Featured

Introduction

This is the post excerpt.

My name is Alexandra Mars. If you guessed it, I am an inspiring author pursuing my goal to become published. My friends, call me, Alex, and welcome to my blog. I write fantasy and science fiction because I find that genre fascinating to me, for there are so many paths a writer can take in his/her world.

I have been creating stories my whole life when I was a child, my Barbie dolls and My Little Ponies all had their own personalities. In middle school I discovered my creative writing skills, and I have remained on this path ever since. The journey to arrive at this point hasn’t been easy for me, and at times been very arduous. Now, I see excellent things in my future, and I hope you and I can take the next stage of this wonderful journey together.

You’re probably wondering what’s the next stage, I’ll tell you, my friend. In 2017 I will release my debut saga here on my site. I am excited!

In the meantime, I will be discussing many topics on writing and my life in my blog.

Thank you for reading, and I hope you continue to follow my blog.

Jan 21, 2019

Last night, I watched Supergirl on the CW, and I’m a fan of the show since the first season. The fourth season has brought many changes as the storyline is heading in a new direction.

For me, this has been a frustrating season to watch. The theme seems to be when Kara wins, and then she loses something valuable in her personal life.

Kara might lose her sister. I wonder what the future holds for her. There’s Supergirl’s double in Russia and is training for something, but what? Last night’s episode indicated that.

Since Alex’s memory was altered how will that affect Alex and Kara’s relationship. It may be for an episode. Col. Haley wants Supergirl’s identity that’s threatening Kara’s future.

Then, Brainy was building a new support team for Supergirl. Perhaps, he knows something about what Kara will face since he is from the future?

A lot of uncertainty is hanging over Kara, and next week’s episode looks promising.

Jan 20, 2019

Amazon had a recommendation for a novel for me. So, I checked out. It is:

Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse.

The book cover was fascinating, the blurb hooked me, and the price was under a dollar. The reviews on Amazon and Goodreads are good with high ratings. So, I brought the novel. It is on my February’s reading list for there’s another book I want to finish.

Jan 19, 2019

Living with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t easy. Today, was no exception. I took it easy because my knees have throbbed all day since I woke up this morning.

I don’t know how to describe the pain. It feels like there is something putting pressure around my knees even if I’m laying down they are throbbing. When I move, the pressure and the pain intensifies; I want to scream.

So, I’ve put on a brave face not alerting my family of the ordeal or the pain because I don’t want them to worry.

Sometimes, I can’t hide it and just accept the offer of help. It makes life easier for me when I’m having a terrible day.

I focus on moving to keep my joints limber. The intense pain in the joints can become stiff, making me unable to move without assistance. I value my mobility so I keep walking.

When I was a teenager the years of therapy taught me to move despite the pain. Back then, it was harder for me to move the arthritis was more aggressive and fewer treatment options were available.

Back then, a terrible day affected all the joints including my knees. It took me forever to do anything or to walk anywhere and have people wondering what was wrong with me. I walked like an old person. People didn’t understand that arthritis can affect anybody at any age.

The internet has brought more knowledge to people understand arthritis can affect anyone at any age. The older I get, the less I hear of the myths.

The thing I struggle with the most is how fast the pain can hit suddenly. Here is an example, yesterday I felt good my knees ached, but the pain went away when I took some extra meds. I went to bed I felt good. No pain. Then this morning, I woke up with my knees and my hips throbbing. I took extra meds and the pain in my hips went away, but my knees continue to hurt.

The main factor is most likely the weather. A snowstorm hit my area earlier today. Now the temperature plummeted as bitterly cold air settles in for two days.

So, I will take it easy, take extra meds, watch some TV, and maybe read. I will pray tomorrow will be better.

A Broken Toenail

While I was out today doing errands, somehow my kitty damaged his toenail. Uncertain how or when it happened.

After I arrived home, my kitty laid in his bed by the window. I noticed a toenail. First, I thought it might be mine, on further inspection it was his claw.

All these years, owning cats, I never experience this. I checked his toenails, which he wasn’t too happy about. His right hind paw had the missing nail, there was no blood, and wasn’t sore when I touched it. The missing toenail was a hole.

An internet search was my next moved, for the information stated it could get an infection.

I will an keep eye it and hope his toe doesn’t get infected.

A Chance Encounter

There’s a huge arctic blast coming… it will be bitter cold about two weeks or longer. Uncertain, but that’s the outlook in the long-range forecast. Winter has arrived to the Great Lakes.

While it still warm, I have been preparing for these frigid temperatures will start this weekend. I headed to the grocery store to get what I needed and my medicine.

I ran into my high school teacher who taught Home Economics like cooking and sewing classes. It had been years since we last spoke.

A funny thing a few days ago I thought about her and wondered how she was doing. Then yesterday, I saw her at the store.

The brief visit brought back memories of high school. She taught me various lessons about life. After the chance encounter, I realized made impression with her after all these years.

Looking back, I’m glad I am no longer in high school. School life wasn’t easy, which I’ve discussed in earlier blog posts. It was a nice visit and catching up with someone from my past. I hope to see her again.