Thursday, April 30, 2020

Day 26 A - Z Challenge Zone

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Day 26....Yay for me!!  

I have been through a life-changing experience.
Curveballs will come and will visit time and time again.  Maybe you haven't reached this stage yet, but it will happen. Wouldn't it be nice if we knew the curveballs were coming and could be a little prepared? And when it does... There are no rules.  No one grieves the same. When a child dies before you it is like nature is backwards.  My life will never be the same.  My constant companion is grief.
My daughter was an organ donor.  Her eyes gave sight to someone, her lungs breathe now in someone else's body, and her skin is on someone else's body.  

Zone...the Twilight Zone

I am still in the twilight zone.  Being by myself is easy not that I like it.  I become lost in a memory and I can't hold back the tears.  I get lost in the sadness.  

Someday this will make sense.  I keep reminding myself that things happen for a reason.  Jesus said, "I've said these things to you so that you will have peace in me.  In the world you have distress.  But be encouraged! I have conquered the world." (John 16:33)   There is no way to handle the curveballs of life without God's help.  God will never leave you.

My daughter was a part of me and when she died, a part of me died with her.  I will grieve for a lifetime while I am here on this planet. Grief keeps on grieving. Period.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Wednesday Hodgepodge

From this Side of the Pond

1. Expect the unexpected on From This Side of the Pond. Here's my x-ray question...when was the last time you felt like Superman? What's your superpower? Explain.

Story about superpower management - Igor Minar

I don't think I have ever felt like Superman or Superwoman!
My superpower is just getting through the day!

2. Are you a fan of the 'superhero' type movies? If so what's your favorite?
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Not a fan of this type of genre movies or books.  I have tried, BUT UGH!  they don't hold my attention at all.

3. Have you postponed or cancelled a trip to the dentist in recent weeks, and if so when do you think you'll feel comfortable going back? How about other routine medical procedures?
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My dentist appointment was cancelled....check-up.  Right now, I am being cautious and if it isn't an emergency, I don't feel comfortable about going to the dentist.

4. What's something that makes you feel youthful? Something that makes you feel 'not so youthful'? Tell us why.
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Music makes me feel youthful.  Listening to music (70s, 80s, 90s) I just get in my own world and remember days of ago.

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Looking in a mirror makes me feel not so youthful!

5. I feel compelled to include some sort of corona related question in the HP these days. What's the strangest thing you've seen in relation to the virus? Something that really struck you as odd, made you stop and think, 'Dorothy we're not in Kansas anymore?'

I have really tried to stop watching all the news stuff on this.  I know, I need to stay informed but listening to all the gloom and doom stuff is really bringing me down and now a days it don't take much to bring me down.  So I googled some stuff....Is this for Real??

from Qom, Ayatollah Tabrizian, who has denounced Western medicine as "un-Islamic", told his 120,000 followers on Telegram that to stave off , "Before bedtime, drench some cotton in violet oil and apply onto your anus". 

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We all know cow dung is very helpful. Likewise, when cow urine is sprayed, it purifies an area. I believe something similar could be done with cow urine, cow dung to cure : Assam BJP MLA Suman Haripriya

German Extra Hardy Garlic cloves
According to various social media platforms, homebrew of garlic cloves boiled in water does "wonders" for COVID-19. Despite killing thousands of people so far, it is claimed garlic should be able to cure a coronavirus infection. 

I am at a loss for words....

6. Insert your own random thought here.

The sun is shining this morning BUT...more rain is on the rain for this evening and through the next couple of days.  Our ground is so saturated.
I am getting ready to pack food for our students.  And I am debating on whether I should mow or not this afternoon.

Clipart Of Rainy Weather
Shew!!  this rainy, damp weather is getting the best of me. 

A-Z Challenge...Letter O

  O Ocean The Ocean is My Happy Place When I am at the ocean, my senses are engaged in new sights, smells, tastes, and sounds.  The ocean im...