Category Archives: lupus

“Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men”

My title is from a poem by Robert Burns called “To A Mouse”, although many don’t recall that fact even though they are very familiar with the above line. It is usually indicative of something that has been planned that … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Veteran, on Veteran’s Day

I had this blog all written in my head. Knew exactly what I was going to say, and how I was going to say it. Yesterday, it all changed. Every single solitary word. My husband, who is also a veteran, … Continue reading

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Can you drive a manual transmission?

Well…..can you? I can, and do, every day. Even in the year 2014, I drive a car that does not have an automatic transmission. It has its challenges. Hills. Yep, But only hills with red lights or stop signs! Traffic. … Continue reading

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Advertising

I went to church this morning. Something I don’t do nearly like I should. Fantastic sermon – but one minor point stuck with me. Advertising. The statement was made about watching people in public who wear t-shirts, and how what … Continue reading

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Storms

This afternoon, sitting on the side of the highway in the midst of a severe thunderstorm,  the thought occurred to me that thunderstorms are a lot like terminal or life changing chronic illnesses. You have no real control over when … Continue reading

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In The Blink of an Eye

When you look at life from the perspective of on the outside looking in, its pretty amazing. We have all heard the saying, “In the blink of an eye”, as it relates to major changes in one’s life. Think about … Continue reading

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Do you fit in a book?

Silly question, isn’t it? I’m not speaking in terms of will your life story fit into one book. I mean this literally. Can you put your physical body in a book, and put it on a bookshelf? Of course not! … Continue reading

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I Want My Bucket To Make Sand Castles

So, I see multiple blog posts in a day. Today, I see Mike’s post about expiration dates, his daughter’s answer, and one about the nauseating ad campaign in the UK that seems to think there is such a thing as … Continue reading

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“Oh, wow, I had no idea”

Title got your attention? Good. How many times have you said this? How many times have you heard this? I have said it a few times – I have heard it ad nauseam. Oh, wow, I had no idea. Granted, … Continue reading

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Anger can be productive

Okay, sometimes it is healthy to vent. Not attack others, but just put out there what is bothering you for all to see – with the hope that if it applies to any one particular person, they get it. Well, … Continue reading

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