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I'm Home
Friday, February 24, 2017      12 comments

Those who regularly follow me know that I have been basically offline since December 26, 2016. I returned home on February 21st - the day I learned my Dad had passed away. I had been in Florida (where him and my youngest brother live) since Jan... Read more
Wishing y'all a happy holiday season this year
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      13 comments

When I think of the holidays, it's more than just Christmas, it's a collection of so much more. Over the years I have tried to learn more about more than Christmas holiday but the others that are celebrated by many of my friends. I can say learn... Read more
On Netflix: Untangling Alzheimers
Saturday, November 19, 2016      13 comments

Being sick sucks. My emotions are in high gear. Things make me teary eyed more so when I'm sick than when I am feeling good. With my Dad suffering from dementia possibly Alzheimer's, I have been doing research into studies on Alzheimers lately... Read more
Thoughts on the upcoming holidays
Tuesday, October 25, 2016      10 comments

I know some people are already stressed out and worried about what they will do about eating over the holidays. I quit that ages ago. Why? Well, you see I learned there are no guarantees in life but death. I've had my own brush with death, and i... Read more
oh the challenges of medication side effects
Sunday, October 23, 2016      10 comments

I got home on October 1st. These past two months have been terrible. I am going to directly put the blame on the Setraline that my doctor prescribed on August 15th. That's when the problems began. I took my last dose on September 27th, after goi... Read more
Migraine update...
Friday, August 19, 2016      5 comments

I saw my psych dr Monday and told him I was done taking Lamictal because it was a migraine trigger. I was on day 5 of a bad migraine that afternoon and was he'll bound and determined to get my meds changed. He reluctantly changed it because he w... Read more
Update with the migraines...I know y'all are wondering!
Thursday, August 11, 2016      6 comments

Yes today I woke up with a wonderful migraine. I got up let the dog out and when she came in I took my migraine pain meds and laid back down until I knew I had to get up and get functioning and ready for the doctor's office. Well, I had over a... Read more
Friday, July 22, 2016      8 comments

I just realized that I've finally gotten the image of the old me out of my head. I don't see it in the mirror every time I look in there. Instead I see me as I am now and I'm happy but unhappy at the same time. Happy because I'm about 80 pound... Read more
Important Information on Heat exhaustion and heat stroke
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      8 comments

Since a lot of the US is having excessive heat warnings and the temperatures seem to be going up up up, I thought I'd include some information on Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke, especially after I got hit with the heat exhaustion out of the blu... Read more
Less stressful
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      9 comments

Well since I got home late Saturday afternoon I have been working on stressing out less. I'm taking things slower and easier to try and find a happy place where migraines are not an everyday occurrence. Since Saturday I have had two minor ones. ... Read more
Creation Kingdom Zoo, Gate City, Virginia
Monday, July 11, 2016      5 comments

Last Friday, we visited the Creation Kingdom Zoo in Gate City, Virginia. Our reason for going was to see the two baby tigers. Unfortunately when we got there, there were two bus loads of school kids and they were running and yelling. One of the ... Read more
Bay's Mountain, Kingsport, Tennessee
Monday, July 11, 2016      2 comments

Here's a few photos of our nice walk around Bay's Mountain. It was a pretty warm day out there - trying to avoid the "hot" word (lol). Enjoyed the animals and walking the trails. ... Read more
Roan Mountain - Rhododendron Gardens on the Tennessee/North Carolina state lines
Monday, July 11, 2016      3 comments

Here's a few photos from our adventures at the Rhododendron gardens up on Roan Mountain. We had a great walk through the gardens on paved and the old torn up trails Plus we were in the clouds too! ... Read more
Home from vacation...
Sunday, July 10, 2016      1 comments

I'm sure everyone is going to be sick of hearing about me and my various trips to Tennessee and Florida. I feel like I have three homes: mine, my brother Scott's and Florida - New Smyrna Beach to be exact. Anyway, my brother only had one week'... Read more
What a surprise!!!!
Sunday, July 10, 2016      12 comments

My brother, Scott, called to ask if I'd like to join him for a month in Florida in January at an oceanfront condo. I was totally and completely floored! I'm always joking around saying I can't take January in Barlow so this will be so welcome es... Read more

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