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

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.

A Brief Morning Post

Good Morning, World from Seattle!!! I have been awake since three thirty in the morning, Seattle time. It is now almost seven thirty, Seattle time. Having insomnia sucks shit. The thing that sucked even more is that I was almost back to sleep when the fire alarm system went off. So, of course, I got up and put Billie in his carrier to exit the building. As, I was exiting the building with my cat, Billie, I found out one of my neighbors pulled the fire alarm “for the fun of it” or that’s what he was telling people including the fire department. The fire department then notified the police who talked with the neighbor and he admitted it to the police. The police didn’t do anything but talk to the neighbor.

So, when the all clear to come back into the building, I of course came to my apartment. Since, I knew, I wouldn’t be going back to sleep I decided to have breakfast. For breakfast, I had a peanutbutter and jelly sandwich with bar-ba-que chips and cherry soda. I know it’s not the typical breakfast but it filled me up and was good.

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 greatly appreciated from my end. 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.

Weekly Check-In

Good Evening, World!!! It has been quite some time since I have done a weekly check in. A lot has happened and sadly a few weeks ago a mutual agreement between myself and now ex-new employer that it wasn’t a good fit for myself or the employer. That means I have been job hunting. This last week I’ve been filling out so many applications my fingers have been cramping up. I’ve been on three interviews this last week.

On another note, Billie had a second follow up appointment regarding his dental extractions. He is healing up okay. He is a champ and didn’t do much complaining except when the anastitic wore off and it was only for a couple of hours. Me as a human would have complained more than my cat about the dental work.

As for me, I was physically attacked and had to go to the emergency room. I have six staples in my head and a shoulder injury. So, I’ve been going to follow up appointments. I’m doing better and my concussion is slowly getting better. I get my staples out on the sixteenth of this month and hopefully will get a referral for physical therapy for my shoulder if it does not get any better.

I think I caught you up to date over this last week as 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 greatly appreciated from my end of things that you do read 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!!!

Struggling & Making an Effort to Feel Better Emotionally

Good Afternoon, World!!! I’ve been struggling with PTSD and Depression the last couple of weeks. Partly because I lost my new job and mainly due to some traumatic events in my life that don’t count losing a job. I’ve been applying for new jobs because I need the money to pay the bills even though I know of resources I can go to to help.

I’ve been applying to jobs in fast food even thought I don’t want to work fast food or retail but I need the money to pay the bills. I would rather work as a peer specialist or in the human service feild but right now a job is job and I can’t be too picky right so I can pay bills.

Things that I plan on doing are DBT skills and new hobbies like Latch hooking or attempting to teach myself. I also plan on doing some art by coloring and reading some books. And of course reading some books. I also have a twenty minute check in via phone with my therapist later today. Last but not least doing art work with coloring and spending time with my cat Billie.

I don’t have much more to say. I do want to thank you for reading my blog and hope I’m not boring anyone of you. If it wasn’t for you the reader, reading my blog, I would not be writing my blog. So thank you for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Unemployment Sucks; Family & Friends Rock

Good Afternoon, World!!! It’s evening time here in Seattle and I am feeling a little depressed while dealing with some PTSD. I have been sleeping off and on all day due to the depression and PTSD. Personally, I think being unemployed is was is helping the depression a little bit. I really need a job to help keep myself busy which help with the symptoms of my mental health diagnosis.

On the plus side when I haven’t been sleeping most of the day family and friends have been checking up on me. Some of my friends and neighbors have been feeding me. My grandpa gave me money to buy some art and crafting supplies to keep myself busy and hopefully awake during the day. So, I got some coloring stuff like colored pencils and markers as well as some of those giant and detailed coloring posters. I also got some crafting stuff as well. I got some latch hook crafting. I’ve never done latch hook so I want to try something knew and who knows I might have some done before the holidays to give as gift. Of course 98% of the latch hook stuff I’m get to make happen to be cats which isn’t surprising since I own a cat. Actually, I feel like my cat is more like a family member that me owning him.

As far as the unemployment part of life they are being challenging right now. I am on the job hunt and applying for jobs and getting interviews. It’s just the waiting game on hearing back if I’m going to get an interview or a job. Patience is not my virture.

I don’t have much else to say except my cat Billie is wanting to sit on my lap and my laptop is getting in his way. Thank you for reading my blog. It is greatly appreciated 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. So , thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration; Day 19: Feature a Guest

A picture of Billie Dean the Kat who is the featured guest

Good Morning, World!!! I know it is weird to have a cat or any animal as a featured guest on a blog. My plan is to ask him questions and answer them the way I think he would answer them as he were able to speak human and not just meow like the cat he is. Here is the “interview.”

Me: How did we originally meet?

Billie: We met while you doing a regular volunteer shift at PAWS Cat City.

Me: Was it love at first sight for you?

Billie: I think it was love at first sight for the both of us. I know you love my crinkly ear and you can’t deny that.

Me: When you came home with me, how did you feel?

Billie: Do you really need to ask that question? You know I love you unconditionally.

Me: What can I do better as your parent?

Billie: You can feed me at the butt crack of dawn when I ask for it then. Hell, you can feed me whenever I ask for it even if there is still food in the bowl.

Me: You do realize I’m not going to get up at the butt crack of dawn to feed you when I know you have food?

Billie: Yes, but do you remember who runs this home?

Me: Of course I do. You run this home, I just pay the bills.

Billie: I love you but I’m done with this interview. It’s time for another nap.