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Now and for the long haul of disaster recovery

One thing that’s been on my mind is getting the last item for my disaster readiness bag aka “go bag”. I have yet to include beef jerky, but other than that, my “go bag” is complete. In an entry called Emergency Kit and Chronic Illness, I talked about the importance of documents that aren’t stored […]

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Home Remedies with Black Tea. Heal DIY

As you read through these DIY tips to relieve ailments and conditions with basic back tea, you will see a common thread. **The following are ideas found on the internet. They are not medical recommendations** Research suggests black tea bags should be wet and used warm for 10 to 15 min , 4 to 5 […]

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DIY Encaustic Tools and Painting

Awhile ago I did an encaustic mixed media piece created with Crayola and acrylic paint. Though I liked the way it turned out I thought it might be even better toned down a bit. I decided to go back and make it less abstract. The first step was to gather all my tools. All you […]

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Emergency Kit and Chronic Illness

Maybe a year ago I began to update my emergency go bag. What I included was according to my personal needs which means according to chronic illness.  One of the most important things will be to secure medical information in an easy to get to location. I have a small book that includes meds and doctor’s […]

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Copyright Revisited

Well, Facebook is going to close the account I’ve been using for quite some time because I won’t upload ID to them, however, I’ve had a second FB account since around 2015 that has been unused for months. I went ahead and transferred friends and groups to the 2015 account. Lets hope this is enough to satisfy […]

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Room Divider Art Display and My Own Infomercial

So you have a room divider meant for family photos but you’d rather do something artsy with it, try filling the spaces with original art. In my room divider I’ve added such original works as the encaustic mixed media painting called “Fall Tree“. Beautiful blues are displayed acrylic painting in “Abstract Waves“. I’ve also showcased […]

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Safety Plan for Chronic Pain 1

This entry sparking from a comment on the entry Managing My Raynaud’s Symptoms. The purple ribbon is a symbol for Lupus so I tend to refer kits and such as a purple kit or purple pack. Orange is the ribbon for Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. For years I’ve been treated for chronic pain as well as the depression […]

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Safety Plan for Chronic Pain 2

Part Two Gradual Pain Increase This pain is different and it’s going to last for awhile and I know it. Immediately I’m angry because I’m about to hit a 9 and stay for a long time, hours to days. It’s going to be a very long time. This safety plan is a bit different. For […]

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Managing My Raynaud’s Symptoms

I hate Raynaud’s. Raynaud’s is one of those tag along syndromes of chronic illnesses such as Lupus, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, CRSD, and Fibromyalgia. My hands and toes get so cold it feels as though they’re frost bitten. The day I knew my life sucked was when I had a hot flash during a Raynaud’s flare. My hands […]

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The Healthy Gift All Year Long

One might say this gift benefits my friends and me because if they’re healthy then they can visit, if not they must say far, far away. I don’t go as far as to take temperatures, or listen to their lungs or do a culture sample before they enter the apartment, but, I do take one preventative […]