June 9, 2018

We have had a lot going on, especially on weekends. A lot of the times we were hanging out with different parts of our extended family. Hanging out with family is one of my favorite things to do. It’s kind of felt like one party after another. It’s also been kind of fun to race through what I feel I had to do with whatever and then just kind of putting work aside from late Saturday afternoon to sometime Monday.

I’m at a point in my life where I’m not sure what to do about my writing. I’m thinking about it a lot. Maybe I’m just too busy lately. I don’t know.

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April 14, 2018

Isn’t it funny how things evolve sometimes. I’ve been thinking about my Saturday routine, and how that has changed over the years. Getting internet and e-mail was a big thing for me. I could write to people and not having waiting for people to help me print and send things. I loved getting all my personal e-mail caught up Saturdays. Slowly I started writing my novels on Saturdays too. And then I started working on my business on Saturdays too. Lately I’ve saved personal e-mail and Facebok for Sundays. I haven’t had much to do on Sundays. But I do not like being on the computer much on Sunday because I want that to be time of true rest for me. I’m on the computer so much the rest of the week. I’m trying to figure this out.

April 7, 2018

I think I’m adjusting pretty well to Blue. In case you’ve forgotten, Blue is what I call my new device. I’m figuring things out, and adjusting to the slightly different way I have to touch the screen to access it. I’m feeling more and more comfortable with it..

Mom and I are starting to visit a nursing home regularly, and are starting to make friends there. It seems kind of sad to me that it appears that most of what they do is watch tv. To me, tv is what you do when your work is done. Though I guess for most of these people, their work is done.

Monday is my birthday. I know Mom is planning to make me some special meals. Otherwise I think everything is going to be pretty quiet.. The excitement will start in a couple of weeks.

April

March 31, 2018

I apologize for not writing last Saturday. things just got kind of crazy. But I’m pretty excited about April. I think it is going to be an awesome month of fun.

  • My birthday is April ninth. I don’t know what we’re doing to celebrate. But I’m sure we’ll figure out something.
  • Our family is kind of involved with a pregnancy resource center, and later in April they are going to have their big fundraiser dinner. We’ll be getting to hear Gianna Jessen speak. Gianna’s mother aborted her, but she survived and now goes around the world speaking out against abortion. I’ve heard her on the radio, but I’m looking forward to seeing her in person.
  • Our friends from Cyprus are coming for a quick visit. And we’ll be having a party so we can get a good update from them.
  • And then at end of this month, we are going to get together with my Mom’s family. It’s been a while since I’ve seen them, so I’m excited about that. We always have fun together.

More about Blue

March 17, 2018

I’m finished with work for today, and I’m very pleased to say that things are going a lot better on my new communication device. I’ve decided to call my new communication device Blue. And the reason for that is when we first learned that I was to get the new device, that our request for funding had been approved, the company called Mom. And she came back to ask me what color I wanted the device to be.. I was so excited to be getting the new device. The device I was borrowing was doing what I needed it to, but I knew that it was slowly dying.

I am doing a lot better on access. There is kind of a funny story about that. I started using Blue on Wednesday. And I felt myself getting better some each day, but I was still quite slow.. Monday afternoon I had the brilliant thought that we might need to adjust the positioning of the the device. Adjusting that helped more than I thought it would. Felt kind of silly for not having thought of that sooner.

Several of my siblings and Mom and are going to get together with some old friends this week. These are friends I used to go to grade school with, and we’d play together after school a lot of afternoons. I’m looking forward to the time with family and friends.

March 10, 2018

I’m once again worn out. But this week I think I have a good excuse. I’m on my new communication device. It’s working great.. I just have to figure out how to use everything. I’m in the the process of figuring out all my passwords and all that fun stuff. It’s taking kind of a different physical movement, and so I’m trying to adjust to that. And sometimes when I’m excited or stressed, which I’m kind of feeling both lately, [excited to have it, stressed because I’m slow and not learning quickly], my body does weird things. I’m kind of fighting a lot of different things. I would appreciate prayer.

March 3, 2018

Another Saturday, and thankfully the work stuff I wanted to do is done. The biggest news here is that I’ve received my new device. I got it on Tuesday, but haven’t gotten to play with it yet. I don’t have the right tips. And besides, there is a lot to get to set up. Someone is coming Tuesday to help me set everything up this coming Tuesday. I’m hoping that my adjustment period is pretty easy.

We were with my sisters and their children for a couple of days this week. I always love being with my siblings. And I’m noticing that as my nieces and nephews grow up, it gets easier for me to have actual conversations with them which I love.

Things I’m grateful for

February 24, 2018

I’ve gotten some good work done on my business, especially this morning. When I came back to the computer after lunch, I started feeling pretty tired..

  • I’m grateful that I should have some time to work on personal e-mail and things this afternoon. I don’t especially want to be on the computer tomorow because…
  • I usually like to put aside the computer on Sunday. Doing that helps me feel more ready to start work Monday morning..
  • And our church is going to be celebrating twenty years from our launch. We’ll be having a party in the evening. I love having fun things to do on Sundays. This is going to be time with good friends, looking back on all that God has done in the past twenty years.
  • I’m also grateful to be getting a couple of days with my sisters this coming week. I always love getting getting to spend time with them.
  • I’m not sure what all we’ll do, but I know that we’ll be celebrating my nephew’s sixth birthday.
  • An old friend has come to visit. This was someone who was kind of like an older sister when I was a teenager.
  • And I’m grateful to say that this post came together pretty quickly and easily. Sometimes I have a really hard time figuring out what to write here. I’m also

Some big news

February 17, 2018

Another Saturday has come, and I’m glad to have gotten some good work work done today. But I’m also glad to put my work stuff aside for a time.

We got the call on Valentine’s Day. I am going to get a new communication device.. I’m grateful for the loaner device I have. It’s doing most of what I need it to. But I’m really excited to get my new device. It will be nice to have something new that shouldn’t break for a good while. I am going to have a new computer system, and I’m sure I am going to have lots to figure out.

I’m also starting to do some article writing again. Somehow with the holidays and family in and out, I was doing the things I consider necessary with work and letting the rest go. I’m trying to get a good system down of what all needs to be done. I sent two articles out yesterday.

February 10, 2018

I’m making myself do this since I’ve taken so much time off. We are going to get together with some friends later, and so I’m kind of racing through the things I need to do so I can go and just enjoy some time just hanging out with friends. I’m not getting out much lately and so I’m looking forward to this evening.

Part of our gathering we are going to go to a nursing home.. My mom’s parents used to live in a retirement home. They lived in a small apartment and joined their fellow resident for dinner most evenings. Grandma was still driving, and I think they enjoyed their time in the home until Grandma needed more help with Grandpa. It was kind of fun to visit them there because it was kind of a cute place. My brother and I used to go to their activity room and play Wii and pool. Okay, I would just watch.

To me me, nursing homes feel sad. It seem like they’re in the hospital, and sometimes they aren’t even sick. I wonder if their family comes and visits them? Do they get to go on outings? Do they get to go to their church?