#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 11th of October, 2021 #weeklysmile


Trent’s Rules

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is weeklysmile2b.jpg

My smile:

I still have my aide and the big one is that today is my 65th birthday. I can’t believe I actually hit 65.

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

#weeklysmile, Photo Prompt, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 13th of September, 2021 #weeklysmile




Trent’s Rules

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is weeklysmile2b.jpg

My smile:

The aide is now on week 4 which is amazing and I got my desire to write back again, at least for one short story. We’ll see where it goes from there.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 6th of September, 2021 #weeklysmile

Trent’s Rules

My smile:

The aide is now on week 4 which is amazing and I got my desire to write back again, at least for one short story. We’ll see where it goes from there.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

Weekly Smile for the 30th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

Weekly Smile for the 30th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

The aide is now on week 2, and that’s a record.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 23rd of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 23rd of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Second week and I still have an aide and we are getting along great. She has to miss Wednesday’s because of the doctor’s appointments, but she is here 4 days a week which is 3 days more than I was getting from that agency. I think she will be disappointed when she finds out I am eventually moving to assisted living although she does work in some of them occasionally so I could run into her again.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 16th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 16th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

An aide arrived at my house this morning. I was shocked. My house is clean, I am clean, the bed is changed, the laundry is done and I was fed twice.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 9th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 9th of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

This is kind of weird. I complained again to the aide agency about the fact that they were giving me night hours when I need help getting bathed and dressed for the day. My original aide is back, but can’t do days. So the agency manager/owner said I am going to call your case manager and tell her we can’t help you. I said fine. I was already fed up with the agency and their nonsense anyways. I quickly called my case manager and warned her. She said she would start looking for another agency. If I get the assisted living I won’t need the agency as they provide their own. About an hour later the agency called me and said this is weird. I literally just got a call from one of my aide’s and she feels she is being abused where she’s at and she wants to work in Williamstown (where I live, but none of the aides want to work here) and two she wants mornings. A trifle earlier than I was planning on, but I can always take a nap later. So I smiled for that and part of me wonders if by getting an aide that will work out perfectly if I will get the room at the assisted living and not need her. Things sometimes work out that way.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 2nd of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 2nd of August, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Tomorrow I have a meeting with an assisted living facility and their RN for the medical assessment and the financial assessment will be done. Further than I got last time and this place has private rooms and bathrooms, plus a kitchenette. Nervous though.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Another rough week. The aides have been here sporadically and so that was not a smile. I am not getting the help I need. This new agency sucks as much if not more than the last one. I was promised they would find someone for today, but it is 6:30 PM and it is looking very unlikely. They told me that my original substitute would be back this Friday, but there is all the days inbetween including today that aren’t looking likely and no one was here on Friday either. I will hate to have to call up my daughter and beg her to come and get my laundry and somehow get it done for me. That is the aide’s job, but when they only come for an hour it isn’t happening and I can’t drag the laundry down to the laundry room with a walker to boot.

So now I need to find a smile. I don’t know what to say. My dad’s long term care facility is going through its third or fourth case of Covid and it is his wing so we wait. We already know that you can get it again since most of them have had it twice there (employees especially) and the vaccine isn’t a guarantee either so my dad had it once and hopefully the vaccine he got will help him not get it again.

Nope that didn’t work. I got a new writing book to read. That is going to have to do. I can’t continue writing books until I figure out what is wrong with the first one. The editor is supposed to help me with that. She is editing the first one and says there is a major issue and so won’t continue reading until she helps me fix the problem. So a new book will have to do.

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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 19th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 19th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Another rough week. The aide has been here sporadically between her health and her daughter having to have emergency surgery I haven’t seen much of her. So that was not a smile.

I never heard yes or not about that last assisted living facility, but today my case manager called to say that there were some openings in this brand new place and so she was sending me an application to fill out. So that was a smile. Brand new is better than used in anything in my book. I filled out the paperwork and had to write a check out to pay for a background/criminal check and that I wasn’t expecting, but I wrote out the check and got the application ready to mail tomorrow on my way to physical therapy evaluation.

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