Keeping Busy to Stay in a Neutral State of Mind

Hello, World from Seattle. It has been one of them days where trying to be in a neutral state of mind has been challenging. It has been challenging due to some negative shit, I have experienced the last few weeks. Yes, I would prefer to be in a good state of mind however I will and am more than okay to be in a neutral state of mind.

I started off the day cuddling with my cat Billie. In fact that appears to be an everyday thing. An everyday thing I don’t mind especially since it is how I start my day. I am more than sure that Billie enjoys starting his day cuddling with me.

After cuddling with my cat, Billie, I worked on a Mindfulness workbook. As I was working on the mindfulness workbook, I realized that my morning cuddles or any cuddles with Billie is mindfulness. So, I guess I do mindfulness everyday as I cuddle with Billie. Even though I do mindfulness daily, I am still going to work on the mindfulness workbook daily till it is finished.

I, of course did all that before getting ready and going to volunteer at PAWS Cat City. I really enjoy volunteering at Cat City. In fact it is one of the highlights of my week. Even though I have my own cat, I enjoy spending time with the cats at Cat City. In fact I enjoy spending time with the kittens and the senior cats. On that note, spending time with the kittens reminds me why I prefer the adult and senior cats especially to have one as a family member.

When I arrived home after volunteering I had packages at my door from Amazon. One of which was For Dummies book for basic math and pre-algerbra. So, I worked on for about a half an hour and the next half an hour I worked on my other For Dummies book which is on U.S History. I’m still waiting on two more educational Books for Dummies. I am doing the For Dummies books because I have forgotten most of what I learned or I never learned it in school.

After “educating myself,” I decided to be creative. First I did some art work. The art I am doing is coloring a poster for my mom. After coloring, I decided to do some crafting by doing latch hook. I am really enjoying doing the latch hook. I am currently doing a latch hook with a cat on it and it is to wipe your feet with before entering your home. I am not sure what I’m going to do with it when I am done with it.

Well, I’m looking at the time and it is time for dinner. That means it is time to end this particular blog post and go eat. 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. That is why it is greatly appreciated from my end of things that you do read my blog. Again, thank you for reading my blog. 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.

My Go to Wellness Tools When Things are Either Going Well or Not so Well & Sometimes in the Middle

Hello, World!!! Things haven’t had been very good lately but I’m handling them okay. I lost my new job because I wasn’t the right fit and I agree. It turned out to a be mutual agreement and “considered a lay off.” This lay off I’m okay with. The first lay off I wasn’t okay with it due to the fact of how it was handled.

I am putting in applications and going to interviews in the career of my choice as a peer specialist. I have also been applying to old employers I tolerated even the ones that were overnight or twelve plus hours long. Having a job helps me a great deal.

Even though things may not be going so well my cat, Billie has been a huge help. Hell, he is a huge help when things are both going well and not so well. Having an animal around had been quite helpful for me.

Another thing I have found helpful in both the good times and not so good times is volunteering. Volunteering at an animal shelter has been and continues to be quite rewarding. Helping cats find their furrever homes and people a new family member in a cat is one of the best feelings in the world.

Something I have started to do is to start doing math. Specifically, basic math and pre-algerbra. I’m doing this to help me if I get too emotional as well as to keep my math skills up. Having basic math skills is something every adult should have.

Another thing I am taking up is latch hook. I figure taking up a hobby latch hook would be helpful when thing aren’t going so well and even when they are going well.

Of course I’ll still be doing art. Specifically coloring. I am coloring a poster for my mom. She likes that type of thing. She is dealing with cancer and the treatment that goes along with it. Plus her birthday is tomorrow.

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

Weekly Plans

Sunday

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Volunteer at PAWS Cat City
  • Clean apartment (if my concussion is up to it)
  • Do Math
  • Do a recovery workbook
  • Color picture for mom

Monday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Clean apartment as physical ailments allow
  • Do math
  • Do recovery workbooks
  • Just enjoy the day with my cat Billie (especially when he wants attention)
  • Color picture for mom

Tuesday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Wait for the phone person to fix my land line phone
  • Hang out with my cat Billie
  • Recovery workbooks
  • Apply for jobs
  • Color picture for mom

Wednesday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Recovery workbooks
  • Job interview
  • Math
  • Apply for jobs
  • Color picture for mom

Thursday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Time with Billie (before scary doctors appointments for me)
  • Doctors appointment
  • Recovery workbooks
  • Math
  • Color picture for mom

Friday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Vet check up for Billie’s dental work
  • Recovery Workbooks
  • Apply for jobs
  • Math
  • Watch Movies
  • Wish mom happy birthday

Saturday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Color picture for mom
  • Recovery Workbooks
  • Math

Not So Random Thoughts or Ideas

Hello, again this evening. As some of you know I got laid off from a job I loved and am unable to discuss the legalities about it. I ended up getting another a job and both my supervisor and I decided it wasn’t the be job for me or the agency so a it was an agreement we both agreed on that it should end. Now, I have now income and the only income I have is if you the reader click onto the advertisements to give me extra money. It’s only a cent or two and wont get the money til I get a least a hundred dollars total. So even if it is only one time a day can you please click on an advertisement (or two) so I can earn some money till I can get a job, please. I of course will still volunteer and look for new jobs, I just thought I would ask for a little help please.

Being able to pay bills and take care of my cat Billie are extremely important to me. I hope you can help me out please. I know I have some loyal readers and appreciate all of you. I also 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. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. Peace Out and Good Night World!!!

A Couple of Weeks Full of Much Needed but Unwanted Things to Do

I haven’t had the easiest starts to this week do to a traumatic weekend which led to two weeks of unwanted doctors appointments for myself. That doesn’t include Billie’s follow up dental procedure where one area is in the “grey area” of being infected but unsure unless they do test. They left it up to be to not do the test w/out antibiotics and come back in a week. Or do the test to see if antibiotics were needed or not do the test and do the antibiotics. I chose no test with the antibiotics. Its cheap and precautionary.

On top of that I’ve been having my own health issues, I will not exactly get into except medicare is so under staff right now; just thinking about it makes me want to cry. You would think some place like Seattle would have plenty of doctors but no.

Anyway on to better news I am having job interviews once again as the job I up getting after being laid off did not work out to well. I just hope I get a job that best works for me and the needs of my cat Billie as well as myself.

Overall Billie and I are doing fine and I don’t have much more to discuss in this particular blog post. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. It greatly appreciative from my perspective that you do read my blog. If it was not for you reading my blog, I would not be writing my blog. Again, thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my blog. I hope everyone has a great evening. Peace Out, World!!!

Weekly Plans

Sunday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Volunteer at Cat City
  • Practice and do some math
  • Learn about Tarot Cards
  • Do recovery workbooks
  • Play with Billie my cat

Monday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Go to Social Security office
  • Practice and do math
  • Learn about tarot cards
  • Do recovery workbooks
  • Play with Billie my cat

Tuesday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Go to the DSHS office
  • Apply for work/jobs
  • Practice and work on math
  • Learn about tarot cards
  • Do recovery workbooks
  • Play with my cat Billie

Wednesday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Apply for work/job
  • Practice and work on math
  • Learn about tarot cards
  • Do Recovery workbooks
  • Play with my cat Billie

Thursday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Apply for work/job
  • Practice and work on math
  • Learn about tarot cards
  • Do Recovery workbooks
  • Play with my cat Billie

Friday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Apply for work/job
  • Practice and work on math
  • Learn about tarot cards
  • Do Recovery workbooks
  • Play with my cat Billie

Saturday

  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Play with my cat Billie
  • Recovery Workbooks
  • Practice and do math
  • Learn about tarot cards

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.

A Middle of a Sunday Afternoon Update

Good Afternoon, World!!! I’m not feeling so good. It’s not because I am sick; it is because I am dealing with the worst cramps in the world and I usually have some pretty bad cramps. These cramps are some of the worst I’ve had that at one point in time they were so painful, I actually cried and had to take one of my narcotic medications to relieve the pain. I rarely take a narcotic pain reliever especially for cramps as I have high tolerance for pain.

Since my cramps were so bad I called in sick to my volunteer job. I called out because wouldn’t be able to do my volunteer work like should do it because of my stupid period.

Having a period doesn’t mean you are a woman; it means you have uterus and were assigned at birth to be “female.” In fact people naturally assume I am “female” because I was assigned it at birth and appear to look like one when in reality, I consider myself non-binary and gender non conforming. I realize I could loose some followers and regular readers for my gender identity but that is their choice even if I would like them to continue to read my blog.

I do not have much more to say in this particular blog post except that having a period fucking sucks. I do want to thank you for reading my blog. It is greatly appreciative from my end of things that you the reader do 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. It truly means the world to me that you do read my blog. Peace Out, World!!!

Up Before the Butt Crack of Dawn

Good Sunday Morning, World from Seattle, Washington, USA. It is two o seven in the morning as I start this lovely post. I would rather be sleeping soundly like my cat Billie Dean is right now.. In fact he is snoring. Snoring is normal for him.

Lets start why I’m probably up before the but crack of dawn which would be work tomorrow (Monday). I go into my work site for the first time I go into my actual job site and I have anxiety over it. Not sure why but I think it’s because I want to do a good job at what I do and proof my supervisor and myself that I can do the job.

On that note, I will be volunteering at PAWS Cat City later this morning and am proud to say that Boris got adopted Friday morning. If he wasn’t FIV positive and more lovey dovey than my Billie Boy I would have add him to the family.

My other plans to do today is to do a math workbook to freshen up on my math skills. I also plan on doing a mindfulness workbook to help me with being more mindful of the moment and maybe start a mindfulness group at work if it’s the type of recovery work I can do at the Triage center. I’m also going to work on a workbook specifically for mental health recovery.

As part of my self care besides volunteering at PAWS Cat City, I’ll do some art work by coloring. And of course spending time with my cat Billie.