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4/4/2021

Cool date. Easter Sunday for us. I was more focused on preparing for my dad to come over that I forgot about my own kids. Way too old for the whole Easter egg hunt, and my daughter is still staying at her dad’s. We have nice visits and have had a couple of sleepovers at mine. That was nice, but the best place for her while I try to stabilize is with her dad, as she is trying to stabilize as well though I think she may have temporarily moved in with her boyfriend. Ah to be 17 again.

My dad hasn’t been to my place for about 2 years, my mom at the time had been ill, for the last four years. So I was really excited to have him over. With my mom’s recent passing I couldn’t imagine him spending Easter by himself. I am so grateful we are allowed. We went the UBER way to show him how to use it. 

. We have been talking about the internet for my dad. At 85 and not ever having it has been rather overwhelming for him, so I am going almost daily for a couple of hours to help him. There is so much we want to help dad with and there are things we couple do to save him money, but he is with one of those big company utilities, the most expensive ones lol. So we can help him with that the change is hard for me so I can just imagine how hard it will be for my dad, but we are going slowly. But the hope is that he can video chat with other family members. Have an email address,  be able to access UBER (our underground taxi service lol) and check out UTUBE or maybe someday Netflix. Be able to look up stuff, you know he is looking for a plumber for example. Both my sister and I would sit at their place and do searches for mom and dad.

Oh, I just had a sweet memory. I just introduced AMAZON to my folks as some of the things they saw were through buy channels so I looked it up, I even gift them cushions for bar stools for their kitchen. My mom got really excited when I told her I ordered that thing she wanted. And glad she was able to get a gift before she passed.

I have been ordering online with my dad. I dont have a car and I rather not be out driving around with my dad. And a laptop bag at staples is 60$ I found one for 25$ on Amazon. My dad smiles, kind of in awe how can we do all of this. It’s the internet dad, you can do just about anything. We ordered his computer online from a big box place.

I am actually feeling rather settled this evening. I burnt a lot of energy cleaning my whole place before my dad came. I get too caught up in doing things I like, like singing and writing that I forget all about my chores. When I am really manic it is really bad around here, total chaos and very unkempt. But with my dad coming I had to. I have neglected house cleaning for a while. I do Neil’s house, and my dad’s house, yet mine I couldn’t be bothered but that might be changing. Maybe my dad coming here is the change I need to keep up with “adulting” bla.  And I have to stay more focused with my dad around as I can be very overwhelming. I am generally loud, I scare people because i suddenly utter something loudly, oh I just find it funny. People can’t handle my energy. My energy wants to sing for 12 hours with a mic, with the base loud over and over until I memorize it That is the kind of energy I have. In fact, singing has taken over even writing but I would like to write a poem soon…yes ok. I shall focus on a poem. 

I start my 3rd of 5 courses in Creative Writings, I have been doing this college stuff for quite some time now. The first course I took was stress wellness and nutrition, I did a creative writing workshop that focused on short stories and then I started working on the course I am enrolled in currently.

I love learning. Very difficult at times due to focus issues, and well mania can make it a bit hard unless its a super focused on college work that I don’t do anything else.

I took a semester off because I couldn’t afford it at Christmas so I figured it would be a good time to work on my book and send in a few queries.  I sent some poems to one company, it was a contest, I haven’t heard anything.  Would be cool to win a prize or just even see my poetry in a magazine that would be so cool. I printed my first draft of my book, part one. I will need more printer ink to print the second part. It is pretty exciting to see 200 pages of something you have created. Really superb

Anyways off to spend some time with Neil. We are all tired out, including Archie as we gave him the beef roast bone, and he has never had anything so tasty. Well he spent the next hour eating it was completely out of breath like he just did a workout, came looking at me smiling, I say “Yes, Archie you are a good boy”

I love my dog. He is always by my side (unless I go out, which he doesn’t like)

And yes I like supporting local businesses when I can.

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Christie F.

Welcome to my blog. I have been journal writing for years. I took a course in Creative writing and found I enjoy writing short stories and poetry. I write more when I am hypomanic or manic.
I went into Rehab for Alcohol Addictions and have been sober for fourteen years.
Shortly after I quit drinking I was diagnosed with Bipolar 2, I have since been diagnosed with Bipolar 1.
I enjoy talking about my story, for people to learn or relate. I try and have a healthy lifestyle and try to use my coping strategies. Life is just too boring without Bipolar, it is a blessing but yet sometimes a curse.
I am currently working on a book and dream of publishing one day.
I am so excited to have found Wordpress.
This is my new adventure.

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