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I have a lot of mental health issues, that periodically interfere with having serenity in my life. I do the best that I can.

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May 19, 2020

Friends... in And So It Goes....

A lot of times in my life, for various reasons, I have had a difficult time entering in to and maintaining friendships and relationships. Perhaps they I or they expect too much out of the other, ...


It is very nice out today. I shared my pizza hut meal with a friend, for dinner. I allowed my friend to look up some genealogical information on my laptop computer. I washed three loads of laundr...


It was a pretty good day. My life is happening. I am beginning to engage in social activities, and to reach out more to people. Rigidness is no longer a part of my schedule. If a girlfriend would...


May 15, 2020

Bingo... in And So It Goes....

Bingo was fun, but this afternoon I made homemade sugar cookies for the social activity (bingo). I also put reese’s cups and mini donuts on my cookie tray. People took from the tray , but I did n...


May 15, 2020

Friday! in And So It Goes....

Going to bingo tonight. Made a cookie tray for the bingo tenants. :) I retrieved my pottery plates while they were cleaning out John’s apartment. YAY! That was all that I took, and that was all...


it’s tonight. I have to be there at 9pm. my daughter is taking me.....I apologize for all lower case let ants me to go to sleep, I will be able to. in other news, Bear likes the nursin...


Aside from Bear’s tv stand, which he had wished to give to his cousin, he left everything to me, part of which is a microwave oven, big screen tv, a dresser and his Hewitt Packard computer. Yeste...


I was standing outside, this evening, having a smoke when I walked down to the gazebo area. I looked over across the road and up to the hills. All of the trees are going green, spring is in the a...


My daughters called…well 2 of them did. The day started out good, but got worse. I blew up outside due to two different scenarios. Bear’s former caregiver divulged very personal information about...


Yesterday afternoon, Bear was released from the hospital, then admitted to a local nursing home. It is in an adjacent town, but is not, unfortunately on my city’s bus route. I need to call down t...


The morning was not easy, but the day got better as it went along. Bear’s framed photo sits on my desk. It is a photo of him when I would guess him to be maybe 4 or 5 years old. He is wearing a l...


It is hitting me dead in the face. Bear is gone…gone from me. Yesterday morning, I called 911 for Bear. They transported him to the hospital. The social worker there is helping Bear to be placed ...


I went to bed at 6:30. This afternoon, Bear reached the finality of his struggles. He has reached the realization that he cannot, in fact take care of himself. He knows that he has major limitati...


I am feeling relatively calm at this time. I hope that Aripiprazole has a rapid onset. I will look it up. Often times while smoking outside, I run into the aforementioned “Jo-Jo”. In probably les...


May 01, 2020

Hello. .. in And So It Goes....

My nurse practitioner increased my Aripiprazole (Abilify) from 10 milligrams to 15 milligrams. It is prescribed for me as an adjunct to my antidepressant, Buproprion (Wellbutrin). I have been hav...


Well, I was sitting at my kitchen table, when I got up to answer a knock on my door. I looked out of the peep hole . It was “Jo Jo” . For privacy purposes, I have given that name to the drama que...


As time does not presently allow the lengthy version, I will give you the super-condensed version. Tenant moves back in. Claimed from the get go that they had just come from a abusive relationshi...


Saturday, I baked a double batch of Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip cookie pouches, using 2 sticks of real butter in the cookie batter. Everyone loved them. Sunday afternoon, I made a whoppin...


One of my health care practitioners prescribed Abilify for myself, as an adjunct to other psychiatric medications of which I am prescribed. Some mental health professionals refer to it as a “kick...


April 18, 2020

Salutation... in And So It Goes....

I have been kind of busy, but wished to drop in and say, “hello” to all of my PB friends. I am fine. Bear is on a 3 to 6 month waiting list to be admitted to a local nursing home. This will be a ...


April 13, 2020

Of Monday... in And So It Goes....

It is hollow. The inside…at this moment. The company meant well. They did. But they know no other way. They are somewhat younger…my one friend. Her life is not quite “mapped out”. She is but 42, ...


April 07, 2020

Hello! in And So It Goes....

Last week, two family members brought to me groceries, furniture and an assortment of items. God bless them. As far as the Corona Virus goes, my own personal belief, as a Christi...


Preheated the oven at 1pm, made the cookie dough and have been baking ever since. This is the first cookie recipe I ever tried in which the baking temperature is 250 degrees. It sure made a big b...


Ingredients : 2-pound package frozen hash browns 1 (16-ounce) carton sour cream 1 can cream of chicken soup 8-ounce package shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup melted margarine 3/4 cup chopped onion...


I found this recipe in a cookbook. : Ingredients : 1 cup melted butter or margarine 2 cups sugar 3 to 4 cups flour, sifted 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoo...


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