#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

May 2022 Weekend Coffee Share #69

Natalie’s Guidelines and newest post is here.

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup
Picture compliments of Pixabay.com

Thanks to Natalie, the Explorer, for hosting this prompt.

I would tell you that I am suffering from my allergies, and my insurance has flat out refused the recommended medicines so I have to use two nasal sprays daily instead of one to get the hopefully desired effect. Some days it works and some days it doesn’t.

Still struggling to write. The prompts aren’t helping so far. I used to look at the prompt and have an idea pop into my mind, but now I just look at it and then say “forget it!”

One of my daughters and family took me out for Mother’s Day Dinner on Wednesday. I had a great steak and it was like cutting butter. No struggling with gristle.

Have a great week, everyone.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.wordpress.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.wordpress.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 May, 2022 #weeklysmile


Trent’s Rules

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My smile:

My smile this week is that I am finally starting to do live streams again. I am trying to get back into my old routines.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website – http://www.tessadeanauthor.wordpress.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.wordpress.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 25th of April, 2022 #weeklysmile


Trent’s Rules

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My smile:

My smile this week is that I am finally slowly starting to write again.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

Painted Ladies and Historic Buildings Weekend Coffee Share #66

Natalie’s Guidelines and newest post is here.

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup
Picture compliments of Pixabay.com

Thanks to Natalie, the Explorer, for hosting this prompt.

I would tell you that I am suffering from my allergies. It seems they are worse this year, and more people than ever are suffering from them. It doesn’t help my breathing.

Still impatiently waiting for word from the assisted living facility. I am not the most patient person in the world, and my nerves are raw.

My aide is waiting for the assisted living to open, too, since she hopes to work there.

I am not writing much, but I have been working on doing more each time. I doubt I will complete NANO this month. I only set a goal of 5000 words and I am almost halfway there which is more than I have been writing.

Have a great week, everyone.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

What’s Blooming at Allan Gardens? Weekend Coffee Share #64

Natalie’s Guidelines and newest post is here.

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup
Picture compliments of Pixabay.com

Thanks to Natalie, the Explorer, for hosting this prompt.

Grab yourself a beverage and pull up a chair. If we were having coffee, I would tell you that my dad is still hanging in here despite being put on Hospice Care before Christmas with little time expected to live.

I would tell you that I went to the Emergency Room on March 12th, and I didn’t have Covid, but I did have the Flu, and it seemed to take forever to go away, and I still have occasional symptoms. The doctor wanted me to possibly have another Covid test, but the antibiotic he added to the mix seemed to help. I think I had another case of bronchitis. They have the same symptoms almost.

Still impatiently waiting for word from the assisted living facility. I am not the most patient person in the world, for sure, and my nerves are raw between waiting for an answer from the facility and waiting on word about my father. It has been months now, and still no word. I tried calling twice, and it got me nowhere. I found an email address and was told they still don’t have their state license.

And at least I still have an aide who comes steadily, even if it is way too early for me. She arrives at 7 AM, and I am a night person.

I am not writing much, I have switched to reading. I have found an author whose stories I like, but her characters suck. I am still reading them and I am almost finished her current sets of series. It’s her main characters that I don’t like. Supporting characters are fine.

Have a great week, everyone.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

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

Family, Non-Fiction

My Father is in Hospice Care

I have been absent for the last month or so due to numerous deaths in the family and now my father is in Hospice Care and they don’t expect him to last much longer. His body is wasting away. He waited until after the holidays however, that makes 2022 a sucky year already. 2021 was terrible, but he is holding on so now we are officially in 2022.

He is losing weight rapidly and is now down to less than 120 pounds. They say his body can’t sustain him once he hits 100 pounds and that won’t be long at the rate he is losing weight.

I finally decided I needed to do something besides sleep and read and dwell on how my life is sucking right now. I know he will be happier in heaven than in the nursing home he has spent the last 3 plus years in without my mother who passed 8 years ago. I have to remind myself he will be in a better place and not in pain anymore. They tell us the pain is his body shutting down.

I jump every time the phone rings.

Happy New Year everyone!

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

The Weekly Smile for the 22nd of November, 2021 #weeklysmile


Trent’s Rules

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My smile:

I am trying to stay out of the hospital, but my smile for today is that I officially picked out my room at the assisted living facility. Not sure when I am moving though since it is a new facility and awaiting state approvals and licensing. I also get a private room and bath.

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 11th of October, 2021 #weeklysmile


Trent’s Rules

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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

#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#WeekendCoffeeShare #40 : I might as well live at the hospital!

Natalie’s Guidelines and newest post is here.

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup
Picture compliments of Pixabay.com

Thanks to Natalie the Explorer for hosting this prompt.

Grab yourself a beverage and pull up a chair. If we were having coffee I would tell you that I quit physical therapy on my foot although they have me down for physical therapy for the rest of my body.

I would tell you that I spend more time at the hospital than I do in my own apartment. In the last 4 weeks I spent 3 different times in the hospital for an average of 3-4 days each time. I have hardly touched my blog this last month and now it is time to prep for NANOWRIMO and I have no idea what I want to write although I am thinking about changing my genre to romance.

Still impatiently waiting for word from the assisted living facility. I am not the most patient person in the world for sure and my nerves are raw between waiting for an answer. It has been months now and still no word. I tried calling twice and it got me nowhere.

At least I have an aide who comes steadily even if it is way too early for me. She arrives at 7 AM and I am a night person.

Have a great week everyone.

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

Non-Fiction

2nd stage kidney failure

Well my friends I was in the hospital again and this time was in stage 2 kidney failure. They were able to bring my kidneys back to almost normal, but if this keeps happening I will end up on dialysis. So……

The doctor’s request:

  1. No Opioids (need them for pain, as I can barely walk now)
  2. Restrict fluid intake to 50 oz no more or no less (this includes all liquid in my food, ice cream which is a liquid and you can probably take it from there, also includes ice cubes)
  3. Low salt/sodium (wipes out a lot of food)
  4. Low sugar/ (wipes out more foods)
  5. Low fat (more food)
  6. And has to be heart healthy (not even gonna say it)

This isn’t a choice. This is what I must do to prevent complete kidney shut down.

Dinner was 2 small oranges. I am about done with my liquid for the day and it is just 6 PM. I never drank much, but now that I can’t, I want it of course.

Obviously not much writing got done this month with 2 hospital stays.

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