Weekend Wrap-Up

wrapping paper, ribbon, and twine

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

  • I got this gem via my blog’s contact form: “Hi my name is DR. King Stone Powerfully and I am blogger. Can you follow me on my website and like and comments on all of it and share with other people. PS: I need Email follower on my email list.” I am blogger, hear me roar (Powerfully).
  • I didn’t do much of anything for Christmas this year. Depression continues to stand in the way of caring. However, it was very nice to have people over for a virtual Christmas dinner here on the blog.
  • I got the boys a new house and a hollow log, and took out their old house. It makes it easier to stay out of each other’s way as needed, and they can do laps around the house and run through the log. Plus both log and house are made of chewable materials. They seem to like the new set-up. It means Butternut loses his rooftop garden on top of the old house to hang out on, but he’ll manage.
guinea pig boys in their cage

There isn’t really much else to say. I spent a fair bit of time staring at nothing, just dazed and confused and trying to get brain cells to connect.

How has your week been?

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51 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. I loved your Christmas banquet!! I had a great time, and the food was wonderful!! Please do it more often!! YAY!!

    Your blogger-form spammers reminds me of all the catfishers who keep accosting me on social media. I can’t make a comment on a public post (like of someone I follow) without the catfishers coming out of the woodwork.

    Ohhh, I LOVE the new bling for the guineas!! They’ll enjoy the fine living toys for a long time to come!!

    I wish your brain cells worked better. 🙁 If there’s any way I can help, come and find me!

    My week was good!! As usual, I don’t recall much about it now… but I’m pretty sure it was good!! 🙂

  2. Loved reading your virtual Christmas.

    Nothing much to say from me than I seen mum last a couple of days before Christmas. Gave her presents from me and my friend Andrew.
    Socially distance chat for 30 minutes. More me chatting though and mum looking as though she has gave up.

    I emailed the care home after, to see if they know when they are getting these tests they supposed to have had before Christmas, so I can hold her hand.
    Also queried to see if any so called family and friends sent mum a birthday card and Christmas card directly at the care home, with not receiving any myself to pass on, with exception of my friend who gave me a Christmas card for her.
    I won’t be surprised if she got none, which means they will hear nothing more from me. Only one friend of hers I expect not to send one because of respecting her wishes. Mum doesn’t want anything to do with her and still doesn’t when I asked again.
    This friend and neighbour has done nothing wrong unfortunately. It’s all because of how mum is due to her deteriation in mental health.
    I have said to mum that I will keep in touch with her, but I will respect and not pass anything on about mum. I told mum how she’s asked about her and how she helped me by keeping an eye in bungalow and supported me.

  3. These guinea pigs are very cute but it must be quite difficult to manage these little buddies right?
    And as for this Christmas it was pretty much the same for me, I did not do anything much, I just hope we all can enjoy next Christmas with a positive set of mind!

  4. Sorry to hear your brain cells are so uncooperative. My brain was uncooperative yesterday as well, although it manifested in quite a different way – namely in the form of another migraine. – Oh well, at least I didn’t have any specific Christmas plans, or they just wouldn’t work out. But things are better now, at least for the time being, and I wish it were an option for your brain cells.

  5. I got contact form spam this week too! From 2 people I got “Extinction Rebellion” stuff. They had to send it in several emails to send all of it. I pretty much got a novel from both of them. What’s worse is I tried to read it but it was written really poorly, so I deleted and blocked.

  6. I’m not big into Christmas and the tradition is exhausting every year. My husband and I did not exchange gifts and decided to save that money instead. I buy what’s on sale and Lindt Chocolate happened to be on sale so I spoiled them with a bag of 110 Lindt chocolates instead. Between the 3 of us, that’s a lot of chocolate. I also made them a trifle. No physical gifts though. Yesterday I watched 4 movies which is something I never do…. I felt like crap so I didn’t bother dressing up or looking nice. I lounged in my husband’s hoodie. Messy hair, don’t care.

    Depression is rough… I get it. I go through waves of depression but currently not taking anything for it. I haven’t seen my parents since Dec 2019 and they don’t video chat. They haven’t seen my daughter for over a year… it’s sad but it’s reality right now. One of my pet peeves is seeing a ton of humble-brag posts on the WP reader. It’s littered with these types of posts, especially this time of year.

    1. Mmm, chocolate!

      That’s tough not being able to see your parents, especially with your doctor. Hopefully it won’t be too much longer before things can start to settle down.

      1. I don’t have a family doctor and go to the walk-in clinic on campus. Haven’t been on meds for a year and a half. I listen to self-help podcasts all day, guided meditation, and drink a lot of tea. It helps to a certain extent.

        I feel bad for my parents because my 4-year old is their world, and yet they can’t see her. They sent her a box of Christmas gifts in the mail this year which was really nice.

          1. Completely agree! I have yet to find a medication that works for me. I’m all for holistic medicine though. Having earbuds in my ears all day probably isn’t the healthiest though. I’m already deaf in my right ear but have been for years.

            1. But I guess when it comes down to it, you’ve got to do what works. If I became allergic to guinea pigs I’d keep them anyway because they’re so important to my mental health.

            2. One of the best things I did in 2019 was get a rescue cat. I love my cat so much and he’s very affectionate. Animals are very therapeutic and I would recommend a pet to those who are dealing with depression/anxiety. My husband is typically very allergic to cats but thankfully, he can handle this cat. We got lucky because our cat is domestic shorthair and very soft.

              Fun fact: my dad had guinea pigs when he was a kid. He built the cage himself and would have up to 6 guinea pigs at a time. When he immigrated to Canada from Germany, he got the guinea pigs for company. He says that they are good pets and quite docile.

  7. Trouble with nightmares and sleeping more than ideal or not enough. That cycle of problems.

    Trying to allow feelings and look for the needs associated with them. But instead am mostly avoiding them or traveling through time and space.

    Saw two Snowy Owls tonight, which keeps our heart from breaking entirely. We miss our new T, who is on vacation for holidays

  8. Yikes at the spammer. Like gawd, cringe. I really like the new stuff for the boys! Wish I had seen your virtual Christmas dinner instead of going out with those 2 people I ranted about! I’m still all kinds of rattled from it, and I’m not sure why I feel so unsafe despite knowing I’m safe.

  9. Mostly an all right week, though unproductive and full of indecision and hesitation. Nothing super bad happened, though, and Christmas Day itself was surprisingly nice. That’s interesting the message you got from Dr. King Stone Powerfully. Reminds me on SoundCloud I got a message from somebody named “Jimmy the Crook” whose avatar was a cartoon character of a guy holding up an assault rifle. He told me I would get more plays if I went to his web site and signed up for something. Had to have been a troll. Nobody in their right mind would want to work with someone of that description.

      1. Don’t know if you use SoundCloud, but people hit you up all the time claiming to be able to increase your traffic. When you go to their avatar it’s usually an extremely attractive young woman. That it would be a guy calling himself a “crook” with an assault rifle in hand does seem somehow suspect. I almost always block them and report them as spam.

          1. Really. It also crossed my mind that it might have been somebody I knew, trying to make me paranoid. But maybe that’s a paranoid line of thinking, in itself.

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