Thursday, October 28, 2010

Winter Warnings for Orphans

Its that time of year again. Remember to plan for the Holidays. It will get pretty lonely right before Thanksgiving. Soon everyone who has a family will be shopping like crazy. And it will be hard to find someone to hang out with.

Plan your holidays. Don't assume it will be easy.

I plan to get a library card and start visiting the library. Its free and nearby.

Stock up on food and canned goods. The snow storms may keep you in for a while and it may become difficult to get grocieries if the roads are icey.

Keep that gas tank full. Water in the air will condense and freeze if temperatures are below 32 degrees. (which is freezing). And it will hurt your car.

Maybe plan on reading one book a month. Watching one movie a week. Make some art, write a book. Go to a concert. PLAN PLAN PLAN!!!

This is the reason I started this blog was to warn you guys about times like this. The holiday get very lonely. And every year I for get how lonely it gets.

Get a twitter account and follow some interesting people.

Make sure to have your faucet dripping a little or the pipes will freeze.

Use a space heater insead of the internal heater in your home. It will save you money. But keep an eye on that space heater. Make sure there are no newspapers infront of it or anything that could catch fire.

Hang a blanket over the window to keep cold air out and warm air in. Or close blinds etc.

NEVER pour hot water on your car to remove ice. It will break your glass windshield!!! Even cold water may break the glass. Just scrap the ice best you can or stay home.

Never scrap the ice on the painted part of your may end up scratching the paint on your car.

Drive carefully if you don't have anti-lock breaks! YOUR CAR WILL SPIN!. Drive slowly. I stay off the highways.

Stock up on blankets and warn clothes.

So there are some tips for winter. And most of all remember to plan ahead. Make sure you have something to do. YOu don't want to get lonely and sad. I will keep you guys posted. *HUGS*

Death Anniversary

I have noticed that recently I have been having panic attack around February and October. My mom died at the end of October and my Grammy died at the end of February. I wouldn't be surprise if other orphans experience panic attacks around the anniversary of their lost loved one. I tend to be on edge and have chest pains. I hope it ends in December or sooner.

I recommend taking a day off from work or trying to relax. Eat better. Get more sleep. Take it easy. Watch your sodium intake also.

Friday, October 22, 2010

World Trade Center Memorial

Here is an article with some pics on the World Trade Center Memorial.Click here to see article.

They say it may be finished in a year.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Important Cooking Tips

My aunt never taught me how to cook. Turns out if you fry up some bacon it will make lots of grease.

1. Never pour water on hot grease.

2. If you get a grease fire, cover it with a lid. Don't add water.

3. Never pour grease down the drain. Wait til it is cool and scoop it into the trash.
(How the heck were we supposed to know that?)

Just use a damn microwave. EESH!

Also always run the garbage disposal when washing things down the drain. You don't want it to get clogged.

Its really dumb when we get in trouble for not knowing this and its like "hey, so sorry my dead mom didn't tell me this!".

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Learn from Peter Pan

You remember Peter Pan. He was is an orphan and lives in Never Never Land with other orphans who have taken a vow to never grow up. In the story of Peter Pan they can fly. All they need is pixie dust and a happy thought. As long as you keep thinking about your happy thought, you can fly.

I think this is what we need to do when we are sad or even feeling suicidal. We need to think of happy things in life and think of things we want to do in our life. Think of how we want to change our life so it is more enjoyable. And when we keep thinking about our happy thoughts we can fly. But if we don't, we fall and die. Our happy thoughts are our life line. It will keep us alive.

If you keep focusing on the bad things in can't fly. So think of the good things.

On the way to and from work I get upset seeing people driving in and out of nice neighborhoods. I get upset seeing people on their cell phones talking to friends or relatives. But I tried to think going to yardsales with mom, or my dog at home or how I want to move to NY and ride the subway with homeless people.

Never give up and hold on to your happy thought. And make sure to have extra happy thoughts.

Every morning I write down a list of things to be happy about and things that I am looking forward to. You should too.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Survivors Benefits

I found this.
It is about Survivors Benefits. I didn't get any money after my mom died because I guess she didn't work enough. But it could help others who have lost a loved one in certain circumstances.

News and Some Fall Tips

I created another blog. Its just more personal. I hope it may help others cope and survive. Just more personal thoughts rather than articles and tips.

I haven't forgotten you guys. I have been thinking about stuff to post. I will post some stuff later.

This is the time of year when you can save on electricity by not using the heater or air conditioner. Yay!

Also summer clothes are on sale and sandals too. So get some and save them for next year.

The anniversary of my moms death is coming up. So I am just trying to chill if you know what I mean.