The Photo That Shows My Everyday Life With an Invisible Illness | The Mighty ** shared 

What I would like to say…

There are many photos I wish I could post about my condition. I want people to understand what it’s like to be chronically ill – to have deep fatigue, brain fog, aches, pains, depression, and a myriad of other symptoms that you have to push aside each day. I put on a smile to hide my weariness that words can’t really describe.

“My illness is invisible, which is both a blessing and a curse. An invisible illness, meaning one that ordinary people wouldn’t realize based on your appearance and lifestyle, is a blessing because I can have moments where I pretend to be “normal” and have a regular, healthy life like so many people take for granted. But on the other hand, an invisible illness is also a curse because it becomes so much harder to explain to people about my condition and harder for them to understand that I truly don’t feel well.”

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A walk with orange

I don’t leave the house much unless it’s a trip to the hospital or a doctor. This blog is a beautiful reminder to appreciate the world around us. Since I can’t get outside today, I am sharing this…

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OH MY ORANGE!!! I went on an orange adventure that lasted a week. 5 days to find all things orange. On all of my mindful walks in search of red, blue, etc, I have never seen so much in nature that is orange. I mean holy cow the orange was EVERYWEHRE!!

A TOTAL OF 21 DIFFERENT FLOWERS IN DIFFERENT LOCATIONS! AN ORANGE SUNSET! FOUR DIFFERNT KINDS OF ORANGE MUSHROOMS. RANDOM BERRIES THAT WERE ORANGE, ONE IN THE ROAD AND SOME ON BUSHES. AN OWL FEATHER THAT WAS ORANGE!!! Ok I will turn off the caps lock and tone down my excitement over orange.

I drove to the prairie and looked for orange. I was was in awe at the breathtaking display of orange butterflies. I stood there and they were all around me. Hundreds of them. I could reach out and touch them. I did reach out and touch them…

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Spammer’s Delight

This is a blog I wish I had a) thought to write and b) had the patience to write. Sharing!

Elan Mudrow

Ever look in your spam folder? I have to say that WordPress does a wonderful job diverting spam from my inbox. But, every now and then, I take a peek. The following are direct quotes, typos and all.

Spammer #1- “You know a complete lot its almost hard to argue along.”

You’re absolutely right. Don’t argue along. For that would be taking my side and I know a complete lot.

Spammer #2- “Writing manually takes a lot of time, but there is a tool for this time consuming task.”

The tool is called watching reruns of Gilligan’s Island and eating Cheetos!

Spammer #3-“I’ve got much clear idea concerning from this post”

I’m glad you’ve got much clear idea, because I’m totally confused by what you just wrote!

Spammer #4- “Why people still make use of to read news papers when in this technological globe the whole thing is available on…

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Quote of the day ~ GoodReads / shared 

“Why should you believe your eyes? You were given eyes to see with, not to believe with. Your eyes can see the mirage, the hallucination as easily as the actual scenery.” 

 Ward Moore, Bring the Jubilee

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Ward Moore (born August 10, 1903) rarely wrote science fiction, but his 1953 novel Bring the Jubilee is considered one of the definitive works of alternate history. It tells the story of Hodge Backmaker, a historian (and time traveler) living in a world where the South won the American Civil War. 

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Painted Mask…

Yes… 😆

a cooking pot and twisted tales

When I saw Ronovan’s prompt for this week’s haiku ‘painted & lady’ I chuckled, wondering what prompted his train of thought.

These days, I marvel at how much time some ladies spend painting and brushing and painting some more. It just seems too exhausting taking all that time applying layers and layers of makeup that one would wash off at the end of the day. Just a little dab should suffice.

The lady wears heavy makeup

I wonder if she recognizes herself anymore

beneath her bright painted mask.

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Jacqueline

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