Weekend wrap-up

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

  • It’s been a while since I stopped caring about my appearance.  I was out the other day and happened to get a glimpse of my schlumpy reflection in a window.  It was a bit scary, actually.  Not scary enough to make me want to put an ounce more effort into making myself presentable, mind you, but a bit surprised by just how undone I looked.
  • In the things that make you go hmmm department…  I’ve been listed on Feedspots‘s top 60 (now 75) mental health blogs since not long after I submitted my blog to their site back in my early days of blogging.  I’ve hovered around #45 since then.  I’ve realized all along that the ranking method was a bit suspect, since they initially asked if I wanted to pay to be ranked.  Anyway, since I last checked not that long ago they’ve demoted me to #60.  I’m too busy being amused to be offended.  Demote away!
  • Due to a scheduling mix-up I didn’t have a massage this week. 🙁
  • I didn’t work at all this week.  Overall the week was pretty uneventful; mostly just me at home with my laptop.
  • There’s some re-stuccoing work going to be happening in in my building’s courtyard.  Yesterday they started to put up the scaffolding, which happens to be right beside the tree where there are some crows nesting.  It is going to be an extra noisy next few weeks.
  • On Medium this week, I had stories published in Mariposa (Using Adversity to Find a New Passion), Invisible Illness (The right decision isn’t always easy), and Feel-Heal-Share (The therapeutic value of community).  The article in Feel-Heal-Share was based a survey done on my blog several weeks ago.  In December I had submitted an article to The Mighty,  It was something I’d already posted on my blog.  Anyway, I heard from them in January that they had accepted it, and they just published it yesterday.  Seems a bit excessive, plus they changed the title to something that seems rather wordy.  Oh well, what can you do.
  • One of my guinea pig boys has learned a new trick, climbing on top of his house.

guinea pig boy on top of his house

How has your week been?

 

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21 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up

  1. Barb says:

    Some time last year, someone e-mailed me about how I’m on their Top 100 of Bipolar Bloggers. I was like 98 lol! I don’t even know what’s happened with them or if that list exists anymore. I did take down the badge that announced my blog as a Top Blogger, or whatever. haha!

  2. Meg says:

    Awwww, the guinea climbed the house!! How cute and accomplished!! YAY!!

    And congrats on getting published in all those places!! Woo hoo!!

  3. eirlysgwenllian says:

    I hope you’ll be able to have a massage next week again. 🙂 I don’t envy you at all the noisy weeks that are going to come, but at least hope it won’t be affecting your life too badly. What a clever guinea pig boy you have! 🙂 Congratulations for him! 🙂

  4. Paula Light says:

    I took yesterday off to make a 4-day weekend from my office job, which is nice. I’m still doing other work though, but that’s at my own pace. I’m feeling okay. ❤️

  5. Mathew S | Blog of the Wolf Boy says:

    “It’s been a while since I stopped caring about my appearance. I was out the other day and happened to get a glimpse of my schlumpy reflection in a window. It was a bit scary, actually. Not scary enough to make me want to put an ounce more effort into making myself presentable, mind you, but a bit surprised by just how undone I looked.”

    You’re hilarious Ashley. Bahaha. Love it.

  6. Megan Perkins says:

    I feel ya! I just got on a bunch of meds for recent grief and severe medical issues which has lowered my ability to manage it very difficult. I have a long history of mental health issues but nobody helped me until I was 24!! We are all a little bit out there, we all get sad, we all feel pain, we all lose our way, that is the human condition I guess. Maybe mental health “issues” are do to our unhealthy urban lifestyle and american consumerism. Just typing my ass off. Please let me know what your views are

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