The Time of Year to Read a Christmas Book

Good Evening, World!!! It is that time of year that my family traditions begin with sending Christmas and Holiday books that they read the following year to another family member. This year I received the book called “The Paper Bag Christmas” by Kevin Alan Lilne. My great auntie sent it to me. After I am done reading it, I will send it to a second cousin and write a book review here on my blog.

On another note as part of our Christmas Tradition when purchase another Christmas or holiday book and read that book and of course send it to another family member. So on average we read two to three Christmas or holiday books each holiday season. The book I purchased to read after the one my great aunt sent me is called “Sleigh Bells Ring by RaeAnne Thayne. I’m not sure how I am going to send that book to but I’m thinking about my uncle or a cousin.

I do not have much more to discuss in this particular blog post. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. It is greatly appreciative that you the reader read my blog.If it wasn’t for you the reader, reading my blog, I would not be writing my blog. Again, thank from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Happy Holidays and Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration, Day 3; One-Word Inspiration

HOME

The one word I chose for inspiration is the world home. Home can mean many different things to me. Home to me has many different places. The home I am going to discuss is the home I live in. The home I live in is in the City of Seattle. My home has pictures of my family which includes current a past pets. I art work that my brother made me when he as in school as I am eleven years older than him. I also have artwork which include glass-work from friend. My home has posters of favorite musicians posted.

Anyway my home has things in it that my loved ones have given me such as art work, quilts and stuffed animals. In fact one stuffed animal I got when I was born from an uncle. It also has a baby blanket a great aunt made me when I was born.

For me a home isn’t just a place, it’s a place to put old memories it and make new one in as well. Home is also where the heart is. In my case home is where my cat is and I love I can come home to my cat.

Weekly Check-In

Hello, World!!! It has been quite the week. I worked this past Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. My job is only three days a week which are four hour shifts. In fact I worked this past Thursday which was Thanksgiving here in the United States. I was and am glad that I was able to work Thanksgiving. All three of my work shifts went great. I enjoy my job but I wish I worked more than twelve hours a week. My boss and colleagues are amazing.

Now back to the topic of Thanksgiving. I not only worked but spent time with my dads side of the family. I had an awesome dinner that my uncle made. I had dinner with my dad, grandpa and two uncles. I love my family so much. I also called my mom to wish her a Happy Thanksgiving. I also called my two uncles as well as my two aunts on my mom’s side to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving. To be honest, I called my mom three times as she is dealing with stage three cancer and since my brother is in jail I wanted to make sure she know that I love her. My mom did spend Thanksgiving with my two uncles (her brothers) and one of their girl friends. So, I am grateful she was not only on Thanksgiving.

As far as yesterday goes, I worked and came home and started doing my holiday traditions. I first turned on holiday music and then started two different holiday jigsaw puzzles. I am still trying to figure out what holiday book I am going to read this year. I have three holiday books in mind. Who know’s I might read all three. I am also going to be coloring holiday posters. Some I started last year and didn’t finish and some I will start this year. Anyway, I am getting into the holiday spirit and doing it my style.

Well, that is my weekly check-in for the week. Now it is time to cuddle up with my cat Billie and read. Happy Holidays and Peace Out, World!!!

Happy Thanksgiving from Seattle

Happy Thanksgiving, World!!! This is going to be a short post but just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving. Yes, I know not every place around celebrates Thanksgiving. Today’s weather for Thanksgiving especially for Seattle was and still is absolutely beautiful and clear. You can even see Mount Rainier.

I started off Thanksgiving this morning at work. I did a four hour shift and loved it. I am beyond grateful to help young adults who do not have a home to go to. I then came home quickly, said hi to my cat Billie and grabbed a load of laundry to due on my grandpa’s while having Thanksgiving dinner. It was nice a holiday dinner without in arguing. I am also grateful for time with family. Now I am home blogging as my cat Billie purrs in my lap. It has been a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I do not have much more to say in this blog. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. Peace Out, World

It’s the Tuesday Before Thanksgiving

Good Afternoon, World!!! It is the Tuesday before Thanksgiving here in the United States. Not much going on for me today as it is my day off from my very part time job which I am grateful for. I did go to the pharmacy to pick up meds and later on this afternoon I will be volunteering at PAWS Cat City. On that note the weather here is Seattle is finally back to being normal which is rain. It has been the driest November on record here in Seattle if I heard correctly. November is usually the wettest month of the year.

It being Thanksgiving week I don’t have much planned. Like I mentioned I am volunteering later this afternoon. I am also going to be working Wednesday, Thursday (Thanksgiving) and Friday. I am excited to be working even if it only twelve hours a week. I work three days a week which are four hour shifts each day in the morning. I am really excited that I am working on Thanksgiving as it gives me great joy to help the folks I serve on such a hard for them as well as many others. Not only do I get to work on Thanksgiving, I will be having dinner with my dad, grandpa and two uncles.

I do not have much more to say in this particular blog post. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. If it was not for you the reader, reading my blog, I would not be writing my blog. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Hump Day (Wednesday) Ramblings (Part One)

Good Morning, World!!! Well what is left of morning. Only 45-minutes left of morning here in Seattle.Well, I am not in Seattle currently but am in a suburb of Seattle called Lynnwood. I am in Lynnwood visiting my grandpa and doing my laundry. Also, I am helping my grandpa with some household chores he can’t get done due to age. He would have my uncles help since they live with him but one works during the day and the other sleeps during the day due to working at night. Anyway, I am enjoying my time with my grandpa even though he is taking a nap at the moment.

When my grandpa picked me up at (my) home in Seattle, took me to get my meds. One of which is for anxiety, the other for PTSD and the last one for sleep. Insurance was being jerks about filling all three meds stating that I need “prior authorization” when I never needed it before on these three meds. Thankfully, it got straightened out and that being inform that the “prior authorization” was a mistake for the meds I picked up.

After picking up my medicine, my grandpa took me out to breakfast. We went to a place called the Blue Star Cafe in the Wallingford neighborhood in Seattle. It is right next to Archie McPhee’s. Archie McPhee’s is famous in Seattle. Well, anyway, enough about Archie’s, my grandpa’ loved the Blue Star Cafe. It take a lot for my grandpa to be “impressed” with a restaurant. He wants to take the family there which means him (my grandpa), my dad, my two uncles and myself.

After I am done writing this particular blog post I am going to put the load of laundry that is in the washer machine into the dryer and then put my last load in the washing machine. On that note, I will start reading a book called Enchantment by Orson Scott Card. It is going to be weird reading without my cat, Billie not being around as I am at my grandpa’s and he is at home. Oh how I miss my cat but I know I will be back home later today. I love my cat as well as love reading.

I do not have much more to say in this particular blog post. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. It is really appreciative from my end of things that you read my blog. If it was not for you the reader, reading my blog, I would not be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Happy Hump Day (Wednesday)!!! Peace Out, World!!!

Gratefulness During a Time of Hardship

Good Morning from Seattle, Washington. I come to you with a great deal of gratitude. Long story short I lost my disability due to fault of Social Security but I had some responsibility it the situation. I am also applying for unemployment and steal waiting on them. On that note I’ve been known to pay ahead on my rent and am a head on rent. I’m am also ahead on my electric bill will not have to worry about rent or electric bills. What I do need help with food and stuff like normal house n like dish soup, soap, feminine product.

On that note, I have some awesome friends in my life to help me temporally and gave me food to hold m over when my unexpected surprise that my grandpa paid for a lot of groceries form. Oh much I love and am grateful friend and neighbors along with family are being able to give them what they are able to know.

On to the new subject. I received a new job and and at previous employed and it is only twelve yours but at least it a it is job.You are more likely get new jobs and hopefully full time jobs. I am going to love this job.

Today is a day is to continuing go hope people will be helpful with my on PayPal, please help me if you cane.

Update of Life

Good Middle of the Night from Seattle. I just work up with only three hours of sleep and hope I can get back to sleep since I have an online interview at two in the afternoon via Microsoft Teams. I haven’t been getting much sleep due not having any money to pay rent or other bills. Good need news that the rent stuff with the landlord got situated as it wa on their end. Bad news I still have other bills to pay which are pretty high. I’m looking at the bright side that the landlord realized it was their mistake and I would not get a “lack of payment notice.”

On other good news I accepted a job yesterday (Tuesday) evening for a part time job that is twelve hours a week. Not as many hours as I would like but it’s a job. I will still be applying to jobs and attending interviews as well as continue to apply for unemployment who is still dragging their feet. I’m hoping that get unemployment since I will only be working twelve hours a week. If don’t then I don’t but it i s worth a try.

I hate to ask this again especially since most of you have money issues yourselves but am hoping some of you can donate to my paypal account at @GertiesJourney1979; Seattle. Wa. (Not sure if the @ Seattle is suppose to be there or not. In any case I will be happy even if one per donate money to my paypay account.

Before I end this post, my cat, Billie has been a great comfort to me as he always is. I love my cat so much. I am thrilled he chose me to be his human and apart of his family. I truly believe that animals are part of the family.

I don’t have much more to say as I want to try to get back to sleep so I can be well rested for my interview. Have good night slep. Peace out World!!!

Weekly Plans

Sunday

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Volunteer at Cat City
  • Practice Latch Hook
  • Work on a Book for Dummies book (not sure which subject yet.)
  • Work on stamp cross stitch

Monday

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Work on Books for Dummies (to better educate myself.)
  • Interview at a local fast food chain. (Don’t really want to work fast food but starting pay is twenty dollars and I’m not going to say no since I need a job and it pays well.)
  • Do Laundry
  • Apply for jobs

Tuesday

  • Mindfulnes Meditation
  • Educate myself with the books with dummies series
  • Billie, my cat has a play date with a neighbors cat (Yes both cats get along with each other.)
  • Clean apartment.
  • Apply for jobs

Wednesday

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Practice both Latch Hook and Cross Stitch
  • Hang out with grandpa
  • Educate myself with the books with dummies series
  • Hang out with Billie
  • Apply for jobs

Thursday

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Hang out with Billie
  • Clean Apartment
  • Apply for jobs
  • Educate myself with the books with dummies series
  • Practice Latch hook and cross stitch

Friday

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Doctors appointment
  • Practice cross stitch and latch hook
  • Educate myself with the books with dummies series
  • Dinner with grandpa

Saturday

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Spend the day doing hobbies while hanging out with my cat Billie.

Can’t Sleep; Worried About Mom & Brother

I am unable to sleep for two reason. First my mom has stage three lung cancer and second; nobody has heard from my brother for nearly three months. Nobody seems to care about to do a missing person report on my brother but me. My brother came up missing right before the cancer diagnosis of my mom. Not sure if the two are related. I’m worried about both my mom and brother. I would love my mommy and brother to meet my cat Billie. Not sure if that will be a reality now as nobody knows where my brother is and nobody knows how much time my mom has live or if she will survive. I’m hopping a miracle happens some how since my brother has know idea our mom has cancer.

I don’t have much much to say but thank you for reading my blog. If it wasn’t for you reading my blog, I would not be writing my blog. It is greatly appreciated from my end of things that you read my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!