmas dinner.


Off-blog writing this week:

  • The Single Gal User’s Manual on Humans.media
  • One Answer to Nationalism? Travelling on Wander.media
  • Pressing send: Overcoming the psychological barrier on The Writing Cooperative
  • I got top writer status in mental health on Medium.com.  I’m not really sure how they decide that, but it’s pretty cool.
  • There’s a piece I’ve been working on for a while now to submit to a magazine, and I’ve been fussing with it for long enough that it was starting to annoy me.  This week I finally decided I didn’t want to have to look at it any more and it was time to just submit it already.


How has your week been?


22 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up”

  1. I understand the push me pull me thing, I get it when I hear of family gatherings (usually the in-laws) that we weren’t invited to. Once I move past indignation I feel relief that I didn’t have to come up with an acceptable excuse!

  2. Congratulations on your top author spot. That is amazing and hopefully, it will validate that you are a good writer. Yes, just submit it already. Is it an online magazine or one that would be printed? I am super proud of you and despite your work stuff, you are doing great things.

  3. Sounds like a busy week. Mac and cheese is what I used to have for christmas dinner as a kid too fussy to eat anything else (would totally recommend it!)

  4. I’ve had random messages from strangers about following their blogs, I wondered whether it was some kind of dangerous spam. Definitely better off trash binning it straight award. I’m sure that new patient will understand, you can only do your best and getting overwhelmed happens to the best of us. Add to that your ‘spacey depression brain’ and it’s no wonder you’ve got a lot going on. I’m glad your doc is open-minded, and also that you tried the keto diet (‘you don’t know until you try’). Is there another experiment to try next?
    As for Christmas, you make it what you want to make it. I do find a little decoration can make me feel a tad more festive, especially when this year I feel totally out of sorts with the whole thing. Maybe lights would be nice, nothing too drastic, see how you feel. Huge congrats on getting top writer status on that other site, that’s amazing and very well-deserved as you do write very authentically and engagingly!
    I hope you have a lovely massage on Tuesday! =]
    Caz xx

  5. Wow, congrats on all those articles!!

    I’ve felt indifferent about Christmas too!! I strung some lights downstairs on the mantel, but they don’t make me feel anything!! 😮

    I’m glad you’re looking forward to your upcoming massage!!

    My week has been awful!! 😀 Here’s to better weeks ahead!! 🙂

  6. So happy you submitted the article. Hope you decide to send a few more cuz you write pretty great! Perhaps you can get a mini Charlie Brown Christmas tree as a decoration. I know how you feel about not getting invited to family stuff. I usually hear about the party AFTER it happened like, “Wasn’t that a wonderful dinner we shared at Denny’s”? Jerks!

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