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Writing Prompt: Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt- Object

 

Last Sunday after my Weight Watchers meeting, I  walked to Wal-Mart to pick up a few things that I 20160310_173344needed for the week, I also picked up a birthday card for my step father who’s birthday was on Sunday To be honest I was feeling blah, my weight loss is not going as expected, I had a lot of things that I needed to do (complete a grant) and really didn’t have the energy or the brain capacity to do it, and on top of that I had to spend time with people I don’t particularly like..

So I’m looking at all the greetings cards, and I trying to figure out which one I like, and which one conveys what I’m trying to say,.. while trying to remember what card I got him last year. and finally I see it, I see the card that I want to get. and as I;m looking at the card I see the card right above it. I quickly put the first birthday card in my basket and pick up the one that catches my eye,

It’s a quote from Winnie The Pooh, I read the quote and I smile, it’s funny it was exactly what I needed to see. I needed to reminded of those things. I seriously looked at the card for about five minutes before I decided to pick it up in my basket, and as if on auto pilot, I went and found the aisle with the frames, and stuck that in my basket as well…

So what used to be a birthday card, is now sitting in a frame above my mirror so I can see it everyday to remind me that I’m stronger than I think. Who would have thought a little object which was made for one intention, found it’s way into my home to become a little daily inspiration.

 

Until Next Time,

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Burnt

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Writing Prompt: Remember this prompt, when your home was on fire and you got to save five items? That means you left a lot of stuff behind. What are the things you wish you could have taken, but had to leave behind?

Like I said in the previous post, it’s all material… but since I have a chance to go back

  1. My Oversize UNLV sweatshirt… I love it and I always wear it when I need comfort.
  2. My iPod
  3. My Fluffy pink blanket
  4. My important files folder that has my passport, transcripts, birth certificate and social security card
  5. Phone charger

Until Next Time

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Writing Prompt: Tell us about the time you rescued someone else (person or animal) from a dangerous situation. What happened? How did you prevail?

Every since I was a little girl my family has rescued animals… well cats in particular. I remember years ago (my younger brother was still in diapers) my mom and I were coming from the store and this cat that always hung around our apartment was just sitting there, and finally she had enough she brought the cat in and he was ours, we named him Thomas, there was a cat before that one, because I remember her giving birth in our living room over night… Then there was Skittles and Elmo who we got from the Wisconsin Human Society. And after Elmo passed away I got Tsuki from Hyde Park Cats. Had my mother not been kind hearted enough to rescue cats off the streets I don’t think it would have been something that I would do. I’ve become a strong advocate of pet adoption and rescue…

So I guess in my own small way I’ve rescued someone who needed it

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Until Next Time

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In Due Time

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Writing Prompt:What’s your next, most pressing deadline? Are you excited, stressed, or ambivalent about it? What’s the first thing you’d like to do once you’re done with it?

There hasn’t been an pressing deadlines or appointments lately, oddly enough December has been an “easy month for me”. Health wise I’m feeling a bit uncertain about my upcoming oncologist appointment, but seriously every time I there I’m feeling stressed and uncertain. These days I wake up and go through the motions not sure what the day was, yesterday I thought yesterday was Tuesday, and was shocked to learn that it was not. So imagined my surprise when I realized Christmas was only days away. Like Thanksgiving, Christmas has always been just a time for celebrate and be thankful, but this year it feels me with a little bit of dread, I’m already thinking, “I got get dressed and drive over to my parents house early in the morning, I have to deal with stupid jokes that aren’t funny and listen forced to listen to Christmas music when I do want to (now let me just say that I enjoy Christmas music, I don’t think that it should simply be limited to just the holiday season, I often listen to it in the extreme heat to have “winter thoughts” to cool myself down) but this year I haven’t even listened to one song, put up one decoration… nothing.

I wonder if my feeling this way has something to do with the fact I didn’t go through the holiday motions… my holiday shopping was done before Thanksgiving, and gifts were wrapped soon after, I haven’t watched my favorite holiday themed movie “Love Actually”, or it could have something to do with me not feeling well and being super fatigued all the time, or the fact that I’m still trying to deal with the unexpected death of my cousin (due to an undiagnosed heart condition), it could be a lot of things. This year Christmas will be just another day. …maybe next year will be better…

Until Next Time….

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Calling Uncle Bob

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Writing Prompt: Have you ever faced a difficult situation when you had to choose between sorting it out yourself, or asking someone else for an easy fix? What did you choose — and would you make the same choice today?

All the time, I think it might simply be part of the human condition. I’m am finding myself dealing with this very quandary at the moment. Very early yesterday morning I found out that my cousin died unexpectantly. It’s difficult to understand why someone in their 20’s who was seemly healthy would die just when their lives were beginning. I am a logical person, I have always prided myself on the how’s and why things work, and why they happen. I know what happens when a person has a seizure, I know how the body reacts, what can happen and what the outcomes are, I know the process of saying goodbye to a love one, I’ve done it more times than I care to mention, I know these things. The thing that I don’t know is why is it what I forget…. why do I forget that no matter how logical a person is in their every day, and I guess in a lot of ways that makes me slightly detached from the things around me, it makes me feel safe and I like to feel that way, I have chosen to be that way. But when things like this happen  emotion and grief make me highly illogical and I don’t know how to deal with anything. More than anything I wish someone would give me an easy fix, I wish someone would say this is the appropriate way to act and this is the most appropriate way to respond. I wish someone would say, “Girl we we’re joking” and things would go back to the way they were on Monday. I wish for a lot of things right now.

I apologize to my readers this was not the answer that I wanted to write to this prompt, but as most of you know you HAVE to write what you feel and not what you want.

For a lot of us tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and my wish for you is to be thankful for the friends and family that you have, enjoy the time together, makes memories; and remember those for don’t have homes, out friends and family to spend time with.

And to John I am thankful for the time that I spent with you and you will be forever be missed.

Until Next Time….

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