I am a Liar.

I lie. I wish I played poker because I have turned into such a good liar! I can lie! I could bluff a full house on a pair of twos. Really. Las Vegas, here I come, and I will win because I have developed a poker face. I can look you straight in the eye and tell you…

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My Brother, My Soldier

Kory was 37 years old when he died from a very aggressive form of cancer at the Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio Texas. Kory was a Specialist in the U.S. Army. Kory became my little brother when he was 9 years old, we adopted him from South Korea. Kory was my brother for 27 years…

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Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #13

I was carrying “A” to the time-out room, he was trying to bite other students. One of the other teacher’s aides had his legs. We were doing a side restraint, placing “A” in a hugging ‘self’ side position as this was the latest and safest way for children to be restrained. It was supposed to calm…

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Avicii

Avicii dead at 28. Coldplay-A Sky Full Of Stars for Avicii, an excellent tribute. The official cause of Tim Berling’s death has yet to be announced, but he struggled with health issues, namely pancreatitis. He, at one point, while touring, had to be hospitalized to have his gallbladder removed. The gallbladder is a villain of…

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I travel … “Soft for 30”

Honestly, it has been quite a while since my husband and I got on a plane for a vacation but we are fortunate to share ownership of a lake home with my siblings. This was my Dad’s original homestead and was even recognized as a Century Farm! Our family received a plaque at our county fair…

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Mind Field Monday

Evanescence is one of my all-time favorite groups. On this Monday, this is definitely a … dedication song… (The hubby and I are fine, this is not his song!)   “I pulled away to face the pain, and I can’t go back the way I came.” ~Kim  

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Hello, Shadow Boxer?

The dictionary defines shadowboxing as a form of exercise used for training in combat sports. In psychology “shadowboxing” is a process one uses to overcome a negative self-image so success can be achieved. In the book I co-wrote, The ShadowBoxers, Fighting Fibromyalgia, Your Personal Journal, we define Shadow Boxers as individuals who are fighting against a disease…

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Q.3

Ok, the Quote Challenge is getting a little make-over. I was nominated by the incredible Susan at floweringink. Three quotes, and nominate three people all in one post! The Q.3! I have thought about all of the great quotes I’ve heard. Some I have written down and want to remember forever. The funny thing is, the…

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Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays, #12

The time had come for me to leave my position as a psychiatric technician. I have so many more experiences I could share. I could probably write a book, but that is not to be… I had developed bursitis in my right shoulder. Every restraint just pushed me further toward needing more and more medical…

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