Getting It Done by Neil Blake

So for the past month or so, my mom has been staying with me at my place in Vancouver, helping me get all my finances and other parts of my life back in order after my seizure and at first there wasn’t really a lot of progress made because I was recovering and then started being really really lazy. 

Still, that was close to a month ago. 

 

Happy Birthday! by Neil Blake

Today is my ex wife’s birthday, and even though we got divorced over 5 years ago, she is still a huge part of me that I have now lost and it hurts so much when I think of her. I miss her so so so so much. I would do almost anything for another date with her like in the days. 

I miss you Crystal .

Interesting by Neil Blake

My aunt Nikki has been helping me out lately, and so today, it’s my turn to pay it back. I’m just at her place now waiting for some workers to come into her place, which is an absolutely awesome little Bachelor suite in a very new building.

Just seeing it and feeling how solid it is, is really… I don’t know. Well, yes I do know. My mom is here to help since my seizure , and it’s really making me think… On one hand, I love the west, living near the ocean, the people I have met out here, and the WEATHER! But then I reach into my pocket, that’s where it’s just so hard for me to want to leave… unless it was somewhere super cheap, which is EXACLY what going home would be…

But, I’m just not ready yet!

I will also say this. I’m in a one bedroom apartment in the west end of downtown Vancouver. It’s a very great neighbourhood, which actually, now that Im thinking about it… it might be fund to go home and live cheap for a bit so that I would be able to travel a little sooner, because once my debt is paid, that will become my primary focus.

I just really need to start strapping it down!

Déjà-vu Part II by Neil Blake

As I was thinking about it yesterday, I think I have a small understanding about how it happens.

The sun is bright and it’s a beautiful morning and I was on the bus like I usually am in the same neighbourhood i’ve resided in for close to 10 years and everything is different, and yet still the same. I’m in a big beautiful city like Vancouver and it is still struggling with the same problems it was 5 years ago. 

Young Persons Peer Support Group by Neil Blake

Today is the third Sunday of the month which means there is a meeting organized and hosted by the MS Society at Metrotown for the Young Persons Peer Support Group. It’s a meeting where those of us who are affected by MS get together and have a little chat about how things are going. 

   Sometimes we talk about how we have been feeling, the medication we are on, how we are eating, and things we may have found to help make things more comfortable, hobbies we are doing, etc. It’s  just a very enjoyable and informative meeting. 

   And today I am smoking a joint before the meeting starts which I will smoke the rest of after it’s done. 

Not Today by Neil Blake

  Well, apparently I was a little excited. I’m not getting my new iPhone until the week of October 3 to October 7. So that means I still have to wait a few more days. 

    Oh well, I did just update to the latest version of iOS XS so that should give me a couple days to get to know it and try it out a little and see what you can do!  

New phone coming! by Neil Blake

Here I am on this early morning after having gone for a very short walk around the block, just moments from getup to head out again to go pick up my new Apple iPhone XS at the Pacific Center Apple store. It doesn’t open until 10, but that is totally okay on this terrible soggy Saturday morning.

Once that is done, I am going to go see... actually never mind. It’s a broken toe. I’ll survive.  

What broken toe, you ask? The one I broke the other night when I fell on the street.

Smurf it Up! by Neil Blake

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   Who remembers going to school when they were younger and getting babysat when they got home? Do you remember running away from school as quick as you could get to the TV for after school cartoons? 

   One of my favourites was the Smurfs! The Smurfs were little blue characters always very busy getting work done. Yesterday, I was very Smurfy, dressed in blue from head to toe getting stuff done too!

   I spent the whole day being productive is so many areas around the house, it was great! I also ate like an animal!

Concept by Neil Blake

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I’ve known about the Federation of Canadian Artists since I was quite young because my parents used to have a couple of pieces hanging in the house. I am now at a point in my life where I am seriously contemplating applying to become an Active Member.

There is an exhibition called Concept going on right now, and I am so tempted to go check it out as it seems just down my alley. I know that going to see what other member artists are doing might also give me a better idea if I need to keep working before I apply to become one myself.

The downside is that it costs $50 to apply which is not a lot of money, unless you’re a starving artist like me. If I could possibly get the $50 for the application fee, hopefully that would lead to me becoming a Member and getting some exposure in order to actually sell some of my pieces! I’ll let you all know when I do.

Discovery by Neil Blake

   I was using Flipboard this morning, reading like I normally do everyday when I saw an article called “New multiple sclerosis culprit identified”. I just had  to read it as soon as possible!

   Since being diagnosed over 5 ago, this has been the most optimistic article about treatment and therapy I’ve read. It gets me very excited to hear and read articles like that and leave me optimistic for some real positive changes in the future.