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Twinkle was the prompt for August 7th

The night gazing people of the Daily Post division of Word Press selected the word “Twinkle” for us to create various works of art around.

Kid’s Music First

The prompt made me think of the children’s nursery rhyme Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Who Didn’t Look Up At The Sky

In awe when they were little?  On clear nights where I lived out in the country, there was a moon, many stars, and the occasional falling stars.  The two dogs and I would stand there looking up as long as my parents left us alone out there.  One of the pair was my protector.  She was a German Shepard – Golden Labrador mix who watched over me since my birth.  She literally walked me down the lane to the highway where I caught the bus to go to school each day.  She would be waiting there for me upon my return home.  I was her first “puppy”.  She had her own puppies later on the only one we kept was her son. The rest we gave to other people who were looking for dogs to adopt for their own.

What were you looking for in the sky?

I was always looking at the moon.  Watching for the occasional  falling stars.  What were you looking for?

Did the sky answer your wishes?

Did you Pursue Your Sky Dreams?

I went off to college to follow my dream of being an astronaut.  Turns out in my freshman year, I learned that there was a height requirement I had no chance of ever reaching.  So I simply gave up my dream and studied computer science, my other interest.  Found in that discipline a second career choice that suited me better than I could have ever imagined.

Network engineering became my final calling.  How else could I not only tell data where to go, but also how to get there?  I loved it!  Ended up meeting a wonderful man while in my junior year there.  We married the day after I graduated.  Have been together ever since!

We moved to different states here in the USA following our employment options.  Do not plan on ever moving again!  This place has everything either of us could wish upon a star for!

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Please Help Fight Evil Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Daily prompt from June 27, 2015: “Deprive”

The sadists from the Daily Post group of Word Press want us to design our creations of various forms of art centering on the word “Deprive“.

Do Not Deprive Any Creature Basic Necessities of Life

To do so would be giving them a death sentence!  If you have a pet, it needs to have water available at all times.  Feeding the animal should happen at least once a day (check with your veterinarian for better instructions).  Human family members deserve the same consideration as your furry friends are given!

Family members need more than food and water.  They need social contact in the form of conversations.  Getting exercise out doors together is good for the family as a whole.  Whether it be going for a walk or bike ride, you need to get the natural vitamin ‘D’ that the sun (when it is shining) provides!  If it starts raining, it is just water after all.  Maybe kicking a ball around the yard or a park together would be fun for you guys, who knows?

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Try to help all life in your surroundings the best that you can!  The life you end up encouraging to flourish might save you personally one day, you never know!

Please Help Fight Hideous Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Open”

The people with forceful minds at the Daily Post division of Word Press want all options available for us artists to create art based on today’s prompt of “Open“.

Childhood Stories

The story “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” comes to mind from the misheard command of “Open Sesame”.

You might also want to look at the following link to the Book of a Thousand and One Nights.

Real Life

Barking out the command of “Open” gets you nowhere.  There are devices out there that will actually cause a door to open, but they tend to be ways out of the price range for normal people today.  If you continue to talk to inanimate objects, you may end up in a mental institution somewhere if your are lucky along the line!

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Doubt any magically trained creature will appear to open doors for you.  There are specially trained dogs who help the handicapped survive by opening doors, leading the visually impaired, picking up dropped items for the person if necessary.  It all depends on th animal’s actual training.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. So I have started a Go Fund Me campaign. To contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

 

Prompt for the Day: “Childhood”

The kid minded people at the Daily Post group of Word Press want us to focus our various artistic creations for today on the word “Childhood“.

Doubt I was ever Truly a Child

Was reading alone by myself at the age of three.  Started kindergarten at the wise old age of four years old.  Was an afternoon class with people in the tiny location of Lenzburg, IL.  My mother made put on a dress for my first day at school. She personally drove me there the first time.  Took the bus home where my mom and dog waited for me at the end of the lane.  The bus driver told my mom not to worry, he would make sure I was able to get myself off the bus and safely cross the road each day.  Became good friends with the driver over the next few years.  Since the lane ended on a major highway, mom was still a little nervous at first.  Made friends at school who would be friends for the next two years at least.

The school closed down completely after my first grade year was complete.  Had to take the school bus (same driver) to the big town of Marissa for second grade on up.  (Town population back then was only about 2,436.)  In the bigger school we were separated into different class rooms.  Only saw my friends during the short recess periods.  As the year went on, some of my friends stopped being my friends, since they had more people to interact with.  I made a few new friends as well.

Upon starting the fourth grade year I was subjected to a series of tests by a strange woman.  (I.Q. tests apparently.)  They stuck me in a gifted program at school.  Was a lot of fun.  Got to read and discuss great books in that class.  Some of the kids in the program were a few years older than I was.  But we all got along fine.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Grain”

The apparent out casts of society want us to try to educate them on going with the Grain by choosing the word for the prompt of today.

Been Going Against the Grain

My whole life.  My head refused to drop down for my mother to give birth to me.  Caused her to be forced to deliver by caesarean section.  In those days, once you have a child in this manner, all following kids have to be removed in this way.  So my two little brothers had to be cut out too.

You would think I would straighten up and fly right after such a dramatic birth, but no I didn’t.  Hated being a female.  There were too many restrictions on what females could and could not do.  Girls were forced to urinate sitting down, I taught myself to be able to urinate standing up with pin-point accuracy.  My mother was not impressed especially when I taught the little girl from church how to do it too!  Why not share the knowledge?  Her mom was not impressed with either that or the fact the two of us decided to color on the walls of my bedroom.  All this before entering kindergarten!

Learned to read before I ever attended school.  Reading the funny papers at my grandparents was how I learned the truth about Santa Claus.  Had to promise not to tell my classmates the truth when I started school.  Used to help our bus driver clean the trash off the floor once he had dropped off most of the other kids on our route each day.

The dog my parents had gotten to protect us was my faithful companion watching me walk down the lane to the highway where the bus stopped to pick me up and drop me off each day.  The animal learned how to recognize cars of people who came to pick me up to leave our property.  If she didn’t know them she refused to allow the vehicle to leave unless my mom told her it was all right.  She was as stubborn as I was!

Hated being forced to wear dresses when I was little.  Truth be told, still do!  Prefer to wear pants.  Even in high school, wore a thin pair of shorts under my dresses when I wore them!  Yes, I had a pair of shorts on under my prom dresses (Junior and Senior prom both)!

Been fighting the system since I was born.  Have no plans on stopping!  My husband is too used to my hard-headedness.  Stopping would confuse both me and too many others.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Abandoned”

The prompt for the day from the cruel people at the Daily Post division of Word Press is “Abandoned“.

Too Many People / Things are Abandoned

Today’s society has everyone leaving perfectly good people and things by the wayside to fend for themselves.  Look at the number of homeless people in the U.S.A. today!  How many pets have been left wandering out on the streets looking for both food and attention?  Just because the family had to relocate, doesn’t mean their animals should be left behind.

Even things like perfectly usable furniture gets put in the garbage these days.  Granted most newer  home goods are not created to withstand the test of time, like they were in the past generations.  But they could be put to some use if you had a little imagination!

Even our returning veterans who suffer from one form or another of PTSD can be helped with counseling and/ or medications to help stabilize their feelings of outside threats.  They risked their lives defending our country for our safety here at home.  The least we can do is give them a secure place and help overcoming their illnesses!  They may never go back to being who they were before their service, but their experiences should not be wasted out on the streets.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes

Prompt for the Day: “Solitude”

I did my best thinking when I was little alone up in an old apple tree enjoying the Solitude of being one with God in a natural setting!

Think Introverts of Daily Post at Word Press

Selected today’s prompt to justify their need for alone time.  Who doesn’t need time in peace and quiet to think more clearly each day?  Some times you simply MUST quiet the clamoring of every day life and take a rest break in peace and quiet!  No television, internet, radio, or other devices crying out for your undivided attention.  Just an occasional brief respite in pure and unadulterated solitude.

Everyone needs to experience some much deserved seclusion.  Taking a break from the noise of daily life and the problems associated with it.  Maybe curling up with a pet that is in your life for a brief moment.  Pets can help reduce daily stress by interacting with them on a daily basis.  The pet may be another cause of stress if the animal has a habit of waking you up in the middle of the night because it feels lonely with everyone in bed trying to get a little shut eye.

Apparently, not all creatures enjoy a little isolation.  May have to forcibly teach the animal the world does not stop on his wishes.  We always tell him when we are planning on getting up each morning before heading to bed at night.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with contribute to the fund, click on the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/zfabhdes