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and we’re back

ShareTweet Sorry for any inconvenience our bandwidth issue had for you;. we are back.. We are also on vaca and guess who forgot the camera?  ugh. Happy reading.. and please comment so I can visit you, too. ~Heidi … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication

New Year, New Beginningz

ShareTweet Happy New Year, 2013. I’m feeling very positive about more writing and more posting in all areas of my blog and net-life.  I know its been a while and I can’t really explain all the funk that been going around or that I’ve been feeling.  I just know that its going to be a better year to come as 2012 has now closed. After losing my blogging tribe, I’m in process of building a new one, for survival of the fittest.  It just works better and easier with a village working beside you. I’m currently trying to find some more really good quality blogs to read.  I can’t take so much of the commercialism without much content.  I’m much too old to talk about potty’s too. I just want a regular program, online, of … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Simple Abundance

Soapbox in the name of Obamacare and Free Enterprise

ShareTweet It takes something extraordinary, these days, to get me to hurt myself, physically, to open this lappie.. but here she blogs… Okay.  At first, I didn’t know what to say (great opening for a debate, eh?)  No, this is not a debate.  These are some facts, that are personal, and not up for debate. I consider Home Delivered Pizza a privilege and convenience food.  I could care less if the pie went up a dollar each. BUT.. This is just the beginning of getting our heads out of the sand.  I have kept my politics out of blog all year, which means I’ve been stewing to spew forth.. Obamacare is the beginning of something so ugly that I’ve not been wanting to talk about it. I’m depressed.  You should be, too. Before Obamacare, I had to stop … Read entire article »

Filed under: depression, Frugality, Gardening, Gardening, HomeMade, Linky Love, Personal Protection, pharmaceuticals, politics and religion, Rant, Stand For Something

Twins everywhere??

ShareTweet Okay.  I had my children very early in life and now that I’m slightly over fortyy, I’m thankful to my children for being so devout that they have not made me a grandmother, as it seems all my friends from one of my past lifetimes seem to have become. But what is with all the stars over 40 having twins?  They swear that they are not using fertility treatments but I’m calling big BS. Its just coincidental that they all are having them?  I. say. not. I always wanted to have twins. I had close stair steps and I think twins would have been easier.  Probably not. I once dated a guy who was A widower with 3 month old twins at home (and a two year old.) I was in love with his babies. He was … Read entire article »

Filed under: Rant, Unexpectations

Believe in Miracles

ShareTweet My heat and soul are full.. my eyes  filled with tears..  of joy. My spirits are lifted tonight.. there is light under the tunnel. I’ll share a little when things progress.. just know this..  People should be more appreciated..  pay it forward..  to everyone. I won’t be missing the ALS walks next year and maybe can go to many others.  Wonderful for me as they are so important. Life is great. God is Miraculous..  Pray more.  Hope more. Love more.  Believe.. … Read entire article »

Filed under: ALS, family and friends, Featured, Forever and One More Day, Inspiration, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

Transdermal Patch equals non-stick

ShareTweet Years ago, I used to live on a transdermal Duragesic/Fentanyl pain patch.  I had tons of trouble with the adhesive.  It had to have the side taped..  the glue inflamed my skin, etc.  It was a patch you change every three days. Well, my medical pain has advanced, now.  I am now in the process of trying another new transdermal patch, that isn’t generic, like the one I mentioned below.  This, with a savings card, cost over $60. Now imagine my surprise, this morning (less than 24 hours later) that the patch was almost completely off my skin??? Now what is wrong with this picture.  Another pharmaceutical nightmare or a non-latex issue. I ordered this biofilm stuff from the pharmacy. You have probably seen it covering an IV in the hospital.  It doesn’t need … Read entire article »

Filed under: pharmaceuticals, WLS

My own Pharmaceutical Situation

ShareTweet Before my Gastric Bypass, in 2003, we were spending hundreds of dollars, each month, on my pharmaceutical drugs. This reduction in the monthly cost was the biggest benefit of the surgery and recovery. No more blood pressure pills. I was taking three of them each month.  No more a lot of things I know you’ve heard me complain, here, about statin drugs.. and how they scare me.  Well guess who is on Lipitor now? Because my medication was one to dissolve in the duodenum part off the intestine (which is why some of your pharmaceutical medications say to take on an empty stomach) I was having trouble with my pain pharmaceutical medications that were extended release.  Especially the one that needed my duodenum that I didn’t have. So, the other day, we saw the PA … Read entire article »

Filed under: Health/Nutrition, pharmaceuticals

Social Media the Phil Collins Way

ShareTweet Regardless of how you feel about Phil Collins and his various contributions to the rock music canon, there are a lot of lessons for Social Media that we can glean from his career and subsequent retirement. There are seven, in fact, that came to my mind. Here they are. via 7 Social Media Lessons From Phil Collins | Guest Posts | Social Media Consulting – Convince & Convert. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Social Media

Living withing Reach

ShareTweet I’ve considered over and over if I should write this post. I’ve been giving a lot about my personal life away, lately, for the sake of honesty and integrity in blogging and hoping that others out there don’t think that they are alone, in any way. I live within reach. This means that everything I may need or want has to be within reach of me. I fell off the bed, the other night, trying to reach for something.  I yelled “help” for over an hour, before someone in my house, woke up for other reasons and could hear me.  Helping me up was torture and only added to my pain, but I’m okay. But, this only re-enforces the idea of living within reach..  Except for when I was on the floor I’m in … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Creative Domestication, depression, Featured, Health/Nutrition, Unexpectations

OCD trapped in a disabled body

ShareTweet I have always had obsessive compulsive tendencies in my home and environment.  Things had to have a place and be in their place.  Its like living company ready, all the time.  I still wish I could do that. But, I can’t. My body is too broken and my mind won’t stop this OCD.  I, often, hurt myself trying to fix things so they are just how they should be and all that does is put me into bed a few extra days that I could have had to do something fulfilling If you have or know someone who has OCD tendencies, can you imagine having a disabled broken body? Its a living nightmare to not be able to do stupid little things that bug you, or are out of place, that only you care … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Health/Nutrition, Rant, Unexpectations

Brain Blue Screen of Death

ShareTweet I think I’ve figured out why these accounts keep going down each month.  For some reason they was no monthly contract to pay for the hosting.  I’ve fixed that. My brain can’t seem to keep up. It is like the blue screen of death.  It hurts to think about it.  Come to think of it maybe all of these stressful things I haven’t figured out yet may be causing my daily headaches. Who knows? I wish life could be put into a tiny little box of things I could go through to fix all of the things my brain can’t keep up with. I read the first chapter of a great book, that a doctor gave to me, that explained why my brain doesn’t work like a computer.  I wish I knew what the … Read entire article »

Filed under: depression, Rant, Unexpectations

Miss you Dad

ShareTweet “Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as “in all points tempted like as we are,” bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us.”  ~ Alexander MacLaren Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/bible-verses-for-bereavement-10-helpful-scripture-quotes/#ixzz1oDYXLdce I’ve decided since I can’t walk the ALS walks, this month.. I’m going to go sit at the cemetery for a while, instead.  I want to keep May private for my … Read entire article »

Filed under: ALS, depression, family and friends, Forever and One More Day, Inspiration, Stand For Something

Disabled Dilemmas for 2012 ALS Walks

ShareTweet March has a lot going on that I may miss because I can’t walk as normal, fast, or as long as usual. March 24, 2012 – ALS Walk Low Country – Riverfront Park March 24, 2012 – ALS WAlk – Augusta, Georgia (again a conflicting date, too) March 31, 2012 – ALS Jacksonville I may have to miss them this year. I know my dad will understand but it still upsets me. If you can walk, I’d appreciate you walk any of these for me, in honor of my father Michael Jeffers I’m going to looking into an auto wheel chair to rent for these walks.  I have no idea how much they will be but I do have a hitch on my van and a hitch tray if needed. At first, I was looking for … Read entire article »

Filed under: ALS, depression, Forever and One More Day, Health/Nutrition

I’m a depressed adult born of a depressed adult

ShareTweet For the most part, I don’t write about my depression.  I only try to keep this blog full of the good times.  Hence the emptiness in the last year or two. Something happened to me two weeks ago, though.  I found me again.  That’s the only way I can describe it.  I could set aside the war torn, tossed and turned life I’ve lived, and think of things to write about again. A battle emerged on my Facebook page, the other night, and my “grandmother” said something about stepping back and re-evaluating how I felt.  I deleted all the posts related to this entanglement. For the first time I saw and realized that many read and don’t comment. I realized they were there. I wished someone a Happy Birthday and in their Thank-you, they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, depression, Featured, Stand For Something

Pharmaceutical Wars

ShareTweet I have a new long term extended release medication.  Its controlled.  I’m not allowed to get it filled until the day before or the day you run out of the current medication. Guess what, though? (Almost had it hijacked cuz I couldn’t pee.. in the cup) CVS doesn’t have it and won’t have it, by order, for 2-3 days. None in the area have it. Umm..  that’s so unacceptable. Make me wait until the last minute and then make me go without.  That’s health care for you. Any non controlled medication must be faxed into the insurance company to be mail ordered. Last month, one of my pain medications was increased to 6mg, from 4mg.  I called the pharmacy to get a refill ordered.  They never filled. I went back to the doctor, the next month … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Health/Nutrition, Stand For Something

How to Make Authentic looking Starfish from Salt Dough

ShareTweet I just love star fish.  This is an easy way to use conformity to a craft.. especially in one color.  I would like someone to make them for me. about 10 or 25.. ha  hint hint Learn how to make these at Desperate Craftwives: Salt Dough Starfish Garland. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, HomeMade, Simple Abundance

Digital Tab Hell – Finding my Tribe – Within Sisters in Bloom

ShareTweet I’ve been fishing blogz.  This is like being a fisher of men (women mostly.)  I’m trying, desperately to find my tribe and the blogz I’ve bee reading have been teaching  me so much about me, and my life and my spirit.. and the spiritual being I want to return to being.  So, this may get a little sappy for my regular readers.. but here I am.. and this is what is going on right now: Of course, Sisters in Bloom started this as I started to read the blogs of those contributors.  Wonderful women who lay their hearts out for us to read their souls.. First, Meet Jessica and her sweet family who hail, originally, from my home-town in San Diego. I have so much to learn from Jennifer, at You are My … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Domestication, Featured, Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Linky Love, Simple Abundance, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

I’m digitally inept

ShareTweet If I was writing on paper for a paper distribution, like a newpaper or newsletter, I’d get so much more accomplished. Especially pretty paper. As it isl , I have a gazillion tabs open trying to put them into a congruent fashion into a post. What is wtong with me:? … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, Everyday Nothing, Unexpectations

All in the Life of CarolinaDreamz

ShareTweet Lately, everyday, I want to climb under the covers and hide until it ends.  Or go outside or into a closet and scream. (make sure you are able to utter “i’m okay” to the  minions, that really need you when you are on the phone or on the commode. If you do this. I am not liable for your own decisions. :) ) For those familiar, its a big  Fibro hell. So in the recent past, I’ve survived these: I dropped a whole mostly full bottle of Frappacciino, in the dark,around 5:30am.  This, of course in in a space between the wall and heavy furniture (and the bed) so I can’t get to it to clean it up. (Oh, I forgot to tell you the lid came off and the stuff gushed like … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Health/Nutrition, LowCountry, Rant, Stand For Something

Dear Angry Parent of Teenage Daughter

ShareTweet Dear Angry Parent of a Teenage Daughter, You went about this all wrong.  You made a video that is going viral on the world wide web. The problem is the only one benefiting from all of this is iTunes and Facebook.  You could have gone about this in many different ways, to get, at least, your $130 back. Shooting up her laptop is just proving that idiots own Guns.  I am a Gun Owner. I would never do such a thing. Now put my kids laptop up on eBay, or make them do it, in front of me.. YES. I’m there. Have her donate the laptop to a charity. YES. I’m there. Destroying it was just your way of being another stupid parent.. Love, Another parent that thinks you should have hosted this video yourself and profited to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blog Fun, Creative Chaos, Everyday Nothing, Rant

Finding My New Tribe

ShareTweet I’ve been lost. I was born into a family and raised by a village. But after you grow up, you have to surround yourselves with those that make you feel good and help you put one foot in front of the other.  This is your tribe. I realized I’ve lost my tribe. American journalist and writer Jane Howard is credited with the following quote: “Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.” I found these 12 steps important. As I look to find a new tribe, I’ve come across many new things: Sisters in Bloom is a Christian Woman Community. (in)courage has a new (in)RL (In real life) and there is a group in Mt Pleasant/Charleston. I don’t … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, family and friends, LowCountry, Stand For Something

Identity Crisis

ShareTweet Could I have had an Identity Crises? Is an Identity Crisis what one experiences when they lose a parent?  Is losing someone you value, so much, so much to bear that one could lose the idea of their identity? Maybe, as my friend, said I was having an identity crisis, i finally felt like I knew what had been happening to me.  As the train rushed towards me and I jumped off the track.. Here I am. Here I am.  HERE I AM.   So many things are really going on..  And I promise to tell you about them.  A simple thing to share is my new friend, Roku ON My Roku this week: Lost 3:2 (Girlie is a new Lostee and I’m riding with her.) and Bones 1:4 (Temperance?  Seeley? Seriously?). Have you ever had an identity … Read entire article »

Filed under: Feeding the Needz, Inspiration, Stand For Something, Unexpectations

Need to re-evaluate the 101

ShareTweet With most of my smaller physical abilities, I find a need to redo my 101 list, since I’d like to change it to things that I *can* do. So, again, I’ll start over.  Which is a perfect opportunity for you to join me. *smile* ~Heidi … Read entire article »

Filed under: Ephemeral Pursuitz, Featured, Stand For Something

Have you seen the commercial about the lady on the laying on the couch in the mall?

ShareTweet This particular commercial about the lady on the red couch in the middle of the mall is about migraines and 1/2 living. I have to relate this situation and peek at how my life is.  I’m holding down my couch. I can see the Endo in the end of January, and I made the appointment in October. Now, new problem and I’m seriously considering a complete hysterectomy like my hematologist wants.  This health is just getting to the point of ridiculous. I’m the one on the red couch..  think of me when you see it. Life is moving around me. Well, what more can I say? The only test that came back abnormal was my upper high cholesterol. The HDL?  What a zoo. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Creative Chaos, diet, Health/Nutrition, Rant

Cheerios and giving thanks to Military Families

ShareTweet I went to Cheerios.com to see more about this, that I saw on a commercial about giving thanks to Military families. I found that this project is with the USO. I, also, found that there is no way to do this without buying a labeled box of Cheerios.  I think that type of propaganda is not what we need to support Military Families. There should be some way via their website to either pdf print the postcard or give us an address. I guess I have no choice but to Thank you, as a Military Family, from right here, because I won’t buy a box of cheerios that I won’t eat. Thank you for all your waiting, stressing, and support of your service member.  Love and Blessings this Holiday Season to you and yours. Love from … Read entire article »

Filed under: Stand For Something

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