Here’s what happened in my life over the past week:
- Thanks so much to Winter Dragonflies for nominating me for the Real Neat Blog award!
- Thanks also to Rory of A Guy Called Bloke for gifting me a compliment on my posts Blogging & Relationships and Is Depression Anger Turned Inward?
- A couple of days someone followed me on Twitter, and I followed them back because it was a mental health account. Then I got a DM from them wanting to set up a time for a phone call so they could tell me their mental health story. Huh?
- For the last year or so, I’ve been having difficulty with idioms, and it’s something I’ve been noticing more this week. I’ll be working on a blog post and write an idiomatic expression, then I’ll stop and wonder whether or not that’s an actual saying. I’ll then Google it to find out if it is or not. Sometimes I’ve gotten it wrong, but most of the time it’s right. What interests me is how often I’m looking things up. This was never an issue in the past.
- There’s a family of crows that’s been nesting in my building’s courtyard for the last few years. There are little ones right now, and they make interesting noises. They have a higher pitched caw sound, and then when an adult feeds them, the caw turns into a gobble gobble gobble kind of sound.
- The weather’s been gloomy most of this week, and when my mood’s low to begin with, the lack of sun is extra-unpleasant.
- I pay for pretty much everything on my credit card, for the sole reason that it gives me rewards points and my debit card doesn’t. Now that I’m no longer travelling, I decided to switch cards, and I redeemed all the points I’d saved for a good chunk of money in Amazon gift cards. I’m very cheap for the most part, but I ease up on that when I’ve got gift cards. Anyway, the real point of this ramble is that I ordered some L-methylfolate supplements from Amazon. I used to get methylfolate injections from a naturopath to help my brain work better, but I stopped because it was too expensive. The oral supplements are also pricey, but I figure I’ll try it out and see if it helps.
As a guest on my blog this week, I had Karoline of Not broken – My life with PTSD, who did a wounded healer interview.
Happy Fourth of July to my American friends. I think these words about freedom, from the “I have a dream” speech, are very fitting for this day.
When we allow freedom to ring—when we let it ring from every city and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last, Free at last, Great God a-mighty, We are free at last.”Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, 1963
Sometimes, boys just need to let their boys have some air.
How has your week been?