A long time ago when I felt people didn't understand me and my crazy life I would walk to my favourite store and hide out next to the cupboard that held the Nancy Drew books. Eventually I would save enough to purchase one and would read it from front to back a dozen times. Nancy didn't know what I was…
Yesterday I read a short story written by Frank Stockton in 1882 that was mentioned on Susie Lindau's blog called…Continue
The Story of the Caretaker and Relationships
The last time someone in my family was dying from cancer my life changed completely. Things that were important the day before were no longer sitting in my top 10 list. Some don't understand that your life becomes saturated with emotions—some rational, some not so much. Natural instincts cause you to don imaginary body armor to protect yourself from what is about to…Continue
I've spent months fighting for mental survival and physical health and now I find myself in an oasis. A few weeks ago I could feel the wear and tear on my body but tried not to notice as he was continually fighting for his life. How do you tell someone that your health is declining when they barely have…Continue
When someone passes away it is customary for others to bring food to the family who are mourning their departed. The reason given is that it helps those who are too grief stricken to cook or even think about food.
Wakes were originally established to watch over…Continue
I looked out of the window at a cold outdoor view that probably would not change for months.…Continue
This morning he sat at the kitchen island with winter gloves on because the feel of a stainless steel fork hurt his hands. Once again the after-effects of chemo have made his hands intolerable to cold temperatures and sensitive beyond…
I saw a Dear Santa mail box today and decided I might as well write a letter. I am looking for a miracle and maybe the spirit of Christmas will help me. I never thought I would be doing this again. Who knew I would be hand-holding someone else through chemo and see the dark cloud of cancer…
This past May Milwaukee resident Marion Warbleton had a mild stroke and her ten-minute bus ride turned into hours because she couldn't remember where she was. Not one single person noticed and it wasn't until a replacement bus driver boarded the bus that someone finally got help for Warbleton.
"After I got on the bus, I couldn't remember what happened after…Continue
Two days ago I had what is called a mini Ischemic stroke which occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain. Sitting at the kitchen island I knew something was wrong as I had hard time typing with my right hand and I couldn't say my name without slurring it. Instead of being concerned I was more frustrated not being able to type and took an ibuprofen. I am far from being…Continue
Men's Health April magazine ranks the country's skankiest U.S. Cities, and not only did Orlando, Fl come in first but the state itself came in number 1 on the smutty list.
The magazine said it based its findings on the on the number of X-rated DVDs bought, rented or streamed, as compiled by…
Princess Leia has lost the force so she says and joined Jenny Craig last year to become its newest celebrity spokesperson. I was kind of shocked as Leia aka Carrie Fisher at one time said,
"I'm sorry I didn't eat just lettuce and sunflower seeds!” Here’s what I'll do: I'll stop eating, stop the meds and you can come visit me in a mental hospital, where I'll be really super thin and probably wearing the metal…
Yesterday, I received a flier in the mail from none other than KFC. They had a spectacular photogenic family on the front dressed in white Gap T shirts and smiling from ear to ear as if they were worshiping the fried chicken gods.
"Back to School Family Special" for only $19.99 CDN stated the flier.
For $19.99 plus *HST tax, you too can have ten pieces of chicken, medium fries, and gravy with two containers of salad. Have…
In July MacLean’s magazine had an article saying that there never has been a better time to be a Canadian. At 144 years old Canada is in better shape than the United States and a lot of other countries. Of course we have our problems and last year was not as they said the best of years. There is some uncertainty in Canada’s economic future but our country came out stronger than the year before, and that my fellow Americans is a feat in itself.
While the United States has yet…Continue
I was born in 1951 and sex was a pretty taboo subject in those days. In fact I heard my grandmother tell my very sick mother not to worry if she could only have limited sex. Grammy kept repeating that sex was only for “baby making” anyways. There was no sexual education in High School as the school board frowned upon it, and health movies issued very little on the subject. The only sexual information I had when I got married at 21 was from my father’s girlie magazines he hid in his bottom…Continue
Yesterday I was reading a great book by Joey Green who wrote the Magic Brands book. I love these books that give you all these solutions to cure everything in the world - even exorcism. Of course I have to disagree with some of them and thought I would share.
Here is a good one for allergies:
Cut open the sides of several trash bags and wrap your mattress and pillows with plastic bags. Tape it into place to prevent dust mites from burrowing into your…Continue
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