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

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

My smile is that I got to see my grandson today. The one who has been in the Marine Corps for the last 4 years. He is almost discharged. He picked me up at the car repair shop where I dropped my car off and then he took me out for breakfast. It was great seeing him 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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for the 4th of January, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 4th of January, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile is that some of my beta readers are replying and I am getting some good reviews. I am not saying there aren’t things that need fixing LOL, but my story is not bad. Yeah!

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for the 28th of December, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 28th of December, 2020 #weeklysmile

This week’s smile is that I finally finished writing my very first novel. I am doing some editing and then looking for beta readers. I will be posting on my blog and reading it out loud on youtube on my channel listed below.

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for the 14th of December, 2020

The Weekly Smile for the 14th of December, 2020

This week’s smile is that I finally out of the hospital again. I spent a week and I half in there with Colitis, which is pretty nasty and involves the stomach, intestines, etc. I still can’t tolerate solid food for the most part. In 8 weeks I have to have a colonoscopy to see if I have an autoimmune disorder or just an infection. Autoimmune as in ulcerative colitis, chrohns disease, diverticulitis etc and they don’t go away. Infectious, well it will take a while, but eventually I might be eating solid food again. They tested me for a lot of infections and did not find one, but there is still the possibility of food poisoning. I got it the day after Thanksgiving and I had a restaurant meal. They are guessing it is food poisoning, but I have had food poisoning before and it wasn’t this bad. So far I can eat toast, jelly, vegetable juice and noodles. I also handled potato and shrimp and other meats. I can’t have lactose and that was made very apparent when I tried a dairy-free frozen dessert that the store told me was the same thing. Uh, no it wasn’t. Within 10 minutes I was in agony and it took all afternoon and part of the night to go away. Must stay lactose free on carton. I had lactaid milk with chocolate and that was fine. I am also restricted in fiber. So very low fiber, no lactose, no low sodium and low sugar. Doesn’t leave me much to choose from.

However I am out of the hospital so smiles for me.

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for November 23, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for November 23, 2020 #weeklysmile

This week’s smile is that I finished NaNoWriMo on the 22nd and I am now over 62,000 words. That is pretty much a record for me and it is not done yet so there will be more words.

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for the 16th of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 16th of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

I am smiling at my new computer. It finally came in on Thursday and my daughter brought it over here. There is still a lot to do on it, but I have been doing my live streams on it and for the most part it works great. There is a little bit of difference in how I have to do things since everything is now on one computer, but I am still smiling. Keep forgetting the touchscreen so still using the mouse LOL!

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for the Ninth of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the Ninth of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

Well my smile this week is that I am getting a new computer. It has the touchscreen, an all-in-one HP (Hewlett Packard) and it also has a built in camera and microphone so I should be able to switch my live streams over to the new computer once I learn how it works. It even comes with a mouse and keyboard although they are not wireless. That can wait for now. What I have now is wired so no big deal for me.

I did my “Ask me Anything” video, live stream and so glad that is over.

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for the Second of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 2nd of November, 2020 #weeklysmile

Ok I hit my 100 subscribers on youtube during the week and so I set up a live stream to have people ask me anything they want to ask. I had nothing in advance so all questions came out of the audience watching my live stream. Some were writing or youtube related, but there were some that were personal as well. Nothing I couldn’t answer thankfully. That was my smile for the week and I am now up to 108 subscribers. Moving right along. And here I was sure that no one would every subscribe to my channel. I need to have more faith in my abilities. 🙂

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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

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The Weekly Smile for the 26th of October, 2020 #weeklysmile

It won’t seem like much to most, but I have almost hit 100 subscribers on youtube.com. That is the first milestone and I have 96 now. I am almost there and then I have to “celebrate.” The usual celebration is a “Ask Me Anything Q & A.” I will livestream with a list of questions people send in. If they send them in of course. I have to produce a video asking for questions and they can be anything, hence the title of “Ask Me Anything,” which is a little bit nerve-wracking. #weeklysmile

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, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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