Week 2 – Behind The Scenes


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What scenes are we talking about here? To tell you the truth I don’t have a whole lot going on behind the scenes. I pretty much curl up on the bed, watch television and work on my Bujo, blogs (mostly lately my Bujo Blog), housework, cooking and whatnot.

My typical day not including appointments and errands are basically as follows:

  • Wake up – Get coffee brewing – Bathroom routine – Grab my cup of hot coffee
  • Feed Tux
  • Daily Devotional
  • Morning Dishes
  • Bujo, Challenge on WRITTEN IN PINK, Post challenge on Instagram and facebook
  • Daily prompt on this blog unless I get caught up with creating in Paint Shop Pro for WIP blog
  • Breakfast & dishes
  • Floors
  • Work on future Bujo spreads
  • Take nap
  • Check emails, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram (I have Twitter but rarely touch it).
  • Dinner & Dishes
  • Check blog traffic
  • Curl up with tv and a book
  • Grab a snack and watch a horror or action movie
  • Drink my 2nd big travel bottle of water & vinegar (I drink between 2 and 3 a day)
  • Cuddle with husband & then crash for the night

And there you have it.

Activity Therapy


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To treat my mood swings and restlessness I take medications but I also do a lot of other hobbyish (is that even a word?) things. I find myself very bored extremely fast. I start one project and get into a feeling that it’s not distracting me anymore, so start another. I can have anywhere between 3 and 7 projects going on at once.

For example as of right now I have some projects going.

  1. Loom knit scarf – since Oct. 2017
  2. Crochet scrap blanket – since Sept. 2017
  3. Husbands blanket – Since Sept. 2017
  4. 30 adult coloring books all of which I slowly try to fill. I color when I’m stressed.
  5. Sketching. I have trading cards I sketch as well as tattoos of which at some point I’ll share
  6. Journaling which includes everything from doodles, actual writing and random images I tape or glue in.

Then there’s just the everyday enjoyment of Blogging, Bujo, Writing, TV shows, Movies and playing with the furbaby. I also find enjoyment in house work too.

I don’t treat myself with meds because I enjoy it. I have to take them or I explode randomly. I get extreme manic episodes that can last for days and they are always lows.

I don’t treat myself with the activities I do just for the sake of keeping myself busy. I treat myself this way to distract myself, keep my hands busy and because if I don’t do activity therapy all I do is eat and sleep.



Week 1 – Meet The Blogger

Hey there! My name is Lynda (AKA: RichardsBabydoll). I guess to start this off I should tell you a bit about me. Hope I don’t scare anyone off! I’m a bit like a wallflower. I am the quiet one in the corner listening and watching everyone else. So this might be a bit rough…
Put your seat-belts on, grab the “Oh Sh*t” bar and hang on!
I am Forty-Something, (higher rather than lower). Very happily married to my soul mate (although it took two seriously bad marriages to find him). Third time’s the charm! We live in Southern Vermont but joke (rather seriously) about moving to Connecticut.
I have no children from previous marriages or my current one. I think after a couple of miscarriages I decided the heartbreak is too much and didn’t want to go through it again. I did however enjoy babysitting (and making that ten or fifteen dollars) twice a week and playing Chutes & Ladders.
I got in trouble for saying I’m an only child. It bothered my father every time he heard me say it. I did have a sister (an older sister) who died. That was before I was born. From what my dad told me and my mom confirmed she was close to delivery and my sister died in her womb. My sister is an Angel Baby.
My parents were married for 39 years before my dad died of cancer. My mom never dated or remarried. He passed in 2004 and my mother passed with me holding her hand on December 2, 2017.
My hobbies include: Crochet, Knitting, Puzzles, Knitting on a loom, collecting teddy bears, sketching, coloring in adult coloring books (I love Mandalas), watching horror movies and spending time with my husband.
I drink a lot of coffee, Mountain Dew, Monster when I can get away with sneaking it into the shopping cart, and I am a die hard fan of Nerds candy, M&M’s and Skittles or Starburst.
I was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder, PTSD, Social Anxiety. I am pretty much anti-social. I don’t like crowded places and I rather people watch than interact with them. I’m rather quiet and learn a lot about others.
My first impressions of people when I meet them is 99.9% right. It’s either a good impression or a really bad one.
I love Autumn and despise Winter & Summer. It is what it is. Too Hot, Too Cold and Autumn is Just Right!
So there you have it.. Some bits about me, your blogger.

Unknown Expectations


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I’m bent out of sorts in a large way. The end of 2017 is only hours away and that means the end of the old and beginning of the new. My mind is all for the new year. My heart isn’t.

2017: I finally found my soul mate and I also married him. We met and I thought only of him as a friend whom I had no romantic feelings…so I told myself. I fell head over heels in love with him. We found in each other, what we had searched years for.

2017: I finally realized I can’t take life for granted. I lost my dad back in 2004 to cancer and I wasn’t given a chance to grieve over him. I wasn’t allowed to. So losing my mom the beginning of December of this year I realized that I need to enjoy life, enjoy the days I have sharing them with my husband. Not to take anything for granted. And not to hold any ill will towards anyone or have a bad thought. Negativity only shortens a persons life.

2017: I finally found a church and church family I never thought was possible. They are an amazing group of people who always put other’s first. Love flows from our church and our Pastor Sue is an amazing woman as well as a sweet and caring person and pastor.

What do I expect of 2018? What should I expect?



On The Fifth Day of Christmas


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On the fifth day of Christmas, I’ve spend the day freezing. Yes I did, I’m not joking. For some unknown reason I’ve had a bone chill since waking up at 5am. Doesn’t help with the heat not kicking on when it should, and it didn’t help walking on a cold tile floor off and on. The only time I wasn’t shivering is when I used the oven to make garlic bread and buffalo chicken wings. Or when I was snuggled under the comforter passed out.
I had to shout to my husband about 4 times all day as he’d hear a noise or commotion outside and swing the door open and stand there looking. O.M.G. Dang hun, your cooling off a freezing apartment. I’m frozen and I see the heat going out the door. In the mean time I’m trying to do dishes and there’s no hot water.
What a day!
Well a few good things came of it. Really, I wouldn’t joke about that!
We managed to get some de-wormer for our fur-baby and he wasn’t upset about having caramel flavoring in his food. Actually he scoffed almost every morsel and proceeded to sleep in the rocking chair. Content and purring. I got a long nap in and I have been able to blog quite a bit and write a good chunk of flash fiction without any disturbance.
I’m kind of anxious about Monday. Yep I’m cooking for Christmas! I hope hubby has an iron stomach because it’s a gigantic ham! Not sure if his daughter and grandson will be coming due to her car having issues and I’m a bit hesitant on having her drive over with it even though she’s about a mile away. I saw the issues with the car and I’m having her dad call her and ask her if she’d like to give a rain check and come over for dinner when the car is fixed. I don’t like her driving anymore than she has to. He agrees with me.
Besides I’m not so much in the HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS mood.
I guess I’ll just wait and see.
In the mean time I think I’ve got an idea for a Christmas blog post. Hang on to your hats and stop back for a bit of a giggle and head shake. Or maybe you will get big eyes and shout out “YES, I REMEMBER THAT!”
Until tomorrow.. Be warm, be safe and don’t drink & drive!



Today was unplanned and no time limit.

I seriously despise scheduling my day if there’s nothing major to do. Today is a fantastic doing things on the spur of the moment kind of day. For today I know exactly what I want to do and below is a list of TO DO’s

  • Relax with a cup of coffee and blogs
  • Go to Ford Dealer and get fender and door checked because of door getting stuck on the fender (UGH)
  • Do dishes and clean kitchen
  • Sort through tote of mom’s belongings
  • Vacuum rug in bedroom and sweep floor
  • Make bed
  • Jump on Facebook and update my friends
  • Check e-mails
  • Get Christmas cards ready to be mailed
  • Curl up with a hot cup of Cocoa and my book for about an hour
  • Knit on loom and work on hooded scarf I started in October
  • **Somewhere between Making bed and checking emails have lunch
  • Work on puzzle and watch TV for a bit
  • Get dirty laundry together, sorted and ready for the laundromat tomorrow
  • Fix stand’s wheel (Yep it’s missing) and get dolls put back on it.
  • Make dinner
  • Knit on loom and watch television
  • Put a basket of clean clothes away
  • Head for bed and read OR knit on loom some more

And that is my day!