Non-Fiction, Prompt

SHARE YOUR WORLD 6-14-2021

SHARE YOUR WORLD 5-31-2021 Memorial Day

Welcome to Share Your World and Melanie’s Rules! 

QUESTIONS

What did you learn the hard way? Even though I had chronic pain as a child, I should have listened to my doctor and tried to keep moving anyway. Now that I am older moving is almost impossible. I would advise anyone who is starting to get aches and pains to not stop moving, but continue to gently move your body so it doesn’t stiffen up and become like me. I still wouldn’t be jumping through hoops, but hopefully the pain would have been less now.

Which activities make you lose track of time? Reading and writing, plus just plain computer time.

Why do we seem to think of others the most after they’re gone? I think it is memories more than a lot of things. When I lost my mother I was at the store and I saw pumpkin pie on the shelf and I burst into tears because that was my mother’s favorite. Memories will get you all the time.

Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first? I tend to believe things way more than I should. I don’t challenge much. People have lied to me and very successfully. I guess it depends on the person.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a published book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Fiction, Haiku, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 362 DRAG and Dust.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Footprints!

By Tessa Dean June 2021

the dust is swirling

lifted by the air and falls

drag my foot through it



The Challenge Words!

DRAG and Dust

SEASONAL BADGE


Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 14th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 14th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I am happy to report that I am coming out of my depression and have started on my novel again. I am in the editing stage following beta reader critiques and it will soon be going to a real editor.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#threethingschallenge, #writephoto, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 627 and #WRITEPHOTO – Tunnel (Challenge)

Three Things Challenge 627

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

WISH
DIET
HEREDITARY

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#WRITEPHOTO – Tunnel

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a tunnel made from trees, branches and grass. Towards the end are 2 ducks.

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As someone who is considered morbidly obese by the medical profession one of the things I worry about is my diet. Do I follow a strict one? No I don’t, and even when I struggle to do this I do not lose any weight. Something is wrong, but what. Hereditary is one problem. My mother was always heavy even as a child and even though I was thin as a rail most of my childhood, I have now become my mother when she was my age and then she stayed that way until she died.

Medically I can’t seem to lose weight. I have cut calories, cut carbs (yes I am diabetic and on insulin which isn’t helping right now) and then there was the period of forcing myself to exercise. I loved running for some crazy reason and since we lived back in the woods on a lake I had these trails similar to the picture, where I could run and that was so much more pleasant than running on a street or exercise track. All that came to a halt when I hurt my knee and running was not an option anymore. I hate walking which is weird since I liked to run, but it isn’t the same thing. So my weight is part of all the medical problems I have. Lose weight they say and you will be so much in better health. Great, now tell me how to lose that weight as all those diets out there do not work for me.

Exercise is definitely key, but physically not something I am really able to do. They are trying to put me through all this physical therapy, but it is not doing much, plus I hate to exercise. I find it impossible to force myself to do something that is going to hurt so much. I didn’t like exercise when it didn’t hurt except for the running period, but that is not an option. I can barely walk and all I hear is how wonderful walking is for you. You can’t prove it by me. I hate it, it hurts and I have no desire to put myself through the pain which is intense. I don’t think these doctors really understand just how much pain I am in. And now that I have to be on blood thinners due to the blood clots in my lungs I can’t take one of the pain relievers that gave me some relief in the arthritis areas. My pain is so out of control that I can barely move and walk. I look at that wheelchair sitting there and know that is in my future. How far in the future I cannot say, but unless pain management comes up with another way to control the pain besides the 10 mg Percocets I take 4 times a day and don’t even make a big dent in the pain, a wheelchair is in my immediate future. My kids think things are bad now, but they have seen nothing yet if I can’t physically walk at all.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Darn walking boot!

One-Liner Wednesday – Darn walking boot!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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I am so tired of wearing a walking boot on my broken foot!

(7 weeks and it is still not healed)

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 12, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “drive.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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I absolutely hate driving. My dad forced me to learn to drive as a teenager and for that I will be grateful because right now since I have the broken foot I am constantly trying to find someone to drive me somewhere for all these doctor appointments and other things that crop up. They are not happy and neither am I. I will be glad when I can go back to driving myself when I have to. I have a neighbor who thinks I am his personal driver. He has been unhappy since I have been in the hospital so much and now the broken foot and still no driving. He survived before I came into his life and he will survive after I leave his life. I am referring to the fact that I am trying to get into assisted living and I will not even own a car at that point since I can’t afford to repair or insure one. Hopefully I won’t have to do many things that might need a ride. Depending on where I move I can use my medical transport, but will most likely have to change doctors depending on how far away I am from my current ones since my kids can’t be driving me all over. They aren’t happy now and I try not to have to ask them if I can help it, but sometimes I have to go to the doctor’s. I can get groceries delivered, but not the doctor’s office LOL!

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Here are the rules for SoCS:

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! 

https://www.quaintrevival.com/

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#threethingschallenge, #Whatdoyousee, Non-Fiction, Photo Prompt, Prompt

Three Things Challenge 623 and “What Do You See” #85

Three Things Challenge 623

Pensitivity101 Rules:

Welcome to The Three Things Challenge.
Below are three things that may, or may not, be related. Simply read the prompt and see where your creativity takes you.
You can use one, two or all three words in your post, there are no restrictions regarding length, style, or genre apart from keeping it family friendly.
You can use 3TC, #threethingschallenge or TTC as a tag and my logo if you wish.
Invite us along by creating a pingback to this post, then leave your link in the comments so that other people can read your writings and I’ll see it to respond to you directly. You might like to check out some of the other contributions while you’re there.

I schedule the challenge to go out around 6.30 am UK time, but pingbacks have to be approved manually so might not show immediately. This could be because I’m late accessing my blog or due to time differences, but I will get there, I promise!
I look forward to reading your responses, and as always thank you all for your continued support.

Your three words are:

HYSTERICS
FARE
PEG

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What Do You See #85

Image credit; Iqbal Nuril @ Pixabay

For the visually challenged reader, the photo shows a small kitten looking inquisitivelyfrom under a table.

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Kittens!

By Tessa Dean June 2021

We had a beautiful white cat. She had these gorgeous blue eyes and a kink on the end of her tail. Since she adopted us we had no idea if the kink was a fight or genetic. One day we found out she was pregnant. The kids were almost hysterical in their excitement.

One day she disappeared. We were worried because we knew her time was near, but we couldn’t find her. We did our best to explain her disappearance to the kids although we didn’t know the real reason why she went missing.

We put food outside, her usual fare, although she rather preferred catching her own food, but being pregnant put a halt to that for a the time being. We hoped she was ok and my now ex-husband converted a play shed we had made for the kids into a cat home with a door flap so they could come and go if they every showed up. It was a little house with pegs to hang things on and shelves for their outside toys, etc.

Finally one day she obviously was trying to bring the kittens home. She had them somewhere else and we looked outside thankfully before throwing the door open and stepping on this tiny little kitten. We left it alone and kept peeking outside and then there were three kittens out there and we saw her trudging down the driveway from the next house up with another kitten in her mouth. Now there were 4 of them. Overnight she brought the last 2 over from the other house. We have no idea why she had them there unless she was out roaming and got caught and couldn’t get home. We stopped using that door and didn’t touch them.

One morning they were all gone again. We were concerned, but not a lot we could do. I got ready for work and went to leave and realized she had moved them off the step and underneath my car. Thank God I saw them and didn’t drive over them. I guess she wanted them out of the open air porch and thought they would be better protected under the car. Bad idea, but she didn’t know any better. So my husband had to try and get them out from under my car so I could go to work. We knew there were six or at least she only brought home six. Now we had touched them and we hoped that wouldn’t be a problem. Animals are finicky especially with their young. He placed them in the playhouse on cushions and for a while she stayed there with them. There were 3 pure white ones like her and 3 tabby cats, one orange, one gray and one black with barely discernable stripes. And once they were up and walking around we saw they all had the kink in their tails so it was genetic. As they got older they started to wander further and further away and then the white ones were gone. As we drove around the neighborhood we saw them because you couldn’t miss the kink in their tails. The tabbies hung around and we had to find them and the mother homes as we were selling the house. The white ones had found homes in the neighborhood so we left them alone.

Our other experience with pets and their babies was a dog that gave birth to 10 puppies. Boy was that a treat and finding them all homes was rough. We kept one of them and the mother. She was fixed right after that. No more puppies.

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Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

Haiku, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Prompt

Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 361 HOME and Weep.

Ronovan’s Rules:

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Memories of Home

By Tessa Dean June 2021

I look around home

moving on soon, memories

I weep for what’s lost



The Challenge Words!

HOME and Weep

SEASONAL BADGE


Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book, published on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 7th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 7th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

This might sound strange, but today’s smile is that I gathered my own trash and took it all down to the trash chute myself without waiting for my neighbor to do it for me. I need to get into a better place in my life. I can still take the trash at this point. Last week, I wasn’t up to it, but today I decided to do it myself and so I accomplished something myself. I have to stop relying on others for things I can do myself be it slow or not, it is done.

Tessa – 

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses

New Author’s Website –http://www.tessadeanauthor.com

Author – Old Writing –  http://www.finallyawriter.com

About my life –  http://www.tessacandoit.com

Author of a book on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

I am also a youtuber in the authortube section on writing. See my videos here:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSpNS-6gfJ0s8eD1berLwQg