- Small Town, Indiana, USA
- November 13
- Blogging with PTSD
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." - Leo Buscaglia
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dying, God must have
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Two things have come to my attention this week, from two independent sources. The first is that I tend to grumble a lot, and the second is that you have to be careful whom you talk to because no conversation is… Read full post »
Today turned out to be a lazy day. I woke up energetic, went into town to get a haircut and some cat food; PetSmart had 15% off today so I bought extra and I bought a 42 pound package of cat litter for $15.49 - 15%. I then got some… Read full post »
Oh, to be filled
with joyous abandon
to be young and be lithe and be gay
Oh, just to feel
this joyous abandon
to be bright in the month of May
I want to be
that joyous abandon
to run and to shout and to play
Oh let me live
in joyous abandon
to the end of my final… Read full post »
The past eleven days have been enlightening. You may remember that it was a Thursday night eleven days ago that my older sister called to tell me that she had to move into my house and the narrow escape I had; she didn't move in. I finally got a text from… Read full post »
Being self aware is something that is not for the faint of heart, especially when you have emotional issues to deal with. I make no claims to being self aware, but I am becoming more so, I hope.
Some of you may have read my posts about having to delve into… Read full post »
The next word is tragedy. So what, once you experience tragedy you're no longer young?
Maybe it's the acceptance of the tragedy that ages you. I know I feel older every time I have a PTSD episode, be it a flashback or the hell I just went through for the past… Read full post »
Today, I am in a good mood. It hit yesterday as I was leaving work and is still upon me. The headache still lingers, I am sitting in the sun as I type because I chose the wrong seat (I'm going to move now) (safely moved), and I am fully edematized… Read full post »
This was just shared on my Facebook page, and it feels right for today. Kaziah Hancock, who paints portraits of fallen military personnel.
Joyous news!!!! She's not moving in!!!! Dad got through to her and she did something smart for a change. Thanks to all the good spirits who intervened and saved my poor head from exploding.
I got a phone call from my sister last night- she has blown an opportunity to get… Read full post »
I went out into my yard today to plant and pick up mowed grass and pull weeds, enjoying the sun and the music from my Walkman and being peaceful. I dug up the spot for my cabbages and brussels sprouts, tilled it, raked it, and began planting. I stood up after… Read full post »
Another experiment in pharmacology seems to have failed for me. What is it about my physiology that doesn't allow me to live inside of an FDA approved bottle of chemicals?
This post won’t be a lesson in physiology as I really don’t know enough on the topic to expound and… Read full post »
What are we doing
at 2 in the morning
That compells us to lie here
awake and alone
This magical hour
of 2 in the morning
It catches us wanting
to not be alone
Asleep then awake here
a/… Read full post »
A copy of
The Constitution of the United States of America,
graciously provided by the American Civil Liberties Union.
Throwing the Constitution out of the window...
It would probably work… Read full post »
Saturday, I mowed and worked in the garden and admired my plants. Here are a few pics for you. I put the descriptions at the top this time.
The salad in pots. I have it screen covered so the squirrels don't dig it up. They do hide nuts in the pots… Read full post »
Once upon a time, there was a girl named Phyllis. She was a nice girl, a fun girl who only wanted to live her life by having a successful career and getting married and having a wonderful family. Along the way she partied quite a bit and had fun, until one… Read full post »
What happens when you click this link then click to read the post there?
For me, it sends me to my blog page. What does it mean when it does that? I would like to read the post.
Be sure to try to open the post. I can get… Read full post »
This is going to be a short one. This public service announcement is needed because too many people are buying into the fallacy that you have to report rape in your chain of command. Why do I know it's a fallacy? Because I skipped the chain of command, and the two… Read full post »
I have been looking at the title of David McClain's latest post, A Day Spent in the Past, and it took me a while to finally get over there and read it. I have been trying to write something for a few weeks, and I just can't bring myself to do it. Since… Read full post »
I am going to clean out my house. It's time to get rid of crap and find some space for myself.
I am going to write what it's like to be me. I need to do it for my disability re-evaluation and I hate the having to do it. I… Read full post »
Hi! It's spring again, and time to garden. Here is my first foray into planting to feed myself. Get ready for lots more...
S is for the snores you send to save me
L means only that it's getting late
E is for the enervating drive home
E is for the end that looks so great
P is for the Puff who purrs so sweetly
Y is for the yawn that makes me quake
Put them all together they… Read full post »
I want to thank all of you who visited my rant from yesterday. Thank you for hearing me and leaving such great comments for me to read. I also want to thank the persons who rated and didn't comment. Silent support like that feels like a hug.
I called the VA… Read full post »
I am getting ever so much closer to the tests on Friday for my evaluation, and I am getting more and more pissed about it. (Sorry, Jake, for the profanity there but no other word will work.)
The doctor that I have been referred to sent me a 9 PAGE FORM to… Read full post »
I made another little gain in getting to know myself better last Friday. I’m still incorporating it into my thinking, but I’m finding that it is also making my life a little easier, knowing this tidbit.
I went to a “lady doctor" on Thursday to see what my options are… Read full post »