Monday Morning Manic Musings: Multiple Topics

Here’s hoping this Monday morning finds you rested and relaxed from the weekend, and ready to tackle what lies ahead during your week.

Here, Campbell and I are readying ourselves to go out and visit the Social Security office. We’re going to be making every effort to get all our paperwork turned in before the Thanksgiving holiday, so that we can be given our move date. It is my goal to move before Christmas. I said that from the beginning, and at first it seemed like an unrealistic request, but it appears that the Universe is considering my request with real seriousness. It is all still in question, but it is more of a possibility than ever before.

If you’ve been following me you know I’m having all sorts of mixed emotions, but the one thing I feel above all is… EMPOWERED!” It is wonderful to have finally claimed POWER over my life. (Reader’s note) For those who cannot see the words EMPOWERED and POWER are written in all caps. Why? Because they’re the most important words in this entire post.

Question of the day…
Can someone cause you to feel a certain way, or do a certain thing?
My answer…

I decide what I feel about a certain person, place, or thing.
I decide what power those feelings have over my life, and what actions those people places or things cause me to take. I can always choose to not act. I can choose a positive action, or I can choose to act out in anger, frustration, and impoliteness.
I can say, “Well, I was stressed, and that’s why I did…” That’s true, but it is only my fault if it is not OK how I acted, or what I said. I am responsible for learning…
Coping Skills.
I am responsible for curbing my tongue, and I am responsible for remembering that just because I can, doesn’t mean I should.

I am responsible if my illness goes out of control, and if it sneaks up on me, as it does sometimes, soon as I am aware of it, I am responsible for seeing it is taken care of correctly.

Things like…
Lying about circumstance
Or only telling half truths, sugar coating etc…
They! Do! Not! Work! I am calling that type of behavior for lack of success.

How am I doing this?
Moving from this house where I cannot seem to come totally out of the memories that plague me each day. That’s one thing I am doing. You see, part of it giving power over to something or someone is knowing when it is time to walk away from something. I have realized that there are things that trigger certain memories, that no matter the amount of casting or cleansing just won’t leave me be. So rather than remain and struggle further, I’m just going away from it.

Taking control of how much I eat while I am stuck inside is another way of taking my power. I can claim that I got too fat again cause it got cold out, and I could not work off what I was eating, or I can control what I eat during these months that aren’t fit for man nor beast…

Do you see? It is all up to me?

What about education? Do I have to remain uneducated because I do not feel going into a college setting is right for me?
I can learn by reading, or getting out and experiencing, or both.
If I want to learn about a certain historical thing, I can read about it, and maybe one day plan a trip which will take me to a place where I can learn even more. I need not remain ignorant!

What thread of commonality do all these topics I have randomly written of have?

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Until next time this is Patty and the Snoozing King Campbell The Super Awesome Seeing Eye Dog saying…
May harmony find you, and blessid be.

About Patty L. Fletcher

About Patty October 2021 Patty and her guide dog Blue. Patty has her hair tied back in a low ponytail and rests her right hand on Blue's head. She wears a white shirt with a pink and purple butterfly on the front and light blue shorts. Blue is a handsome black lab. He wears a brown leather harness with a handle attached to the back and is smiling at the camera as he sits in front of Patty. In the background is a brick building with white, windowed doors and a flowerpot overflowing with pink and yellow blooms. Updated – October 2021 Patty Fletcher is a single mother with a beautiful daughter, of whom she is enormously proud. She has a great son-in-law and six beautiful grandchildren. From April 2011 through September 2020, she owned and handled a black Labrador from The Seeing Eye® named King Campbell Lee Fletcher A.K.A. Bubba. Sadly, after a long battle with illness on September 24, 2020, King Campbell went to the Rainbow Bridge where all is peace and love. In July 2021, she returned to The Seeing Eye® and was paired with a Black Labrador Golden Retriever cross named Blue. PATTY’S BLINDNESS… Patty was born one and a half months premature. Her blindness was caused by her being given too much oxygen in the incubator. She was partially sighted until 1991, at which time she lost her sight due to an infection after cataract surgery and high eye pressure. She used a cane for 31 years before making the change to a guide dog. WHERE SHE LIVES AND WORKS… Currently, Patty lives and works in Kingsport, Tenn. She’s the creator and owner of Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing (Author, Blogger, Business Assist), The Writer’s Grapevine Online Magazine and the creator and host of the Talk to Tell-It-To-The-World Marketing Podcast. WRITING GOAL… Patty writes with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disabled from the non-disabled. HOBBIES… Patty’s hobbies include reading, music, and attending book clubs via Zoom. FAVORITE TUNES… Some of her favorite types of tunes are classic rock, rhythm and blues, and classic country. FAVORITE READS… Patty enjoys fantasy, science fiction, and books about the supernatural. She loves books by Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts, and many more. Some favorite books include Norah Roberts’ Hide Away, Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series. SPIRITUAL FAITH… Patty describes herself as a spiritual Walker. She says she knows both Mother Goddess and Father God and embraces all they have to offer. CONTACT… Email: Visit: And: As well as:
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