What am I Missing?

Let's imagine, everyone you meet has something to teach you. Would this be helpful for you or a distraction? I tend to be a very impatient person. I have no time for the mundane. If it's work, get it done. If it's playing, win! And be done. If it's a social gathering, converse quickly and politely,... Continue Reading →

The Pineapple Persuasion

I've decided I like pineapples. No, I really do! I like the way they taste. Sweet. (Get your mind out of the gutter perves.) I like the way they look, prickly on the outside, with a crown on top! I love the colors; yellows, oranges, and greens... I buy pineapples, I eat pineapples, I decorate... Continue Reading →

The Purple Dress, Maybe the Navy?

Guess what day it is? Wedding Day! Yes, my nephew will be getting married at 4pm today. I must say, it is a beautiful day here in Minnesota. They have picked a wonderful venue, and on the invitation, it states this is a casual wedding. Casual... I am ten pounds heavier than I was last... Continue Reading →

Just Me.

It's been a while since I just sat down and wrote. No research, no posts promoting other bloggers, no words that rhyme, nothing, just me. Just, plain, old, me. I don't understand how a comment without a 'like' matters in the grand scheme of things. If you don't write 'fuck' in your piece, it is... Continue Reading →

B&W, Seven Day Photo Challenge! #1

I was tagged by Jo, at Life in the Spectrum, to complete the seven days, black and white photo challenge! This is a new blog for Jo, (The Momentum of MoJo). It is wonderful, please check it out. The rules are straightforward. Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No... Continue Reading →

Before I Tripped Over a Stone, Fridays #21

If you'd like to catch up, please go to; Before I Tripped #20 Amy and I had everything packed. Two cars completely full, Amy's 2 cats, and we each had a walkie-talkie; purple with yellow buttons. We would drive from Minneapolis to Seattle over a span of 3 days. Amy had gone to Triple AAA, and... Continue Reading →

The Slam Dunk Seven Symptoms of Fibromyalgia!

Fibromyalgia comes with so many symptoms and coexisting conditions it is difficult to know if you are suffering from issues directly related to fibromyalgia or a different illness. There are a few common symptoms of fibromyalgia that you can count on being by your side once you are diagnosed. Maybe not all, but here are The... Continue Reading →

Happy Father’s Day to One of the Best!

A Man who grew up with no running water, no electricity, or heat. Now walking around in the age of computers and cellphones... I remember the day he brought home a "microwave" for my mother. All of us kids would watch that big, heavy, electric box cook as my mom would yell at us not... Continue Reading →


  I am so grateful to all of you who have followed my journey in this blogging community that I have come to love. I want you to know I write this blog for you, not only for me, it is not solely mine. It is a  blog for those who ask for guidance, but it never... Continue Reading →

The Liebster Award (x2)

Steve at MSich Chronicles and Tom at Tom Being Tom have nominated me for the Liebster Award, and I have been trying to keep up with these guys ever since! Check out their superb blogs! They write about everything you need to know and even things you didn't think you needed to know, you do!... Continue Reading →

12 Steps to Experiencing the Joy of an Ordinary Day!

After reading a fabulous post by Dr. Andrea Dinardo about enjoying an ordinary day, I thought, "when was the last time I enjoyed an ordinary day?" Not for over 20 years! Every single day I experience pain. Every single day I have to say "No" to things others wouldn't think twice about. Every single day I strive for... Continue Reading →

School Shootings, “I” am Responsible.

It is Time to Replace "They" with "I." I grew up with guns in the home. My father was the city Mayor. Therefore Chief of Police for our small town. That job came with a gun and a badge. We were told never to touch the gun, and we did not. The adults in my family hunted.... Continue Reading →

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