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The Insanity

I am writing this as a record. I’m appalled by what took place in my home from 8am to 3pm. There’s no excuse for the CNA company to have sent me a temp aide who is blind and can only use one hand! This is who they sent to assist a person in a wheelchair […]

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Etsy Update

After much arguing, 2 phone calls and several emails, the 2 dolls were allowed to be relisted on Etsy. www.Sundrip.etsy.com

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African-American Rag Doll Art Black Children Children Originals Rag Doll

Lizzy the Black Folk Art Ragdoll

Lizzy is 11 inches long and is sweet as pie with her dimples and wide, beautiful eyes. Her dress is made of cotton and her hair is black, textured yarn with two white bows. Lizzy is an art doll made of hand painted cotton fabric. Her bottom is filled with polyester fiber beads allowing her […]

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Star the African American Handmade Ragdoll

This Black Folk handmade ragdoll sits properly and proudly while displaying a bun with a vintage butterfly hat pin. Star was painted from head to toe with acrylic paint over cotton fabric. Trim and other small details have been added in gold on her reddish-brown, checked dress. Her hair is textured yarn. She is 15 […]

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Anxiety Art PTSD The People Behind My Eyes Therapy Review

The Reconstruction

Several walls got knocked down. I need to figure out how to build them up with security but also openness. Dr D and I talked about how I now see life as before and after the hospitalization. It’s as if it blew a hole in the middle of my life, my reality and sense of […]

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Sewing up a storm

I finished my neighbor’s doll today. She’s 24 inches and has beautiful, long, black hair. She’s got tiny pearl earrings and a small white bow in her hair. In the works are 3 rabbits left to complete and one doll. I need to photograph the two other dolls and they will then be in my […]

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Life Choices

My therapist and CICOA worker and I are in agreement that the current CNA, the one who just got here, is not a good match for long-term care for me. Despite liking her, there are very poor life decisions that are being made that will affect my household. While I will not pass judgment on […]

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Basically Quiet Week. New CNA.

The new girl is calm, generally not excitable. I like her and hope she works out for at least a few months. I will not be the type, this time, to let abuse go until it gets crazy. As an abuse survivor I asked myself what I was doing to make the other CNA behave […]

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Abuse I'm only human PTSD The People Behind My Eyes

Good Day. My voice. Their hope.

It’s been a good day. Pain has been low and stress is near zero. It’s been good. I did a little cleaning, drank some hot chocolate and talked to friends and neighbors. I’m also feeling good about the firing of my CNA. I didn’t think the company would care nearly as much as they do. […]