Time is Flying- Small Life Update

I can’t believe how fast time is flying lately. I’m kind of shocked it’s July. And not just the beginning of July. Saturday was Ryan’s birthday and I’ve always equated that with a sort of mid summer celebration.


I have been attending therapy regularly for over a year now. I’ve accomplished a lot, but for me it is work that will never be done. Some weeks I feel well, my depression is cooperative, my anxiety is light, and my health is stable. Other weeks I am down in the dumps, or anxious over an everyday task, and when the pain flares who knows where my head is going to be.

So I am thankful that I keep making those appointments and keep going back. Just checking in can be refreshing.

Coloring Book

At the beginning of the year I started this blog and a different type of creative project. I’ve been working on creating a mandala coloring book. In 2017 I created a 100 Mandala project, where I filled a sketch book with individual and unique mandalas. This year I wanted to expand on that. I have so far created 14 full sized coloring pages.

I hope to have pages completed and ready to scan next month. My original goal had been February, that was ambitious!


I got a new computer this week, which I’m loving so far. For 12 years I was a Mac user and I’ve returned to the PC world. This was mostly a financial decision, but I’ve been also looking at part time jobs, all of which require knowledge of Office.

I’m hoping it will help with my productivity. Right off the bat I did not have to open my word processing app 4 times before I could actually use it, which is a huge time saver. I’ve been doing a lot of writing, but I keep getting inspired by these grand ideas, which take awhile to process and write. Which doesn’t really lend itself to blogging.

I will try to include short tid bits of info and updates in the near future. Also it has occurred to me that I have not included a picture of myself yet on this site. Here is the husband and I selfie-ing at his birthday celebration.

Help Prevent Suicide

With two high profile deaths from suicide this week, I thought I should take a few minutes to reach out to anyone who may be reading. The deaths of celebrities aren’t uncommon (everyone dies) and many are often tragic (drug overdoes, cancer, suicide). The world is sad for a little while, but life keeps moving. This is how things will always be. To the loved ones of those celebrities, it’s not just another celebrity death, and their lives will forever be changed by drug overdoses, cancer, and especially suicide. Continue reading “Help Prevent Suicide”