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Another Day in Paradise?

Published June 17, 2014 by Dream Weaver

To those who go to school or work, be joyful.  I used to look forward to the days I could go and volunteer at one of my favorite places and activities.  For the last three years, I have existed in one hospital bed or another, either in a hospital, long care facility (nursing home) or at home.

My body hurts, sometimes screams in pain.  It takes a couple of hours just to fill my medications for the next two weeks from the dozens of pill bottles I have.

I need surgeries to fix about a dozen things wrong, but the surgeries are risky than suffering through their consequences.

As the song says, “I haven’t seen a game all year”.  I miss my grandsons T-ball games, concerts, etc…  Haven’t been to a movie or anything fun in years.  If I do get out its to the doctor, if I am out too long I am in severe pain for days.

The only place that is somewhat comfortable is my hospital bed, so here I exist and today rant.

You be happy go to the park, work or movies for me, enjoy life.  Maybe soon, I will have a motorized chair and will be able to do more!

 

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Me chose?

Published June 16, 2014 by Dream Weaver

Familial Feasts

Yesterday was Father’s Day in many countries. If you could dedicate a holiday to a more distant relative, who would it be — and why?

Insecurities and the Right to Brag

Published June 14, 2014 by Dream Weaver

Right to Brag

Tell us about something you (or a person close to you) have done recently (or not so recently) that has made you really, unabashedly proud.


 

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When you you are insecure and your pride was beaten down through years of abuse it’s hard to ‘toot your own horn’. You never seem good enough, no matter how many people praise you.  You either hide from the world, contribute quietly, or you are always trying to save the world. If you are really talented you can do all three at the same time, by volunteering or things like Genealogy.

I have been involved volunteering in one way or another since High School by: Walking for Hunger, office worker for a Presidential Election or joining a Campaign to save a Elephant in a Zoo from death!  

As an adult, I joined several boards for major charities and/or volunteering in their front lines.  I have been associated with the American Red Cross as a volunteer for about ten years.  I have done everything and anything needed except being deployed to another state on national disasters, but have been involved in Local and National Disasters in my state.

With all the praise for jobs well done, has my insecurities improved with time?  Have I been able to see myself as a caring wonderful person?  Can I look in the mirror and say ‘you are a wonderful person’ ‘or ‘well done’ yet?

“I am working on it” (brag)

 

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Verbal Ticks

Published June 14, 2014 by Dream Weaver

Is there a word or a phrase you use (or overuse) all the time, and are seemingly unable to get rid of? If not, what’s the one that drives you crazy when others use it?

Well besides all the usual curse words (I was a  Navy wife and mine always got worse than my late husband returned from a cruise), mine change.  In fact, mine change after I drive my spouse bonkers on purpose for a few months of torment.

There are Verbal Ticks that drive me crazy like the Budweiser “Wassup” that I threatened death to any family member who used it.

My spouse is a older man raised Catholic and occasionally will mutter one he picked up from his mother “Jesus, Mary & Joseph” .  It makes me snicker, knowing he’s totally frustrated wit me yet again, which makes me laugh harder.

There is the one parent’s hear from their children “Oh Mom! or Oh, Dad!”

Now even better yet, is the 6 year old grandson who rolls his eyes and lets out, “Get real!”

Now for those I grew up with, thanks Grandma:

  • People in Hell want ice water. 
  • You’d bitch if you were hung with a new rope.
  • Get off you keister.
  • Go out and play in traffic.
  • You broke my floor ( or other thing when we got hurt and were crying)

Yes, I use the above Verbal Ticks just as a way of keeping my grandmother around and so I can laugh at the memories.

Last but not least:

“THE END”  is it story or movie ever really over?

 

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Ann Alcock Foster Falsely Accused Salem Witch (Who died after 21 weeks in Jail)

Published June 9, 2014 by Dream Weaver

Ann Alcock Foster

Falsely Accused Salem Witch

(Who died after 21 weeks in Jail)

First let me state that, I am your 10th Great-Granddaughter through Sarah Foster and Samuel Kemp and I am so happy that you were able to come back and see me in 2014.

Yes, it has been 385 years since I died in that cold dark cell.”   

I have read everything I could find on you and the times you lived and died in.  I know another daughter Mary Foster Lacy was also accused and her daughter Mary Lacy Jr.

First let me say, what terrible time for you to live in, it seems that you were picked out because you were a widow and now the theory is land.  Do you feel those are the reasons?

“It was a terrible time for all involved, even those not directly involved suffered, like my poor Hannah, who was beat to death by that man of a husband of hers, but he was no way of a man if you ask me. Hanging wasn’t good enough of a punishment for him!”’

Do you believe you ever did anything bad that got you accused?

“The only thing, I ever did was interpret dreams and what a child was be: it boy or girl.  The women in my family have always known things like that.  No one ever found it an evil thing until Salem.  I see you have a strong sense about you my girl, you don’t use it near enough!

So you are telling me it runs in the family?

“You knew that girl, that’s why you chose me.  Not one those other ancestors that are hiding from you!

Oh I see honestly is another family trait, also?  She winks at me and smiles.

“I do have to get going, so here is what I have to say to you child of mine.  Always use ALL YOU GIFTS.  Always love and laugh.  Always follow your instincts about people, because you are always right.  Always believe your health will improve, because I know it will.  Lastly, those that love you still do and are always looking over you.  Bless you child of mine, I will be watching!”

 

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