Middle of Day Check-In While Working

Good Afternoon, World!!! I am taking a few minutes of my time while work to write this particular blog post. I am just taking time to check-in about my day. I have been feeling a little blah but I think it’s because I am tired. Work is going well today. Going by more quickly than I thought it would.

I am working from home today and there are some benefits of working from home. One of those benefits is that I get to be home with my cat, Billie Dean. I love the fact that Billie keep me company when I am working from home. Another benefit of working from home is being able to write a blog post if I want when I have a spare few minutes.

Anyway, I ordered food through Grubhub for my lunch which should arrive at around one o’clock in the afternoon; Seattle time. I ordered a salad with ranch dressing and I am getting strawberry shortcake for dessert. I am looking forward for my lunch today.

I should really end this particular blog post as I have a couple of books that I am reading that will help me with my job as well as my personal life. I just let my work know that it is work related and let them know what the books are and they “approve” that it is work related. I am really enjoying the books that I am reading for “work.”

On that note, I need to end 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 wasn’t 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. Peace Out, World!!!

Working From Home Today & My Cat is Helping

Good Afternoon and Happy Friday, World!!! Usually, this time of day, I am working from the offices. Well, today I am working but I am working from home. Of course, my cat, Billie Dean is helping with my work. Actually, it more like Billie giving me snuggles and lap time as I work from home.

Part of the reason why I am working from home is because I did not sleep well last night due to insomnia so I had the option of working from home. I am grateful that I have the ability to work from home today as I was able to take a couple of naps. To be honest with you all, I would rather work in the office than at home as I get more work done when I am in the office than working from home.

As challenging as it is working from home is at times, I am glad its Friday and that I can just put my work computer away. Usually, I would have to take public transportation home from the office so working from today is a good thing. I am just so tired and want to curl up and take a nap with my cat Billie.

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, I would not be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Happy Friday and Peace Out, World!!!

The Start of Another Work Week

Good Morning, World!!! It is Monday and the typical start of another work week. I personally don’t start work till twelve noon on Mondays. In fact Mondays are one of the two days I go into the office. I like the fact that I go into work on Mondays and Fridays as it makes my weekend feel like a weekend. I also enjoy working from home on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. There are pros and cons to working in the office as well as working from home.

Despite having increased depression symptoms, I am grateful to be going into the office to work today. I think getting out of the house will help with the depression. I am also grateful that working helps with the depression. As much as I wish I didn’t struggle with depression, the depression is what helps me with my job as I need lived experience with a mental health challenge to have my job. As you can tell, I am trying to look at the silver lining in things at the moment.

The part I don’t like about going into the office is I don’t get to spend the day with my cat, Billie Dean. I really love my cat and miss him when I am not with him. Billie is my pride and joy. In fact Billie is my emotional support animal (esa) and helps with my depression a great deal. I love Billie so much.

I do not have much more to talk about 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 read my blog. If it wasn’t for you the reader, I would not be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Everyday Inspiration; Day 10: Let the Scene Write Itself

I am currently home in my apartment where I can see outside the window as well as able to see my cat and the television. Right now there is major traffic on the five freeway as I live in apartment across the street from the Interstate five highway. Traffic is worse going southbound than it is going northbound. Not sure why but it always seems to be that way even when it is the end of the work day and many people drive north home.

As I am staring out the window I hear some neighbors who are on the patio. I look and it appears that they are talking as the smoke a cigarette. At least they aren’t playing loud music or talking loudly. I hope I just didn’t jinx myself with other neighbors who like to be loud on the patio.

My cat, Billie Dean, just got my attention by meowing. He heard birds from a commercial on the television. He is now meowing at the television looking intently at it. I have to make sure that he doesn’t try to attack my television as it is a flat screen and he is able to knock it over. Oh how I love my cat, Billie.

Everyday Inspiration; Day 3: One-Word Inspiration

HOME

 

Home is where the heart is or at least that is how the saying goes. I don’t know how exactly true it is as if home is where the heart is then I guess I have lots of homes. I am not exactly going to discuss home is where the heart is in this post or last that is not what my plan is.

For me my current home is home to me. Home is currently in Seattle where I live in an apartment that is the longest place I have lived as an adult. Home is also where my beloved cat, Billie Dean, resides with me. So, I guess, for me home is where my cat, Billie is. Coming home to Billie is where the love is. I guess for me home isn’t just where I get the unconditional love from Billie is but a place that I created to be a home that is full of memories of homes past which is why my home is my home.

Lunch Time Ramblings

Good Afternoon, World!!! It is currently my lunch time. I’m not feel so good. I think part of the reason why I am not feeling all that well is because, I didn’t sleep very well due to insomnia. I guess, one of the positive things about working from home is being able to take a nap when everything you have to do is all caught up.

Before taking a nap, I need to eat. I need to eat something so I can be less cranky for my next appointment with a client at 2:00pm. Although it is challenging to be cranky with my next client I want to make sure I eat so I am not cranky.

In fact I am waiting for my food right now. I am getting some Taco Bell. I am getting two burrito supremes with extra sour cream and extra cheese. I know what I am getting isn’t the healthiest of foods but at least I am eatting.

The best part of today is that I don’t have a peer meeting I need to attend as it is cancelled. That means I get to make sure all my notes and other paperwork is caught up. If it is caught up I get to get off early. Getting off early when you’re working from home means closing the work computer and turning on the television or turning on a podcast. Or in todays menu of options a nap. Not sure which option I will choose but I know I will figure it out before I am off for the day.

On that note, I don’t have much more to say except that I love being able to work at home because I get to spend more time with my cat, Billie Dean. Oh how I love Billie. Now I don’t have much more to say. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. It is much appreciated from my end of things that you read my blog. If it weren’t for you my reader, I wouldn’t be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

The Start of Another Day

Good Morning, World!!! It is the start of another day for me. Or maybe I should say that in less than an hour I will be starting work at a job that I love. I love my current job so much that I am willing to work being way too tired to function or that is how it feels at the moment.

I didn’t sleep very well again last night. At least the lack of sleep wasn’t due to a neighbor pulling the building fire alarm for stupid reasons. I couldn’t sleep due to the not so lovely thing called insomnia. I am not a big fan of having insomnia.

Despite not sleeping due to insomnia, I actually fixed breakfast for myself. I made myself French toast, scrambled eggs and chocolate milk. It was a tasty breakfast. I did find out that my cat, Billie Dean, loves scrambled eggs. I had to hurry up and eat my scrambled eggs or Billie would have eaten them for me.

I now have to get ready for work by putting on a nice shirt since I work from home on Wednesdays. So, if I feel like it, I can wear pajama pants to “work” when I work from home. Most of the time I do since I wear a nice shirt. When I do work from the office I wear nice pants and not pajama pants.

I do not have much more to say in this blog post except that I am glad it is Wednesday and the week is half over. I also want to think you for reading my blog. It is greatly appreciated from my end of things that you read my blog. If it wasn’t for you reading my blog, I wouldn’t be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Working from Home Ramblings With Nothing to Do

Good Afternoon, World!!! Today is one of my days I work from home as well as a late start work day. Late start work day means I start work at twelve noon and get off work at eight in the evening. It’s cool that I am able to do this for two of my five shifts at work. In fact that other day I have this shift is on Mondays. So, I get to sleep in on Mondays and Tuesdays which is awesome.

I don’t have much to do work wise as the staff meeting was cancelled and I only have once client scheduled today. That client is scheduled for later this afternoon. I am all caught up on my paperwork and am just waiting for various places such as Social Security and housing programs to call me back regarding clients. So I am playing the waiting game as well as the phone tag game. Not the most fun part of the job but hey at least I have a job that I enjoy and love most of the time.

Since I have a whole lot of nothing going on regarding work, I have been thinking about blogging and how I can make sure I am more consistent with blogging. I want to blog on the more regular basis. That means making sure I start doing my weekly check-ins on Saturday evenings and my weekly plans on Sunday mornings. That way I am not leaving you my reader hanging and I am at least keeping you somewhat interested in continuing you read my blog.

Another way I am thinking about keeping you my reader my engaged is doing one of the free courses that WordPress puts on to help people improve their blogging skills. Not only do I think it helps with improving blogging skills, I think it help me as a blogger to keep you my reader engaged and interested in my blog.

I do not have much more to say in this particular blog post as my cat, Billie Dean, is wanting some attention. I would love to give Billie some attention so I am going to end 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 read my blog as if it weren’t for you reading, I wouldn’t be writing on my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Dinner Time

Hello, World!!! It is that time of day where I need to eat something. It is also that time of day where it is my hour break from work. That means it is my dinner time as I work from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Mondays. In fact I work from home on Mondays which makes it easy for dinner time.

I am going to have some leftover fettuccini alfredo with mushrooms and tabasco sauce. I love my food with spice which is why I put tabasco sauce on just about everything. I know it is weird but I don’t care what others think about it.

Working from home like today has its advantages. One of those advantages is being able to eat my work meal at home. Another advantage of working from home is being able to be with my cat, Billie Dean. Being able to have Billie on my lap when I am in session with a client is helpful for both me and my clients.

I better get going so I can actually eat my dinner. I want to thank you for reading my blog. It is greatly appreciated from my end of things that you read my blog. Without you my reader I wouldn’t be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

The Start of Another Work Week

Happy Monday, World!!! It is the start of another work week. It being the start of another work week, that means I am at home. I work from home four of five days a week due to the pandemic known as Covid-19. Working from home has both it’s advantages and disadvantages. One advantage is I get to be with my cat all day. One of this disadvantages is dealing with neighbors who yell at each in the middle of the hall way which my clients can hear when I am doing a virtual session with them. Sadly, there is nothing I can do about this. On a positive note I can be an example on how to handle distressing situations.

My work is having us do SMART goals to be able to accomplish at work that is work related. My goal is to start an in person group when I am in the office on Fridays. It will be a group that is focused on mindfulness and mindful meditation. I am looking forward to doing this group as I feel that a mindfulness group can help others with their recovery. Being able to help others with their recovery which is why I am a peer counselor. I know what it is like to figure out what recovery looks like for me and mindfulness is what helped me realize that. So, I hope mindfulness can help others on their recovery journey. A journey that looks different for each person.

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. Again, if it wasn’t for you my reader, reading my blog, I wouldn’t be blogging. I hope everyone has an awesome work week ahead of them. Peace Out, World!!!