Preparing for Closure.

Hello. It has always concerned me when people leave the blogosphere without a goodbye. I want to say, my process to prepare for the closure of my blog is now underway. I am beginning my goodbye. My mom died on Father's Day of this year, 2020. She was 79. The hubby and I are currently... Continue Reading →

The Opioid Crisis? A Lie. Suicide Due to a Lack of Pain Management? Very Real.

All of the following information is available on many sites on the internet. The National Health Association, the World Wide Health Organization, the CDC, and etc. You should just google suicide rates. I knew as medication was withheld, my people would choose not to live. It is happening! We are losing our chronically ill brothers... Continue Reading →

No Pain Medication Allowed!

Hello. It has been almost five months in my journey with no pain medication. How's that working? Well, I'm still here. Many others are not. Their pain too great. Suicide rates are on the rise... What is a flare like WITH the availability of a rescue pain medication, often called; The Evil Opioid? A painful flare... Continue Reading →

What Did You Say to Me? (Trigger Warning)

"I wish I had time for DIY stuff. If only I had the time to do what I WANT like you do. It must be nice." Really...? Yep, this came at me again! Sheer stupidity or fundamental lack of understanding? I honestly do not know. I'm trying not to let it piss me off. I'm... Continue Reading →

Hey Lady! Get a New Purse!

A new purse. Such a simple thing. Why does it take us so long to find the perfect one? It takes me months and months of searching, deciding, second-guessing, then making the purchase! I'll be honest, I've had years to shop, and I have a boatload of purses. All sizes, shapes, colors, and fabrics. I... Continue Reading →

Three of My Cheaters to Fight Pain

If you know me, then you know I call things I use to assist me when I have painful flare; cheaters! I don't know why. Here are three of my cheaters just for you! Consider it an early Christmas Gift... 1. Tommy Copper Hello, Tommy Copper! Why haven't I tried this before?!?! Well, I have tried... Continue Reading →

A Wedding and a Power Ranger

I completely forgot to finish the second part of my original post! To read the first installment, click here. But it really isn't necessary, this is pretty self-explanatory. As we were ready to say our vows, listening to the beautiful singer we had hired for our wedding belt out "I Believe in You and Me."... Continue Reading →

Fibromyalgia #NoChoice

(Feel free to share!) The fact is no one has a choice about receiving a chronic illness diagnosis. You just get it. I will never forget the day a doctor looked at me and said, "You have Fibromyalgia Syndrome." #fibro #nochoice

Talking Bluntly about Night Time Chronic Pain

September is National Pain Awareness Month. I have a chronic pain disease called Fibromyalgia Syndrome. You can read what fibro is: here. (This is a typical night for me. I describe it as follows.) I think the hardest thing for a person with chronic pain is to tell you how they are doing. (Seriously.) You ask me... Continue Reading →

What Flare?

You have probably read that I've been in flare mode for almost a month. We sold our home, we close on the fifth of September, very soon. I'm pleased that the house sold at asking price. Of course, a bidding war would have been fun, or not. The last night in the house on Taylor... Continue Reading →

What About You? (Sunday Quick Questions #28)

We answer ‘quick questions’ here on I Tripped Over a Stone on Sundays. Why?  Because… I blog. I get sick of me. I want to hear from you! Don’t think, just answer! You are taking a trip! Would you go on a cruise or on a plane to a vacation destination? It is time to purchase/rescue a pet.... Continue Reading →

The House on Taylor Street (My Ugly Kitchen)

Well here's a little post that you requested from a while back. I talked about my house on Taylor Street's kitchen. It was an ugly kitchen but it was MY KIND of ugly! So I have rooted around and found a few photos. I do not have access to my entire box of photos right... Continue Reading →

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