This Will Make Your Heart Smile Not Just Your Face

I normally don’t share things from America’s Got Talent, but, after being shown this particular clip, there isn’t any way I coudn’t  share.


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A Summary and Analysis of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ — Interesting Literature

The meaning of a classic fairy tale A blonde-haired juvenile delinquent breaks into an ursine family home and proceeds to indulge her penchant for fussy eating and fidgetiness around furniture. This is, in brief, a summary of what happens in the fairy tale of ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. Such a story, if true, would […]

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As always, Interesting Literature has informative articles and interesting takes on literature and life.  Hope you enjoy this as much as I have.

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Forward Slow, Mr. Sulu

Things ain’t right, but when has that ever stopped me.  

Image result for star trek mr. sulu

Saturday I tried playing a video game called Warframe, yeah, the same one I mentioned before.  I was playing the game and my head and stomach just felt weird; I then woke up two hours later, not remembering falling asleep and still feeling tired.  Exhausted.  It was so bad of an exhaustion my stomach, body felt ill.  Luckily, I was already in bed and decided to simply remain there for the rest of the day.  Sunday the arthritis kicked in and I spent another day in bed sleeping off and on the rest of the day.  The Husband woke me up around Midnight last night to remind me to take the evening meds, which I did, and then went promptly back to sleep.

Today I made it up with The Husband while he was preparing to go to work and have remained upright and awake!  Score!  I believe a part of yesterday’s problem is I was unable to keep to the schedule of the medicine I’m on for seizures – to keep them away.  When that medicine and the muscle spasm medicine get taken too close together and without food – I had no appetite yesterday whatsoever – there is sometimes anesthetic properties.  (There was even some Elder Scrolls played before getting the day thoroughly begun.)

So, the main plan for today is to work on more of the short story collection.  One of the short stories creeped me out, and I’m the writer!  It isn’t finished…yet.  I am hoping it will be done today.  I am very curious to see which way it is going to end.  I am in control, but sometimes it’s fun just to see how a story will conclude if left just a little unattended.  The creepy part I manipulated, of course, but I really didn’t expect it to be so unsettling once it was done!  Squee!

OK – enough of a break.  Back to work.  🙂


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Some Interesting Things I Read Today

As you can imagine, after the past week I had, getting back to “normal” is just a little difficult.  Add in cooler temps and rain and you get an almost pensive set of days.  To counter this, I’ve been reading different articles on-line and playing some video games.  However, as far as the video games are concerned, I am having to be careful with the ones I select to play because one of my favorites, Warframe, is almost too “fast” for my brain and causes it to slow down quite a bit.  So, I’ve been playing a lot of Elder Scrolls Online.

So, I am sharing some of the articles because you may just be interested in some of the same things.  Sorry this post is so boring, but, sometimes, boring is good, and informative.

Viruses in subtitles.

A reporter gets body-slammed by a politician?

Google’s AlphaGo is the best Go player in the world…..  I’m not sure how I feel about this.

Money still going to schools that discriminate.  Every school discriminates regardless of what they say.

Healthcare is being screwed over again.

Ben Carson calls poverty ‘a state of mind’ in interview.

Robocop in Dubai.

Libyan coastguard opened fire at refugee boats.

Queen Elizabeth II visits Manchester bombing victims.

Two white-supremacists killed and bomb-making ingredients were found in the apartment.

The men were killed allegedly because the shooter said it was because of the following two reasons:

because “he wanted to prevent them from committing planned acts of domestic terrorism,” Assistant State Attorney Ronald Gale wrote in a pretrial motion filed in Florida’s Hillsborough County Circuit Court.

The materials were found in Russell’s Tampa apartment Friday after police discovered the bodies of 18-year-old Andrew Oneschuk and 22-year-old Jeremy Himmelman. Police say Arthurs, the fourth roommate, confessed to killing the two men, claiming they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam.

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A Monday PLUS A Strange Brain/Medicine Day

Today was most definitely a Monday because things didn’t work out the way they needed.  The dogs got out of the yard – everyone came home safely.  Sniffles and I were not prepared for this particular adventure!  Unfortunately, Animal Control became involved so there is more to do other than relax, which iis what we were sort of hoping for.  

In other news, I’ve begun a new medicine for seizures/muscle spasms.  The doctors aren’t decided which it is, but, what little research I was able to manage today, says the medicine is mostly used for seizures but can also be used for serious muscle spasms.  Hopefully, when I speak with the seizure specialist, there will be a better picture and idea of what is going on.  However, I’m really going to be glad when my body and brain are adjusted to the new medicine.

The new medicine, when combined with some of the other meds, make me very sleepy.  The combination also makes it difficult to think until the medication is firmly in my system.  Thinking slower is not something I accept easily, as you know.  Since I am recovering from whatever happened last Wednesday, and the subsequent hospital stay, I haven’t been overly concerned and am going to try to keep that particular concern down to manageable levels.

The dreams I’m having are definitely fodder for future stories! 😏🙈🙉🙊💃👀👍

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Pouring Rain

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Home Again!!!!

Mommy is home again! There is much loving and excitement going on! Tired. There will be more later, God willing. 😸

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In Hospital

Hi guys. I’m in the hospital since Wednesday night.  Initially looked like a stroke. The hemaplegic migraine has been ruled out so far.  Really super bored. Feeling better.  May get to go home soon.

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Reblog: Selecting Beta Readers

Originally posted on Rachel Poli: Finding beta readers isn’t as hard as you would think. They’re everywhere as long as you know the right places to look. But before we go into where you should find your beta readers, let’s talk about the characteristics you would like your beta readers to have. Because, of course, you…

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Writing Research Related Question

This question is for all the medical people out there and the non-medical people who have a lot of medical procedure knowledge:

What is the procedure in your areas should a visitor in an ICU overdose on narcotics while visiting the patient in ICU – i.e. in the room with the ICU patient who is on a vent?  I am sure the patient will be saved because this is what medical personnel do?  They are trained to save lives immediately.

  • Where is the new patient sent?  I.e. there to an ICU bed, the emergency room/department, etc?
  • Are the police called?  If the police are called, is the person arrested?  (I can’t see why they would be arrested, but different laws are in each state, sometimes in each county of said state.)
  • How is the person who overdosed allowed to interact with the patient, especially if they are a decision maker for the ICU patient?  Do you have someone stay in the room with them?  Is security called to stay with them?  Are they permitted to see the ICU patient at all after overdosing in said patient’s room?

I know what is supposed to happen in my state and know what happens in several different counties, but, as was said earlier, each state/commonwealth is different.  I need to know the different practices so I can choose which one to use in my current story.  Just so you understand, my plan is not to detail the practice, I just need an overview of what happens and will not use any names or list any states of where said practices happen.  If you are uncomfortable in giving me this information, I highly understand because of the current state of national and world affairs.  However, it doesn’t hurt to ask questions.  If you like, you may just send me an e-mail with a link to

Thanks in advance to any who help me with this question.


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