I love words. My words. Your words. Our words. And powerful, is there anything as powerful as the written word? I currently blog on I tripped over a stone... the stone being Fibromyalgia Syndrome that I have had for a little over 20 years. But Stone in the Road is going to be a collection of … Continue reading The Power of words.
The other week I was watching a movie and one of the characters made the statement that the best wine came from grapes grown in rocky soil. Being the naturally inquisitive (okay, nosy might be more accurate) person that I am, I decided to do a little research. Guess what? It’s true. Who knew? Well, […] … Continue reading Strength Through Struggle — Reclaiming HOPE
Let’s talk dryer sheets. A friend was over today, believe it or not dryer sheets came up. Which got me thinking. Well by now you know there not just for the dryer.So I thought it would be nice to write a post on those other uses. If you can think of any other than what […] … Continue reading Dryer Sheets: The Truth About
I recently learned that the song “Over the Rainbow” was repeatedly stricken from the film The Wizard of Oz. The pundits at MGM felt that it was too slow and that a little girl singing in a barnyard was in poor taste. Two men, Arthur Freed and Roger Edens, fought to keep it in the … Continue reading Sing Your Song Anyway — Momentum of Jo
This post may challenge some of your core values and I apologize. I just want to give you the advice I wish someone had given me. via Anxiety and Panic Attacks — Damn, Girl. Get Your Shit Together.
It’s been five days since I’ve taken a shower.
This will not do.
Although my American Bulldog Maya has been trying to groom me herself, dog spit does not a clean body make. It’s time for me to pull up my big girl britches and get my funky ass in the shower.
I’ll just wait until I finish reading this blog post and savor the last sip of my room temperture coffee.
Shit. Okay, enough stalling. Time to suck it up, Mer.
I sigh loudly for my own benefit and then climb the 14 stairs (thank God for railings) up to the bathroom. I make sure that there’s a semi clean towel available, then I place my shower chair in the bathtub.
It makes bath time lots of fun. (Sorry, Rubber Ducky.)
I really miss playing in the bathtub, don’t you?
I take off my clothes and turn the water…
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You know those wonderful candles that have a timer with the led light? I love just those candles! But…I think, they look so plain. No character. So I got the courage up to plump them up a bit. I took some white taper candles I had from Christmas and gathered up the candles, coffee can, spoon and sauce pan. I covered the counter area by the stove with a couple of brown paper bags. Remember to cover your (fake) candle wick inside candle. I used a piece of the bag, no big deal, it came out easily.
See how plain those candles look! They are fine how they are, but I wanted them to look like they are real and have been used a lot! I rinsed out the coffee can, filled a saucepan about 1/3 with water.I broke apart 5 taper candles, and removed the wick. I can use…
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Ample Make this Bed by Emily Dickinson is by far one of my favorite poems. Maybe it had such a big impact on me as this was the poem read in Sophie’s Choice (after the death of two endearing characters). Whenever I am sad, whenever life takes away someone that I love… I revert to this poem.
I find comfort in her words. I find peace. I have lost a person I loved. I believe the whole world would’ve loved her if they had known her. All those who did know her loved her so. Her loss is deeply felt. Rest now my dear friend.
Ample Make this Bed.
Make this bed with Awe;
In it till judgement break
Excellent and fair.
Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.