#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

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I am finding it hard to find something to smile about. I had a rough week. I am exhausted although I got my nighttime oxygen finally. I should be sleeping even better as it goes through my BiPap machine.

I guess the good thing to smile about is that they did find a substitute aide to come in while my aide when away for 2 plus weeks.

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 28th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 28th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I got my walking boot off, although my foot still hurts, is swollen and I am limping. Physical therapy will start soon.

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 21st of June, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 21st of June, 2020 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I am finding it hard to find something to smile about. At least the new bed is comfortable since nothing else is comfortable. I can’t get comfortable sitting so lying down is the next best thing and the firm mattress helps my back.

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 14th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 14th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I am happy to report that I am coming out of my depression and have started on my novel again. I am in the editing stage following beta reader critiques and it will soon be going to a real editor.

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 7th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 7th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

This might sound strange, but today’s smile is that I gathered my own trash and took it all down to the trash chute myself without waiting for my neighbor to do it for me. I need to get into a better place in my life. I can still take the trash at this point. Last week, I wasn’t up to it, but today I decided to do it myself and so I accomplished something myself. I have to stop relying on others for things I can do myself be it slow or not, it is done.

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 31st of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 31st of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

It is getting harder and harder to find something to smile about. My depression is deepening and my health is getting worse. I spend more time in the hospital than out of it anymore.

I guess my smile will have to be that I am going to make some changes in my life. Exactly what I am not sure, but I am starting with taking back some of my free time from YouTube and cutting down my hours of live streaming on there. I get very little sleep and do nothing else it seems. Even my writing is slowing down. I prefer short stories to novel writing and think at this time, I am going to put all those grand plans at a huge series to rest, possibly permanently. Book one I am still trying to finish, but not even sure that will get done at this point. It can stand alone so it isn’t as if I have to write a series. I didn’t start it with that in mind.

I posted a video about the decrease in my live stream schedule and that is a load off of my chest. Happy Memorial Day to those of you in the US.

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 24th of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 10th of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Glad to be out of the hospital once again. I was tired of all the poking and prodding although this last bout means I will be on blood thinners the rest of my life and right now this boot is still too tight. I have a week and a half to get through till hopefully I get it off.

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 17th of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 10th of May, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

The new way I accidentally found to get dressed is working and is so much easier. It still takes longer than normal, but not anywhere near as long as it was doing at the beginning of this getting dressed on my own was.

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