Sunday Talk with Alexandra Mars (Jan 15, 2023)

I will be discussing changes to my Blog and talking about my health.

I will be discussing changes to my Blog and talking about my health.

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Sunday-Talk-with-Alexandra-Mars-Jan-15–2023-e1thadi

Jan 11, 2023 – New Changes

Exciting new changes are coming to my blog​!

Exciting new changes are coming to my blog!

Monday’s article themes will be disability awareness, advocating, health care, and other issues that fall within this category.

Wednesday’s articles will be about faith and inspirational stories.

Friday’s article themes will be focus on fun, book reviews, short stories, and other interesting topics.

This year I have added a new feature Podcast Shorts to my podcast platform. I’m planning on doing longer podcast episodes once my iron levels stabilize.

Jan 4, 2023 (Podcast Shorts)

In this Podcast Shorts, I will discuss my New Year’s Resolutions. My podcast is under two minutes, I’m calling it Podcast Shorts. Here’s the link below:

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Jan-2–2023-New-Years-Resolutions-e1t333c

Dec 26, 2022

Did I accomplish my goal​ of keeping Christmas Chaos away? Last week, I discussed my goal of preventing chaos in my kitchen by washing my dishes regularly.

Here’s the link below:

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Dec-26–2022-e1sokfb

Did I accomplish my goal of keeping Christmas Chaos away? Last week, I discussed my goal of preventing chaos in my kitchen by washing my dishes regularly.

Yes, I did for the first week.

On Christmas weekend, it was bitter cold and blizzard conditions slammed into my area changing my Christmas plans. This year, I am blessed to have two Christmas celebrations. We had a nice Christmas dinner and enjoyed watching Christmas movies on Christmas Day. It wasn’t stressful and drama free.

Before Christmas weekend; it was a hectic week for my household. With a blizzard, running last minutes errands, me dealing with low iron, and extra appointments. It was chaotic. I found the strength to persevere.

By the end of the day, I was exhausted. When I looked at the counter, my dirty glasses taunted me. In ADD fashion. I ignored them. Oblivious to their existence. So, I chose to focus on working on a hot spot, the kitchen table. I sorted through items, and mail, and put things back in their designated places.

I had already decided if the dishes weren’t done by Friday. Friday was the deadline for the dirty dishes and the main priority that day.

Friday came along with the blizzard and there was nothing else for me to do. And so that morning, I decided to wash dishes. Because I didn’t want to wash a whole bunch of dishes on Christmas Eve.

Once I got the dishes all caught up, I was able to stay on top of the dishes during Christmas weekend. And that created a stress-free, drama-free environment. I enjoyed Christmas with my family which was wonderful. And today, waking up to a nice clean kitchen was a tremendous feeling.

Now, I’ll just stay on top of things, by staying in my routine with the dishes, when there’s a pile, and monitoring the hot zone, my kitchen table. the main celebration for Christmas is this weekend, which is New Year’s weekend.

How did you manage Christmas Chaos this year? I would love to read about it in the comment section below.

July 13, 2022

Hello, I wanted to give a quick update about what is happening. Right now, I am being treated for H. Pylori, which is a stomach infection. H. Pylori is bacteria left untreated can cause stomach cancer and other issues like anemia for some people.

How is this treated? I’m on two antibiotics and a stomach medicine to reduce my stomach acid. It is tricky to take these additional meds with my regular medication. So, I am spacing out all of my meds, allowing my stomach to absorb my medicine. Drinking a lot of pro antibiotics drinks is helping me with the side effects.

I’m feeling better and seeing improvements in my stomach. I noticed that my appetite has returned. Another thing my concentration is back. My ability to focus has improved, now I am working longer on my writing and editing.

Unfortunately, the side effects are not fun. A lot of food has a weird taste or is just plain yucky. That sticks. Hey! Ice cream tastes great! Being on antibiotics can bring out the ADD and that’s tricky. I am dealing with insomnia, being tired, and taking forever to go to sleep. It will be worth it in the end, I will get my life back.

If you have questions, just ask me in the comments section.

Thank you for reading and have a great day!

Sincerely, Alexandra Mars

Sunday Talk with Alexandra Mars (June 26, 2022)

I will be discussing RA fatigue and reading apps that allow the reader to continue reading a story that requires a purchase of tokens.

Here’s is my link below:

https://anchor.fm/alexandra-mars1/episodes/Sunday-Talk-with-Alexandra-Mars-June-26–2022-e1keptm

May 5, 2022

Over the last couple of weeks, my body has been through a lot, and my joints are hurting, it is more like background pain. I am counting down the days until I get my infusion next week. In the meantime, I have been editing my manuscript, and short story, and working on my organization skills.

But I am at the point where I’m forcing myself to do things like housework, and editing because I just don’t feel well. This is what life is like living with a chronic illness.