Resolutions and Affirmations

Add some early morning exercise and stretches to my wake up routine. Have two cups of tea or strong coffee before uttering a word to anyone. Take stock of my physical status (pain levels, tiredness, hunger, etc.) Plan how to attack the pain without ending up dopey from medications. The goal is always to be clear-headed so I can write and continue reading the work of other writers, plus that of my own broadening interests. Each morning I will write affirmations down in my special journal. Read all posts on a thread before commenting. Do not take it personally if…

Read more

Red Admiral

It is the last day of summer. Are you as shocked as I am? I can just feel the scores of people who are complaining about it. On my side of things, it was a glorious summer. As a spoonie, I have several immune disorders. These include Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), fibromyalgia (fibro), and degenerative disk disease. I know! Isn’t that ridiculous? Like most, I love summer. Water skiing. Camping. Fishing. Hiking. I miss all of that.  Of course, I can do all those things but it takes planning. A preventative approach to pain control–every four hours without fail. It exacts…

Read more

Pain: Don’t Interfere With My Vacation

Today I feel like a ghost who is destined to lug a hundred pounds of chains around for eternity. Okay. Not really, but I am that pale. Yes. I have had a bit of a bug the last few days. Exhaustion. However, I’ll power through it. I have books to read, write, and friends to talk to as well. Did I mislead you by suggesting my horseback riding in Tucson was on Leap Day?  Did I actually say that? Or was it inferred? When I saddled up in Arizona, it was August. Yes. We grabbed a cheap flight there. No. We…

Read more

Harness a Leap-Day Ride to the Sonoran Desert

Oh my gosh. I’ve only got one and a half hours to free myself!  What do I do or say? I want to keep writing. I want to laugh until my face hurts and I can hardly catch my breath. I want to Zumba like there’s no sunrise again ever. I want to sing Adele’s songs–not that I could ever do them justice–and take up the piano again. I want to take some time and revel in the wondrous love in my life. The quality people in my life. Last of all, I want to view the world from this…

Read more