The 2020 List

I made New Year Resolutions when I was a kid, and I was horrible at keeping them.  After stopping the tradition I began feeling empty and lost in January.  So . . .

This year I’m putting together a list of things to work on to improve my Attitude, Spiritual Growth, and Health, (both physical and mental).  This will be one doozy of a list, so I will be writing it for the rest of the year.  I will publish the list on Dec. 31st.

I think it would be really cool if y’all could help me out by submitting suggestions or ideas that helped you to make changes in your personality.

Fill in the form, then submit.   It’s that simple.

I thank you in advance!


Beginning Badly

Reasons I am wary of 2016…

Not even one hour in (at 00:30), I get a sore throat and a cough. I am no longer fighting off a cold – I have succumbed. I so far have spent the entire year in my pajamas, by the vaporizer. My puppy (Ziva) is snuggled up to me wherever I sit or lay. She is comforting, and warm.

I reek of vapor rub and dog. My nose and upper lip are reddish-pink, and slick with intense moisturizing creme. God only knows what condition my hair is in. I have not looked into a mirror since I got sick. I have looked, when sick, before this, and I learned it is very BAD to know you could scar small children for life. Hell, I scare myself.

On the 4th I broke a tooth. I already had a dentist appointment to fix the tooth that broke last year. On the 6th, the chipped tooth turned out to be a crown that completely fell off. At my appointment, instead of prepping the broken tooth, my dentist decides to replace the old crown, and off I go with a temporary one for two weeks. The temp popped off last night. No kidding it was temporary! NeonTooth

So… Monday (tomorrow) I need to call and go in for a new and improved replacement temporary. I do not have time for this crap!  But I change things on my schedule anyway. The thought of dentures creeps me out.

It’s Sunday and I have a football dilemma. Two of the 49er’s nemesis’ are playing against each other in a Wild Card match-up. Who do I cheer for? Vikings or Seahawks? I don’t want to cheer for either team, however I think I hate the Seahawks more. The day is early, so I could always change my mind closer to game time. When your team is not playing, it really doesn’t matter. I don’t even have to watch, but I love football.  It’s a curse.

I cannot tell you how excited I am to see what happens next week.  Stay tuned…

♥  TTFN  ♥





Can You See Me Now?

When I saw this diagram, it reminded me of the iceberg that destroyed the Titanic.  Then I read it.

Wow. That’s me. And like the Titanic, it was the below the surface crap that crippled and nearly sunk me. However – this post is not about me. “What?!” you say.  Yeah yeah.

I was compelled to share this with you, my dear readers, to hopefully educate you about people with chronic (invisible) illnesses. Maybe, you deal with one, but certainly someone you know has a chronic illness, whether you are aware of it or not.

I know about it now. Way too much, to be honest.

If you have read any of my posts under “Being Diabetic” or my “Insulin Pump Saga”, I talk not only about my disease, but how I try to cope with everyday life.  Just telling y’all is cathartic, so I benefit, but I also have my BFF, God, my diary and a dog I can talk to, so these posts are more for those newly diagnosed with a chronic illness, or the people who care about them.

It’s a walk in my shoes to look at how things go, from a person living with one (chronic illness). Live information, instead of all the books, pamphlets and videos thrown at you to absorb. Don’t even think about getting rid of those, BTW!  Mine are filed away in the black-hole under my office files, but they are there when I need to refer to them. Yes, even after being diagnosed 10 years ago, I still need them occasionally.  You can’t know everything!  Not at the same time.

Some days I may seem a little “off”, or not myself.  OK, so most days I seem like that – Ha!  I don’t usually mention it because words of explanation are tough to come by without sounding like a complainer. [Y’all know I’m a complainer, but it’s usually about politics, law, football or stupid people – not all about me.]

Well, it’s time to check my sugars and have a snack (or not) and put my ass in bed – that’s a big job these days…


If you have Diabetes (Type I or II) and would like to comment, ask questions, or relay information – PLEASE do so!!