It’s A Case of the Pink

Pink means sweet, nice, playful, cute, romantic, charming, feminine, and tenderness, is associated with bubble gum, flowers, babies, little girls, cotton candy, and sweetness. The color pink is the color of universal love of oneself and of others.

Pink carries with it the connotation of grace and elegance, as well as sweetness and poetic romance. Dark pink roses are symbolic of gratitude and appreciation, and are a traditional way to say thanks. Light pink  roses are associated with gentleness and admiration, and can also be used as an expression of sympathy.

Needless to say that pink is my favorite color and most of my wardrobe shows that as well as a purse, wallet, rain jacket, winter jacket, and now shoes! My shoes that I was wearing were black and the puppy got ahold of them and wrecked them several times. So I was searching every store I could that might have some facsimile of pink on the shoes. One store I went into the pair I liked were $150.00 CAD and I’m like, “Nope, that’s not going to happen.” Then we went out of town and I went into a shoe store and there one of the pairs were $180.00 CAD so I went across the street and low and behold there was a sale on shoes and all the pink pairs were on sale too. I tried all three pairs on but the pair that fit the best were these.

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Give A Dog A Bone

*shlip* slide, a small low yip, wait for it, bark. Yup you guessed it, it’s a puppy and a cute one at that. At first it’s cute because they are so little and it’s still cute at 6 months because that’s where we are at with ours. She loves food too. Today she tried a very small piece of cucumber and liked it but she liked the beef burger more because boy did she bark.

Another thing that is cute at first is when they follow you everywhere. That includes the bathroom ever try getting sick with a puppy who adores you is in there too nudging her nose on my back. I can tell you that it doesn’t work out so well.

It’s still cute as she launches herself onto the bed thinking she’s going to sleep on it too. I mean, I try to get her off the bed but she doesn’t listen to me so I just go with it. No use getting mad about it. It’s just a puppy after all.

She’ll also tell you that she doesn’t like something either with a growly bark or bite it like she does the broom and mop. Or get squirrely excited when she sees her master is home from work. Or how she watched her master mow the lawn from inside the house; paws up on the window sill with her head moving back and forth.

I’d share pictures but they are on my cellphone and wordpress doesn’t like my photo file names. I’m betting because that’s what it usually is anyways.

 

 

 

 

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It’s All About Timing

It could be 8 o’clock in the morning, well actually it’s 8 o’clock somewhere in the world and somebody is eating breakfast meanwhile I’m thinking about lunch and how if I time it just right I could go and eat at a restaurant after being at a farmer’s market. I know right? It’s 3:33 in the morning right now, yes, right now I’m typing away about how it’s all about timing and planning on what I’m going to have for lunch. Who cares about breakfast, we have lunch going on and I already know what I’m going to have. It’s a beef dip by the way at the local eatery.

It’s all about timing when payday arrives, I mean seriously we wait till that paycheque arrives and then it’s a mad dash to the grocery store to buy a fat pig no just kidding well in my world I consider myself to be a bit of a piggie when it comes to food. I love food, it tastes delicious unless it’s a salad and then the rabbit can eat it because not even my dog wants to nibble on pieces of lettuce. She likes to eat too, we’re a perfect pair, whatever I don’t like she’ll usually eat but I make sure I give her the good stuff like a piece of roast beef, she’ll eat cantaloupe, she even tried a banana and decided that as long as it was a small piece she’ll eat that too. lol it’s cute watching a dog eat fruit especially when you’re not used to seeing it happen.

Another one about timing is having to wait for the rest of the world to wake up and in the meantime it’s sit and play the Quiet Game while hubby is working night shift well actually it’s all the time that I have to sit and play the Quiet Game because he doesn’t get up at 2:30 in the morning out of habit, he’ll sleep till 9am if our dog doesn’t jump on the bed and wake him up. Personally it’s the fist pump when she does that because in a world that’s all about timing it sure can get lonely sitting in the dark waiting for it to be the right time, we are here for a short time, not a long time and while we’re here we wait. Just like in the movie the Terminal. “I wait. I wait.”

 

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Are You Not Entertained?

Just like how Russell Crowe cried out in Gladiator, “Are you not entertained? I am here for your entertainment.” This is the closest I’ll ever get to be being a comedian unless of course you get to know me in real life and then I’m described as the peanut gallery in my bible study group. lol.

I will always entertain your mind with fanciful delight and if it is not funny then it’s probably the truth and if the truth hurts, wear it, get comfy with it and then change if you don’t like it. I’m here to inspire, counsel, talk about my books occasionally, and feature other authors.

Now there used to be on the right hand side of my computer screen a place for tags to be put in but it’s gone now and I don’t understand so this is little blip here is to let you know that 9 out of 10 times I’m going for funny make you laugh share the humor and have a great day.

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Giving Service; A Repeated Exposure Story

“I knew that check would bounce. I knew that direct withdrawal payment wouldn’t go through,” the secretary chided.

A customer walks through the door.

The secretary greets her, “Hi June. How are you doing?”

June answers, “Pretty good. We just got back from Hawaii where we explored every inch of those stunning islands. Peter and I plan on going back.”

The secretary replies, “That’s great. I was wondering why you were so tanned. So are you here to make your loan payment?”

“I sure am. How much is it again?”

“It’s one-hundred-and-sixty per month,” the secretary smiles. “You know, we can change your payment date since you’re coming in every month on the same day.”

June replied, “No, that’s okay. You know when I’m going to be in, so we’re all good.”

The secretary hands over the receipt. “You have a great day. It’s nice to see you.”

June answers enthusiastically, “You have a great one too. Don’t work too hard.” Waving as she heads out the door, June wears a large smile as if announcing to one and all that her day couldn’t get any better.

The door is almost closed when the secretary exclaims, “I can’t believe her! Years ago she slept with that other man and had an affair. Poor Peter, it was something like six months before he found out about it and was so embarrassed. Everyone thought their marriage was over, but Peter all of a sudden changed and they’re going here and there…”

The loan office was tired of hearing the same words over and over again from the outside room. This ‘talk with herself’ had been going on everyday for the past year-and-a-half and he just couldn’t take it anymore.

Standing, walking out of his office, he walked over, grabbed the keyboard……………

You can read the rest of this story along with others by purchasing the book at:

http://www.amazon.com/Bipolar-Workshop-Helping-Friendly-Community/dp/1497479029/

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It’s A Diver!

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Oh the repeated exposure of the dive bombing mosquito. They’re horrendous, they see you when you’re sleeping, they see you when you are awake, so better get the bug spray on quick! You better not pout, you better not cry because I’m telling you why, the mosquito will die tonight.

You can cover your head as one is coming from the left, one from the right and one up the center. slap slap slap, doh I missed.

Yes, I’m being funny yet again because of the repeated exposure. (something that constantly happens to you for more than a three month period. In the case of mosquitoes the yearly occurrence is brought forth at first bite.) You know something, I love being funny, I’d rather be funny all day long than be depressed or flat as a board. Flat as a board happens when you are fully 100% medicated on the most snooze-a-lishes of prescriptions.

The nice thing about the mosquito is that you know it’s summer when they arrive in hoards. The other nice thing about the mosquito is… oh who am I kidding, there’s nothing nice about a mosquito lol.

May your day be filled with sunshine and not so many mosquitoes.

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Meet and Greet

This page has several uTube videos that have the author reading chapters as well as letters from Charlie and Kaylee. Some illustration photos are also on this page. Check it out via Junior Hunters At Large

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Don’t I Eat That

That’s the acronym for Diet. I love being funny it’s the best time I have all day. The other name I have for this diet I am on is the Non Seafood Diet which means if I see food I can not eat it. lol

I figure I’m about 40lbs overweight and this happened not overnight which most of us would like to think but over a time period because of several factors which are: I quit smoking; I’ve been smoke free for 7 months now, the pills I take make me ridiculously hungry also cause weight gain, and I’m now over 40 and the weight I put on won’t come off as easily as say if I was 20 years old.

Now being on this “Don’t I Eat That” diet I’m not allowed anything that has gluten in it. I’m supposed to cut down on my sugar intake too. I’ve also signed myself up for the Herbalife diet too. I’m buying the meal replacement shake mix. You can buy all kinds of weight loss pills, vitamins, protein bars, etc etc from Herbalife. In about 2 weeks I’m going to order some pills that help you lose weight while you sleep. I’m hoping I’ll wake up skinny like I once was. Just kidding.

So here we are on this Non Seafood Diet and in 11 years my hubby has never said, “I want white cupcakes with white icing.” He always claims that he does not have a sweet tooth which is true because whenever I get something good to eat in here now I’m talking donuts, cakes, cookies, pie, butter tarts, two bite brownies, you know all those really good food that helps gain inches around your waist line. Anyways, here he is wanting cupcakes, and let me tell you how good they smell. They smell delicious, they smelled even better coming out of the oven and now they have icing on them. They are hard to resist but I’m doing it. I remind myself I’m on a diet and he says, “Eat one I don’t care” yup, “Eat one I don’t care” now that’s not the kind of help I need because these pills want me to eat all 18 that I cooked in one sitting even. lol. Then he wouldn’t have any left to eat and then he’d regret sharing lol

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A History Lesson

It’s about that time when we talk about Bipolar Disorder because some may not know what it is, what causes it, what can make it worse and so on and so forth. I of course took the first course of action that anyone should take and that is use Google. So I googled What Causes Bipolar Disorder and this is what it came up with:

https://mdsc.ca/educate/what-is-bipolar-disorder/ says

Bipolar disorder (previously called manic-depressive illness) is a medical condition that involves changes in brain function leading to dramatic mood swings. These mood swings can be so severe that they impair normal functioning at work, at school and in relationships.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/37010.php says

Here are some key points about bipolar disorder. More detail is in the main article.

  • Bipolar disorder is a serious condition that involves severe abnormalities in mood.
  • The person experiences alternating bouts of mania or hypomania and depression, which may involve psychosis.
  • Episodes may last several weeks or months, with periods of stability in between.
  • It can be managed with medication, but it may take some time to find the right dose and combination.

https://psychcentral.com/disorders/bipolar/bipolar-disorder-causes/

The cause of bipolar disorder is not entirely known. Genetic, neurochemical, and environmental factors probably interact at many different levels to play a role in the onset and progression of bipolar disorder. The current thinking is that this is a predominantly neurobiological disorder that occurs in a specific part of the brain and is due to a malfunction of certain brain chemicals (that occur both in the brain and the body). Three specific brain chemicals have been implicated — serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline. As a neurobiological disorder, it may lie dormant and be activated spontaneously or it may be triggered by stressors in life.

Although no one is quite sure about the exact causes of bipolar disorder, researchers have found these important clues:

Genetic Factors in Bipolar Disorder

Because it appears bipolar disorder can run in families, there appears to be at least some kind of genetic factors at play. About half the people with bipolar disorder have a family member with a mood disorder, such as depression.

If one parent has bipolar disorder, there is a 10 to 15 percent greater chance of their child developing this condition. The risk in a child jumps to a 30 to 40 percent chance if both parents have bipolar disorder.

Research conducted on identical twins shows that if one twin is diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it ups the risk between 40 and 70 percent for the other twin to also be diagnosed.

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To Be Free Or Not To Be Free

The aroma of freshly baked bread wafts through the house, going in through one nostril and exhaling out the mouth. The mouth waters, a thick swipe of butter is lavishly spread over the fluffy white slice of bread. The first bite, oh my, it is yet so delicious. The steam rises off the bread as it is devoured greedily and the mouth and tongue ready for a second piece. It tastes better than the first.

This is the experience of someone who gets to eat gluten filled bread. Apparently gluten is not good for you and for some they must go on a diet and not partake in the glorious and mouth watering eating of bread or anything that has gluten in it. I’ve been searching looking at recipes for a gluten free life and let me tell you that the idea of eating chick peas does not thrill my palate nor does eating gluten free anything mostly because it’s just so gosh darn expensive and then of course the availability of products that are gluten free in the bakery department of my favorite grocery store. There isn’t much but then again I wasn’t looking before.

Can we talk about the hardest part? You know the smell, meat cooking on the barbecue and we have the hamburger buns, the fresh, the squeezable, and the taste of the hamburger bun with mayo, ketchup, and mustard as condiments oh my goodness here we go for another round of that tastes so yummy but without those tasty buns.

I could go on about what a person misses because they become gluten free like donuts, cake, cookies, bread, hot dog buns, hamburger buns,  and pancakes just to name a few. The only upside is that apparently if you become gluten free you can lose weight quick give me a donut.

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