My friends and I are crocheting and knitting in the name of charity. We’re making and donating hats and amigurumi for and to children and teens at the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Because my depression has reared its head this year and wreaked all kinds of havoc, my bishop (similar to […]

My library is huge for my mental health. It’s the one room I can go to sit and just relax and feel peace. It’s not only where I go to read, but it’s where I craft as well. My “old” library was nice, but I had mismatched shelves (not all of them, but the overflow […]

I haven’t been doing a lot of reading this year. Well, I haven’t been doing a lot of reading since June of last year to tell you the truth. My interest has waned big time since my depression has worsened. I just haven’t really had any interest in it. Or, you could say the interest […]

I like to make things for other people. I’ve often crocheted afghans or amigurumi as birthday or Christmas presents. I’ve also made blessing (similar to Christenings) afghans for babies. I used to cut out a rectangle and write out the care instructions for the receiver, a little ugly thing but effective. A few days ago, […]

As you know from my Introduction post, I suffer from mental illness and it can be pretty devastating. As such, self-care is very important to me. It’s necessary for my survival. When I’m not actively engaged in self-care, there’s a good chance I’ll hit rock bottom or may even become suicidal. My self-care includes: reading; […]