Be My Valentine’s

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Photo of me after putting on my make-up.

What does

Valentine’s Day

mean to you? Are you doing anything special this year?  I’d love to hear from you.

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I plan on making a special cake and giving handmade gifts. My fiance is not the romantic sort, unfortunately, so I don’t have high hopes for those kinds of gestures from him – is your other half like this? Money is tight anyway – no restaurant meals here. I’m happy though, if my dogs are happy and we have what we really need. Despite my long-term poor health, and all the poop that goes with that, and certain family estrangements I feel blessed in many ways. My WordPress friends are one of those blessings. Thank you for the friendship. And, if like me, your partner isn’t a hearts-and-flowers kind of person, or you are a fabulous singleton let me send you a Valentine’s Hug

((((( HUG! )))))

and some pretty nostalgic pictures.

Love You!!!

Faith and Oscar Dandelion + co xox

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Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.

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DIY Alternative To The “Cone of Shame”! (ReBlog) #sewchat

Back last Summer, Fifi had some mammary tumours removed and had to wear the Cone Of Shame for ten days. She hated it for the first few days, then gradually adapted to moving and sleeping with an un…

Source: DIY Alternative To The “Cone of Shame”!

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Photography – Wild Nature (ReBlog)

Here are just a few of some of my favorite photographs I have taken over the past few years! I hope you do enjoy!

Source: Photography

These photographs take my breath away…

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Healthy

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Yum. I look at that picture (above photo) and my taste buds start going. :p

Oh, I’m trying to eat healthier with more fruit and veg but I can’t afford to do it often.

My weight has so ballooned since the injury I have palpitations I may squash all 7 dogs in a single sitting-down manoeuvre. Goodness.

You’d think that living out in the ‘sticks’ (where I hail from; Norfolk, England), I’d be scavenging from the nearby fields. Alas, I fear the bollocking* from an angry-faced farmer as the wheels of my mobility scooter get stuck in the mud…

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This was last night’s dinner. I managed to cook it after driving Mum home from the doctors. We waited almost TWO HOURS because the dumb doctors messed up her prescription. Oscar Dandelion had come along – as he is apt to do – and, so, made a new friend inside the pharmacy. An elderly gentleman who gently patted his head and told me the story of the shitz-stew he’d inherited from his mother. Unfortunately, the little dog isn’t so mobile these days – a bit like me and his human dad; except, I don’t believe dogs use walking sticks. Even disabled ones.

Now, I have that odd picture in my mind.

(No. I am not on any strange new pain-pills).

Photos below: 1) my dinner; 2) John’s. Mum had the coconut chicken stir fry from the night before.

Disclaimer: I do not take responsibility for (perhaps) not cooking as well as Jamana’s Helen.

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He was in love with Oscar, he couldn’t stop petting and talking nicely to him. I said to him, “We’ve got 6 of those at home – and a Jack Russell!” He didn’t know what to say.

 

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We stood near the pharmacy counter; him leaning heavily, awkwardly, on his walking cane; me, with well-behaved Oscar in my arms. He told me he’d had small dogs all his life. I looked at him and thought, this could be me in 30 years time. Except with boobs and lipstick. And more than one dog waiting for me at home.

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*bollocking = a term we use here for being yelled at.

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Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.

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Letters to Mr. Goss (ReBlog)

This is the story of how scores of students rallied in support of their former High School teacher, who was also very ill, because we wanted him to know much we appreciated the positive influence h…

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Vertigo too?!

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What a horrible morning I had yesterday… I became dizzy had to sit down – but was just able to finish my shower – blacked-out and had an asthma attack to boot! All this excitement caused me to cancel my eye test appointment. Yes, my life continues to be one of surprises, even after the chronic pain/injury changed everything. When I was able to dry my body and dress myself I began wondering if what had happened was actually a vertigo episode…

If I haven’t bored you already and you really want to hear more on the blackout-attack, you’re welcome to watch the video I made.

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I’ve been making You Tube videos recently. I enjoy making the ‘beauty’ ones and I like watching other people’s films. I’m unable to leave the house much and it brings me into contact with others, sort of like WordPress and you lovely people. Which reminds me… I’ve got some catching up of blogs to do!

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Censorship in America – *Actual* Facts (ReBlog)

ADD . . . and-so-much-more

Please don’t make me do this!
TRY to behave yourself, okay?

© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
from the What Kind of World do YOU Want? Series

Found HERE

Except for issues impacting Mental Health, this is NOT a political blog – and I do not want it to become one.

Although I am the linking queen, I rarely reblog either.

The “jump around the ‘net to read it all” format is really not great for readers with attentional issues and other struggles with Executive Functioning — even before I factor in the particular format that the WordPress Fairies believe is just hunky-dory.

I truly resent feeling forced to do either, just because a certain man/child believes he can get away with whatever he wants and the American public will say little about it.

And yet, here I am, just about to do both.

How Come?

If not us…

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