Posted in Family, Life, Me, Thoughts

Self-Inflicted Stress

Stress is mainly caused by your reactions of what is happening around you.

Today’s Stress is brought to you by my reaction to Sis 1. 

We usually touch base once a week or so, however its been two weeks since she screamed at me about my getting the Covid19 Vaccine. She is big time Anti-Covid Vax and refuses to take it. She believes all the negative crap and thinks it kills people as well as holding the Christian viewpoint of it being or preparing us for the Mark-Of-The-Beast. So, she is not speaking to me because of my choice to get the vaccine! Just as, she got very angry with our brother and wants nothing more to do with him because he stands by Biden and doesn’t like Trump. She says it doesn’t matter that our brother is blood related, she doesn’t have to communicate with stupid people. So, this is on her. But it still hurts. I sent her a text telling her I am thinking of her; to no avail.

I found a Smart Car for sale, used. One is around $6,000 with only $500 down and payments of like $100. The other is $5,000 no payments from Private Party. I don’t know about payments again and wish I could find a way to make money for the Private Party one. Summer is coming and I really am starting to miss having a car.

But, I also Really want to move and am not sure what to do, first.

Prayers Please for God to lead me the right direction.

Posted in Faith, Life, News, Self-Care, Thoughts

Thoughts Verses Action

Woke up this morning with thoughts of things I need to start doing daily, again…like studying my Boundaries and my Bible, as well as set exercise. 

I got one of two accomplished.  While, I did not partake in my half hour exercises like I need to get back to; I did move the refrigerator to clean behind it, so that should count for something.  I did spend a lot of time studying Gods word, today, as well as, talking to a friend from Bible Study on the phone about it. 

On another note, did you hear about the lady and her brother that were attacked and killed during a Zoom call, in California?  I don’t know if it was her son but it was a relative and he is in custody.  Apparently, the woman was on the Zoom call and heard a commotion..the son or whoever was dragging her brother out of the house and stabbing him.  By the time the police got there, she had been stabbed to death too.  But, can you just imagine being part of that Zoom call as a spectator?  Even if you didn’t see anything, I am sure you would hear the commotion. 

This world is out of control. I am interested to learn the motive, though.

 

Posted in Me, Self-Care, Thoughts

What & Why I Watch

Ever since my BFF made a weird comment, I’ve been analyzing my interests and why I watch what I do.

I am interested in Cooking Shows because I like the creativity and competition. They encourage me to try new things. Plus, Worst Cooks In America makes me feel like a Pro. I like True Crime and Serial Killer documentaries because I was in an abusive relationship and don’t ever want to do that again…it was mental, but still abusive…., plus, it’s amazing how long it takes to catch these people. I like true stories about Polygamy, Cult Survivors, Homelessness and Weight Loss because I have never lived those situations

And lastly, I like shows and documentaries about Hoarding and Hoarders because I have had and have friends that are. I am learning how people think and process, as well as, how to be around them in their environments for long periods of time, also, as how to support them and help to encourage a healthier lifestyle. I don’t understand how so many Hoarders go from clutter to becoming slobs or why they don’t have pride in the items they possess. I mean, if you want to save it, wouldn’t you want whatever it is to be accessible and seen verses on the floor in a pile?

I collect certain dolls and knick-knacks. They are packed in boxes now for a future move but they are usually kept in a China Cabinet where I can see them and they can’t get ruined. I grew up in a very clean home. Heck, we had a Living Room we were rarely allowed to go in and two chairs in that room were antique and we were rarely allowed to use them. My BFF on the other hand, had the complete opposite upbringing and the smell from dirty dishes penetrated the environment. She is now a mother of 5 and I think two of the 5 have gone the clean route, one to the extreme, one is just like her or worse and the other two I can’t tell yet because they still live at home.

Anyway, I think I watch a lot of shows to learn and keep my brain cells firing, as I age.

Posted in Faith, Life, Me, Thoughts

Being Grateful..Wants & Needs

I think we all tend to want what we don’t have but only God knows if it will really make our lives better.

Last year when things were really bad financially, I sold my Washer & Dryer. Doing laundry in the sink was terrible, as clothes do not come out completely clean and wringing them out was next to impossible so they would take a day or so to dry and although they might smell clean; it wasn’t the same type clean and was still extremely staticky. Fast forward, I have sold my car and used some of the money for a Washer & Dryer. While, I think I overpaid in the end, I am very excited and am washing almost all my laundry, today. At least all the dirty and questionable stuff.

I am sure a lot of you grew up with Washers & Dryers, Dishwashers, Running Water & Electricity…but, what of those who didn’t or don’t have them? I was watching a video about people who live in the Slums of India with only a well for water and a restroom they have to share with neighbors or go into a dirty stream. Some people have really done up their Slums cute as, they do have kitchens and some have television sets but most sleep on the floor and beg for food; most children don’t have shoes and their playground is the dump. Could you live like that?

When I start to get depressed or ungrateful, I tend to watch those types of shows to remind myself of how blessed I am

Even when I had a water leak and had to go outside to turn the water off & on before and after each restroom trip during the Winter last year, I was still blessed, as it was temporary.

Posted in Life, Self-Care, Thoughts

Doing Nothing or Nothing Doing

I was going to say I didn’t do anything today but that’s not true. I ate, I wrote, I read, I brought the trash cans in, I took care of myself and my cats. I didn’t go to the mailbox to get my puzzles which arrived since I didn’t want to walk in the cold and wet weather…Yes, we got some rain. I also did some thinking:

I believe it’s impossible to do Nothing. It doesn’t matter if you are meditating, dreaming, sleeping or staring into space. Your mind and muscles still have to be working during those actions. Unless you are brain dead and paralyzed, we have to be doing Something! It might not be anything important to the life of yourself, household, world or even those around you..

.But, Just think? The next time someone asks what you are doing and you say “Nothing”, you are actually lying.

*Reminder- If you are a business I have no interest in,
privately selling something or do not have a semi-normal profile photo; I Will Block You From Following Me. until you get the hint.

Posted in Food, Health, Me, Thoughts

Vitamins. Yes Or No

Koontzfan (my BFF) and I were discussing Vitamins, yesterday.

She has bought a bunch of different Vitamins and starting her own regimen. Upon researching what she has put together, I am a bit concerned about side effects for her. I then, made some changes to my Vitamins. I found a Vitamin called Migralief which has excellent reviews as a Migraine Preventer or at least lessons the frequency. However, it contains Magnesium. So, as not to get to much Magnesium, I also had to get a different Calcium supplement. I am going to put aside a few of the Vitamins I am taking now and exchange for the new ones, to see if they work.

My questions are:

Do you take Vitamins of your own choice or only on doctor’s orders? Do you take Vitamins at all or do you feel you get what you need from food and life?

In the olden days, people didn’t need Vitamins; but now with smog, chemicals, etc…I think we do.

I try not to put to many chemicals in my body and to eat healthy, but I believe Vitamins give me that added boost.

Thoughts?

D

Posted in Creativity, Humor, Life, Me, Thoughts

Gifting Obsessed

I admit it. I am Obsessed. I love getting gifts for people. I have so much fun finding the perfect gift for a Birthday or Holiday. One that reflects me yet, helps the recipient to have a wonderful celebration!

My friend Bri and I used to always try to top each other with weird gifts..at least until a few years ago. However, I have done it now! He is turning 60 and I am sending him a Potato Parcel. Yep, it’s exactly as it sounds..a funny box containing a potato with a message on it. I also added a plush potato since I am sure the real one will rot eventually.

Anyway, I keep lists of friends likes and dislikes as well as lists of what I’ve given the year before so as not to give duplicates. I would probably make a good personal shopper via internet for those that don’t have time. But, I would need to figure out how the payment aspect would work..or I suppose I could simply make recommendations.

I used to put boxes together for victims of fires, floods, etc..I would mail them to the city that was damaged and then started asking for acknowledgments of where they were received. I remember the first box I mailed contained a skirt and a flower pot. My mother thought I was being ridiculous..but you don’t know what people miss when they have lost Everything! Anyway, after 9/11 hit, I couldn’t mail my boxes without a specific name or address.

I did help a few locals after nearby fires but I had to sneak so the Red Cross didn’t see me. Now with COVID, that’s not possible. That was another possible at home idea, but of course, that’s charity and no way to make money.

I recolored my hair today and I love it!

Posted in Considering, Life, Me, Thoughts

Sl o o o w. ..Day

Ever had those days that went so slowly, you just wanted it over?  Yeah, That was me, today. 

I finished the first book in the Narnia Series, played some games on the phone, took my walk to & from the mailbox, ate like 3 meals and a snack…or maybe 3 snack meals..whatever. Then debated on what to do, tomorrow or over the weekend.

Made a phone call to a friend I have known for a while and am a bit concerned as it is her son or grandson on her answering machine and she is older and not in the best of health. She is actually my BFFs Mothers’ Best Friend but my BFF doesn’t keep in touch with her, like I do. I have a feeling if something bad happened, I will be the one to share with my BFF. Prayers Please.

Posted in Las Vegas, Life, News, Selling, Thoughts

Sales & World Changes

I am selling the Washer & Dryer that J gave me since they don’t fit. If you know anyone here in Vegas or Henderson, please pass the word. $200. for both and they work fine.

Taking another break from the news, soon. So frustrated with this world. Did you hear about Dr. Suess books being banned because some of his characters could have been considered racist in their appearance?

I am getting so tired of the Bullshit and also seriously concerned for our future.

Slavery cannot even be spoken of.. What’s next? If you were forced to burn your books because of the topics of slavery or race; how would you feel? This is the stuff that happened to the Jews before the Holocaust! We need to try to fight this Idiocy, but how? And, what if they go after our Bible? It’s full of history with wars and slavery.

While this isn’t necessarily about the physical book type items, we can’t let it confuse us. There were Slaves and the Holocaust did happen! Gender is assigned at birth and nothing really changes that. Girls played house with dolls and were taught to be wives and mothers; and boys played with trucks and looked forward to fighting in wars or working in the mud. Boys didn’t care to see dolls in the stores and girls knew trucks and cars were in the Boys Toys section.

We have to hang on to what we know as the truth in our history or history is doomed to repeat itself.

Posted in Life, Me, Thoughts

Others’ Places

When I was younger, I used to love spending the night at a friends’ house.  Now, I always come home, exhausted..like, “It was nice to visit but, glad I don’t live there.”  C. picked me up, yesterday.  First we went to Emerald Isle Casino where I only played and lost $20.  Then to her house where I bought us pizza, did laundry in her small, portable washer/spinner machine, tried to crochet..but don’t think it’s my thing cause I am extremely uncoordinated..and watched television..mainly Food Network..before going to sleep. This morning we watched The Twilight Zone before heading to Walmart. Found an awesome pair of glasses that were only $110. out of pocket, thanks to insurance.

C’s cats loved all over me and my stuff, while I was there..but I missed my own. C’s trailer is really small so you can’t really walk around each other. plus any time she moved, it rocked.  And that’s without wind.

I guess there is some truth in the saying, “There’s no place like home.”