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If asked what it is that is my favorite thing to do I am certain that it would be trying to brighten a friend's or fellow tenant's day. :)

Our thoughts, words and actions are multi-faceted. They affect every aspect of our lives.

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Today, I baked peanutbutter cookies for a friend of mine. I washed a load of laundry. I want to keep up with it. Bear now has the virus. He is quite ill. He may end up having to go to the emergen...


Boy, I got kicked by some type of virus. I mean kicked. All I was able to do was lie down on the couch or in my bed. You cannot do much more than that with the strain of virus I had. I coughed, h...


Today I had a carotid doppler ultrasound of both carotid arteries. The results came back “normal”. I was minutely worried about the results. Just this morning I was telling Bear that if God would...


Words fail me.....total disrespect of myself and my property. I should have told him to get the hell out, in no uncertain terms. I was outside today. We saw each other and he did not speak, even ...


Tomorrow, I have to get up very early because my case manager from the behavioral health agency is going to take me over to the warehouse grocery store (food pantry), over in Steubenville, Ohio. ...


February 16, 2020

Cloudy and Cool... in And So It Goes....

This morning, I was sitting outside, then had an inspiration for another poem. If you do a search on your Face Book page, typing in Anne Brier poetry, you could find some of them. If you go to my...


February 15, 2020

Of Saturday... in And So It Goes....

Here, in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia it is cold and sunny. It is also very windy. Thus far, it has been a good, productive day. Yesterday afternoon, I took my padded wicker cha...


Well, not literally…at least not all day…I told Bear from the get-go that I would do what I could when I could. Well, both legs are feeling very “over-used”, particularly the right leg. I will do...


February 13, 2020

Quiet Time... in And So It Goes....

Yesterday, after my therapy I worked afternoons volunteering. Bear and I had to have a talk. It would seem that Bear has been un der the impression that I like doing things for him that he is abl...


February 11, 2020

Of Tuesday... in And So It Goes....

I saw my PCP. She ordered a test. I also will be scheduling with a specialist for another matter. Hopefully, everything will be ok. If not, well, at this stage of the game I imagine come many tw...


The agency phoned. Today will be my last day as a volunteer caregiver, as Bear is going to be getting direct caregivers employed by the agency. It was a priviledge to serve Bear. I love to help p...


February 09, 2020

A Fruitful Day... in And So It Goes....

Today, I assisted Bear. I cleaned off his computer desk and polished his tv stand. I washed the dishes and cleaned up the kitchen. I made Bear coffee and something to eat. The biggest task was pr...


I am. So, after taking my laundry out of the dryer, I stepped outside for some cold, fresh air. It was somewhat effective. I have to fold my laundry, then Bear and I are supposed to play 500. I a...


February 07, 2020

Busy Day... in And So It Goes....

This afternoon, my case manager took me to Walmart and Dollar General. She is so nice. It is good to have the added support of a mental health care team in my life. I unloaded, when I returned, t...


February 06, 2020

Later On... in And So It Goes....

A tenant in our bldg. was admitted to a nursing home. Her son put some of her cookbooks in the community room for whomever would like to have them. I have been looking through some of the cookboo...


February 06, 2020

Lots of Fun! :) in And So It Goes....

Yesterday afternoon, another tenant gave me a ride down to the local thrift store. They were having a $5 / bag clothing sale. Oh my gosh…I found some of the nicest and cutest clothing. I also fou...


February 04, 2020

Untitled... in And So It Goes....

My wake up time was 8am. Somehow, I managed to make it through my morning routine, plus do some extra things around my apartment. I am pleased with the way it looks. Still, I need to sort through...


February 03, 2020

A Good Day! in And So It Goes....

Here, in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia, we are having awesome weather with a present temperature of 62 degrees. It was a day full of blue skies, puffy cumulous clouds and abundant sunsh...


January 31, 2020

What's New... in And So It Goes....

Today I decided to get some job training. It will be healthcare-related, but non-medical in nature. I am excited! After a ten year dryspell, I have gotten back into poetry writing an...


Things have been going relatively smoothly. My therapist thought it might be a good idea if I were able to participate in a day treatment program for clients with psychiatric diagnoses. She gave ...


January 27, 2020

Big Dinner! :) in And So It Goes....

Once in awhile, I like to cook a big dinner with several side dishes. Tonight I cooked porkchops in the slow cooker, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, sweet peas, cranberry sauce and fresh biscuit...


Today, the weather held up pretty good. It was not a total washout. I heard that it is supposed to snow later. Monday I have to go get my Vitamin B-12 injection. The pharmacy phoned me. They have...


January 24, 2020

My Friend... in And So It Goes....

My new neighbor w/ whom I was supposed to sit at bingo was a no-show. I guess one could say that I basically sat by myself. I won a pair of potholders on the single bingo. I stayed for a few game...


January 24, 2020

A Good Day! in And So It Goes....

It has been a good and productive day, with no problems or drama. I just received a CALL FROM SOMEONE WHOM assists me with things I need and transportation. It was good to hear from them. I am ha...


January 22, 2020

Wednesday in And So It Goes....

The weather is beautiful here in the Upper Ohio Valley. It is cold, in the 30s, but we are experiencing abundant sunshine. Bear has a new caregiver. It is working out very well. I do hav...


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