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Table Trouble

Dr D and I again discussed my inability to paint. It pains me that I feel incapable of it. I still don’t trust the same though I’m getting better. But I also realized that I don’t have the same amount of alone time I once had before everything fell apart. I needed alone time to […]

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I Can Keep Going.

I Can Keep Going was drawn by Robert (19) with writing by Michelle (12). What stands out in this piece for me is the brick wall on the shoulders of the largest figure. We are feeling a lot of pressure right now. I like how Michelle processes things: This is how I feel. This is […]

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ER not Hospital

A few things have changed in my health but I’m hanging in. I didn’t have to go in. There were some things that could be done outpatient and in the ER. I’m relieved not to have spent days locked in the hospital! There are some dietary changes. It would appear that green drinks are not […]

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Watch it Grow

I’ve been tickled all day that a new leaf on my single leaf Pathos is growing. 🙂 This plant is special because its the only Pathos that made it from the old apartment. The other plants are gone except a friend saved a tiny, itty bitty little plant. Having it feels like a little piece […]

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Something to love – FROGS!!

Yup! Today I became momma to 3 baby Australian Tree Frogs. I couldn’t be happier! I saved money then walked in the store and purchased the tank, stand, frogs and supplies. I walked out a happy camper. I keep looking at the terrarium, just staring at it. Soon I’ll have good photos but for now […]

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Sasquatch Rival

Do you know what it means when hair grows on your legs? It’s not just an inconvenience for Westernized women, it’s a sign of health. For years my legs had no hair because of the edema and other issues. Now, with less edema, with better circulation and healthier blood I actually have hair growing on […]

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Interview with Myself

I need a blog entry so I’ve decided to interview myself. The questions and answers are off the top of my head. I’ll do 5 questions. Question: Faith, what have you done this week to improve your quality of life? Answer: Wow. That’s tough. Off the top of my head I’d say I have worked […]

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Dear Head

Dear Head, We aren’t friends today. Your behavior has divided us, putting a rift and a scar in an already shakey relationship. At this very second I can’t tell the world all you’ve done because my body is attacking me with the strongest sleep spell I’ve ever felt. This half awake, druling, snoring, head bobbing, […]

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A Mother’s Knowledge – The Menopause Talk

If ever I needed to hear a mother’s wise voice it’s now. For many women, we don’t have the option of calling mom to ask midlife questions. We end up spinning out here, losing our minds, not understanding that there’s a logical explanation for what’s going on. I have laughed at older women and thought […]

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Tea. Pie. Gratitude.

I did it. I went to meet with the two people I’ll write letters with for the winter project. It went very well. I had sweet potato pie and Kenyan tea. I didn’t drop a tear, didn’t show anxiety too much. We discussed topics to include in the letters and how to address some of […]