#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 11, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 11, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Use it any way you’d like!

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Where am I going? This should be very simple as I am going to work and I go there 5 times a week, but for some odd reason (probably the fibromyalgia) I simply forget where and how to get there.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#SoCS, Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 4, 2021 – Pin the Tail on the Donkey

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Sept. 4, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “pin.” Use it as a noun, use it as a verb, use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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Watching the children play pin the tail on the donkey is uproariously funny usually. Rarely does one of the children hit the tail. The head is hit quite often and some of them are completely off the poster. Some younger children don’t have the sense yet of perception and you find them either reaching higher or lower for the spot. It is fun to watch.

Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.wordpress.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

 

 

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 28, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “my.” Start your post with the word “My.” Bonus points if you end your post with “yours.” Enjoy!

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A True Funny Story – My Hair Appointment

My hair appointment with my stylist was Friday and since she is so popular I had to wait three weeks for this appointment. So yesterday, just before my appointment, I was talking to my neighbor about how long I had been waiting for this appointment and my hair was so shaggy and long. So I said to him “Come Hell or high water” I was going to this appointment and I already had one problem since my walker wheel had come off and I was struggling with the old aluminum one I had, but I was going to get my hair done, dammit!

  1. Barely moments after I said this there was a tremendously loud crash of thunder and a huge lightning bolt hit very close. I had rarely heard thunder that loud and so I guess the storm was right on top of us and then another neighbor comes running down the hall.
  2. She goes that lightning bolt split the big tree in front of her apartment (we’re on the 6th floor which happened to be a good thing) as the tree split in half and fell across towards the front entrance. I glanced over to the first neighbor and was speechless. That wasn’t the end.
  3. Next thing you know the lightning hit the building and knocked out the electricity which accomplished two things.
  4. One, the fire alarms started screeching and those suckers are loud and I am hard of hearing so I can only imagine how people who can hear must have felt and….
  5. Two, when the fire alarms go off the elevators shut down for a fire.
  6. My neighbor hands me my phone and says, “Make the call, you aren’t going anywhere!”

I don’t know if we had high water, but we sure had Hell. The divine guy upstairs wasn’t amused at what I said I guess.

And even if was crazy enough to go out in that weather, I can’t walk down 5 flights of stairs to the bottom floor with a walker and if I didn’t get struck by the crazy lightning if I could get out of the door, my windshield wipers on my car do not work thus I wouldn’t have been able to see to drive.

Needless to say, someone was determined I was going to keep this mop of hair for now.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

– 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 14, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “luck.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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There is a saying that: If it weren’t for bad luck I would have no luck at all and that seems to sum up my life nicely. Just recently I have dealt with an agency that provides home health aides. For almost 3 months now I have put up with either no aide, nasty aides, stupid excuses as to why the aide didn’t come, etc. I am entitled to an aide for 20 hours a week and I am lucky if one shows up for an hour and nothing gets done. I am disabled. I can’t bathe or dress myself. I can’t do laundry or clean the house. I get my groceries delivered. So I don’t get bathed, I struggle into clothes and my apartment is filthy and that is not how it is supposed to be, but all I get is excuses from this agency and I know if I didn’t show up to work several days a week and told them I had a family emergency every day I would be fired from any job I had. This agency cares more about their employees than their clients.

I hope I have better luck with an assisted living facility than I have had with this agency. There are a lot of people for every opening so luck is a part of it. I have to wait and see what happens there. I am impatient and nervous as hell.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

– 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Aug. 7, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

YYour Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “wee.” Use the word “wee” or find a word that contains it and use it in your post. Have fun!

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This has been a physically and mentally draining week for me. The physical therapy on my foot really hurts and they keep adding more exercises which is affecting the rest of my body and then I have been back and forth with my psychiatrist trying to get my anti-depressant back to what it was. The trial didn’t work so I need to go back to my old cocktail and she finally agreed after suggesting several meds that I already know I can’t take. She says she couldn’t find my old records so she didn’t now what to suggest. All I wanted was to go back on what I was on before the trial change. Why was that so difficult???

On top of that was the assessment that included medical and financial questions and proof of my finances. I really like this place so hope it works out. I love that everyone gets private rooms and it is still being built so I will have a brand new room if I can get in there. Having the meeting and that they came to me I hope is a good sign.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

– 

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 31, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “the last photo you took.” Take the last photo you snapped. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you look at it? That word is your prompt. Enjoy!

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The last photo I remember taking was of me in the rehab hospital with a broken foot and that brings back terrible memories of the horrible treatment that I received and the pain from a broken foot which is still lingering on as I am doing physical therapy now trying to regain full use of the foot. I was told it could still take months.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 24, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 24, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “color/colour.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or pick a color and write about it–use it any way you like. Have fun!

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I have been spending the last few days playing around with color. I have been making new backgrounds, overlays, banners, etc. for both Twitch and YouTube for my live streams and videos. I decided to use bright, but light color mixtures which remind me of paint swirling around. I used it for instagram posts as well.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 3, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “contains ‘igh.’” Find a word that contains the letters “igh” in that order and use it in your post. Enjoy!

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My eyesight is getting worse. I have diabetes and it is one of the problems due to diabetes. The higher your sugar levels the worse your eyesight is. The frightening thought is that at any time, without warning, I could become blind. I have diabetic retinopathy. The damage is not reversible. I already have loss of feeling in my feet and fingers due to neuropathy from the diabetes.

The night I broke my foot I couldn’t feel the bottom half of my body and so when the foot turned under me and broke, I didn’t even feel it (the good thing), but by the time I arrived at the hospital it was beginning to hurt. Once I had a splinter in the bottom of my foot which I didn’t feel going in or feel the doctor digging it out.

I have over eight different major things wrong with me. That is why my kids are fighting to have me put into an assisted living facility. It is dangerous for me to live alone.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 26, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 26, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “up/down.” Use one, use them both, but try to put one in your first sentence. Bonus points if you use the other in your last sentence. Have fun!

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As I stared up at the dark rain clouds, my mind wandered until the first drop fell down splashing me and I had to run for cover.

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “drive.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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I absolutely hate driving. My dad forced me to learn to drive as a teenager and for that I will be grateful because right now since I have the broken foot I am constantly trying to find someone to drive me somewhere for all these doctor appointments and other things that crop up. They are not happy and neither am I. I will be glad when I can go back to driving myself when I have to. I have a neighbor who thinks I am his personal driver. He has been unhappy since I have been in the hospital so much and now the broken foot and still no driving. He survived before I came into his life and he will survive after I leave his life. I am referring to the fact that I am trying to get into assisted living and I will not even own a car at that point since I can’t afford to repair or insure one. Hopefully I won’t have to do many things that might need a ride. Depending on where I move I can use my medical transport, but will most likely have to change doctors depending on how far away I am from my current ones since my kids can’t be driving me all over. They aren’t happy now and I try not to have to ask them if I can help it, but sometimes I have to go to the doctor’s. I can get groceries delivered, but not the doctor’s office LOL!

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg