Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Day 16: Bootstrap Belle

  I would like to share with you a short story character that I created.  She is a kick ass lil’ miss, never letting anything keep her down and always being victorious at the end of the day.  She has a sparkle in her eye that lets you know that she's got it and you… Continue reading Day 16: Bootstrap Belle

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

The Little Things

This morning I sat quietly on the couch sipping coffee.  I sat next to my spouse and we didn’t say a word.  In place of our voices was the sound of birds chirping.  It was a beautiful, harmonious orchestra of sound.  I (for once) did not feel the need to talk, or chatter, babbling away… Continue reading The Little Things

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Vocalizing our love for ourselves

I have a tattoo on my left forearm.  It is a simple, black line drawing of two cats.  I happen to have two cats.  The tattoo may symbolize those two cats, as I love them to pieces, they are my fur babies.  Or it may mean something more in depth. With that being said, I… Continue reading Vocalizing our love for ourselves

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Anti-Anxiety Cat Napping Music Swaying

After a long weekend of embracing my inner cat (sleeping, napping, and sleeping some more), it is back to the work week and being human which consists of wearing form fitting clothes, a for-real bra, and make-up.  Every part of me thinks that the weekend went by too quickly and my inner cat still wants… Continue reading Anti-Anxiety Cat Napping Music Swaying

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Saturday Edition 05/25/2019

It’s been another one of those weeks where the week has been such a week that Friday came and went without a published babble.   My apologies… But, now that it is Saturday, and it is more calm on the home front, I now have the room to sit and well, babble. Cats As I sit… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Saturday Edition 05/25/2019

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Happy Birthday Hunter!~

Hunter Mahoney Today is my youngest cat’s birthday.  He is seven.  It’s hard to believe that he has been in my life for seven years at this point.  I remember the day I brought him home from the vet (that is where I adopted him) and he was such a small, little baby kitten.  I… Continue reading Happy Birthday Hunter!~

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 4/12/19

Friday is upon us once again.  This week has been peculiar.  It started off, well, crappy, and then blossomed into a pretty marvelous week.  It amazes me how a shift in mindset can change the outcome of a how week, and can make things, well, just better. Crafting Class Last Sunday, the 7th, was the… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 4/12/19

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Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/1/2019

Weighted Blanket I purchased a weighted blanket a month ago and hot damn I have never had such amazing sleep.  Not only am I sleeping better, but apparently, my baby kitty (a 6 year old, 20 pound orange and white tabby) is sleeping better too.  He has chosen to snuggle up next to me EVERY… Continue reading Bella’s Babbles: Friday Edition 2/1/2019

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

My New Mindful Mantra: Kitty

Yesterday was an exhausting day.  I had therapy and I was put in my place.  There were some items that I have been needing to address that I have been skirting and I was asked to address them.  I ended up getting quite irritated and I nearly walked out.  Knowing that me walking out would… Continue reading My New Mindful Mantra: Kitty

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Cat Tales: A Game of Cat and Mouse

Today, it is the trivial things that made my morning. And yes, those little things involve my cats.  I cannot help that my cats are my world, and they bring me such divine happiness and contentment. Much like every morning, this morning I am laying in bed, groggy, and being well, cat like, not wanting… Continue reading Cat Tales: A Game of Cat and Mouse