Weekend Wrap-Up

Weekend wrap-up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

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

  • Thank you to The Mindberg for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger award!
  • I added two new members to my family. I adopted Peanut and Butternut from an SPCA shelter.  Apparently they were fighting at the shelter and the shelter staff person was quite insistent that they would need to be housed separately, they’ve settled in together just fine.  I now have 3 girls and 2 boys.  The more the merrier!

2 guinea pigs looking at the camera

  • I’m not as slow mentally as last week as last.  I’m a little less slow physically, but people are still whizzing by me on the sidewalk.
  • A piece I wrote is published in the current edition of Bella Grace Magazine.  It’s a print-only magazine, so you won’t be able to see it online, but it’s about the mindfulness benefits of my woodpecker fixation.
  • Speaking of my woodpeckers, mama stopped by for a quick peck on the bbq on my balcony, and then flew down to the ground to munch on some ants.  I knew that northern flickers ate from the ground rather than trees, but it was the first time I’d actually seen it.
  • Based on the feedback that people gave on my post earlier this week, I’ve published Blogging as a Therapeutic Tool for Mental Health on Psychreg.org.  Thanks everyone for your input!


How has your week been?


All this month I’m including a pride flag on my home page in support of Pride Month and everyone in the LGBTQ+ community.  This blog is a safe space for people of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

LGBTQ Pride Flag


books by Ashley L,. Peterson: Managing the Depression Puzzle, Making Sense of Psychiatric Diagnosis, and Psych Meds Made Simple

36 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up”

  1. Welcome Peanut and Butternut! Glad to hear your not as slow as last week, maybe next week it will be you be wizzing past the people on the sidewalk 😁👍

  2. It is so amazing that you got into Bella Grace!! I totally want to own a copy. It’s a great publication!! If I make it to the bookstore soon, I’ll pick one up!! How exciting! And it’s so great that the two new guineas are happy now!! Sounds like it’s been a great week!! YAY!!

    My week has been… odd… 😀 But later today, my dad and I are going to have a party and watch the Belmont race. It’s the last of the Triple Crown, and while I don’t have a passionate love for horse racing, it’s more interesting than basketball or baseball any day of the week.

  3. Aww. Guinea pigs. What cuties. How nice you found them settled and not fighting at home. They must have been stressed at the shelter.

    I did my morning shift cleaning today. (I put my notice in yesterday, for just over a weeks time.)

    After work, I decided to some volunteer work again. This is with a conservation group in my local area. I did some litter picking around a park I have been meaning to visit, but not got round to till today. I did the litter picking for not quite a couple of hours. I am saying park, but it’s actually a nature reserve. It’s beautiful around there.

    Later, mum came and stopping at mine for the night. Mum has given me her answers for Fibbing Friday and so the post is now aired. So we had fun with that.

    It’s just a relaxing night, till I go to bed. Up cleaning in the morning. I am counting down to my last day. 😊

  4. Congrats on your new babies. And congrats on your nominations and publishings. As you know I have terrible depression but not sure if I would fit with what you need. Heck you may as well just write the book on me. Lol. I have it all.

  5. You are so amazing!!! Do you mind if I borrow this idea in support of the LGBT community? Such an public display of acceptance which we are over at ROE too. 🙂 I have a friend whose husband has cyclothymia if no one contacts you, I can reach out to her. Let me know if that is necessary. I am happy to read that your spirits are improving. And your additions…💕💕💕💕💕💕💕

  6. Its wonderful to read all the places you get published. You are an amazing voice and advocate for mental health. I love the pic of your two new critters!

  7. I’ve been a bit out of touch with WordPress for a while, but I’m so happy to see your new fur babies! Welcome Peanut and Butternut <3
    Great news on the publications too, hope you're doing ok xx

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