When I was in the military, I use to have to do an End Of The Year Review and always hated that the report was due prior to the year ending.
I'm like, what happens if something significant happens late night at 11:55 PM on Dec 31st? I mean technically, it still happened prior to the New Year in that Time Zone.
I sort of brought that habit over to my personal life, but this year, I'm going to wait until Jan 1st before I review 2019.
In other news, I really enjoyed my time with my Niece and her BF yesterday.
Unfortunately, she was denied SSI so they are living off of his SSDI only. No automobile and it is his SSDI that keeps them from living on the streets. They live in an Efficiency Apartment that is smaller than my entire Family Room and they still placed another person on the lease so in small quarters, my Niece is living with two guys.....Well, at least she has extra protection. The area they live in is low income and there are a lot of Street Walkers/Drug Users....in fact, they were telling me over some Hawaiian BBQ I treated them too after donating my recycables to them which gave them an extra $33 in addition to the other gift I gave them that they were mugged by some guy wielding a knife while walking back home from a party.
My Niece used the pepper spray I gave her and her BF faught the guy off using his own knife that he carries with him. He was able to disarm the guy and cut the guy deep enough to where the guy screamed and ran away. They then called the cops and reported the incident. The attacker failed to make off with my Nieces purse any except from some brusing they both are ok. Just a bit shaken.
I told him when a person is living below the poverty line where zero income is coming in for whatever reason and they don't know how or when their next meal is coming from or where they will sleep next without being chased away or told to move along...well, people will do anything to survive and not die....including hurting you or taking what's yours to pawn it or sell it for cash just to live.
He said he understand because.....He used to be one of those people until he was approved for SSDI.
So after taking them around to where they needed to go not having transportation and all, I returned them safely home and will check on them every other month.
Now time to listen to some copyright free music to see if I can include any new content as background music to my weekly Vlog videos.
Time to eat and then sauna.
I save all my recyclables to give to my Niece and her BF who are living on his SSDI and is considered below the poverty line, but not too far since they are receiving something and they have a roof over their heads, fresh water, power, vice living on the streets.
Due to their mental health illnesses, they can't drive even if they could afford a vehicle, which they can't and they are apparently not employable with the illnesses they live daily trying just to survive.
So I'll be taking them 16 bags of recycables, dring them around to places they've had difficulty reaching, treating them to dinner and giving them what spending money I can afford to share with them.
They told me they have a late Xmas present to give me even though I don't celebrate Xmas, but I'd gladly accept whatever present they wish for me to have.
The struggle just to survive are felt by many, the blessed ones have others who can lend a helping hand out of compassion knowing it could easily be them in that same situation.
Be the Best Human you can achieve to be in this life.
Everyone on this planet....We are all we have until the Blue Aliens decide to make themselves known. ^_-
Another great form of birth control...
How do you get the gifs posted into the journel Do you think people would be ready for smudge the cat and the screaming woman LMAOF every time I see one.
@Earthgrinder, copy the html link from wherever you've uploaded the picture to give you one
(e.g. Imgur) and then paste it into the journal box.
I'm seriously an Introvert.
However, I do have Surrogate Family members that live between 45-1.5 hours away that I travel to visit and spend time with.
It just dawned on me as I was planning to visit one of my Nieces and her BF who lives 45 minutes away that I can't be away from home for long periods of time now since my Son and his family only has the one vehicle he drives to work and his GF is stuck here without transportation (other than me) 7 months pregnant and caring for 2 small kids.
When they move out next year, one of them will be a stay-at-home-parent and they will either have to go through the struggle of getting the entire family of 5 into their little vehicle every work morning to transport one of them to work and then do it all over again to pick them or the one that works takes public transportation/car pool back and forth to work while the stay-at-home parent keeps the vehicle or check to see how much it would cost to rent an SUV weekly.
Hey, we do many things to ourselves........Life choices!!! #Birth_Control
If I ever forget how long it has been since I've been Living My Beliefs and Living My Best Life, I only have to look at my Vampire Rave Batty...
So you go from the box the world has put you in, through darkness, only to end up deeper in a tube???
What I got out of the video is once one is able to break away from the social programming that keeps us in a type of box and now questioning everything one has ever been taught to believe or feel, there is the real feeling of stepping off into the unknown.
But, how deep one goes is their choice.
There is the feeling of having to start over from scratch.
From the bottom.
There are levels to Darkness and to have the courage to explore each level stopping at what one chooses to be their bottom, as far as they want to explore the Darkness which is the point one feels they now have a solid foundation to then be free to take what they have learned from the Darkness and then soar as high as one chooses to on their journey towards Enlightenment.
For there is a difference between Knowledge and Wisdom.
There are many people walking around today with Diplomas and Completion Certificates of higher learning, but find it difficult to apply their newfound book knowledge in a way that will drastically benefit their lives and the lives of those they care about.
However, that's just one man's interpretation.
Oh, I'm with you. I was teasing by the way. I meant to add the "lol", I had a brain fart. Personally, I don't trust the knowlege anyone has if they have a degree hanging on their wall. Or, if they brag about being to school for this or that. Especially, when it comes to religious education.
Although I don't celebrate Xmas, I do celebrate those who show compassion and good will to others at least 1 out of the 12 months of each year.
It's as though Jan-Sep are learning and quizing months and then Oct-Dec is test time. Practicle application.
Show us how far you have advanced over 9 months in becoming the best Human being you can be not only towards yourself, but to other beings on this planet.
But then again my brain is wired differently.....LOL!
The only way I truly celebrate any holiday is by watching movies. I don't decorate (except maybe a few things on Halloween), buy stuff or visit people. I have specific films I watch depending on the holiday. That's my limit. lol
On Monday I will gas up my truck and drive to our Council Hall where I will meet up with co-wokers and other members of our Community. We will then load up the back of 9 trucks with 250 Food boxes: Turkey and all the trimmings, a couple hundred wrapped gifts for kids who otherwise would literally get nothing for Santa Day, and 2 dozen brand new PS4 a local business owner brought out of his own pocket to sneak to some Mom and Dads that they can put under a tree on Santa Morning, Boxes of oranges and other fruits, nuts, candy, and about 5 dozen decorated cookies, and some trees with boxes of decorations and spend the day delivering all this stuff, helping single Moms set up Santa Trees and I will BEAM with pride of the awesome community I belong too. Some families will also get Bank checks to help with rent, gas and water bills. We spend all year adding names to a Santa list of Familes though the year who need on the list. This is how I celebrate Santa Time. I am not into the baby Jesus stuff. But I DO the Santa stuff and I come BIG with it. :) Happy Santa Day, Brother. Love you.
Seeing the big eye and awe on those kids faces when we pull up= Princless.
I can not even put into words what it feels like to see those kids faces. Just gold Bro, pure gold. It's a community effort that enables us to show these kids, these familes the true meaning of: It takes a village.
Alrighty then...Sauna Sesh treatment is done annndddd I'm too medicated to now hang my posters. I didn't plan this out well, huh? LMAO!!!
Well, suppose I'll listen to new copyright free music on YouTube for background music until I fall asleep and when I wake, I hope it's night time. Like dark..dark.
Time to eat, sauna sesh and then hang up some art.
Time to edit then publish my Thur video and then start my day off.
I say "day" loosely. I rather it be "night", but, sadly, some things can't wait to be done during hours of darkness that I love soooooo much.
My Son is now allowing me to confirm that 'Yes' he and his GF are expecting their 2nd child (a Boy) (her 3rd child) due in February 2020.
They said they were unaware of his GF being pregnant until a checkup back in August that confirmed she was 3 months prego. So when they arrived here on July 2nd, she was already 2 months prego.
Their date to have their own place was by July 2020, but I have extended it until Oct 2020 since my Son obtained employment in October so that will give them an entire year to prepare themselves to launch back into Independency by obtaining their own place to live.
So yeah, they have Transportation, Employment, so now they are in their last Phase. Phase #3. Obtaining their own place.
Alrighty then, video is almost done uploading and soon to be published.
Then time to eat and sauna sesh.
The world could be burning down around me, yet I wouldn't know. I'm in my room and in my Cal-King bed, nice and warm, blinds closed, surfing the internet. I haven't even left out of my room yet. Well, it's not yet 9 a.m. If I'm going to go out, I try not to get out of bed beyond my nature calls until after 9 a.m. I've spent years waking up wayyyy earlier than that soooooo...yeah....I take advantage of my Retirement....LOL!
Working on publishing Tue's video. I love my new glass pieces and other purchases I made.
I just love surrounding myelf with well, expressions of ME and my Lifestyle.
After working my butt off fr weeks, I am off work till after Christmas. My plans are pretty much your days of sleeping in my huge bed, nice and warm, playing SL with my Liliancat, catching up on my Mogy YT videos, enjoying the time off, playing with my neices and nephews and this weekend going on a horse ride out to our cabin which is about a 10 mile ride from the house. So I will be taking semi- retirement for a few weeks! Hahaha
No matter what I force myselft to accomplish during Daylight hours, it's the Nighttime hours that I get excited for, that I enjoy, and that I love accomplishing things during.
Today was much like all the rest of my awesome days, filled with Serenity, Happiness, Love, Sex and Magick.
Whether I'm partaking in it or watching it..........It feeds my Spirit and nourishes my Soul.
This was amazing. If more people applied this in their lives, it would be SO much better. Loved it!!!
I have used the proper apology before! Own what you do and make it right. It will get you far in life and respect from others.
Seen that I was missing some pics of my tattoos in my Portfolio so I added more.
I think it's time to document all my tattoos, but there are over 100 of them so I'm going to convience my Son to help. LOL!
That doesn't sound awkward at all lol
Do you get nervous about selecting the place of your tattoos on your body?
@Morrigon, in the very beginning I did, but after my first tattoo session, nervousness went away.
So Friday I'm getting finger tattoos.
16 total of letters and symbols.
Ending 2019 at 51 years old with body modification. Sweet!
I purchased 2 new area rugs so that my Granddaughter can practice her walking without fear of hitting the blue-stained concrete floor that she and her brother has chipped up throwing their toys on it. smh....Well, my expensive stained floor in that area was nice while it lasted and if I ever miss them when they move out, all I have to do is lift my rugs and look at the damage. LMAO!!!!
Then I went to Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ to use my B-Day Gift Card. Yum!
I'll be ordering more meds later, but first...Sauna Sesh!
Tattoos are always fun
You sound as though you have a bit of Masochism in you, Rose! Haha!
Nah, I'm just always in pain from working out. So stuff like that is nothing lol.
My finger tattoo hardly hurt.
So all of my December bills are paid including the HUGE Property Tax bill.
It's raining outside and I will be leaving to go into town. I need to purchase 2 more area rugs for the Family Room since my Granddaughter is walking more now and I'd hate to see her tumble on the blue-stained concrete floor.
I also recevied another gift certificate to one of my favorite restaurants so I'll be stopping by there instead of going grocery shopping today. I try to put that event off as long as I can. LOL!
In addition to recording my Journals, what else has the Gothic Warlock Lord been up to?
Well, on my end, it's the 1st day of December.
The 1st day of the last month of 2019.
For me, it went pretty fast with more Positive Events than Negative ones so I'm hoping it finishes out the same way.
Well, time to get into wardrobe and see who Karma will be using me to Bless today.
You know what I find just way cool? The fact that even when there is a "negative" you always make some positive come from it. You don't let it ruin your attitude on living your beliefs. I find that amazing and you inspire such wonderful positive vibes, I am very thankful you are still around from waaayyy back in the day:)
*huggs* I am positive the year will finish off with your kinda spunk lol 💥🎇