My A – Z Codependency Challenge – D

Diary of a Recovering Codependent

Denial, Delusional, Deceit, Debacle 

Oh good grief! When I started this little A-Z challenge I don’t think I really thought it through well. I’m laughing at myself now because it’s only day 4 and who wants to admit these damn words?

Delusional: having false or unrealistic beliefs or opinions – Yep, I had false and unrealistic beliefs of my life. I believed my life was good for the most part. I believed I was truly helping people who needed me. I believed someone loved me when they told me they loved me. I believed I was put here to help others regardless of what it did to me. I believed my needs, wants, hurts, disappointments, even successes were not as important as yours. Oh good Lord was I delusional!

Denial: disbelief in the existence or reality of a thing – Yep, I lived in denial. I did not believe how…

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thursday was good, got some good news, and helped a friend, also got new books too

Therapy Bits

todays been good. my pa came this morning. as usual she was early, i was barely awake when she arrived. that was ok though, i’m used to her being early by now. if she was late i’d be shocked. i had breakfast, i kinda didnt stick to my healthy foods today, i had sausage and hash browns that needed to be used up so i got her to cook those for me. then i got in the shower while she started cleaning. she vacumed, mopped the floors, made the bed, cleaned the kitchen, etc. all while i was showering, getting my hair dried etc. lol we make a great team.
we chatted then for a while. we mostly chatted about dogs. she is a huge dog lover and well so am i and we just chatted about our dogs. then i got her to go to the store for me…

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Let Me Tell You A Tale… Wk #1. “It Was The First Time I Killed A Man”#amwriting #crimefiction #thriller

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You voted for the writing prompt “it was the first time I killed a man”so Didi and I responded. This is OVER 18 READING!  The prompt was both of our favourite, so thank you! We’ve had a ball, remember we never discuss the way the story should go. Author A writes her part and hands it to author B to finish. I just wanna say, I personally am so happy my path has crossed with Didi. I enjoyed her novel Aggravated Momentum and she is an excellent thriller and suspense writer.  I hope we are life long practice writing buddies to perfect our craft in our genre no matter where our careers take us. What caught our attention over each other’s suspense novels? The writing style! LOL.  Can you guess who wrote what? Comments and feedback welcome!

One thing Didi and I love are strong women…

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Share the Link Of Your Favorite Blogger!

share_logoTom Slatin sent me a great idea via Twitter and I am going to do something a little different while on vacation. Here is the basic idea for this link share post:

  • I want you to leave a link to the blog which you love the most (not your own page!)
  • Reblog this post to help spread the love.
  • Leave a brief description of the page you love and why you love it!

 

This should be a ton of fun and is a great way to selflessly help another blogger.

Surprise!

Peace from Panic

I don’t really like to be surprised. I’ve always secretly hoped that no one ever throws me a surprise party. I don’t know why. I love having fun and going to parties. I guess I don’t want all the attention focused on me.

But this past weekend I was totally and completely surprised, and it was wonderful!

Here’s what happened. My husband and I talked about how we’d spend the long President’s Day weekend and Valentine’s Day with low-key plans. I was looking forward to getting some things done I’d been putting off. Like starting our taxes, paying bills, and working in the yard. I knew I’d be making chocolate chip cookies for Valentine’s Day (my husband’s favorite!)

On Friday my husband and I were out checking on our businesses, and decided to get a Filet-o-Fish sandwich (we don’t normally eat at McDonald’s, but it’s Lent… we don’t eat meat on Fridays, so why not?).

We walked up to the front of the restaurant…

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I’m in my Happy Boots!

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Last week was a great one!  Sometimes in working with a horse it can be frustrating and discouraging. Sometimes I feel I am just not making any progress. I am just not getting anywhere. But not this past week!  There are some very basic things that have fallen into place. I have grasped what is needed with the canter.

When I posted a couple of weeks ago about the new level of the canter we were working on and I was concerned that I might not be able to re-create it in the  show ring this coming weekend. Well I am not worried about that now. I have a clear idea of how I need to ride to achieve it and Biasini has grasped what he’s being asked for.

Here is a photo that was taken at our last show in Florida. This photo captured a very good moment.  I…

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Unexpected Beauty of a Dying Rose

Second Wind Leisure Perspectives

Dying rosebud still glorious

Spring is still in the air with crazy weather in the form of hot temps one day and cold rain two days later. With big changes, spring flowers are abundant. I just love smelling the fragrant air as I walk through my neighborhood, especially with the star jasmines and roses blooming!

For Musin’ with Susan’s Macro Moments Challenge, the theme of week #37 asks photographers to create a macro image using water.

My American Beauties were crazy last month, but this is all that is left until the next batch. Luckily I clipped a few to place in a vase to enjoy in the house. For a flower riot, check out this previous post.

I found this quote that seems to commemorate the moment, by James Thompson, Scottish Poet:

“Gather the rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a flying; And that same flower that blooms today…

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I HATE YOU, DONT LEAVE ME?

Therapy Bits

THERAPY TODAY WAS A DISASTER WE TALKED ABOUT THE UPCOMING BREAK AND I GOT SO ANGRY WITH EILEEN BECAUSE I DONT WANT HER TO GO ON HOLIDAY NEXT WEEK I FEEL LIKE WE HAVENT REALLY PREPARED FOR IT I TOLD HER I THOUGHT IT WASNT FAIR THAT SHE’D ONLY HAD A WEEK AT EASTER SO WHY DID SHE NEED ANOTHER SO SOON? SHE KEPT SAYING IT WAS OK FOR ME TO BE ANGRY AT HER THAT SHE WOULD WALK THIS JOURNEY WITH ME, THAT ONLY MADE ME MADDER. I TOLD HER HOW MUCH THE KIDS ARE STRUGGLING, SHE ONLY SAID ME AND CAROL ANNE AND THE OLDER INSIDERS WOULD WE TRY TO SUPPORT THEM WHILE SHE WAS AWAY SO THEY WOULD NOT BE ON THEIR OWN? OK, BUT WHAT ABOUT US? WE’RE FEELING LIKE WE’RE ON OUR OWN TOO? SHE KEPT TRYING TO GET ME TO TALK ABOUT MY UNDERLYING…

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Vegetarian Enchiladas

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Onion chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Green Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper chopped
  • 1 Cup Celery Chopped
  • 2 1/2 Cups of Corn
  • 1 LB. Black Beans
  • 2 Roma Tomatoes
  • 2 to 3 Cups Spinach
  • 1 lime
  • 1 Cup Green Chilies or Green Enchilada Sauce
  • 11/2 Cups homemade or 1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 tsp. Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Red Chili Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. Cayenne
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Fresh Oregano
  • Almond Pepper Jack Cheese ( or what ever you prefer)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Corn Tortillas

Enchilada Sauce

I think I was low on green sauce and didn’t have any green chilies. Me being me I found a way to make the green chili sauce stretch. I found out that I liked this version better than my original vegetarian enchiladas. They didn’t dry out as much…

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5 DIY Jewelry Cleaning Hacks

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Do you have that one pair of earrings you wore so much that they got tarnished and you just didn’t know how to clean? Bust them out and open your pantry because we have a quick and inexpensive fix. These DIY’s will literally take you minutes and won’t cost you an extra penny!

1. Tomato ketchup acts as a great household silver and sterling silver jewelry cleaner. because of the natural acids present in it.

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Just take the silver accessory, place it in a small bowl of ketchup, roll it around a bit for 5-10 minutes, remove from the ketchup, and clean the crevices with a toothpick. Voila! Say goodbye to the tarnished silver.

2. Aluminum foil, dish detergent, and baking soda bring the sheen back to hard stones like diamonds or crystal rhinestones, and platinum jewelry.

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Take a bowl and line it with a square of aluminum foil. Then pour the salt, baking…

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