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Prompt for the Day: “Hope”

The optimistic minded people from the Daily Post group of Word Press chose the word “Hope” for us to dream up our day’s works of art to display.

Not an Optimist Myself

So I don’t waste too much time on hoping for anything!  I prefer to WORK to achieve actual tangible results.  Have been working and paying in to social security since I was 12 years old.  Helped me a whole lot when I had to file for permanent medical disability a few years ago.  Granted my income as I got older was significantly higher than the tiny pittance I earned at such a young and inexperienced age of twelve.  Going out of state to attend college made a ginormous difference!  Hope did nothing to increase my net worth.

Planning and studying at a young age enabled me to win scholarships to attend college making all the diversity.  While at school, I landed a wonderful internship that became my first fully paid full time job in the career I had came to love.  Became a successful network engineer!  Did not hope to become that, I worked to secure my positions.

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

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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: “Scars”

The masochistically minded people from the Daily Post group of Word Press wants to have us create today’s art works centred around our “Scars“.

My Many Physical Scars

Funniest ones are from when I was in 7th grade.  A boy in my confirmation class at the church I attended came to class after being infected with chicken pox.  Naturally, we all came down with it.  Because I was ignorant as to what a break out of the sickness actually looked like, thought it was just another acne out break.  During 7th period that day, our teacher warned us that one of our class mates was in the hospital due to having his throat swell shut due to a chicken pox out break.  As he described what the pox looked like me and three other class mates asked to visit the nurse, since we had experienced a similar out break.  By the end of the week, our entire class at school was out sick with the chicken pox!

Have scars on my right knee from riding bicycles with my cousin while my parents were out of town.  They actually had paved streets there!  My freshman year in high school another fall resulted in me finishing ripping the cartilage up in my knee.  Had to have arthroscopic surgery to repair it.  Still sport the disfigurement today.

Then I went off to another state of the country alone to college.  They had both paved streets AND curbs to manoeuvre around both walking and on bikes.  Drastically rearranged my face due to an abrupt  meeting with the side walk.

Resettled to MN in 2008.  Had a few more defects added to my body surgically.  First one was misplaced and sliced one of my nerves.  Took over 3 years of constant pain before the surgeon finally figured out I was not trying to just get pain killing drugs, he had actually made an actual error!  So I submitted to another crater being added to my body’s appearance.

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: “Curve”

The pornographic minded people from the Daily Post group of Word Press want us to polish creations made around the word “Curve“.

My Body is Mostly Curve-less

Thankfully was not cursed with a big rack on top like most of my mother’s family was.  Get by going braless most of the time.  My husband might wish I had more, but there is absolutely nothing we can do to alter the situation without resorting to surgical implants.

Since my body does not react well to anything being surgically added to it like sub-pubic catheters or ports to my jugular vein to access my blood supply, any other additions are completely out of the question!

Roads that do not have curves in them are both boring and deadly!  Grew up living on a stretch of highway that was way too straight.  There were too many accidents from people falling asleep at the wheel due to the boring stretch.  One of my earliest memories was having my comforter from my bed used to help stop the bleeding of a motorist who had ran his vehicle into one of our field’s culverts.  Was a Bambi comforter given to me by my grandparents!  Mom was never able to completely remove the stains from it.

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: “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

Prompt for the Day: “Mask”

The prompt for our artistic creations for today given to us by the people at the Daily Post division of Word Press is “Mask“.

What type of Masks do you Wear?

As an introvert, I wear a mask to hide behind my realities of life.  Generally do not enjoy speaking to strangers.  Detest putting myself out there for the public to view.  Prefer talking to others over the internet where I feel much more comfortable, since I am a computer nerd at heart.  Not too many people get physically attacked over computer postings, as long as you do not give out you exact location of where your computer is located.  So I exist in the dark of our house.  Keep methods of self defence near me in every room here!

My husband and I took classes in Taekwondo while we were still dating years ago.  Still keep the moves in practice in case I ever need to defend myself today.   Let some evil person try attacking me, could use the exercise that would come from killing someone!  (Have never actually killed anyone, yet.)  Just remember all the heart pumping fun we used to have at practice with our instructor.

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 Today: “Crossroads”

The indecisive people from the Daily Post group of Word Press decided to make us face our indecision points in life by using “Crossroads” for today’s prompt for our artistic works.

Had Many Crossroads

The first major one was leaving the state in which I grew up to attend college alone.  Turned out the new site let me be introduced to many new cultures and people.  After a few years there, I met and fell in love with the man I would end up marrying.  We moved in together for about two years before our wedding occurred.  Had promised my grandpa that I would not get married until I had graduated from college, so the day after graduation was our wedding!

Had a full time job before I graduated, was happy with it at the time until a co-worker passed away.  He literally was the voice of the company that was familiar to all employees, customers, farmers, and every one else that had contact with the place.  I could not handle the man they hired for his replacement or the empty desk.  So I went looking for a new job else where.

Our new family (my husband and I) would have to relocate.  Wound up landing an interview with a consulting firm based out of Texas’s Chicago location.  Caught a flight from Springfield, MO to Chicago’s O’Hare airport.  The manager I was supposed to meet actually met me with a sign with my name on it welcoming me.  He had a limo waiting to take us to his office!   Met a few of who would become my co-workers there.  He had some people do face to face interviews with me.  Ended up liking them all and had a great time.

Later that evening, we went to what I would learn happened ever month a team meeting.  Since I would be the first female employee on the team they were all trying to be too damn polite around me.  So I told them a dirty joke completely straight faced.  Had them rolling and breathing better.  Became one of the guys on the team.  They took me to my hotel where I could get a little sleep.

Was picked up in the morning to receive my offer letter for the job I had been given the chance to accept if me and my husband would be willing to relocate to the area.  Caught a flight home to Missouri where my other half picked me up at the airport.  He called his employer to turn in his notice of resignation as I contacted my boss to warn him I would be resigning at the end of the week.

This would begin our relocation phase.  Would end up adopting 2 wonderful cats.  Moving to Colorado.  And the story just keeps going!

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 from Yesterday: “Borrowed”

Think the people at the Daily Post group of Word Press must be addicted to the children’s book / movie “The Borrowers” because they chose the word “Borrowed” for yesterday’s prompt to inspire our creations for the day.

Things I Borrow

Started with books from the school’s library.  Ended up reading every book they owned by the time I left grade school.  Then went to junior/ senior high school.  Not many good books in that library either, so I limited my reading there.  Ventured to the town’s public library where they ended up claiming I had stolen a book, guess they didn’t check their returns slot well enough.  I had returned the book when it was due.

Went off to college in another state of the country to expand my knowledge of the world.  Borrowed tons of books from the huge libraries there!  The day after graduation I got married,  Borrowed my god mother’s wedding veil for the ceremony.   No, it wasn’t blue, but pure white hand made by her mother, my Aunt Verna.

These days, I prefer to own the books I read allowing me to reread them as much as I desire.  I tend to go back through my favourites on a regular basis, to remember the joy I felt while reading it the first time!

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: “Locked”

The security conscious people at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose “Locked” for the word to inspire our various works of art for the day.

Prefer to Keep my Doors Locked

No matter how much I trust my neighbors.  Know they would do nothing to harm me, but what about all the other people living on this planet?  Some unknown thief or even more violent person could pass this way at any time.  May have a mass murderer living a few blocks away just looking for to get their next bloody victim.

We keep no money here in the house to temp a robber.  Keeping cash here also makes it too easy to spend on frivolous things.

If anyone would like to steal our cat who likes to bite people, they will have my blessings!  The animal is so unlike his his feline relatives the panther and tiger.  He is more chicken like in nature, hides from the slightest strange noise or movement.  Was not wanting to adopt a chicken, since I do not “feel like chicken to night”!

Was actually hoping to adopt an animal partner who specialized in pest eating.  You know eats non-poisonous spiders and other small bugs.  I understand him not dining on the obnoxious ladybug like creatures the idiots in Wisconsin imported from overseas in hopes of using their abilities to remove nature’s forces against their crop’s habitat.  Can find no way to kill them myself other than lighting them on fire.

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