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Prompt for the Day: “Burn”

The sadists from the Daily Post group of Word Press want us to focus our works of art based on the word “Burn“.

Don’t Burn Me!

Have been burned both literally and figuratively in my life.  Too many times by my own stupidity!  We are not even going into the time I accidentally burned the carpeting in the bedroom of my first apartment while playing with a candle making a phone call.  Can we say “DUH”?  Was talking with a guy (who would later be the man I would marry…) so I had my mind on other things.  Was a little gun shy after the last kid I dated broke into my apartment and stole my underwear (talk about sick)!  Who gets off on an ex-girlfriend’s underwear?

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Maybe we should just avoid playing with matches?  We now store them away from volatile substances here at home. Have absolutely no carpeting in the house! The only use we have for matches is burning one so the sulfur smell masks the stench of having taken a smelly shit!

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: “Tourist”

The homebodies from the Daily Post group of Word Press want us to create works of art based in the word “Tourist” today.

Loved Playing Tourist

While I lived in Lombard (Chicago suburb) for 18 months and then when we moved to Colorado.  There were so many exciting places to explore.  Chicago offers many great museums and wonderful public transportation via the train systems.  Colorado lacked transportation services, but made up for it with the beautiful mountain scenery!

Used a wheelchair only when necessary while we lived in both places.  Glad I didn’t become confined to a wheelchair permanently until after we moved away from both places.  Here in MN, they have great transportation for the handicapped via a service known as Metro Mobility.  That service has a specially designed bus / van? that picks you up at the door you specify and delivers you to the front door of your designation.  If you request it, they return to take you back home after you finish your outing.

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Look forward to your comments and or suggestions!  This home body likes to stay in our safe handicap accessible home near my great neighbors!  Would like it even better if it was winter, but at least we have decent air conditioning.  Spring, Summer, and Fall tend to be too warm for my health!

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: “Rebuild”

The people apparently from America’s reconstruction era of our country’s history want us to concentrate all of our artistic talents on the word “Rebuild” for today.

Have No Desire to Reconstruct My Life

The life I had while we lived in Colorado is long in the past.  Miss the people we knew there, but they have also moved on and away from the location.  People in that state now have changed both in religions and number of immigrants to our country (some legal, but too many not legally living here in America).

Went through too many trials to get to the point my husband and I are now in.  Here and Now, we are living in a handicap accessible home (have to redo the upstairs bathroom, but that will happen after the next year’s tax returns come in).  Just have to be patient and wait for it to come!

Have started growing fresh tomatoes in garden boxes.  Have not tried growing anything since the straw berries in CO.  They were unsuccessful, but that may have been from the inhospitable growing environment.  Even the grass (you know the stuff that grows on the ground naturally in most paces) we tried to nurture there did not grow as planed!

Please Help Fight Terrible 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: “Playful”

The child-like minded people at the Daily Press group of Word Press thought we needed to use the word “Playful” to base our various works of art on today.

Wish my Cat was More Playful

It is rare he feels like running around the house like someone had tramped on his tail.  Miss hearing the sound of four or more little feet flying through the house!  We adopted two cats long ago.  They were great house mates in every place we lived.  Running around during the hours we were awake.  (Considering our messed up work schedules at the time, they were very adaptable!)  Unfortunately, the last of the pair passed away back in 2010.

A month later we adopted our current cat.  He was sick when we adopted him, so we could not throw him out in the snow to break him of running to the door every time one opened like we did with our first two cats.  Now I wish we had anyway!  Every time a door opens he either runs to it or goes and hides in fear.  (Haven’t figured that one out yet.)  No longer sick, he just has a sensitive stomach.  When my husband leaves the house, either for work or other reasons, it is about a 50 / 50 chance the cat will vomit.  Separation anxiety, I guess.  Cleaning up the mess is no problem for me, but if I leave it for my husband he cleans it up and then proceeds to throw up himself.  Most of the time, I clean it up unless I am feeling ill already, or if the cat has been vomiting unceasingly which means he needs a dose of his medicine squirted down his throat.  Unfortunately, I can not do that because my hands are not steady enough.

Once the cat has his medicine he runs away and hides.  Feel bad for the animal, but get tired of cleaning up his messes!  He definitely does not feel very playful after receiving a dose of medicine.

Please Help Fight Terrible 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: “Countless”

The optimistic people at the Daily Post division of Word Press thought we should  create our plethora of works of art based on the word “Countless“.

I Enjoy Counting

Have been given countless blessings during my life.  Have a best friend that turned out to actually be my second cousin (I don’t hold that fact against her!).  We now reside in different states of the country, but we leave each other voice mail every day and share posts on the internet with each other.

Married a handsome young man I met while in college.  We married the day after I graduated.  Have been together for over 20 years now.  Have lived in several locations of the U.S.A.  Not planning on moving away from our current home until I pass away.

Have adopted 3 cats during our time together.  The first two while we lived in the Chicago metro area.  We took those 2 with us when we moved to Colorado.  Lived 7 glorious years in that beautiful state.  Then we moved them and ourselves to a place I refer to as HELL, most people know it as Wisconsin.  Only lasted around 8 months there.  Starting us on moving as far away as we could get from our loss of happiness.  We picked ourselves back up slowly and started regaining a stable income.  Relocated back to the place we had originally met.

My health was sliding away much too fast.  Had to start taking a new medication that was just released known by the brand name of Tysabri.  It made me feel like shit, it was taken off the market since I was not the only one having problems with the drug.  One of our cats had to be put to sleep, because it was getting sick all the time.  Had a great time meeting up with a former co-worker from my first networking job.  My husband got fed up with his work and packed  me and the remaining cat up and had his step father come down to drive me and my cat up to WI where he and his wife were living.  The rest of our belongings were driven up in a U-Haul truck driven by my husband.  He dropped the U-Hail off in the parking lot of an apartment complex my in-laws had found for us to live in located in MN.  We were told it was a handicap accessible apartment.  (Not sure what the people who said that had been smoking or taking, but it was NOT ACCESSIBLE for my electric wheelchair!)  Thankfully still had the manual one we had purchased back in 1996 with us.  Had been through much abuse during the moves, but was still functional.  Lived about seven years in the complex from hades.

Then we relocated one final time to the home we are currently purchasing here in Minnesota.  Am not counting on any moving in my future.  Like the neighbors here too much!  My counting days are at an end.

Please Help Fight Terrible 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 Yesterday: “Disappointment”

The unhappy people from the Daily Post division of Word Press, dragged themselves out of their own funk long enough to select yesterday’s prompt of “Disappointment” for us to sharpen our artistic talents on for the day.

Been One After Another

Since we left the place we were in the process of buying in Colorado back in 2004.  My husband and our two cats relocated by driving to a new state of the U.S.A.  We had shipped our household and my vehicle to the new house by way of a  moving truck.  So all we took with us was a change of clothes for a few days and sleeping bags.  Also had enough food and water for all the travellers on the trip.

I had not seen the new home except on the internet.  Had to rely on his interpretation of the site since he had actually seen the house.  Once we finally got there and walked inside let my husband know that since I was asthmatic and allergic to smoke, a wood burning stove in the basement was NOT a good enough source of heat for me!  The house was way too small for all of our stuff to fit into, considering we had a 3 bedroom house before.  One of the bedrooms was only used as an office, but my book shelves had to be placed somewhere.  Our dressers would not even fit in the bedroom with our bed in it!  Talk about cramped!  We ended up living there about 8 months.

Then we started relocating in other places in the Midwest.  Took 4 more moves and the passing of both our pets for us to end up here in our home in Minnesota.  Do not plan on moving again until the undertaker comes to take my body away for cremation!

Please Help Fight Malicious 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: “Closet”

The secrecy seeking people of the Daily Post group at Word Press chose the word “Closet” to light our creative fires for the day.

My Closets

Miss the old walk in closets we had at our house in Colorado.  Had a mirror on the door in which you could make sure you were suitably dressed for the day’s scheduled events.  The closets were HUGE!  Plenty of room for our clothing and other storage needs.  The master bedroom there was a big as the closets contained with in them.

The closets in our current house are a pretty flimsy affair.  My husband and I are forced to share a single tiny closet the has no doors!  It had curtains over the door way when we moved in.  The curtains were so annoying to get in the area with, had my husband remove the one on my side and put it up to cover the entrance to the upstairs bathroom door.  The actual door had to be removed so I could get in and out of the room using my wheelchair.  There is another smaller closet in the spare bedroom.  Neither of the two closets offer much above the hanging racks for storage.

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: “Breath”

The people who apparently do not suffer from asthma at the Daily Post group of Word Press selected “Breath” for the daily prompt to make us take someone else’s breath away with our artistry.

Wish My Breaths Came Easier!

Having been diagnosed with asthma around my fifth grade year in grade school, my breathing tends to be erratic in nature.  The doctor back then prescribed me with a Primatine Mist inhaler.  He made no mention of the possible side effects.  Think I experienced each of them at least once!  My grandfather who suffered from emphysema was very familiar with the product and hated it.  I was just a small child with breathing problems, fortunately the local school gave me no trouble with keeping my medicine with me.

Was stuck keeping that evil drug at my side until I moved out of state to attend college.  In the new place, saw better medical physicians who were appalled at a young female using this antiquated drug!  Needless to say, they tried several different medicines before finding one that would let my breath come more easily.

The day after I graduated from college, I married a man that literally took my breath away.  He has been by my side now for over 20 wonderful years.  During that time my health has deteriorated steadily, since less than a year after our wedding I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  That took the breath right out of both of us.  Moved away from that state to pursue my career as a network engineer.

That career would relocate us to my dream state of Colorado, eventually.  We tried buying a house there with breath taking views of the Rockies from my office window up stairs.  Went skiing with just the two of us and then with the company I worked for.  Had a blast playing on the mountains.  The air up there was thinner, making breathing tricky at times until my body adapted to the altitude of being a mile above sea level.

Please Help Fight Malicious 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: “Frivolous”

The carefree people of the Daily Post division of Word Press stumbled across the prompt for today of “Frivolous“.

No Time for Frivolous Things

Wake up each morning with a set goal in mind.  Get dressed, take my medicines, feed the cat, lay out clothes for the next day, then drink breakfast.  Once that is finished, settle down to complete a Fill-It-In puzzle book page.  (Helps keep my handwriting more readable for my husband.)

Then I retreat to the office in our house where my laptop is located.  Since the only ones who can read my writing these days are myself and my husband, I type my words out for the rest of the world to read.  Lost my writing ability along with the rest of my coordination to a disease known as multiple sclerosis.  Lost my ability to walk as well, am now confined to a wheelchair to be able to get around in the world.

Am lucky enough to have been qualified as permanently handicapped which gives me access to a service here in St. Paul known as Metro Mobility.  They allow me to be picked up from our house and driven to my appointments when needed.  In theory also is used it to go to other places like the library.

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 from yesterday: “Footsteps”

The reminiscent people from the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with yesterday’s prompt of “Footsteps“.

Made me Think of a Song

I remembered from when I was little playing on the radio.  Came across a poem that had the lyrics I remembered from back then by Mary Stevenson in 1936.  There have been many releases by various singers of this poem set to music, but they all were females.  The release I remembered was a male artist.

After a little more research came across another link to a song by Edgel Groves.  Listened to it and it turned out to be the song I remembered.  Here it is “Footprints in The Sand“!  Remember riding with my mom in the car while the song by Mr. Groves played on the AM/FM radio.

Sand and I are no longer good friends.  Hate the way it bogs my wheelchair down.  Also do not like when it gets tracked all over the house.  Reminds me too much of clean cat litter.  Granted it beats dirty used cat litter!

Please Help Fight Malicious 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