Danny’s World: Here’s the Problem With Living in the South U.S.


I went out to wash the little white truck and nearly died.  We are experiencing a heat wave and humidity like none I can remember.  It’s noon and it’s already 93* with an index of 103*! We’ve had almost 2 weeks of these temps.



On a positive note, I have the tag renewed on LWT, he’s washed and wheels are shined.  Life is good when the cars are clean.


Featured Blog…Fierce Fabulous Funny!!!


I woke up to a crazy start this morning. I found myself tangled up underneath my covers however I felt rested. The garage door wouldn’t open. Luckily my son came over and opened it. Thank goodness. My car was in the garage and I have a doctors appointment today. Things were bright until “throw momma from the train” started yelling at me and barking demands of course. It was all I could do to refrain from taking her down!!! Lol. What’s a girl to do when things are overwhelming? I get my tennis shoes on, grab my headphones and cell phone and take a walk listening to Van Morrisons “Wavelength”. A great reminder that occasionally we need to get on a better wavelength. Mine is getting in touch with a power much greater than myself. I refer to that power as God. For me being outside experiencing nature and all…

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The Nitty Gritty of Chronic Illness

Being Lydia!


The word “grit” is a pretty versatile one. It can describe small particles of dirt or sand, courage or resolve, or the action of gritting one’s teeth.

All three of these meanings can apply in the world of chronic illness. Not sure you follow? In the words of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars, “Don’t Believe me, just watch!”

Particles of Dirt or Sand

I think we all know the story of the Princess and the Pea. A very spoiled little girl keeps saying she can feel a pea under her mattress. No matter how many mattresses the pile on she still feels it.

While that is a fairytale, the feeling of something hurting your skin can be very real for those suffering from fibromyalgia. I find that a bit of sheet bunched up underneath me at night or too heavy/tight clothes can really cause pain during a flare. A tag…

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Danny’s World: Shoulder Is Great!

Danny's mugMy shoulder held up well hitting golf balls.  Come to find out the issues I experienced were due to tightness from lack of use, not the pain from the rotator tear.  In physical therapy we have spent a couple hours per session stretching the shoulder muscles, especially the movements involved with reaching above my head.  The results are amazing.  I can now get a coffee cup out of the cupboard, put on my belt and use my left arm to drive the car.  I am glad I didn't have surgery!

What is your chill? Penguin Prompt


puzzleWhen I am overwhelmed with outside stimuli, such as email and WordPress, I need to pause and regroup. And get my chill on! At those times I play games on my iPad. I play three different games from a company called ZiMAD. Two of them are Mah-jongg matching games. One is called magic jigsaw puzzles.
I really like the magic jigsaw puzzles. They are very beautifully done.  Every day you get a free puzzle as well as an extra free puzzle. You’re never allowed to see what the puzzle will look like. So it’s a blind process. Many are very challenging. For some of the most challenging puzzle’s, it takes about an hour to do. At least for me!

My best way to chill is when I swim laps on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Even though I’m working hard, it is so enjoyable, that it helps my overall outlook.

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Sweet On Me

Everything in and around Denmark

“Don’t you think,
I’m the sweetest thing?”

She had a way of asking me
in such a direct way

“If you were chocolate,
at least 70%
then you’d both be sweet
and good for me” – I replied

So much for her
sweet disposition…..

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Daily Post: Dating!



Two years ago I agreed to risk rejection and enter the dating scene. Had it not been a homework assignment from my therapist, I would still be focused only on creating a future that includes a decent retirement rather than designing a life that includes laughter and love today. I was as excited about this as I was of starving myself for two days in preparation for a colonoscopy. The results could potentially be the same, disastrous.  I’d have to expose my innermost private parts and hope for the best. Sometimes, shit happens.


I knew odds were that I would unpack my luggage several times before I met “the one” if I ever did at all. When I mentioned I came with luggage, a date asked if it were Samsonite. If you laughed at that, you are as seasoned as I am with as many gray hairs, lol. I initially complained that…

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Vegan Sugar Cookies

Vegan Sugar Cookies on Multiple experienceS | I found this recipe on the beachbody blog.Every exercise program I do, except Zumba, is from Beachbody. I just…

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Blog Networking: 7/18/17


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!

Therapy Bits

Diary of a Recovering Codependent

Mind Elate

Getting Fit For Forty

Tales From the Cabbage Patch

Fearless-Jo Ann Maxwell

Multiple Experiences

Horse Addict

Lucky Otter’s Haven

Lucinda E. Clarke

Rendezvous En New York

Peace from Panic

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives