My left wrist has been the source of much pain in the last few weeks as the colder weather of autumn in the North has begun to move in. I'm tired of it hurting, but I did ask God to make it functional, and I did tell Him that I could deal with pain. I … Continue reading This wrist needs to stop hurting!
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have several extensive three-month-long Self-Reliance courses that lead to college credit if completed. One such course is the business course that I completed this spring (2019). I got six business credits for it through the LDS Business College! It wasn't about the college credit for … Continue reading Self-reliance: In God We Trust
Well, my mom got up and went downstairs to weight herself yesterday morning, only to find that the hot water heater was leaking. A pinhole had developed in the bottom of this 19-year-old wonder of manufacturing and this indicated that the entire bottom was likely rusted out and ready to leak more under pressure at … Continue reading The hot water heater
I love the old Godzilla movies! They're great! Subtitles, borderline acting, people screaming and running, and the other monsters fighting. Hahaha! Nothing like Godzilla to cheer a person up after a rough day.
I've worked on my novel prep in a workbook I got for several days straight now, and things are starting to flow for me – I mean creative things are really starting to flow! I'm so glad! I was afraid that I wouldn't have any ideas and that I would get stuck before I even … Continue reading Working on my novel prep
Thankfully, the "Blizzard of '19" wasn't a genuine blizzard. The wind came in before the snow did, and the snow didn't measure up to the pile that the meteorologists thought it was going to. It was just our first real snow. That means that we have our first real ice, our first real idiots-on-snow-driving moments, … Continue reading Well, the blizzard is over, I think
I'm reading a book right now titled Choosing To Live by Thomas E. Ellis, Psy.D. and Cory F. Newman, Ph.D., with a foreward by Aaron T. Beck, M.D. Those names might not be familiar to you, but Dr. Aaron Beck is the father of modern cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, in the psychological realm. The subtitle of … Continue reading “Choosing To Live”
I have chronic and severe Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with Recurrent Major Depressive Disorder and anxiety. That sounds bad, but it's not as bad as it could be, as mental disorders go. At least I don't think so. There are worse mental disorders to have. Now, mind you, this is only the opinion of a person … Continue reading The stigma of mental illness among the mentally ill
My mom tried to make her seedless Concord grapes into raisins last night in the oven. Yes, on purpose. After baking them at 225º F for almost three hours, we decided to turn up the heat to 275º. They kind of looked like raisins after another hour of baking, but long before they began to … Continue reading The great raisin experiment