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Weekend Wrap-Up

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

  • My friend Meg has released a new naughty novella called Alicia Misbehaves. If you’re in the US, you can win a free copy through her giveaway on Goodreads!
  • The abscess that Peanut potato had a while back somehow got infected again, so I’ve been tending to a sick piggie all week. He’s starting to do better. I’m a firm believer that sick piggies need to be warm and toasty, so he stays snuggled next to me in his blanket fort pretty much all day.
  • I’ve been doing a lot of weeding through older posts. I started this process a couple of months ago, but each time I go through the whole posts list I find more to delete. I like to get rid of unnecessary stuff in a physical sense, and I get the same sense of satisfaction from paring down online. I’m deleting the stuff that served a purpose at the time, but doesn’t have ongoing relevance. I’m also combining posts that talked about pretty much the same thing. I like this kind of thing, because it doesn’t require spontaneous thought, which is in pretty short supply right now.
  • It sometimes surprises me what posts catch people’s interest. To Instagram or to Blog, Is That the Question? has been very popular, which is kind of funny, because I wrote it just as a fluff post because I couldn’t think of anything more substantial to write. Actually, in general, it’s a bit of a theme that posts that I think are fluff tend to do well.
  • I got a comment on a post I did about social privilege on Medium.com from “senior buttocks biggus dickus the 1st.” How brilliant. It’s good for a laugh, so I’ll share: “What did I in what ever religions holy land did I just read. This Article is a just intellectually wrong and it is sad to see this horrible article on nonsensical political ideologue tomfoolery. Did writing this baloney article make you feel good feels good to virtue signal? this article is such stereotypical is not even funny. Women and White and you wrote this ? you must be so woke.”
  • Why did WordPress randomly make the font small in the editor? And why does it keep randomly flopping back and forth like a stranded fish between Wp-admin and Calypso (the prettier WordPress.com editor look)? And some developer doofus who wants to make reusable blocks fancy is messing with what worked and was easy, and this bitch is not impressed.

It’s International Day of Happiness! Hope you are able to find a little bit of positive in your day.

How has your week been?

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Mental Health @ Home Books by Ashley L. Peterson

43 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up”

  1. πŸ€” For starters, I truly hope that Peanut’s abscess goes away (I want it to be completely healed forever).

    Also, someone calling themselves, “Senior Buttocks Biggus Dickus The 1st” should not be taken seriously.

    I have also noticed that WordPress decreased the size of the fonts in the Editor (Now, why did they do such a thing? Only a Happiness Engineer will be able to answer that question).

    Do enjoy the rest of your day, Ashleyleia.

  2. Ah .. sick piggies!! We lost another of ours two weeks ago. Toffee died and he wasn’t even 4! We have adopted a new male who is only 4mths and he has bonded really nicely with Biscuit. He’s called Scruff because he looks like a big ball of fur growing in all directions. So cute. We miss Toffee though πŸ₯²

    1. I find it wonderful how people give these cute and creative names to their guinea pigs. Toffee, Scruff and Biscuit, ha! Honesty, before I knew anything about Ashley’s blog or its brilliance, I followed her based purely on a comment she made on another blog about how Peanut and Butternut liked someone’s speaking voice in an audio post. Because she gave her pets adorable names, so clearly she was worth following. And here I see you give your pigs cute names. I’m starting to think this cute name thing is universal for this pet.

      1. I’m not even that creative at names. I mostly adopt from shelters and they already have names. Butternut is the only one I picked the name for, because his former name was Oreo and I already had an Oreo.

        1. That proves my point. Because that means a third person out there has given these creatures adorable names. It’s a universal norm. Maybe their cuteness just brings that out in people. It can’t be helped and it’s inevitable πŸ™ƒ

      2. They are the cutest pets to have. I never knew before we had them. Our first two were Toffee and Pickle, then sadly Pickle died and we adopted Biscuit who had been left by a family. Then Scruff is the new addition and he is a complete scruff ball!! 😁

  3. Poor Peanut, I hope he gets well very soon and it won’t be always a recurrent thing. I totally approve of your toasty treatment method. πŸ™‚
    Lol about the comment. πŸ˜€

  4. What a user name… I’d reply with a link to Grammarly.com. I too have been cycling through my writing and vlogs. Posting the evergreen stuff on medium and converting evergreen vlogs to bonus episodes on my podcast. Gonna celebrate happy day with a 3mi run. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thanks for the shout-out!! YAY!! That made my day!!

    Ohhh, that’s so nice of you to keep sick and injured guinea piggies toasty and warm!! so nurturing and lovey!! They are lucky little animals!!

    Well, my week has been… [I’m making faces at myself again, if that tells us anything.] But not all bad. I’m starting to think you were right about the sleeping pills. (Yeah, you had to see that coming!) I took four last night because I was an emotional mess (I used to take three until I started going down) and I slept like a freakin’ log. Oh my goodness. I’d forgotten how nice it is to sleep soundly. I’m going to have to regroup and rethink and restrategize here. So it’s back to the drawing board.

    But spring is upon us, so I hope we have a great week starting tomorrow!

    Is today seriously international day of happiness? You know, that’s sort of ironic. It’s also the first day of spring (aka the spring equinox), and it’s also… ahem… my mother’s birthday. I should give her a call!!

      1. That made me laugh out loud!! I’ll keep you posted!! It might go quite well. She seems to be thriving with her boyfriend, and I bet they’re celebrating today!!

        1. I hate to butt in, but I wanted to compliment you on your book. I bought it last night and started reading. It was nothing like I expected, and I really enjoy the comedy bits as well. The bit about “Knotty Isle” versus “Naughty Isle” at the start had me laughing to tears. I look forward to finishing it and will post a good review on Amazon. Very well done.

  6. I hope Peanut recovers swiftly. My positive event is my landlady cooking soft food for me as I recover from having all 4 of my wisdom teeth out πŸ™‚

  7. Senior buttocks biggus dickus the 1st πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ love it! Hope your piggy is on the mend! Xx

  8. Not sure if you already know, but Biggus Dickus was a character from a Carry On film, a series of light-hearted British movies mostly from the 60s and 70s I think. I think they’re classic movies and hilarious, but the woke left these days would have a fit if a Carry On film was released today. Anyway, I like that you don’t let other people’s opinions bother you – you’re admirably Stoic!

    I’m intrigued by Meg’s book. I wrote a naughty novella myself a few years ago, but I rarely read others. I think I have some repressed guilt/shame over naughty books, which I don’t really understand. Anyway, I shall buy Meg’s book, thanks!

    I really like having a good old Spring Clean, whether that’s in physical spaces, with friends, or in the digital realm (blog posts etc).

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