What I Would Say

I’m not trying to minimize your pain. It’s there and it’s very real if you’ve gotten to this point. I’ve been there myself – many times over the years. It hurts, a lot. What stopped me, usually, was hope. I had some hope of things getting better. And they did, for a while, anyway. That’sContinue reading “What I Would Say”

Corona Virus Diaries: August 23, 2020

We are right now sitting at 99 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our county. I was going to write when it hit 100, but that will probably be tomorrow. Since the end of June, we’ve been seeing about one confirmed new case per day. Not terrible, especially for what I was expecting once the crowdsContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries: August 23, 2020”

A Brain Fog and More: Musings for July 14, 2020

That was the image I woke up to this morning. I decided to roll over and stay in bed. I was awake through most of the storm but fell back asleep and didn’t finally get up until almost noon. After my daughter died, I was on a variety of medications for depression, anxiety, and PTSD.Continue reading “A Brain Fog and More: Musings for July 14, 2020”

Corona Virus Diaries – May 8, 2020

Our county now is showing 35 known cases of Corona virus. I say “known” because we didn’t have abundant testing until very recently. Who knows how many people have had it already. I don’t think it’s been that prevalent – our nursing homes didn’t seem to have an outbreak. We now have a drive-thru testingContinue reading “Corona Virus Diaries – May 8, 2020”

Diamond Painting, or How I’m Surviving Corona Virus Quarantine

About a year ago, I discovered Diamond Painting. I don’t know what caught my eye; most likely a Facebook ad. I’m thankful I developed such an affinity for it, because it’s really helped me getting through this quarantine. For some reason, this activity seems to help a lot of people with anxiety to begin with,Continue reading “Diamond Painting, or How I’m Surviving Corona Virus Quarantine”