Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

It takes a village

Life with a mental illness is challenging.  Not only for the person who has the diagnosis, but for those that love that person. Last night after work, I was in my sewing room (of course) and I had company (which was pretty awesome).  A question was asked about dinner, preparation and what should be done… Continue reading It takes a village

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Sit with me

  This week has been a long week.  A Santa’s length scroll of doctor appointments in addition to work and home life.  Most days I am up before the sun and use this time to craft which makes for a long day.  While crafting, I am sewing cloth masks for those that are in need… Continue reading Sit with me

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Phone Call Away

Today is a day when I needed my mama.  I texted and asked when she was free, if she could call me.  I waited.  I tried to stay busy, but I was anxious and holding back the tears.  I really wanted to hear her voice, but I knew that she was otherwise preoccupied. It seemed… Continue reading A Phone Call Away

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

A Thief in the Night

You were there and then you weren’t.  Like a thief in the night you were taken from us. There were times when I thought about you, but I was too busy and did not make the call. I allowed my life to get in the way, not allowing for a 10 minute call to say… Continue reading A Thief in the Night

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

History of Bella’s Babbles Name

In a continued effort to add some variety to this blog I have been reading a bit about ways to enhance the blogging experience.  While I was reading I came across a suggestion to share about the name of your blog.  This caught my interest, and I was like, “I can do this!” Not long… Continue reading History of Bella’s Babbles Name

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

Everyday Life, Uncategorized

It won’t always be like this

REPOST: With all that is happening in the word, in my life, within the four walls of my home, I felt the desire to repost this blog entry.  It has been on my mind a lot lately and I feel the need to put it back out there.   There is a newer song on… Continue reading It won’t always be like this

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, Uncategorized

Face masks and more

Last night, I FaceTimed with my parents, which is great, but it’s not the same as being with them in person.  One may think our separation is due to COVID-19, and that has a part to do with it.  Another part is that we live on opposite coasts.  It’s been more than 3 years since… Continue reading Face masks and more

Bipolar Disorder, Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Relief

Relief is a noun defined as a feeling of reassurance and relaxation following release from anxiety or distress. Simply stated, I am feeling relief. One may say, how is that possible in a time like now?  With all that is going on, for heaven’s sake we are in the middle of a pandemic.  How are… Continue reading Relief

Everyday Life, recovery, Uncategorized

Childlike Happiness

I came across a picture on my Facebook memories today.  It's a black and white photo.  The focus is water sprinkling out of a hose, held by my daughter, wearing her black combat boots with pink laces. This is one of my favorite pictures.  The composition of the photo is on point.  The rule of… Continue reading Childlike Happiness