Good Gothic morning,

How are you my beautiful Bat Brat’s? This post is going to be about updates and a few knowledgeable quotes.

Update from Gothic Realms Amanda Shelton’s life

Welcome to my domain Bat Brat’s. I am feeling better today. I have been doing a lot more than usual past month because of the holidays. Yesterday my body finally settled into the pain of doing a bit more activity. Today I am not so bad. I am able to set in my chair and write this post. That’s pretty good compared to yesterday where I couldn’t even get up without crying in pain. I should say moaning like a ghost who lost her mind. Today that pain is the ghost. ūüĎĽ Hahahaha! Boo!

I got blood test results from my pain Specialist too. It says I have inflammation in my blood. From unknown sources. I think it’s the fibromyalgia and the cyst’s I carry through out my body. I have autoamun deseas so that is another source of inflammation.

Living With A Monster (Addiction)

I have a boyfriend who is living with a monster inside his head (addiction). I call the deseas of addiction a monster because I grew up with my family who suffers from the deseas. It was like living with Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, you never knew when Mr Hyde would pop in for a visit. Now I am with a man who suffers from the deseas. I am learning how to be strong and not try to control the situation. I have learned a very hard lesson. You can’t change or control an addict. Only the addict can control his or her own behavior by admitting and then excepting their deseas. I had to let him deal with his behavior and stop blaming myself. I set boundaries that I didn’t have before with him. I have to be selfless by letting him go. We are still together but there has been a lot of changes to our relationship because of this monster he carries inside of himself. When he forgets its there that’s when it shows its true nature. I have learned not to forget that the monster is always going to be part of our lives. I have also learned how to love myself and protect myself from future damages from the monster. We have support now because I know from my past that no one can deal with the monster of addiction alone. That’s why there is AA, NA, and other types of support groups. I grew up with AA, and NA being a constant support for my mom and brother as well as for myself. I am the only one who doesn’t suffer from the deseas of addiction in my family. I am and was too sick to care about doing drug’s, drinking, or anything else but dealing with my own monsters (mental illness, rare movement disorder, and chronic allergies). I guess having autism also gave me a different way of thinking because I do believe it is the reason I don’t have an addiction. My brain functions differently than yours. I did try smoking it didn’t make me want to keep doing it. I wanted to throw up instead. Same with alcohol, after one glass I am over the toilet seat and my stomach in the toilet. I am allergic to alcohol. I found out when I was younger. Yuck! ūüė∑



“To love someone who suffers from addiction, you have to be able to see past their monster. Grrr!”

– Amanda D Shelton



“Don’t become the problem, instead become stronger by being honest to yourself. You can’t change or control addiction, you can only learn how to live with the monster. Also don’t blame yourself for the addicts behavior. Take responsibility for yourself not the addict. Learn how to love yourself.”

– Amanda D Shelton



” The hardest lesson addiction has taught me, is how to stand up for my own happiness. By not opening the door when my gut tells me I should run.”

– Amanda D Shelton



© 2017 By Amanda D Shelton

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“I hope you are not bitter because of someone else. The hardest thing to do is to forgive yourself so you can forgive someone else. To be vengeful is never helpful, if anything it causes more damage. So please move forward so you can forgive yourself.”

© 2017 By Amanda D Shelton

Perfection Is A Lie, No One Is Perfect

” Uniqueness thrives when similarities allow diversity to die. Let go of your judgement’s and corrections for no one has perfections.” ¬© 2017 By Amanda D Shelton

Knowledge Is Power

Lack of knowledge is the cause of fear.

People fear the unknown because they don’t have the knowledge to face the challenge. To gain knowledge is to face your fears of the unknown.

Before you judge, learn about the situation because you could judge the situation poorly do to your lack of knowledge. Why fear the unknown when you can face it by learning about it?

© 2017 By Amanda D Shelton

Some People Are Ignorant¬†And Rude, How Sad (About Reviews From Walmart.com)

            Okay I thought maybe I should post about this because I noticed there are some people who are very judgemental and it is because of ignorance. Ignorance is not a bad word either. Ignorance means you lack knowledge. The word stupid means the same. So I am not using these word’s to be rude.

          Let me start with saying, I shop at Walmart and I love their online store. I read reviews just for fun sometimes. So I was reading reviews for a printer, a wireless printer. Well I saw some reviewers who complained about the printer needing a USB cable to download driver’s. When duh, you need to download the driver’s so that you can connect to the internet wirelessly. You can unplug it after you install the driver’s. Even your computer needs to be plugged in before you can download the wireless router driver’s. You shouldn’t have any trouble after you download them. You can unplug the USB cable after it finishes downloading. 

           I don’t understand why people don’t research. Also they blame the support for not responding quick enough. When have you ever thought that maybe you are not the only one calling? Also they are human beings just like you. They are not robot’s or Superman. Give them a break come on. How would you feel if you were them?

           So next time you are looking for a wireless printer don’t complain about needing to plug it in, just so you can use the driver’s for wireless connection. Think before you make accusations. Also learn some patience. Support Tech’s get too much of a bad wrap for being difficult. When they have a difficult job working to help a verity of people. Some people are not nice. Just try to imagine what it would be like for you. Give them your time instead of thinking about it as if they are giving you their time. It goes both ways when you need support. I hope this helps someone.

¬© 2017 By Amanda D Shelton 


“Tech support can help but only if you have patience. Don’t blame the support for your lack of understanding. You have a choice to be patient or a jackass, yeahhh!” 

Hello Autism Oh Nooooo!

Hello Bat Brats,Mandy Portait

Okay I am bored and having sensory problems today, so I have decided to share on my blog. I call this post Hello Autism Oh Nooooo! Why because it hurts and my problem is stupid overload of sensory do to Sensory Processing Disorder, which is common in people who have autism. I was diagnosed with stage one autism at the age of 30, on March 7th 2012 with Sensory Processing Disorder, I also have Savant syndrome (also known as autistic savant). It use to have a different name which is (Idiot Savant). Thank God that changed because I am not an idiot. 

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† My problems started all because I went outside without my sunglasses to help my boyfriend clean our Baby Boo’s cat box. Don’t forget your sunglasses if you have autism, it doesn’t work well or if you have Sensory Processing Disorder . I am screwed for most of the day all because of three minutes of sun exposure. Even sounds seem louder, lights brighter with a static like fuzz, almost like the static from a TV. Also my clothing is causing me to feel like sandpaper is being raked across my skin. It is slowly getting better so Yay!¬†‚ô•

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† I am glad to be able to share this unique experience with my readers. I know some of my followers already know about my Autism because you have been following me from the beginning of me starting my blog. I thought it would be good for me to share more for my newer followers. It’s a bit of knowledge and awareness for you all.

Autism is a complex neurological disorder of development

              Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. The symptoms are present from early childhood and affect daily functioning.

             Not all autistic people have the same symptoms. Just like normal people we are all different, so how autism affects us will be different.  

Parts Of My story        

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†I didn’t make friends until middle school because I didn’t care about making friends, because I was too busy trying to understand the other kids. I still don’t understand people. I have problems reading facial features, I have learned what certain movements mean but I am unable to tell what emotional responses are. I do have a higher awareness of my¬†space, meaning I can sense changes in my environment that most people can’t. I can tell you the weather without looking at the news, also I can tell when it will rain days ahead. I know when someone is walking through the apartments entrance gate, and the gate is pretty far away. Sometimes I even see images in my mind of upcoming events, because my brain analyzes situations and I am able to visualize the situation with¬†detailed¬†accuracy. I saved my mom’s life many times because of my ability to visualize situations. Once I told my mom to pull over to the side of the road, we were heading to the beach in LA and I noticed a few things that scared me a bit. I told her I can’t keep going there is going to be an accident soon. She pulled over and a few minutes later a diesel truck came rushing by us, it hit a car in front of it and the car hit another vehicle and then a motorcycle hit the truck. We would have been the car in front if she wouldn’t have pulled over. I would have been died because lucky for the driver he didn’t have a passenger next to him, the whole passenger seat was crushed in. Mom prayed with me after that happened. It scared us both.

Boop! That’s all folks….

Until next time Bye (“sound of a door closing”). ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†

“Being prideful is being sinful. Unless you balance it out well. Which we humans can’t do well. Because I am human I am incapable of being without pride. I will always be a fool because it is in my human nature to be nothing but a fool. I have a choice. I can find stability with my life by changing my point of view, or I keep doing what causes me unstable footing by keeping my old point of view.” 

¬© By Amanda D Shelton 

I Am Disappointed

I am venting in this post.

Hello Bat Brats,

I am not feeling well today but I am doing my best. I have been thinking about something that has been weighing on my mind. I thought I should share on my blog.

I recently heard about a killing in my hometown. A couple was shot down in their ¬†home. I believe the women survived and two children. What makes me upset about it is some people try to justify what happened by saying, at least the children art alive. As if a child’s life means more than an adult’s. I disagree full heartedly, all life is equally valuable. Does the Bible teach us one life is more valuable than another? No it teaches us not to judge others and to love others. So by people saying a child’s life is worth more than a dad or mom’s life they are judging. How does it make it right that a father died? Someone shot him inside his¬†home. How can people justify it and be okay with it? It is very sick to think that the person who killed the father did a good thing by not killing the children. They still murdered someone. I am sickened by how people think like they do. Also just because you love someone doesn’t mean they can do no wrong or can’t be a bad person. This kind of thinking is bad for our society because how can we protect ourselves from bad people if we can’t see past our feelings? Logically anyone is capable of doing bad, evil things. It is in our nature to be sinners.

 

What The Bible Says About Judging Others:

Luke 6:31-36

31 Do to others as you would have them do to you. 32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Matthew 7:1-5

1 ‚ÄúDo not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 ‚ÄúWhy do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother‚Äôs eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‚ÄėLet me take the speck out of your eye,‚Äô when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother‚Äôs eye.

Even if you don’t believe in God or the Bible this is still a very good lesson. How does your judgement make someone else’s choices good or bad? When you are not being fair if you think they can do no wrong just because you care about them. You can’t change someone else nor is it any of your business what your neighbor does. You are wasting your life by judging others. There is so much you are missing because you don’t take notice of yourself when you are too busy judging someone. Why worry about something you have no control of? Stop rubbernecking and start paying attention to other things that are more important to your own life. Like your family, pets, health, exc. I pray for you all as well as myself for health, happiness, and knowledge to understand right from wrong. Aman!

 

 

Why Is A Writing Desk Like A Raven? 

The answer is in the writing, Hahaha literally. Here’s the answer.



Why is a writing desk like a raven?
“Because it can produce a few notes, though they are very flat; and it is never put with the wrong end in front!” The early issues of the revision spell “never” as “nevar”, ie “raven” with the wrong end in front.”

© By Lewis Carroll



“Sometimes the answer is right there in front of you, and all you have to do is look with an open mind to find it. For all things are possible if only you believe it is, because if you believe it is possible you are more willing to look for it.”

¬© By Amanda D Shelton 



Dystonia Awareness

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Hello Bat Brat’s,

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† I made this today. I created the little man myself. It was an idea I had for awhile. Please do not use my work unless you credit me, and don’t sell it or edit anything. I will know if you do because I thought out this project very deeply so I know what it looks like even if editing has been done. You can find the original on my DeviantArt profile¬†here ¬†FroggyArtDesigns.

Thank you.

© By Amanda D Shelton

Wisdom And Ignorance 

“Wisdom has a greater cause. Ignorance has a deeper meaning.”

¬© By Amanda D Shelton 



           Making wise decisions is not always easy, nor does it always get you where you want to be. Sometimes being wise is what hurts you in the end.

        Awareness can cause suffering but it can also bring prosperity. How I see it, it all depends on how you use it.



               A wise man admits he’s a fool. A ignorant man won’t admit to being a fool. The wise man fishes for his food. An ignorant man takes from the wise man. Who can survive in the world the longest, the wise man or the ignorant man? I choose the wise man because he doesn’t need to mooch off his neighbor to survive.  

“It is better to suffer an injustice than to do an injustice.”


“Justifying one’s actions doesn’t make it right.”


By Unknown but rewritten by Amanda D Shelton.


“I find justice is in the dark. As I have fought to find my way through life, I have learned. None is more justifiable than doing the right thing.” ¬© By Amanda D Shelton



Phone scams suck, some scammers are lazy and don’t even try very hard. I don’t even understand where some of them get their funding. Unless some people are so stupid they would believe anything. People need to start being less lazy and start research to learn. Stop complaining and start doing something about it. 

This is a list on what you can do about phone scams and fraud. 

  1. Don’t answer the phone if the caller ID is (Unknown, Private, out of area, or not in your contacts) .
  2. If the caller said they are from Microsoft (anyone related to Microsoft would not be calling you for support, it is a scam) hang up and please don’t give any personal information over the phone, also someone could be listening in on your call.
  3. Hang up if the caller starts telling you that you won something. Or if you ask them for information and you can’t even understand what they are saying. Also if they have an accent.
  4. Don’t give any personal information over the phone. Just don’t do it. Banks, Government, or any real business would not ask for any personal information over the phone. It is too risky and illegal, business know this. Except if you called for support ,but still be cautious.


    Phone scams are like annoying cockroachs, they are dirty and ugly. Cockroachs like dirt, crumbs, and leftovers. Scammers are the same, they work dirty, they take you until you have nothing left, and they won’t leave you any crumbs.

    We need to eradicate them at their source. Don’t give them resources or funding. Don’t pay them any attention. Ignore them until they run out of resources and have no choice but to find something else. Sometimes to make someone leave you have to ignore their calls or their plead for attention, block and report them.


    Beep! If you would like to make a call please hang up and try your call again. If you need assistance, please dial your operator… 

               Unfortunately to be blunt and honest is not the normal way to communicate. Dishonesty is no new trend. I learned early on in my life, people are dishonest because they are taught by their parents to fib and to tell stories, so to get their children to obey. There are many other ways people are dishonest. It leads to distrust and trouble. This causes people to grow mean and angry.

                 I’ve been called mean by only one person in my life, probably because they were using my kindness as my personal weakness and I told them how much it hurts me. They were not expecting it.  This person is my friend and they have changed in many ways, all because I gave them a choice. Be my friend honestly and openly or I leave the relationship forever. I have learned that sometimes to allow someone to grow you have to let them go. Yourself is more important than someone else’s happiness. Why? because if you are not happy how can you show someone else’s happiness? You can’t grow something from nothing. There has to be a solid foundation before the walls can stand. Same goes for relationships, its hard work to keep things interesting stable and growing. Relationships are like plant’s,they need nourishment love and respect so they can grow and be prosperous.


                   Love hurts sometimes, why? because when you feel passionate about something or someone, that feeling can be very powerful, if someone you love does something hurtful it becomes personal and it has deeper meaning. We are more likely to walk away from a stranger because we haven’t had time to make a deeper emotional connection with a stranger.


                In my experience hatred is infections, it spreads like a disease or wildfire. It causes more damage in one word, than silence does in one breath.Its so hard to keep silent when your feelings are hurt. We humans can be viscous beasties. Judgemental cruel and crude, it all has a price tag though.

    Judgemental: By judging someone else you are more likely judging by your own actions. One mistake there, you are not the other person and you don’t know what they go through . So why judge them by your behavior?

    Cruelty: Usually this behavior is learned by example or abuse. It’s up to you if you are cruel to others. Just remember this, to be loved is to be respected and treated as a member of society. To be hated is to be an outcast and treated like crap. So do you want crap or respect?

    Crude: Like oil it can run thick. Some people can be very embracive and intrusive with their opinions. They are not aware of others feelings or opinion, nor do they care. They just want you to hurt like they do. It’s very rude and crude.


                  I noticed how mean people can be after reading webpages and there comments. People are judgemental freaks, hatred runs rampant on the web. Probably because people can pretend to be someone else so it makes it less personal for them. Yet they make everything personal to get reactions. We call them trolls. I don’t feed the trolls. Would you feed a stray cat if you wanted them to leave? Then why feed the trolls?

                Pay the toll , and keep on strolling. The trolls bite is no bigger than a might, you have a choice between leaving the fight or learn to bite. I say goodbye and goodnight to any troll who thinks I should fight. GRR to the trolls… Mandy has left the fight.

    Why is it so important for people to share their opinion, yet they are so quick to shut down someone else’s?

    Well its the same reason someone will get upset when a neighbors dog poops on their yard. They are selfish and controlling. Most humans are because it is instinctual to want control over ones territory. We are pack animals by nature. Yet we also are unique about how we adapted to different situations. Some people can’t handle change or they don’t understand so they are afraid. The unknown is very scary for some people and we humans have a deep need to understand the unknown so to control it. For instance, conspiracy theories, are nothing more than rumours being shouted out by paranoid people. Awareness can cause such behavior but so can dellutions. These types of people live on the edge of their own world, always in fear of their own shadow. I feel sorry for them because they know no different. They don’t listen to the truth because it frightens them to know their fears are nothing more than shadow. What is a shadow but the bending of light which causes a void of light at the bending point. A solid structure causes the light to bend around it creating a shadow. Conspiracy theories are the same so is the dog pooping on your yard. Why get upset at something you can’t control? Why does it matter so much? When your family is more important than a dog pooping on your yard or your health is more important too. Plus people are just lazy they don’t want to pick up after someone else’s dog. That’s just selfish though because you don’t know if your neighbor is sick or if they lost a loved one. Its your problem because your the one who’s upset not your neighbor. The dog pooped on the yard not your neighbor. Also you don’t really own that yard, you might not live where you are now in the future and the land you are using was there way before you were.

    I can tell you this though. The only sure thing you can control , is yourself. You have a choose how you behavior and what you present to others. Your word’s and actions are what people see first, and it is up to you how you use them.

    “Let go of your need for control because you already had none.”

    © By Amanda D Shelton

    Mandy’s Guide To Life¬†

    1. Stick to the wall to your left when in a group because you are more likely the only one there because most of the population is right-handed and you can learn about the crowd you are part of. 

    2. Don’t just sit, think about what you will do when its time to stand, that way you will be prepared for anything. 

    3. Be kind to everyone, even your enemies because you never know if that person you helped will save your life someday. 

    4. Go to your favorite place often , even if it is through meditation because your brain likes it and you will feel peaceful there. 

    5. Think like a bug or a couch cushion, so to expand your mind and by using your imagination, your mind will grow stronger the more you use it. 

    6. Don’t always look at your phone, look up so you won’t miss out on life. Plus when you do you are expecting your horizon and your chances to learn new things. 

    7. Don’t believe magazine’s, TV, or internet, choose for yourself what you believe is true. 

    8. Always ask for directions if you can’t find your way. 

    9. Don’t forget to stop in-between sentences so you can think about what you want to say. Your conversations will reflect your ability to think before you speak, by pausing 10 second’s in-between sentences. Also it will give the other person time to think too. 

    I wish you luck on your journey through life.

    Patience and Fear 



    Patience

    Patience is not about waiting, but the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard for what you believe in.



    Living In Fear

    If you think about the process it takes for your mind to communicate to the body part’s you want to move, you would more likely think you are going nuts. If you have ever been in a fight to flight mode, you will likely know what this type of thought process is like. I myself experience this process a lot but more so in my childhood than now. Probably because I was so afraid of everything that my brain felt like a soldier fighting in the front line of fire. I just had to survive with all costs. No giving in nor up. All I wanted was peace and contentment. Yet through my whole childhood nothing changed, I felt like Alice falling down the rabbit hole. By the time I hit the button of my hole, I was ready for anything. BAM! Mandy land’s on her feet and here comes the armory. I started crawling my way through life and nothing could stop me. I searched for answers and truths, some I liked other’s I tried changing if I didn’t like the answers. I never could just sit, I knew life had other ideas. I knew I was different too yet that never stopped me.I always beat to my own drums. If life pulled me left I always made sure it was the right direction. Plus life doesn’t always give you milk with your cookies, sometimes it gives you water instead.

    Who’s got milk? I don’t. ūüė¶


    Oh cookie how I miss our sweet times together and the dipping of your crummy goodness into the creaminess. Yummy! Sadly I had to say goodbye to milk products. Stupid allergies. Blah!

    Okay moving on… Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming.


    That’s a wrap Falk’s.

    Definition of the word Phenomenon:
    phe·nom·e·non
    f…ôňąn√§m…ôňĆn√§n,f…ôňąn√§m…ôňĆn…ôn/
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    It is a noun.
    GRAMMAR: a word (other than a pronoun) used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things common noun, or to name a particular one of these proper noun.
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    Phenomenon:

    1. A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.

    synonyms: occurrence, event, happening, fact, situation, circumstance, experience, case, incident, episode.

    “a rare phenomenon”

    2. Philosophy: The object of a person’s perception; what the senses or the mind notice.
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                    I found this on Today I Found Out . I love it when I find these domains in the rough (diamonds in the rough). I usually research something new and I rarely find websites like the one I am sharing. I fell in love with it after reading the first article. This image above is facts about the human body. I thought some of my reader’s will find it interesting.