Sunday Morning Coffee: What’s up.

Another week past and my mind is so frazzled that I can’t really remember what happened.

So, let’s see…
April 2nd was World Autism Awareness Day. An important one not because I know someone affected but because the more research that’s done that should lead to happier families.

Um…I’m getting back in touch with the spiritual side of me. I’m looking to practice solitary Buddhism and Quakerism. They’re calling it unaffiliated Buddhism and Quakerism. I like that idea better because the main this for me is the sitting in silent waiting/meditation from these practices. I’m hoping to kind of get back what I was, who I was when I was practicing. For example my writing was healthy and happening.
Okay I’ll be back for Wellness Wednesday! Until then enjoy LOKI!
loki 8 wks
 

 

 

 

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Thank God its Friday: National Poetry Month…

April is National Poetry Month and poetry is where I got my start in writing. It’s how I found my voice. So I wanted to post one of my favorite Slam poetry performances.

Also to coincide with National Poetry Month it is time for NaPoWriMo (aka National Poetry Writing Month). I didn’t start at the beginning of the month but my first day will be tomorrow.

 

Okay, so I will see you next week to update you on my progress and I’ll be back for Sunday Morning News: This week. See you then!

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Wellness Wednesday: Ah Tummy Problems…

For the past six (or seven) years I’ve been dealing with stomach problems. Actually I’ve been dealing with it all of my life but it was six years ago that it became more extreme. I would wake each morning and assess if I was going to vomit that morning. Did I need to go directly to the bathroom or did I have time. It grew to a milder form and now it comes in waves. With each wave my mouth fills up with water. Everything that happens right before you throw up happens…except I most likely won’t vomit.

So once I was able to go back to the doctor to find out the problem we got started right away. As you know I took the Oatmeal test (Gastric Emptying Test) and the Upper Endoscopy and the results were that they found nothing.

It’s so frustrating the only thing that I can do is take it into my own hands. I’ve changed my diet back to Paleo and I’m trying to follow Dr. Terry Wahl’s diet plan as well. I know that I feel better when I don’t eat gluten. So that’s my plan. I have to stop eating everything that I love (bread and pasta) or live with the consequences. Wish me luck! :)

 

 

Okay all that’s it for now. Have a great day and I’ll be back for Thank God it’s Friday: April is National Poetry Month!

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Sunday Morning Coffee: What’s up.

When I was around 5 or 6 years old our neighbor’s terrier had puppies. When I was allowed to see them I fell in love immediately and named one (only in my mind) Hot Dog. I could picture us going for walks and playing up a storm. But my dad said no and that was that.

After that my mother(a cat person) and I moved in with my grandmother (a cat person) and the dog idea was gone. But now we have a new puppy. A Blue Corgi named Loki (my husbands choice). He’s super smart but our next one will be a shelter dog. That’s what I’ve wanted for a long time.

Now on to other things. My copyediting work was put on the back burner because of the Gotham Writer’s Workshop, but because of new interest I will be adding a page to this blog and a Facebook page as well. I don’t know what I’ll call it yet but it will discuss what I offer and the rates. I’ll let you know when it’s up. I’m anticipating having it up within two weeks.

And now a brief note on an amazing woman. Dorothy Irene Height, from Wikipedia, “was an American administrator, educator, and a civil rights and women’s rights activist specifically focused on the issues of African-American women, including unemployment, illiteracy, and voter awareness. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.”

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I wanted to mention her because of all of the wonderful work that she did. Her 102nd birthday was on March 24, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

Okay, Have a great day! I’ll see you again for Wellness Wednesday.

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Thank God its Friday: Getting my head together.

Writing is so important to me and the block mixed with the MS has made me worry that the writing is over…or on it’s way out. I couldn’t stand that. That’s why getting my voice back is so important to me. I don’t express myself well and writing served as my way to get out there without standing on stage. (Ah shyness.)

So the Gotham Writer’s Workshop is going okay. I’m not strong with the writing yet but I’m getting there. I think there are 7 more weeks left. Hopefully they’ll go well.

While that goes on I thought I would leave you all with a song. :)

Okay, so I will see you next week to update you on my progress and I’ll be back for Sunday Morning News: What’s up. See you then!

 

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Wellness Wednesday: Now that the IVF is over…

Now that the IVF process is over what do we do? That was the big question. Would we try again? Should we just move on to adoption? We decided that adoption would be the better option. That, after the whole 4 shots a day and pills up the wazoo, we need to put off baby talk for one year. We are taking this year to get ourselves in better shape. Because I was in the IVF process I couldn’t work on my stomach. The medication would affect it. But now I have just gone through the Oatmeal test and on Monday I had an Upper Endoscopy. I’m really hoping to have an answer. I’ll let you know.

Also my husband and I had eye appointments and now I have bifocals! I’m not bothered by it. I’m more entertained. I like my new glasses and walking in them is an unexpected challenge but no biggie.

Next month I have an appointment with a new neurologist here in town. I am keeping my neuro in Denver but my appointment with him isn’t until August. I wanted to be seed sooner, hoping to get on medication.

 

Okay all that’s it for now. Have a great day and I’ll be back for Thank God it’s Friday: Catching Up!

 

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Thank God its Friday: Still finding my bearings.

My big thing right now, in an effort to bust through the block, is Gotham Writer’s Workshop where I’m studying Fiction writing. I’m using it as a refresher. Hoping to regain the writer that I used to be. I’ll keep you up to date. The course is 10 weeks long so it should move pretty quickly.

As for my photography, I haven’t picked up my camera in a little bit. I’m finding inspiration hard to find here in Fort Collins. I’m hoping that a trip to North Platte might change that.

Okay, so I will see you next week to update you on my progress and I’ll be back for Sunday Morning News:. See you then!

 

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Wellness Wednesday: Still getting used to things…

Well I’m still getting used to things. Sorry that I ended up missing yesterday but better late than never. ;)

 

Let’s get you up to date. The IVF experience was a bust. We were so hopeful but too much was working against us and a retry wouldn’t have had a better chance. So we decided that was enough (all of the medication that I was put on affected my MS) as changed our sights to ourselves.

 

This will be the year that we work on our own stuff to be the parents that we want to be. We’re looking to adoption and as much as I will miss out on not carrying them myself it won’t change how much I’ll love them.

 

March is MS month so keep a look out for walks in your area. For me because we’re done with IVF I’m going back to my neurologist this August. I felt that was a little too long so I also have an appointment with a Doctor here in town. In addition to the MS I will also be working to get my stomach right. I have an upper endoscopy and an Oatmeal test for the next two weeks. Hopefully I’ll have an answer then.

 

 

Okay all done for now. Have a great day and I’ll be back on Friday!

 

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Sunday Morning Coffee: So here’s what happened…

My last post was November 1, 2013. It was at that point that I became overwhelmed with
the whole IVF ‘thing’. I was taking 4 shots per day and one or two pills as well. I was on top of things with my diet and was hoarding decaffeinated tea to drink during the pregnancy. But, it didn’t work. I am devastated but we’ve decided to adopt so motherhood
is still in my future.

So what now? Now we work on ourselves. I work on my writing and my husband gets his certifications as well as take time to work on his other projects. We take a year and then discuss adoption.

Until then I plan on taking courses through Gotham’s Writer’s Workshop, an online program. As well as writing for other sites. At first I thought that I would go to Suite 101 and write about MS, but now I’m looking at About.com to write about comic books. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Well it is my intention to go back to blogging three times per week. Sunday Morning Coffee, Wellness Wednesday and a blog post each Friday to discuss my creative work. I plan on renaming the Friday blog so I’ll let you know what that is this Friday.

 

Okay, Have a great evening! I’ll see you again for Wellness Wednesday.

 

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Thank God its Friday: NaNoWriMo begins!

Today is the big day, the beginning of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) and I’m hoping that by the end of this month my block will be long gone.
This morning I’ll begin with a 15 to 30 minute ‘free-write’ to warm me up. Then it’s on the the project…Myles: The Real Boy. Inspired by my nephew Myles, his death and his sister. It is made of 10 issues, to go with a typical school year, and each will have a collection of ‘thumbnails’ (sketches of the comic to go with the words).

So today it begins with

Myles: The Real Boy – #1 of 10
Issue #1 – Prisoner 90574281

 
So I will see you next week update you on my progress. I’ll be back for Sunday Morning News: Stuff & Things. See you then!

 

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