Weekend wrap-up

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

  • I had two fantastic reviews of my book this week from Johnzelle at Perfectly Imperfect and Marie at MAG’s Blog, which was awfully exciting.
  • I worked a couple of night shifts this week, which went fine.
  • I feel like I’ve got a lot of things I’m either doing or thinking about doing, and I end up kind of floundering and not really doing all that much.  I use a lot of lists to keep my brain on track, but sometimes my system will start to lose its effectiveness and I have to do a major list overhaul.  I’m making progress on that, which hopefully will help me feel a bit more focused.
  • I got out for a few walks this week, which is a big improvement over the last few months when my mobility was limited by breathing problems.  I’m feeling a lot better physically, but I am a bit concerned that’ll make it easier for the rheumatologist to blow me off when I see him in a couple of weeks.
  • It’s been several months since I last saw my Grandma, and I didn’t want to go for a visit until the pneumonia had totally cleared up.  I’ve decided I’m going to head out there next weekend.  I’ll stay at my parents’ place and spend much of the day visiting Grandma in the care home she’s living in.  It’ll be tiring, but given that she’s 102 I have to take advantage of each opportunity since it could easily be the last.
  • The weather has been sunny and warm this week, which has had a positive impact on my mood.  I hope the spring weather means my woodpeckers will be baby-making soon.  Today I’m planning to plant my balcony herb garden.  I’m a plant killer, but I’m hoping some parsley will grow since the guinea pigs like it.
  • I went for a late birthday breakfast with a friend.  IHOP is a wonderful thing.  Give me a good greasy diner breakfast over a fancy restaurant breakfast any time.
  • On Longevity.media, I published Nutrition myths debunked.  The Writing Cooperative published my article Bringing it back to purpose.

 

The Best Life Collaborative has a Twitter account- follow us at @BestLifeCollab1!  On the blog this week, we had Kristian’s post Writing my way out: How writing has helped me deal with my mental health issues and my post Growing your blog with monetization.

 

How has your week been?

 

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26 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up

  1. Meg says:

    Wow, you’ve had a great week!! This is marvelous!!!

    I can totally relate to your third paragraph–I often find myself spacing out at the computer, and then I’ll think, “Oh, wait, I should be writing my novel,” (or whatever). Focus is such a fragile thing!!

    Your grandma is so lucky to have you!! My late paternal grandmother would just adore you too. She was always saying, “You can do it!” Very positive woman. Please report back about your upcoming visit with your grandma!!

    Here’s to mating woodpeckers! There’s an episode of Hot in Cleveland where Betty White (my favorite actress) tries to get the rhinos at the zoo amorous enough to mate. I know, right? It’s hilarious. I saw it several years ago, and your blog post brought it to mind!

    Here’s to more great weeks! My week was quite good, and I think I’ll write a blog post about it soon!! 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    I have come down with a cold/viral/sore throat.
    I started with quenching for water yesterday, then throat felt a bit sore. Got more painful as day went on.
    All throughout the night, I have been shivering, so not a good quality of sleep.
    Looking at me, you wouldn’t think I was laid up, it’s mainly inside I feel it, then showing it.

    Today, regardless, it was still lunch with mum at mine.
    We then went back to mental health unit this afternoon and I am now in Morrisons cafe, where I just had an apple pie with cream and a latte. I will then go home and take my paracetamol that’s due and have an egg sandwich about 6pm. I won’t be doing anything once home. Early to bed tonight.

    Staying in tomorrow. Hopefully a bit of watercolouring if up to it.

  3. BeckiesMentalMess.wordpress.com says:

    I read those reveiws on your book, and I am sincerely proud of you!!! I can’t wait until 4/3 when I get my monthly funds and finally purchace it!
    God Bless your grandmother. 102 years young! More power to her. I truly hope you enjoy your visit with her next weekend!

  4. eirlysgwenllian says:

    That sounds like it’s been a fairly good week for you. 🙂 Congratulations about the reviews, it’s always so nice when someone acknowledges what you’ve done. 🙂 Cool that you managed to go for a few walks, I feel like it always helps me to clear my brain at least a bit and changes my way of thinking. I hope that your visit to grandma goes well, I can imagine it must be tiring for you but I also hope that it will be rewarding to be with her, and I’m sure it will be very nice for her.

  5. DV says:

    Yay for feeling better physically – I’ve been walking a with a friend once a week for a few weeks now and I’ve noticed that it has improved my mood quite a lot. Hope your rheumatologist visit is productive.

    My week is going well. I made the fairly big decision this week to close and delete my blog and just focus on personal journalling – a major change that’s probably come as a surprise to my readers but the right choice for me and I’m feeling a sense of relief at not being quite so exposed any more. I’m currently reading How to Be Miserable – I bought a copy based on your recent review and it arrived in the mail this week. Excellent book.

    • ashleyleia says:

      Yeah it’s a good one.
      I’m glad you’re feeling good about the decision to shut down the blog. It really needs to be about what’s best for you.

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