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Prompt for the Day: “Storm”

The terrified people at the Daily Post division of Word Press selected the scary word of “Storm” for us to create our artworks around for the day.

I’m Strange, I Love Storms!

On that note, remember the old classic from my childhood?  By musician Edie Rabbitt here is the song “I Love A Rainy Night“.

Storms help me get a decent night’s sleep for some strange reason.  Face it, moisture is good for the soil.  It makes things grow and cleans the air out side.  Lightning is God’s natural fireworks for us to enjoy.  (Just avoid getting struck by it!)

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I realize most little kids are scared of storms.  The noisy thunder (just tell them it is God bowling up in the heavens) and the bright blinding flashes of light (lightening) will eventually pass like a bad dream does.  Just have them huddle with you somewhere that is safe until it blows over.   You could try playing games with them to help keep their minds on something else.

A family sing along might be appropriate at this time.  Just pick a comforting song you all know by heart.  Tell funny stories to them, they might eventually fall asleep if you are lucky!

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.

Prompt for the Day: “Desert”

The thirsty people at the Daily Post group of Word Press must have been looking for the nearest oasis when they chose the word “Desert” for our daily prompt!

Used to Live in a Semi Arid Location

There were extreme water restrictions in the neighbour hoods.  Could only water the lawns on predetermined days.  The city of Aurora, Colorado left us begging for a decent rain during the warm months.  Once the cooler weather hit, it began to snow!  No rain, just lots of snow.  Once we had survived the winter, got hit with spring hail storms!  It hailed so much, they had to send the snow plows out to clean hail of the roads.  Then got a freak late season blizzard of snow!  Several feet causing complete white out driving conditions.  Talk about weird weather conditions!

The thought of trying to live in an actual desert scares me.  Have enough problems with constant dry skin and dry eyes, can’t imagine what life in an actual desert must be like!

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The thought of living in a place that goes without rainfall to me would be a huge fire risk!  Most vegetation needs water to exist day to day.  Guess that is why cacti are so popular there.  Tried growing an Aloe Vera plant once in high school.  It didn’t like getting over watered, so I stopped watering it!  It actually grew into the window sill I had it resting on.  So apparently lack of water does not harm the plant.

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 of the Day: “Sudden Shifts”

The pessimistic people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with “Sudden Shifts” for the prompt to inspire our creations for the day.  They also gave us three sentences of directions-“You’re at the beach with some friends and/or family, enjoying the sun, nibbling on some watermelon. All of a sudden, within seconds, the weather shifts and hail starts descending from the sky. Write a post about what happens next.”

Having lived in CO before and now in MN

Tend to be prepared for extreme weather changes at all times.  In the 40’s Fahrenheit for high’s one day and negative temperatures for the next is not unheard of here!  It is why I always dress in layers.  If I am too warm, remove a layer.  Too cold, either add clothes or grab a blanket, which we keep nearby.

For some unknown reason am very sensitive to weather changes.  Might be arthritis in my joints / back or something else entirely, who knows?  Just can feel when there is rain/ snow/ hail/ sleet coming in the vicinity.

Since beaches tend to be sand covered, my wheelchair has problems negotiating them.  I avoid beaches, also due to the chance of getting overheated.  When that happens, can experience a grand mal seizure!  The movement caused by the seizure is not a way to get more exercise in my opinion.  I keep up to date on the weather conditions several times a day.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has put me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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 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: “Singin’ in the Rain”

Prompt for the day from the authors ensconced in their warm dry places of work is “Singing in the Rain“.  They added a few words to help set the mood for our writing adventures of the day “Safe inside, toasty warm, while water pitter-patters on the roof… describe your perfect, rainy afternoon.”.

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Listening to a good thunderstorm tends to make me feel sleepy.  A gentle rain just makes me need to urinate!  Even just a normal day for me is ruled by the current weather conditions.  My body can’t take the varying pressures of the day.  Extreme pressure changes effects the way my body literally feels.  Minor high fronts don’t bother me.  Extreme ones can trigger a killer migraine headache in me.  Lows don’t tend to make that much of a difference.  Switching from an acute high then dropping down into a period of intense low pressure can set off a major headache storm.

Throw my multiple sclerosis into the mix and you can envision the troubles the weather gives me!  Used to love playing out in the rain (when there was no lightening) when I was little.

Playing in my fenced in yard with my dog when both me and my dog were much younger, was always fun as long as I didn’t track mud into the house.  My mom would be in the house with my little brother, while Cindy (dog) and I would play outside so my mom could put my brother down for a nap.  If I made the mistake of tracking the out side in to the house, would be in big trouble.

Miss playing with Cindy now that she has passed on while I was in upper grade school.  She was my protector!  You could not leave the yard with me in the vehicle unless my mom told Cindy it was all right for the car to leave with me in it!  She used to walk with me to the end of the lane where the driveway met the highway.  Weather didn’t matter to her.

Great day!

My husband replaced my sub pubic catheter yesterday.   It wasn’t letting urine flow through it like normal.  Been feeling a little ill for a couple of days.  He removed it to discover that the part that was inside my body had started to crystallize again.

Got up this morning to find that my right ankle / foot which had been swollen for several days was back to normal.  It hadn’t hurt or anything, so I wasn’t too worried about it.  Think the swelling was caused by a weather front that moved through over night.

Called and placed order with Merwin Home Medical for two replacement catheters.   Just wish their web site still enabled me to place order directly from the web page.  Let the lady know that it was not a rush situation, since I have one spare left in the house.  Just do not like to risk not having a spare on hand.

Got a call from the gentleman who will be supervising the build of my wheelchair ramp letting me know he would be dropping supplies off in our back yard for my ramp it to built next week!  I was just hoping to have a ramp up before thje end of July.  That way we wouldn’t have to deal with surviving another winter ramp less.  He works for a company called Tree Trust.  Link to Tree Trust web site   In his spare time, he donates hours to an organization whose goal is to create access for everyone  link to organization that creates access to everyone.

He told me that my records were processed resulting in the cost of my ramp to bee free!  Just had to supply the ramp builders with our tax records for the past two years along with pay stubs for the past six months.  I have no problem with doing a little research on  the computer for others.  Have even less of a problem when the research benefits me or my husband!

Can’t wait until next week gets here and they get started.  From the weather forecast I watched this morning, think it will be rained out unfortunately.  But at least I know it will be built!