So it’s been a week. Chronic cough finally reached the “I can’t take it anymore” point and off I went to the Pulmonologist. Surprise, surprise, I’m back on prednisone, a rather heavier dose than I’m accustomed to but the cough was worse than it’s been in years. Feeling much better now but anxious to get back to normal life. If you’ve ever been on steroid therapy you know that it affects every aspect of your day to day life, some good, some bad but always different. So, for now, I’m back on prednisone.
Spoonie Lament – Prednisone Purgatory
Prednisone oh prednisone you gave me cataracts and several broken bones but here I am right back on you ’cause the doctors don’t know what else to do oh yeah I’m back on prednisone
Prednisone you’re kinda hard on me you keep me up all night when I shouldn’t be I drink lots of water for my kidneys but now it’s three a.m. and I’ve gotta pee …. again I’m back on prednisone
Prednisone oh prednisone your side effects are bad enough alone you may put me in an early grave but you sure do make my immune system behave so for now, I’m back on prednisone
~Peace Out Peeps, I’m off for a cup of decaf tea ;-p
Rain drops cling to the bare branches of the tree. Tiny prisms reflecting the scant light like so many shimmering pearls. A kingfisher lands on a branch creating a tiny sparkling cascade. He watches the lake with a hungry intent as the raindrops begin to shimmer anew. Like iridescent mountain pearls they lie elegant against the stark backdrop of a rainy winter day.
Winter rain shimmers reflecting beauty and grace while birds sing softly
My prompt today is “Word of the Year” My personal WOTY for 2023 is “flourish”
This is not my year to just survive this is not the time to step aside not even the time to simply thrive Now is the time my soul to nourish this is the year I will finally flourish
2023 the year of the rabbit. The world around me spins crazily out of control. But I have decided that this is my year to flourish. To thrive with some degree of style and grace and so my word of the year is flourish. Recession or no, I will find ways to add beauty and style to my life without breaking the bank, to rediscover frugal joys. I will embellish my already wonderful life with generosity of spirit and joyful gratitude. This is my year to flourish.
From the Jar of Inspiration “Favorite books” – hmmmm
I’ve traveled around the world and places yet unseen I’ve moved beyond the planets in search of Stormhold’s queen I’ve seen Victorian England in the age where steam was king then I’m off to Diagon Alley where a wizard waits for me I’ve been to urban Chicago where dark forces breed as dragons filled the skies of Pern to save their golden queen I’ve been to Hobbiton and Narnia and all the oceans in between a life filled with adventure all because I read
From the all-seeing Jar of Inspiration the prompt: Libra/zodiac
The Moon shines her light on the lovers, blessing their union with her gentle light. The autumn wind ruffles changing leaves adding his breath of blessing. The whole world pauses for a moment anticipating, waiting while the light of their union joins the stars and the world seems just a bit brighter.
harmony’s balance marriage and diplomacy full moon in Libra
From the all-knowing Jar of Inspiration today’s prompt: Icicles and Candles
Icicles and Candles
Outside icicles are dangling from the roof inside the candles are softly burning Mid-winter’s night all is calm and bright but the season is slowly turning soon Spring will once again come calling bright leaves and flowers soon returning but for now in the quiet of my room Winter’s peaceful lesson I’m still learning
Today’s prompt from the Jar of Inspiration: Bubbles
bubbles cling to the side of the glass sparkling, iridescent and playful waiting to burst with ebullient joy I take a sip while they tickle my lips tiny bubbles that wrinkle my nose tingling all the way down to my toes I giggle like a school-girl at the first taste of champagne your arm a comforting weight and warmth wrapped around my shoulder I cuddle in deeper and the whole world is merry and bright On this winter’s night
From the all-knowing Jar of Inspiration today’s prompt: Fairy Rain
Rain softly falls on my window pane as I stand here listening outside the sun is slowly waking the spider webs are glistening beads of rain shimmer in the morning light like the flutter of fairy wings tiny gems that vanish with the sun but for now I listen to the rain and watch the fairies dance
From the all-knowing Jar of Inspiration my prompt today: Crystalline Silence
I sit in the peculiar gray light of a foggy dawn soaking in the crystalline silence barely broken by the quietness of your peaceful breathing all too soon the birds will begin their songs the sun will rise dispelling the gossamer fog along the lake but for now let me relish the warmth of your body next to mine and the crystalline silence of this foggy morn
The Wolf Moon greets us on Friday, the day of Venus, while Mercury is in retrograde. It is a time when deep emotions swirl together and the unspoken needs to be heard, witnessed, and expressed. I struggle in the cold, dark times to release the words clogged in my throat. Superhubs and I had a deep conversation recently about death, afterlife and near death experiences. This is what emerged:
Life, Death and Dirges
I’m sorry I couldn’t stay time has come for me to go that’s OK, I’ll be fine I’ve just run out of time when I’m gone just remember what we had the good times and the bad now that my story’s reached the end would you smile for me now and then
I know that you’re sad I know that you’re blue but I know you’ll make it through there’s more to life than we can see you’ll be fine even without me I promise you that the sun will shine again so smile for me now and then
now that I am gone remember life goes on when you keep me in your heart we’re never far apart I promise you’ll be happy once again so smile for me now and then