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Feeling Better! WOD Challenge 09-10-20

I’m feeling so much better, thanks for all your prayers and support!

In comparison to this time last week, I feel awesome!

On the other hand, I got another rejection letter from a publication I sent a really good story to. 😦

These are getting tiresome. Maybe I’m not cut out to be a fiction writer, yet everyone on Medium has liked my stories and had such positive feedback. Maybe its not about my writing, maybe I’m formatting them wrong, who knows? You rarely get any feedback from editors unless you pay for it.

Would you like to review the story I sent and give me some feedback? I sure would appreciate it.

Thanks in advance!

Word of the Day Challenge

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Some Down Some to Go

The fact that I am a little bit more mobile in my new knee brace had me itching to do some yardwork this weekend on the one warm day we had. Of course, I must have overdone it, because while vacuuming a while ago, I bent over and my back said “Uh Oh” at which point, I put it back in the closet (I was pretty much done anyway) and flopped down on the floor to try and pop my back, hip, or whatever is causing the pain.

A bit of progress in my beds on Saturday

Well, now some of the weeds are missing, but I still have some to go. It’s in the 50’s today, so that won’t be an activity I’m willing to pursue today, in fact, I’m having a hard time convincing myself to leave the house at all…and I really need vanilla, lol.

While I have you here, let me please share the news about a new app I got today, I wrote a post about it on the Keto for Beginners blog. It’s called the KetoDietQuizApp and it is a game, resources, and helpful info all-in-one! If you like testing your knowledge, learning fun facts, or just playing games, this one’s for you! Go check it out!

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To Flush or Not to Flush

Scott flushable wipe in a glass of water


My husband works for the water department and since he knows all things relating to water, sewer, and the inner workings of the department, he has warned me countless times about flushing toilet wipes, saying that even the ones made to be flushed, should not be.

I for one, don’t think it’s fair, at the very least, it would be false advertising, right? To claim that the towelettes made to wipe our bums are flushable when in fact, they are not? Call me bovine in my thinking, or more likely, just plain stubborn, so I have decided to conduct an experiment to see if, in fact, the wipes do break down in water.

If I’m right, and God I hope I am, I think it only fair that I use the wipes in the manner they were intended, if not, I’ll go on granting my husband’s wish and dispose of them, wrapped in toilet tissue and thrown in the garbage. His stance is that they do NOT break down and dissolve in water and therefore cause sewer clogs, so I have been doing as he asked, cause Lord knows, we don’t need another expensive problem.

Nyhoo, I will keep you posted on the results of the experiment because inquiring minds wanna know, right? Or am I just being obstinate?

Cottonelle brand says they have “Safe Flush Technology” which claims that the wipes start breaking down as soon as you flush.

Now, we use Scott brand flushable wipes, who claim to have the very same technology. Well, we will see. I placed a wipe in a glass of water at around 10:30 this morning. I’ll keep you posted on the results. If nothing happens in an hour or so, I may give it a stir, just in case the issue isn’t the materiel but the action of a powerful flush. Either way, stay tuned. 😉

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Making Progress

I would be derelict in my duty if I did not mention that I wrote my first post on the Best Life Collaborative yesterday! I’m so excited, now I feel like since the first one is done, I won’t be so apprehensive about the next one. I just want people to benefit from the things we write, so it would be great if y’all would check it out and provide some feedback. Thank you in advance!

I have been hobbling around on crutches now since Saturday, due to a possibly dislocated knee, the very one that I had my stem cell injection in. Ugh! Anyway, I’m getting pretty good at it, and today I noticed that I can carry something in one hand and get around, albeit carefully and slowly, while only using one crutch. Of course, in between those times, I’m sitting on the couch with my leg propped up on two pillows, icing it to reduce the swelling about every 4-6 hours. I’m also taking Aleive to reduce the inflammation and drinking plenty of fluids. Thursday, I will see what the doctor says about my knee, I’m hoping I don’t have to have the surgery I was trying to avoid in the first place. 😦

All this downtime has been good for my writing and reading, but the TV is distracting and I found myself watching Mary Shelley today which I found enchanting! I adore period pieces because the language is so proper, compared to the vulgar way we all speak today. I love the costumes, the story line, the places they are filmed in, and this story I loved in particular for two reasons. 1) I’ve always been a fan of the story of Frankenstein and 2) It appealed to me because I am a female writer who shares the same sense of frustration at not being published, although her story was a lot deeper than that. I won’t spoil it for those who have not seen it. I was going to watch Pride and Prejudice, but decided to record it and watch it later so I could get this post written.

Anyway, I feel like I’m back on track and making some progress, I have been submitting things all over the place, including my first Drabble (a 100 word story for the audio fiction podcast called Drabblecast….wish me luck! I was recently published in Therapeutic Thymes Magazine and I’m hoping for my second article to come out very soon. Y’all have a fabulous day and may you be successful in all of your writing endeavors!

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Good morning everyone, today’s WOD is plan.

I’m one of those people that like to know the plan ahead of time, yet I don’t always get my way.

Going through what we are right now, waiting for the inevitable with my husband’s mom, it is hard to plan for anything, even a simple meal.

This past weekend, we went out to Red Oak where my middle son is currently living with his girlfriend and her two kids, brought them here so he could see his grandmother one last time. It’s impossible for him to come on his own because he is without a car right now. Had we known circumstances would be what they are at New Year’s, we would have brought him sooner, but we could not have predicted she would go back in the hospital on New Year’s Eve, so we took his Christmas presents to him the day before. Now we’ve made the trip twice.

Speaking of Christmas, that was another event we didn’t plan the usual way. She had gone in the hospital the first time on Christmas Eve, therefore, Christmas was not the same without her there.

Only God knows the plan. So we have the difficult task of waiting with her while God makes room in his Kingdom for her place in Heaven.

Please continue to say a prayer for David and his family for comfort and peace during this most difficult time.