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From Rebecca: Joe is relaxing and resting today

Joe has worked a lot at his other job this last month and he will work from tomorrow through next Tuesday, before working with me again next Wednesday and Thursday, so he took today for a personal downtime day. And I have to confess, I worked an extra shift for my other job last Saturday, and at the time it didn’t seem to tire me out, but now I am enjoying having an unexpected extra day at home. So far, it has been nice.

After I publish this blog post, my husband Darren and I are going to play a section of a board game called Descent. It is a game he had for a while and we started playing it off and on a few months ago. Darren likes strategy games that are complicated and take many hours to play all the way through, like Axis & Allies, while I like simple games that can be played in less than two hours. It is therefore difficult for us to find games that work for both of us. Descent seems to be a good in-between game. It has sections that can be played in a few hours, and while there is a whole booklet of rules and takes a bit of strategy, playing it was easy for me to learn and is as simple as I need it to be. I play the easier side, the overlord, which helps. Darren plays the two hero adventurers who use weapons and powers to fight my monsters and gather loot. Enough complication for him, while I have enough simplicity with my monsters and their spelled out powers. A nice way to spend the afternoon.

Four’s a Crowd, the novel that Darren adapted from Joe’s play Kimberly, is one step closer to being published. Yesterday I uploaded the file to the CreateSpace site, and later today Joe will look at the interior review page, then click save and continue. He will fill out a few more boxes, then send it to be reviewed by the site, then we can order proofs. We will edit the proofs, make corrections, then do the process again. We expect to have the finished book ready to sell early next year, hopefully by the first of March.

Well, that is my day. I hope you are all having a good time, and that soon you have a chance to step out of routine and refresh too.

Until next week, take care, have a great week, and happy reading.

I’m into yoga and meditation now

Greetings, readers. Since my message therapist, Alan, retired a few years back, I have had to find ways to keep myself feeling healthy and energized. Alan did chakra and energy work on me and it was truly a wonderful experience. He was able to open everything up and allow my natural body energy to flow. It has been forever since I’ve done chakra work and I need it badly.

Thanks to several channels on YouTube, there are numerous relaxation and yoga videos on offer. Ninety-nine percent of them are free and range from 20 minutes to 10 hours. One night I feel asleep to soft deep relaxation music especially created to help people sleep better. It worked for me, I was visiting the sandman within minutes.

I’m thinking of actually taking a yoga class, but they are probably $60 an hour, which is not in my budget. So for now I am going to have to keep myself healthy by eating better and watching these wonderful videos to help me relax, focus, and keep my chakras open the way they should be.

When I was younger, I did not believe in any of the Eastern medicine practices. Today, they are intriguing and enlightening. I believe in them very much. I had a friend tell me once that they are hypnosis; that is incorrect. It is true that they are for deep meditation, but it comes from the inside instead of the outside.

I have tried hypnosis videos and, at least on me, they don’t work. One that I viewed told me that I wasn’t going to be able to move. After watching the twirling spiral for 15 minutes, I stood right up. Another said I was going to bark like a dog; no such happenings. Those videos are just for fun. The yoga, relaxation and meditation videos do have merit and worth for well-being.

With all of my medications for my health issues, I’m constantly seeking ways to feel better. Is my diet the best that it could be? No, but I am working on that. Am I going to do three hours of deep meditation every morning? Doubtful. For now I think I will use it when I need it. But if I notice a marked improvement in health, I shall increase the number of times a week I participate with meditation.

On a side note, for any of my friends who read my blog who are Bear Spring Campers and did not hear the news, long time head cook Mr. Pearl passed away a day or two ago. So sad. Rest in Peace my friend.

Next week I’m anticipating a regular work week. I’m going with Traci to her doctor on Monday and there will be work days on Wednesday and Thursday. Until next week, I bid you a happy weekend, do take care, and as always happy reading.

Self hypnosis, anybody?

Greetings, readers. I’ve been very busy on YouTube the last couple of days, checking out different people’s self-hypnosis videos. I like what I see. Obviously, I’m not trying to make myself act like a chicken. I’m trying to use it for relaxation, memory enhancement, and relief of closed chakras. A year or so ago, my massage therapist had to retire and by now my chakras are as closed as they are going to get. It makes me feel lethargic, cranky, and depressed. When they open, I feel much more energetic, happier, and I’ll bet you my work productivity will greatly increase.

I even found a video that supposedly can turn you into a magnet for the opposite gender. This one I will have to watch and stay awake for to believe. There might be something to it, so as with most things, I will view it with an open mind.

In the last two or three weeks, my state of mind has been either depression or something I can not put a label to. I seem happy enough, but I just don’t have the energy to do anything. Not only is my writing suffering but my early to bed early to rise routine has shifted about an hour later each way. That is partly because the weather is so frigid here in Pennsylvania that I just don’t feel like going out to Panera at 7 in the morning. I do miss the usual morning crowd. I always enjoy greeting them as I would the folks at Bear Spring Camps.

I think this afternoon, after work hours, I’ll spend some time seeing what videos various YouTube channels have to offer. I’m a little bit leery of it because I’ve never hypnotized myself before. So readers, keep your fingers crossed. If you don’t hear from me on Friday, you will know I have turned myself into Keekee’s cat.

On a side note, our local library here in State College, Schlow Centre Region Library, had major damage due to the severe cold. Flooding was the result of one sprinkler pipe bursting, leading to several hundred thousand dollars in destroyed books, clean up of water damage and mold prevention. Schlow will be closed until at least this Sunday. I don’t want to sound selfish, but my books were in the section that got it the worst. We just found out via their website that two of my three books were destroyed. I have other copies here to give them if they want; no big deal.

Until Friday, take care, please be careful, happy reading, and stay warm; a major cold front is dropping down from Canada.