Non-Fiction, Prompt

Share Your World 7-26-2021

MELANIE B CEE rules:   

Welcome to Share Your World! 

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  Additionally, I offer a ‘Gratitude’ Section for those who like a little affirmation with their questions!  It’s optional to participate in that of course. 

There are two ways in which you can participate:

  1. Create a Share Your World post. 
  2. Then post the link to that blog post.
  3. Alternatively, leave your answers in the comments box of this post.
  4. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  5. Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  I don’t manually approve them, but sometimes they don’t show up immediately.  Why that happens is an unsolved mystery.   For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks!
  6. Some questions might be recycled from time to time.  Sorry if they come too close together!  The number of interesting questions (to me) is finite.   I try to mix them up judiciously but bungle that sometimes.  Mea culpa!

QUESTIONS

Do you believe in second chances? I do and sometimes I have even given someone 3 chances, but not everyone has given me a second chance. I think everyone deserves at least one more chance.

Is your glass half full or half empty? My glass unfortunately is almost always empty. I have trouble with positivity.

Would you rather someone be honest and hurt your feelings or lie to protect them? This is a hard one. However, truth usually comes out in the end so why wait and be hurt later. To my way of thinking it always comes out eventually.

When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush? When I was caught in a fiery inferno and fire is one of my biggest fears/phobias.

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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 26th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Another rough week. The aides have been here sporadically and so that was not a smile. I am not getting the help I need. This new agency sucks as much if not more than the last one. I was promised they would find someone for today, but it is 6:30 PM and it is looking very unlikely. They told me that my original substitute would be back this Friday, but there is all the days inbetween including today that aren’t looking likely and no one was here on Friday either. I will hate to have to call up my daughter and beg her to come and get my laundry and somehow get it done for me. That is the aide’s job, but when they only come for an hour it isn’t happening and I can’t drag the laundry down to the laundry room with a walker to boot.

So now I need to find a smile. I don’t know what to say. My dad’s long term care facility is going through its third or fourth case of Covid and it is his wing so we wait. We already know that you can get it again since most of them have had it twice there (employees especially) and the vaccine isn’t a guarantee either so my dad had it once and hopefully the vaccine he got will help him not get it again.

Nope that didn’t work. I got a new writing book to read. That is going to have to do. I can’t continue writing books until I figure out what is wrong with the first one. The editor is supposed to help me with that. She is editing the first one and says there is a major issue and so won’t continue reading until she helps me fix the problem. So a new book will have to do.

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

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 24, 2021

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 24, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “color/colour.” Use it as a noun, a verb, or pick a color and write about it–use it any way you like. Have fun!

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I have been spending the last few days playing around with color. I have been making new backgrounds, overlays, banners, etc. for both Twitch and YouTube for my live streams and videos. I decided to use bright, but light color mixtures which remind me of paint swirling around. I used it for instagram posts as well.

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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

#WeekendCoffeeShare, Non-Fiction, Prompt

#WeekendCoffeeShare : Physical Therapy

Natalie’s Guidelines and newest post is here.

Coffee, Pen, Notebook, Caffeine, Cup
Picture compliments of Pixabay.com

Thanks to Natalie the Explorer for hosting this prompt.

Grab yourself a beverage and pull up a chair. If we were having coffee I would tell you that I have started physical therapy on my broken foot. It still hurts something fierce and is very swollen. I was told it could take months for the pain to start to subside. Not what I wanted to hear.

I would tell you that I finally got book one to the editor and trying to decided what will be book 2 or even if there will be a book 2. I am not sure what I want to do. I am happier writing short stories and flash fiction and poetry, mainly haikus. I am stuck on whether if I do decide to do a series if it should be consecutive or concurrent. In other words the stories would be all around the same time so they would be standalone novels and it wouldn’t matter in what order you read them. I find consecutive hard because I already wrote short stories for most of them that just need a beginning and an end. They are all around the same age so consecutive would make them all older instead as the series continued. I am thinking of standalones which means more rewriting than I planned on.

I would tell you that they have restarted the art classes here where I live. They provide the teacher and the supplies so it doesn’t cost me anything.

Have a great week everyone.

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 short book, a work posted 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 19th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 19th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

Another rough week. The aide has been here sporadically between her health and her daughter having to have emergency surgery I haven’t seen much of her. So that was not a smile.

I never heard yes or not about that last assisted living facility, but today my case manager called to say that there were some openings in this brand new place and so she was sending me an application to fill out. So that was a smile. Brand new is better than used in anything in my book. I filled out the paperwork and had to write a check out to pay for a background/criminal check and that I wasn’t expecting, but I wrote out the check and got the application ready to mail tomorrow on my way to physical therapy evaluation.

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

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Physical Therapy on Foot

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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Physical therapy is about to start on my broken foot.

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Linda’s rules for #1LinerWeds:

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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, 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

I am now following and streaming on Twitch.tv. Find me under www.twitch.tv/tessadeanauthor

#weeklysmile, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 12th of July, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I am finding it hard to find something to smile about. I had a rough week. I am exhausted although I got my nighttime oxygen finally. I should be sleeping even better as it goes through my BiPap machine.

I guess the good thing to smile about is that they did find a substitute aide to come in while my aide when away for 2 plus weeks.

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

#SoCS, Non-Fiction, Prompt

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 3, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “contains ‘igh.’” Find a word that contains the letters “igh” in that order and use it in your post. Enjoy!

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My eyesight is getting worse. I have diabetes and it is one of the problems due to diabetes. The higher your sugar levels the worse your eyesight is. The frightening thought is that at any time, without warning, I could become blind. I have diabetic retinopathy. The damage is not reversible. I already have loss of feeling in my feet and fingers due to neuropathy from the diabetes.

The night I broke my foot I couldn’t feel the bottom half of my body and so when the foot turned under me and broke, I didn’t even feel it (the good thing), but by the time I arrived at the hospital it was beginning to hurt. Once I had a splinter in the bottom of my foot which I didn’t feel going in or feel the doctor digging it out.

I have over eight different major things wrong with me. That is why my kids are fighting to have me put into an assisted living facility. It is dangerous for me to live alone.

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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

#1linerWeds, Non-Fiction, Prompt

One-Liner Wednesday – Walking boot off!

One-Liner Wednesday – Walking Boot Off!

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

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The walking boot is off, but my foot is sore, swollen and I am limping, but I am in shoes and not the boot.

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Linda’s rules for #1LinerWeds:

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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, 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 28th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

The Weekly Smile for the 28th of June, 2021 #weeklysmile

My smile:

I got my walking boot off, although my foot still hurts, is swollen and I am limping. Physical therapy will start soon.

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