Daily Archives: July 2, 2015

Veggie of the night!

Today I slept all day again despite telling myself I was going to get up at a more reasonable hour. I never listen to myself. I did get my pills at a more decent time. Well I haven’t taken the night time pills because then I write things on here that I shouldn’t  🙂 

I just had my midnight snack. Today it was a green bell pepper. Cleaned out the insides and just ate it like a piece of fruit. Point being I am eating vegetables.



I thought of a game!

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you a phrase and you complete it with the first thought that enters your mind. The first thought! I believe you if you say you did, we can all be comfortable with the honour system. Post your reply to your blog and link it here, that way it might spread. One phrase every Thursday.
Today’s phrase is….
“She held my hand in hers… ”
My reply,” to hand me a knife, blade inwards.”


And my first thought was “and smashed a tomato in it!” and I have to say that the only reason I came up with that is because I had to rethink it because I included your reply in the phrase and then realized it so this is second thought because I got confused. You need to separate your reply and not have it right there with the phrase. It changes the ending we come up with. Am I the only idiot that did that?



7 Popular Summer Foods You Must Add To Your Diet

And for those of you who might have laughed at my cucumber eating, look at this article.

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Bonus Article

Summer is that period of the year when there is a lot of fresh produce. There are a lot of vegetables and fruits and therefore during this period one can eat healthy and fresh foods. Summer is not only encompassed with delicious foods but it is also the period when we have the sunshine at its best that makes our body to be dehydrated and also exposes us to healthy problems such as skin cancer and insomnia. Drinking water alone does not restore hydration and a healthy body. Fruits and vegetables are essential foods that must be eaten to maintain a healthy body. Therefore in this article we would look at seven popular foods you must add to your diet in summer.7 Popular summer foods you must add to your diet1

Juicy and delicious berries

During summer, our body gets dehydrated due to excessive heat from the sun. We need to restore this water, as water is…

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Tuesday at Ten { I find joy in . . . . }

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Tuesday at Ten { I find joy in . . . . }

 Welcome to Tuesday at Ten! The Tuesday blog Link up where you have 6 full days to use the “prompt phrase” as a part of your writing.

Each week I post a prompt phrase and you finish the phrase and write how that phrase fits you and your life or your thoughts.

Whether it be just writing a story behind the phrase or being as creative as you wish using photos, poems, art, or graphics – whichever creative way you choose.

You have 6 days to write and link up your blog at the bottom of the page so that others can link up with you.

Be sure to visit your “link up” neighbor and spread the joy of connection! A new Prompt word is posted every Tuesday Morning at 10am, the link up closes at 11pm the night before.

Every Monday evening (the day before the new word is posted) I will choose ONE highlighted writer of the week to be highlighted and shared on the Tuesday at Ten Facebook page for all to see. You will also get an award graphic for that week to post on your blog.

Make sure to visit the Tuesday at Ten Facebook page to view the winner and for daily news!

Remember  – it’s not about being perfect, it’s about being YOU. Have FUN!

Today’s Prompt PHRASE is { I find Joy in . . . . .  }


I find joy in feeling my mother’s love surround me and her spirit that is here for me. I feel her speaking through me to continue the wonderful work she did for people. Anyone who needed someone to talk to or want an opinion  or even just someone to listen she was there for them. She was very sick with Parkinson’s Disease, but that didn’t stop her caring for people. She worked through the pain and confusion and people were always talking about her. She was known in the surrounding areas for her “Course in Miracles.” The newspaper wrote a nice tribute. She was loved by everyone.

I have, in the past, been very selfish, but I find myself feeling the need to help others. I think it is her helping me to be a better person and to take over where she left off as much as possible. I am doing my best to help others and while doing so help myself. I have something to focus on besides my own pain and mental anguish. Besides that pain and mental anguish helps me understand others. 

I find JOY in this now!


Thankful Thursday – 7/2/15

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 I am thankful:

For my family and close friends – We still have a ways to go for full understanding of my mental health and my physical disorders as well. The support is there, but understanding is not very good. Today I said something to my son. I had said it many times before and he starts to joke about it, but I think he finally realized I was upset because I can’t remember these things and then he he said he was sorry he was not trying to be d**k he really wanted to know. He said sometimes he says something and it sounds familiar and he wanted to know if that is how I feel. I said part of my problem is I don’t remember either saying it or if I tell one of the kids, which one it was. It is usually the same kid over and over and he is the one that lives with me so he gets it all the time. I don’t do it on purpose. I am confused, moreso than usual. It is kind of scary always being confused.

Online friends for their support and love. I have made some great friends in the blogging community and Facebook groups as well. I feel well enough to really help others at this point. I am not weak anymore. I am letting the real me, the inside me, reveal itself and help others when I can. I really do want to finish my mother’s work in life, she helped people understand where they were in life and what their mission was and to just comfort where necessary.

For the roof over my head. One of my fears is being homeless once my father passes. I would hate to think my children would allow that to happen, but they all really have no room.

For the food I eat. I am trying to eat healthier. Still having problems with proper nutrition let alone a diabetic diet. I do eat some veggies now and occasionally some fruit.

For the clothes I wear. Finally did a load of laundry.

For my chiropractor who is working on my injured arm.shoulder and neck. I am starting to show improvement in the arm. He has me doing physical therapy. Unfortunately my Fibromyalgia is really acting up. The Cymbalta isn’t such a big help for pain, but it has me stabilized mentally.

For my computer so I can keep in touch and write my blog. This blog has become my life. I can write my feelings, write poems and stories, post research on said illnesses both mental and physical. This research helps others and me. This blog also helps my self-esteem. The blog is my life-line. It is what is fulfilling me right now.

For my writing ability. I am becoming more aware of my talent and using it more frequently. I AM A WRITER!

For being stable for about 10 weeks now. Still always worry if I start to feel sad or happy about something because afraid it means no more stabilization and going into either mania or depression. So far I am still stabilized with normal feelings.

For what little sleep I get. I think part of it might be causing some of this terrible confusion I have.

For my doctors and somehow the funds are there to see them. I had my cat scan. The nodules haven’t grown, good, but there is a new one. Not so good. Have to see the pulmonary doctor to see what this means.

For my cat who is always hungry. For such a little thing she sure eats a lot. I am trying a new cat food. Small container that breaks into 2 so she can have fresh food without wasting half a can. She liked it, but she has to finish what I have in the cabinet for now. I am not wasting even more food.

For my weekly brunch date with BFF which helps to keep me grounded in this world.

For the wisdom God grants me in order to help those that need it. I am here for anyone who wants to talk. Even if all they want is someone to listen.

Tessa — thankful for all I have provided for me

5 days, 5 photos. Day 2

The Rules: The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”. Thanks to HBHATNAGAR for doing this post and not nominating me. 🙂    I said I’d give it a try and here I am!

I’ve decided to forgo nominations this time. I’ve bothered people enough with nominations. So give it a try if you haven’t yet and want to. Heck give 2 tries if you want to.

In case you haven’t figured it out, I am in the girl in this picture. It was a band trip.


Girl in Hip Huggers

Belly Button all for show.

No Parking by sign!

Teresa Dean Smeigh at 17 years old

Teresa Dean Smeigh at 17 years old

3 Days 3 Quotes – Day 2

I have been nominated again for 3 Quotes in 3 Days by Miss Lavendius from Bipolar Without Stigma. This is day 2.

So for quote two I choose: “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”Narcotics Anonymous     This is so me. I have to learn to quit doing the same thing over and over unless it is something I love and want to do. Otherwise I am insane. 🙂

Today I nominate anyone who is interested in posting their 3 favorite quotes.

I hope you accept my nomination! But you don’t have to! This is my 2nd time through!