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Prompt for the Day: “Pay It Forward”

The prompt for today of “Pay It Forward” is sort of weird if you get to thinking about the concept.  What other choices could you choose?

Is it possible to pay it sideways or backwards?  I have a tendency to lean to the right, could I pay it to the right?  How about paying it in a circular way?  Wow about sitting and spinning it down to pay off the debt? (My little brothers had a sit and spin toy when they were little.)

From the urban dictionary : “Pay It Forward is a phrase used to imply or otherwise act upon the action in which one would perform a deed of good service onto, for, or in the favor of another person or group of persons with the sound intentions that the only is define thing they do in return is to perform a deed of good service onto, for, or in the favor of another person or group of persons where in which they should maintain the same sound intentions of the individual or group who performed a good deed unto them. This method of kindness is infallible unless met with a person of great greed and/or immaturity.”

This is sort of a head scratcher for me personally.  Think the Golden Rule sort of covers this type of event.  Why did they have to come up with a new name for being nice to others?  Maybe it is the same reason each family calls it’s elders by different names today instead of what they were referred to when they were growing up.  Who really knows anymore?

Being a grandparent must not be fashionable these days or something.  Personally have friends that are now grandparents.  Does being called by the same name as your grandparents scare you that much?  Here is an idea, if you can’t handle it, don’t have children of your own!

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Prompt for the Day: “Out of Reach”

The choice of words for the Daily Prompt for today is “Out of Reach“.  When you only stand a lowly five feet one inch,  what isn’t out of reach?  If you want to be even more realistic am a short person confined to a wheelchair, due to multiple sclerosis.

My life is basically out of reach these days.  Dreamt of being an astronaut when I was little, didn’t find out until college there was a height requirement.  That dream was several inches out of my reach.  Dated a boy in college with major mommy issues.  Ended up breaking up with him.  The ass wipe then broke into my apartment and stole a pair of my underwear!  Tried getting the local police to do something to help.  They just about laughed at me to my face.  So the security of getting police help was way out of reach while living in that apartment complex!

Took a chance using a local dating service.  Met some more real losers.  Answered a want ad from the local newspaper of a guy looking for companionship.  He was better than the first people I met from the dating service, but he just wanted a one night stand.  Finally saw a guy from the dating service that looked interesting.  Only problem was he worked nights at the local G.E. plant.  We agreed to meet at a local restaurant after he got off work one night.  Basically ended up being just about love at first sight.  The only thing out of reach was we met after midnight and I had an early college class the next day.  We went our separate ways with the exchange of phone numbers.

He called me up in the after noon of the next day.  At a more reasonable hour we met again at the same place.  We started talking about where we were currently living.  Told him what road I lived on.  He then told me the name of the apartment complex I lived in!  Scared the shit out of me.  Was this guy a stalker or what?  He laughed and told me he lived in the same complex!  Just on a different side of the mass of buildings.  We each were using different laundry areas or we would have met earlier.  After we had finished our meals we went to our own vehicles.

He called me later to talk before he left for work.  I was smitten.  He was not so far out of my reach!

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Set up a Blogging Event for assignment in Blogging201

Created a blogging event to meet the requirement for today’s lesson in my Blogging201 class.  Wanted to give the blogging community a place to talk about how they deal with health problems.  You never know maybe the person in a different country has better ways of feeling better!

They may have had really good experiences with a particular hospital or doctor.  Maybe they lived through what amounts to a horror story.  Set up a page to host the event.  It can be found at:…es-in-you-life/

Description and Basic Instructions for Participating: Everyone has a general way of dealing with their health crises. What I want to do is open a place for sharing wisdom, horror stories, and just general ways you personally cope with your health related difficulties.

Set up a e-mail address to receive event related messages.  It is :

Actual name of the event: How do you survive health troubles in you life?

Type of event, I chose from the long list was: Non-Fiction & General Blogging

The deadline for the event ends on Thursday October twenty ninth.Event Deadline: 10/29/2015

The link to my event specific page is :…es-in-you-life/

Prompts for the day: “Home Turf” and “We can be taught!”

The first prompt for the day sort of left me coming up short.  (Am only 5 feet one inch to begin with, so that’s not saying much!  Been short all my life.)  So I researched the term on the internet.

Home Turf as defined by the site  said it was a noun.  Informal – One’s familiar surroundings or habitat.

Gave up on that prompt and went back a year ago on the same day.  The words chosen back in 2014 for the twenty first day of September were “We can be taught!”.  Tried finding that phrase on the internet, but came up bone dry.  A song did happen to pop into my head from high school though!  Pink Floyd’s  song “We don’t need no education”.  Loved listening to that song back in the late 1980’s.

Considering I was an honor student through out my high school career, you probably wouldn’t be able to imagine me liking a song that rails against schooling.  If it wasn’t for my schooling would not have been able to win any scholarships to college!

Was never successful at learning to keep my mouth shut.  Have a tenancy to open mouth and insert my foot, figuratively speaking.  Many are the times I wish I could have taken my words back!  Doubt anyone can count that high, though.

Ever tried to write coherently with a pounding headache?  Feel like my head is going to explode all over the laptop I am currently using.  Think I will have to try taking one of my migraine pills, since the Ibuprofen I took had no effect!  Hate wasting expensive medicines that may or may not work.  Could be just another tension headache.  In that case just an ice pack would be the next best trick to give a try.

Wish there was a magic way to always determine how to help my inevitable headaches.  That would be quite the money producing  invention!

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Prompt for the Day: “I’ve Become My Parents”

The prompt given to the blogging community by the people at the Daily Post division of WordPress is “I’ve Become My Parents“.

In the case of my mother, that is an extreme compliment.  She has raised 3 children of her own and countless others, who have benefited from her wise guidance.  Works in the town’s local school system as a teaching assistant.  Has more college instruction than most of the actual teaching staff.  Specializes in helping the kids with learning disabilities.  That’s her day job.  At night and during the weekends, she sells Tupperware products!  She also is a full time slave for my father’s company Wagner Holstein Dairy Farm (has no web presence at this time).

In the case of my father, I am insulted to be compared to him!  He is the reason I am so short.  Am only five foot and one lousy inch tall.  My mom is taller than he is.  Everyone is taller, except me.  My doctor who treated me as a child, didn’t notice I had scoliosis until I went in for my fifth grade physical.  Nothing was ever done to combat my crooked spine!  While living in Lombard, IL went to a chiropractor about a back ache.  After going there several times, he let me know that if my spine had been put in a brace upon diagnosis way back in grade school, I’d be a couple of inches taller!

The main reason I could not pursue my dream job of being an astronaut was I needed five more inches in height.  Could not get a back brace due to the cost of the brace and need for follow up appointments to monitor my back’s progress.  Would not be able to have done my daily farm chores while wearing it, either.  There are weight lifting restraints while having a brace on.  No more handling of bales, buckets of calf supplements, or even lifting a bag of dog food with the brace.

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Prompt for the Day: “Take Me to the Moon”

The prompt suggested by WordPress for today is sort of too limiting for my taste. “Take Me to the Moon” doesn’t get you into the outer space realm I had always dreamed of going to as a child.  What if I wanted to visit Halley’s Comet or Saturn?

Why are we limiting ourselves to this galaxy?  There are many other galaxies out there that our scientists have only glimpsed sights of with their telescopes.

Ever wonder where the martians are living?  I doubt it is actually the red planet of Mars!  Probably not even in this galaxy, let alone this solar system.  What do they call themselves?  Do their bodies breathe like we do?  That may be why they don’t require an air filled environment like us mere humans do.

Maybe their bodies are actually able to gather life sustaining nutrients from the ground as they move over it (notice how I left out how they moved).  Could be walking, slithering, flying, or some other means of transporting themselves from one place to another.

The other creatures that are out there somewhere are probably reclining back and laughing as our race makes blunder after blunder!  I just laugh hysterically when our cat falls of the top of my husband’s recliner.  Think about how the beings from other worlds view our constant stupidity.  Guess we are the equivalent of our comedy channel in real time for their personal entertainment!

Wonder if they have a superior form of justice than we have on this planet.  Maybe they can tell for sure if someone is lying or breaking the what ever form of laws they have.  Wouldn’t that be wonderful to always know who the real culprit is?  Ever wondered how they actually reproduce?  They may just grow an appendage that breaks off as a new life form.  You never know!

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Prompt for the day: “Mountaintops and Valleys”

Today the people at the Daily Post of WordPress want to get me to write about Mountaintops and Valleys. The song “Rocky Top” by the Osborne Brothers came to mind.

Never been to Tennessee myself, but figure they have a valley or two there. The mountain tops I am most familiar with are the ones in the Rocky Mountains located in Colorado. There are great valleys located there. One of my favorites is known as “Garden of the Gods” in Colorado Springs.

Great place to explore inspiring views of creations in nature that take your breath away (has nothing to do with the high altitude of the state). God created a beautiful natural scene in this valley. Look up to see the Rockies in the distance.

You could even visit the city of Loveland, CO. Valentine’s Day letters can get the cities postage stamps placed on them for a romantic effect.

You might even decide to try climbing the mountains while you are in the state. It is not necessary to purchase a lot of expensive gear to hike up to a high spot in the steppe off of the area of the national park. Even during the heat of summer, you may need to bring a coat when you are walking through the permafrost. Gloves are optional, but I would recommend wearing them!

Once you come back down, a refreshing glass of water is recommended because it is dry up there. Colorado is sort of a dessert environment, where the actual moisture comes in the form of snow and hail. There were times when we lived there we got a hail storm that forced the cities to bring out the snow plows to clear the streets! This was during the heat of summer.

If you don’t like the weather there, just drive either north or south a few miles. You have a completely different weather environment!

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