Weekend wrap-up

Weekend wrap-up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

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

  • Michelle from Michelle Writer Blog nominated me for the blogger recognition award.  Thanks so much!
  • A random person (as in someone who doesn’t read my blog) got in touch with me this week to say he’d found my book Psych Meds Made Simple really useful.  I thought that was pretty cool.  That book is like the little engine that could.
  • I’ve had quite a few downloads this week of one of the freebies on the MH@H Store, and some investigating on Google Analytics reveals that people are ending up there via Pinterest.  I find Pinterest so fascinating, as there seems to be little rhyme or reason as to what works and what doesn’t.
  • My doctor thought it would be a good idea to increase the dose of my stimulant (dextroamphetamine) from 20 to 30mg a day to see if it will get me moving somewhat faster than a snail’s pace.  I like how reasonable and pragmatic he is; he cares about what’s likely to be helpful and doesn’t look at the stimulant any differently than any of my other meds.
  • I came across an article on Medium.com this week entitled “If you aren’t at least a little schizophrenic your writing may suck.”  I would think that most people would recognize that’s just a smidge problematic, but apparently not.  At least the writer was reasonable when I pointed it out her.
  • I finally dealt with the car issue that I didn’t feel up to handling a couple of weeks ago.  Luckily I was eventually able to get it started and get it to the garage.  It turned out the battery needed to be replaced, which was relatively inexpensive in the grand scheme of things.
  • I’ve felt quite sad for the later part of the week.  Despite having depression I don’t often feel sad, but it is what it is.
  • The book I’m currently reading tells us ladies that we should give our vaginas empowering names and say daily affirmations for our urethras.  Perhaps I’ll call mine Sharon-Stone’s-Leg-Crossing-Move-in-Fatal-Attraction.  A little unwieldy, but I think I’m feeling empowered already!
  • This week’s spam email of the week is from from@hamzadedefacdsbjnsd.com.  Because really, who wouldn’t take that seriously with so many letters involved?


How has your week been?



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


32 thoughts on “Weekend wrap-up”

  1. Good that your car got fixed, well done! My week was so uneventful, again. I went to see the occupational doctor and I’m almost fired at my old job. Need to get back there this Monday. My psychiatrist made my dosis medication higher and added something. It worked for a few days; I did a little more as per usual and now the battery is very low. I’m even too tired to go to my bf Birthday dinner. I’m ashemed but on the other hand, I don’t see what else I could do. I did manage to write some new blogposts. That was very fun! I hope next week I’ll have a more fun story!

    1. Congrats on your nomination! Sounds huge😁
      And on getting your car fixed.
      The schizophrenic bit got me kinda excited though… I mean the voices in my head suddenly make sense now! 😁

      I hope you really get better. Your doctor sounds amazing.

  2. You have to be at least a little schizophrenic to be a good writer? Oh my goodness!! 😀 Well, I guess that works for me, then!! Lucky me!! HA HA HA HA HA. Oh my. How does someone be a little schizophrenic, anyway? Huh. Weirdness.

    Your doctor sounds nice and very helpful to me!! I like him!!

    I’m sorry you feel sad!! I wish you could feel happy again!!

    I love your name for… uh… oh my goodness!! It’s a great name! I’d probably like it even more if I’d ever seen Fatal Attraction, but I haven’t. Sounds like a very interesting movie, I have to say! Yes, sounds empowering indeedy!!

    My week was… hmm, trying to remember… well, it was hard, but not in any sort of long-term consequences sort of way (that I know of), and that’s the important thing. I’m excited for Christmas, but I only wish you had special plans too! I strongly recommend Home Alone, because the ending makes me weep. It’s got something for everyone. Haven’t seen it in years, though. Have you seen the Family Stone? If not, you might enjoy it as well on Christmas!!

    1. I haven’t actually seen the full movie Fatal Attraction, but in the pertinent scene, she’s being interviewed by police and is wearing a skirt, and she has her legs crossed, then uncrosses them so you get a view of her vagina, then recrosses them in the other direction. Super empowering flashing one’s vagina at key moments!

      1. 😮 Egad!! I’ve never even known you could DO that!! Holy goodness!! I think my similar body parts are far too G-rated for such shenanigans!! But if I’m ever being interviewed by police….

  3. Glad your car is fixed and legitimately laughed at your proposed vagina name 😆 does sound like you have a good doctor who takes the time to listen. My week has been hectic. New baby and a boost in business, thanks to my recent discovery of google ads. Happy Holidays!

  4. I haven’t had anyone find me on Pinterest yet. It is a weird site. People with mental health issues are known to be the best writers. That’s good your car was easy to fix.

  5. So glad your car got fixed. Hope the stimulant will kick in soon.

    As for Pinterest, I don’t do it. I can’t do images and that’s what it’s based on. That being said, I am clueless about any social media.

  6. Your doctor sounds awesome! And congratulations on getting your car fixed! Tasks like that *sound* so simple, but they require SO much energy and feel like a huge burden. Also, I laughed out loud at the name you came up with; I’ll have to think about an empowering name too hahah.

  7. Wow “a little schizophrenic” sounds really strange. I’m so curious to know how one adjusts the level of schizophrenia and where is the borderline between a little and anything more than a little. 😀
    It’s so cool people find you via Pinterest too, and that a random person wrote to you some kind words about your book. I really like when such “random” things happen, can be really encouraging and motivating.
    I’m glad that your car is fixed now. 🙂
    Hope the higher stimulant dose will help and that you’re having a peaceful and happy Christmas. 🙂

  8. That’s such a shocker about the Medium article! I’m glad that the writer was reasonable when you pointed it out though! The book you’re reading sounds rather interesting – what’s it called? I may have to add it to my list for the new year!

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