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Prompt for the Day-“Just Another Day”

The inquiring people at the Daily Post department of Word Press crafted today’s prompt of “Just Another Day” to ignite our creative sparks.  They made one additional comment, followed by a question: “Our days are organized around numerous small actions we repeat over and over. What’s your favorite daily ritual?”

My favorite Daily Ritual

The prompt for today made me think of the wonderful song “Another Day in Paradise” by the talented musician Phil Collins.

My personal favorite daily ritual happens around one in the afternoon each day.  I eat three squares of pure dark chocolate by Hersey’s Bliss, while reading a book.  Once that is completed, I proceed to call my best friend from grade, junior, senior high school.  We were friends long before I took her with me to my grandparents in grade school, where my grandma started laughing at us because neither of us knew we were actually cousins!  Even though we turned out to be related, we continued our friendship!  (All of my other relatives, I do not get along with at all.)  I naturally do not hold being related to me against my good friend.

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 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

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Prompt for the Day: “Not Lemonade”

The optimistic people at the Daily Post group of Word Press came up with today’s prompt of “Not Lemonade” to try to inspire our daily creations.  They also added two sentences to help-“When life gives you lemons… make something else. Tell us about a time you used an object or resolved a tricky situation in an unorthodox way.”

But I Like Good Lemonade

Give me a few lemons and some sugar, and I will whip up a great batch of lemonade!  During the summer lemonade is my go to drink of choice, beats the heck out of iced tea or a soda.  Unfortunately, lemonade is not the choice of too many others.

When we bought and moved into our house in August, there was no ramp for me to use to get my wheelchair in and out of the home.  So for several months, we survived by using slats of cheap aluminum to get me and my wheelchair in and out.  Scared me to death traveling both up and down the back door.  By the end of the year, I had found and contacted a company that built ramps to enable handicapped people like me to access the world.  If you need similar help visit the organization that has the single driving purpose of working to create access for everyone at: http://www.ramps.org/ The gentlemen that came to my home were all very polite and conscientious.

Unfortunately, the weather didn’t always cooperate.  So due to rain, it took a little longer than they wanted it to, but I was ecstatic that there was going to be a better solution in the future!  Once the rain broke they worked hard every day.  The last day of the build, it started raining just as they were cleaning up the site.  Now am the happy owner of a wooden ramp that meets all ADA requirements!  Can come and go as I please now.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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: “( YAWN )”

The boring people at the Daily Post group of Word Press really stretched their minds to arrive at the prompt of “YAWN” for today’s writing inspiration.  Thay also included a single question-“What bores you?”

Boredom!

This topic makes me think of an episode from the television series “M.A.S.H.”, where Hawkeye conjugates the word “bored” out loud to his tentmate.

Politics, in general, bore me today.  Where did the days of politicians actually working for their constituents go?  Nowadays, it seems as if they feel that they are owed the right of a seat in congress or the senate.  They used to have to EARN the right to be chosen to represent the everyday people of this country.

Religions now days also bore me to tears!  Too many faiths seem to be after the almighty dollar instead of saving other’s souls from sin and eternal damnation.  Aren’t they supposed to concentrate on helping other humans live a fulfilling life in the service of the Lord?

Here’s a strange thought, how about if a politician manages to feel the calling from above?  Would they try to save their followers?

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Prompt for the Day: “Witness Protection”

The daredevils from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with “Witness Protection” for today’s writing prompt.  Then they asked two seemingly simple questions-“When you do something scary or stressful — bungee jumping, public speaking, etc. — do you prefer to be surrounded by friends or by strangers? Why?”

Personally,

I prefer to keep my stupid mistakes completely to myself.  Unfortunately, when I pushed myself to become a good public speaker, in Junior and Senior High school it meant having to speak before large crowds of people.  On the positive side, I did not vomit before, during, or even after the speeches were delivered.  Actually managed to advance all the way to the state level of competition!

My speech writing skills came in handy when I went off to attend college out of state.  Now my speaking was done in classrooms full of total strangers.  There was not a single friend anywhere in sight!  Was glad to be making my mistakes in total obscurity.  Made a lot of them during the years I went to college.  Isn’t that the whole point of moving away from home?

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Prompt for the Day-“Can’t Stand Me”

The introverts from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with the demeaning prompt for the day of “Can’t Stand Me” to start our writing endeavors.  If that wasn’t degrading enough, they added two questions: “What do you find more unbearable: watching a video of yourself, or listening to a recording of your voice? Why?”

Why I Can’t Stand Me

Even as a child who climbed trees and all that fun stuff, was extremely shy.  Hated having pictures taken or even worse hearing my voice on tape!  The period of time I grew up in videoes of myself, fortunately, didn’t exist.  Shudder to imagine a kid growing up with a self-conscious constant feeling like I had today, where every move you make ends up on a recording somewhere!  Talk about the need for psychological help that would cause for the child or even adults.

Forced myself to enter public speaking contests in both Junior and Senior High School.  Ended up actually succeeding at the county and state levels of competition.  Talk about causing myself to have a queasy stomach!  Lucky I did not end up barfing on the stage.  Turned out to be an excellent speech writer, which came in handy during the contests.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

 

Prompt for the Day: “Reason to Believe”

The sacrilegious people from the Daily Post division of Word Press came up with today’s writing prompt of “Reason to Believe“.  They included a statement, followed by a rather invasive question: “In Reason to Believe, Bruce Springsteen sings, “At the end of every hard-earned day / people find some reason to believe.” What’s your reason to believe?”

My Reason To Believe

Has to be the man God created for me to fall in love with and eventually marry.  My husband stands beside me each and every day helping me to survive with the evil disease I have inherited from my mother’s side of the family.  He takes me to and from all my medical appointments.  Even the dreaded evil MRI’s I have to receive at least once a year to see the damage both old and new that multiple sclerosis has inflicted on my body.  (I am claustrophobic, so being enclosed in a tiny tube for what seems like forever forces me to have to be fully sedated!)

We have lived in many different stated of the US together.  Am not planning on relocating to a different home in my lifetime.  Our current neighbors here are great.  Local transportation options for me exist, even though I am confined to a wheelchair now.  Driving is something I quit doing years ago.  Stopped long before my neurologist told me I had to.  Did not want to risk another innocent creature’s life by my driving.  So now my husband is in charge of the driving!

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!

Prompt for the Day: “Learning Style”

The extremely nosy people at the Daily Post group of Word Press wanted you to use the daily prompt of “Learning Style” to influence today’s works.  The included several more invasive questions: “What’s your learning style? Do you prefer learning in a group and in an interactive setting? Or one-on-one? Do you retain information best through lectures, or visuals, or simply by reading books?”

Knowledge comes to me through Reading

Have been reading since about the age of three.  Am a voracious reader.  Read every single book the library in the grade school I attended as a child at least once.  Granted was a tiny town.  The graduating class from high school included something in the low forties number of graduates.  Actually included several small towns like Clairman, Darmstadt, and a few other postage stamp sized places.  No surprise I was at the top of my classes.  Knew the subjects better than some of the teachers there did!

In junior and senior high school, learned to take exact notes from my classes.  One teacher was dumb enough to question a proof I wrote in Geometry class.  Had to incorporate another one of my math teachers to confirm I was correct!  I used absolutely no questionable foundations in my proofs.  My main math teacher explained all she had to do to see the solution to the proof was correct was to look in the previous class proofs I had already done.

Please Help Fight this Evil Disease

The medicine my neurologist has me on for my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is 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

All help will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your generosity!