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Tripping Through Treacle!

Tripping Through Treacle

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Even though I have been at work this week, I am still suffering from monumental jet-lag – when my alarm went off at 6:30am if felt like I was being rudely awaken by someone shouting in my ear in the middle of the night. Cue lots of coffee to get me though the day and chilled out evenings… which has got me thinking.

I have written before about my struggle with work (seehere). I am actually functioning ok at work – though I do struggle mobility-wise and have started to notice that my concentration is not what it used to be. It’s the impact the long days have on me. I come home after work completely wiped out and basically spend any days off ‘recovering’ (read: sleeping), just to get ready to do it all again. I have had chats with both…

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Hang On

Two Are Better Than One!

Two Are Better Than One

Good morning, beautiful people!  I trust that you had a great weekend and reveled in the resurrection of our Lord yesterday. What a wonderful revelation to know that Jesus overcame the grave. Not even death could hold him down. Let that truth settle into your soul as you think about where you are today and the vision it takes to fully walk in your purpose.

Are you looking at your situation and thinking that there’s no way out of the rut you’ve found yourself in or the pit you can’t climb out of? I ask you to imagine the abundant life that God has planned for you and to connect to the only one who can do all things but fail–almighty God, our rescuer and deliver.

Today as I reflect on the countless times he has rescued me, I’m also reminded of the woman with the blood issue in the…

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Today’s Featured Blog is…Erichmichaels!

Erichmichaels!!

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Father’s Day. He always started off the week leading up to Father’s Day coming up with all the possible excuses not to visit his father. A presentation that needed tweaking, a new romance that needed coaxing…something. However, when it came right down to it, he always made the trip; this year would be no exception. He sat on the edge of the hotel bed, staring at his hands, thinking about how different he and his father were. He slowly rotated his hands around looking at the well manicured nature of them, the pushed back cuticles, the perfectly trimmed nails and the buttery, softness of his hands, and he felt acutely ashamed. He clenched his fists, feeling his trimmed nails bite into his palms. He would wait until dark to make the trip, so there would be less chance of other visitors.

A few hours later, he walks out of the…

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My Experience at an Anime Convention

One More Shot Please!

ONE MORE SHOT PLEASE

I peeked around the corner of the street and there they were. Hundreds of odd looking anime characters. Some presumably schoolgirls, and others, disturbingly ugly creatures that you’d think would haunt you in your nightmares during the depths of the night.

As a complete outsider to the Japanese culture (19 and I just had my first successful attempt at sushi) and having barely any anime knowledge, I walked into the eighth largest anime convention in North America, wearing what is my failed attempt to cosplay Lulu Bell from D. Gray Man. Who is Lulu? Don’t ask me, because I went with the idea after simply Googling “easy cosplay ideas” and there she was.

This event from April 7- April 9 at the George R. Brown Convention Center covered three floors of everything from cosplay, music, fashion, anime, to art and collectibles. It was overwhelming to say the least but I…

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Blog Networking: 4/18/17

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Blog networking is one of the most undervalued and underused strategies for most.  But I believe it is at the core for growing a blog.

You will find links in this post to help eliminate some of the work; all you have to do is LIKE, COMMENT and FOLLOW others. The more you network with other blogs, the more other blogs will network with you!

(click How to Network Your Blog to view yesterday’s post)

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Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

 

Today’s Featured Blog is…Harsh Reality!

Harsh Reality!

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Sometimes it feels like life is an endless road of wanting to be accepted. After your family it begins when you comprehend the concept of friendship and with it the pain and harsh reality that not everyone has the same amount of friends in the world. For some who find it hard to form bonds on this planet, this realization comes much quicker than for others. I think regardless of how popular we are there are times at night, when we are alone, that we feel an alienation from everyone else in the world. This includes the ones we love, no matter how strong those bonds might be, for we are human and have those moments. With the severing of the umbilical cord comes a very real release into a world that will often times distrust or hate us. And so we spend the rest of our lives searching for…

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Miami In, Miami Out

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Picasso line drawing, The Camel.

I like airports. This is a good thing, since I seem to be spending more and more time in them.

Forrest Gump in transit.

I arrive early, often very early. I have a meal, I watch people, and I write. Often I chat with one group and then another, kind of like Forrest Gump on his bus bench.

Why? I like a quiet transition time as I move from one place to another. I hate rushing. I aim for serenity.

I’ve been in an out of the Miami airport a number of times in the last fourteen months or so because there are no direct flights from Houston down to the parts of the Caribbean I’ve visited.

I would have to say that the airport code MIA is, well, interesting. But I’ve found it a pleasant airport — plenty of shopping and restaurants, good way-finding…

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5 Things I learned from my trip to Florida, as a person with a chronic illness

Tripping Through Treacle!

Tripping Through Treacle

Some of my regular readers will know that I have recently been on a two week holiday to Florida with my family – my two kids, my husband and my parents.  It was a long awaited trip (the kids have been asking every week, ‘how many days is it until Disney?’, for the past year), with the plan being that we would stay two hours from Orlando on the beach and take a few days out for the Parks.  I had been looking forward to the trip with a mixture of excitement (my first long haul trip since my wedding 11 years ago!) and trepidation (how will it be for me, as a relatively newly-disabled person?).

Well, the holiday was fab; I am now one shade darker than milk-bottle white and had a lovely, relaxing time (for the most part).  Watching our kids have fun, spending most of their time…

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Proms and 3 Year Olds

Who’s My Favorite Today?

Who's My Favorite Today?

Because of the 15 year age difference between my oldest daughter (Avery) and my youngest (Kate), we are often in unusual situations.  For instance, Avery was the only one of her friends that had a toddler sibling at prom photos this past week.  (The photo above is Avery and Kate walking up to meet the rest of the group for photos before the prom.)  Some others had siblings there, but they were all within 5 years of each other.  Because of this, Kate is kind of an anomaly for the group.  A cute anomaly.  All the “big kids” as we call them, know Kate and adore her.  They wanted her in their prom photos and some wanted to take individual photos with her.  She’s like their little mascot.

On the other hand, Kate is the only one of her preschool friends with teenage sisters/siblings.  None of her friends even know…

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