Stripping away the rose colored glasses of denial concerning my reality. Getting in touch with truth. Reaching out to others in empathy concerning their reality and their walk to truth.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Nosy Rose















My little red rose ~
Sweet scent for my nose.
You're already blooming ~
After that slight grooming.




This little rose bush is a true delight. A couple of snips and it performs beautifully. It will get slightly larger than a 'patio rose' bush... perfect for my flowerbed. This summer I intend to try rooting a few cuttings. The more the merrier and the cheerier, I say!


Do you like roses? If not, what do you find most appealing?

Bonus points:





Monday, April 25, 2016

MRI ~ Proof that I have a brain!















My apology for leaving everyone hanging. 

I now have proof that I have a brain... yes... I have had concerns (Ha!)


The MRI confirmed 'evidence' of an older stroke that occurred some time ago... there's a possibility I had a heat stroke in May 2002. I remember experiencing total exhaustion in 2002 for several weeks. However...the doctor said that the former event did not cause the current situation. Back to square one.Okay, now what? I'm waiting on a referral to a neurologist...


I called the MD's office to inquire about a neurologist appointment. One hasn't been set yet, so I'm only guessing it's not a huge priority.  Frustrating as heck but that's life.

The MD did find new conclusions... my vitamin D level (once deficient) is okay now. He changed his diagnosis and decided that I do have Vertigo...back on those pills... I knew it.

An email pal sent another suggestion, having read my mail concerning the 'former stroke' I'd had. I'm going to follow up on his suggestion and hope it brings further relief. It has to do with circulation and keeping the arteries cleared, ie, a type of high cholesterol therapy. That really could be a factor in my situation. Though my cholesterol isn't too high, I would still benefit from this. I'll get back to you on how the situation changes. (Thank you, anonymous e-pal!)

Most importantly ~

I would like thank everyone for the prayers, well wishes, and positive thoughts. The A-Z Challenge ends this week on Saturday. My minion work will be done! My blogs have been starved of attention... it won't be long before I get back to a more regular schedule, (smile).







Friday, April 8, 2016

A little prose with an MRI














We are the way we are  ~
No one changes as a result of our prompting, prodding, or pushing. 
Though we can move and share with others.

We are the way we are ~
We  grow when we recognize the goodness of the universe for our own inner sanctum.
Those who hear will learn, and hopefully reciprocate.

We are the way we are  ~
When we have defined what brings us our own joy
We're able to allow  others the same kindness and space.


dcrelief ~ personal update:

Friday morning (today), I'm having an MRI on my brain. The doctor is investigating 'why' I've lost some function in my left hand and left leg. It's a little bit scary, so I hope you'll keep me in your thoughts. 

My neighbor shared: "If they discover that you have no brain, you will have been worried over nothing!" I suppose he has a point!

Monday, April 4, 2016

A Weekend of Sights and Sounds

One dove calls to another.
Rose-pink Azaleas glow in the sunlight.
Clouds flirting with the blue sky.
Lawnmowers break their Winter silence.
Neighbor digging a trench for rain water runoff.
Varying winds ~ gentle breeze, sudden gusts.
Spring is here once again. 

Do you have a favorite sight or sound, related to Spring?

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Friday is the Day!!!






Holton's Heroes are working hard, behind the scenes checking blog links, and participation. I am so ready!










Friday is the big day. The A-Z challenge begins. Best of luck to all participants. I'll be cheering you on from the sidelines this year. I will not be participating. Instead I'll work behind the scenes as a minion; a rewarding job in itself. Hope everyone has fun. 

Thanks to Arlee Bird and Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting this event!!

Monday, March 21, 2016

A-Z Job opportunity

It's almost time for the 2016 A-Z Challenge to begin! The seventh year, and going strong. 

I had a lot of fun doing the 2015 challenge. This year my only participation will be as a "minion worker" for John Holton. If you'd like to help, click on John's link and leave him a comment. His group of minions are called "Holton's Heroes." I love the cami look, (smile).











Today is "Theme Reveal Day," but some might post a day or so later. Be looking for themes that peak your interest.

I'm including the A-Z Badge in my sidebar, in case you'd like to join in the fun this year.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Memories ~ full circle













Once there was a ride ~
Swallowed by the tide;
Would childhood memories disappear?

Memories of fun ~
Laughter in the sun.
Replacing my joy with future tears?

~dcrelief

Memories are etched in my mind, free to relive any time I like. Then again, I wondered: "what happened later, long after my visit? Did this place remain the same? Does this 'now time' still reflect the goodness I took into my mind?" (Sigh)

Have you ever had a similar experience? 

Image information:


Workers on lunch break watch the removal of the Jet Star roller coaster May 14, 2013. The structure has been in the ocean for six months after the pier it was on collapsed during Superstorm Sandy in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The Casino Pier has contracted Weeks Marine to remove the Jet Star roller coaster from the Atlantic Ocean.