#WeekendCoffeeShare: I am out of control still…

#WeekendCoffeeShare: I am out of control still…

Today is hot enough (100 degrees) for something cool to drink. I can offer something cool to drink, but no goodies I am afraid. I have to stop tempting myself with them. My medication isn’t strong enough yet to control my sugar if I have any sugar.

Still struggling with my blood sugar numbers. To get them down I can’t have any carbs at all and that is not a balanced diet. So still need medicine tweaking. I see the doctor tomorrow to discuss this.

Wishing you all a good week ahead and try to stay cool.

Tessa

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Ouija

Ouija

My sister, Myra, is always getting me in some kind of trouble with my friends. Today she promised all of us she would use the Ouija board to give us “readings from beyond.”

How bad could that be? Sounded like fun to me.

We gathered at the arranged time, Myra, my 3 friends and I. The board was already set up. Myra sat there, the queen of drama.

Myra instructed us to put out hands lightly and touch the planchette. No pushing allowed. She would be the guide.

She went into some kind of ecstasy, a trance of sorts, and the planchette began to move. “I know what you did,” it spelled out. An intake of breath from all of us including Myra.

“You will be punished,” came next from the planchette.

We didn’t wait any longer and pushed away from the table and ran screaming.

No one heard Myra laughing and then gasp.

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Tessa

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Weekly Smile Week 29

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I smiled when my son went into the store to buy one pair of sneakers and ended up with 3 all for just a little more than the one pair.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Tuesday at Ten {Strong}

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Lord God make me strong.

Strong enough to carry my own weight when needed.

To help lift others up.

And to make a difference in this world.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

 

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Hope”

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge – “Hope”

woman-sunrise

We all need to let hope guide our future and not the hurts as most of us tend to do. We can all use hope!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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The Sword Fight

The Sword Fight

They all waited with bated breath, their swords at the ready, for the command, “Charge!

Charge! Now!”

They all rushed into the war of the century.

Everyone lost as their swords of cardboard bent on contact.

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Tessa

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Three Word Wednesday 489 – Shadorma

3wordwednesdayFatal Flaw by Teresa Smeigh July 2016

Gaping hole

Is a fatal flaw.

The cutter

Sings in a

Harmonious way while he

Harshly hacks away.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #106 Sing&Flower

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #106 Sing&Flower

Flowers Blooming

by Teresa Smeigh July 2016

In the garden now,

The flowers bloom and they sing.

The sun shines brightly!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 29

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 29

What is the perfect pizza? Deep dish, pepperoni, sausage and extra cheese.

What is your favorite time of day? Middle of the night.

Show us two of your favorites photographs?  The photos can be from anytime in your life span.  Explain why they are your favorite. Because they show the resiliency of youth. This was before my Bipolar Disorder and other mental illnesses took a turn for the worst and about 10 years before my physical chronic pain started.

16 yrs16 in this picture and still fairly carefree.

Here is an example of one of my favorite outfits. I was 17 in this picture.

Here is an example of one of my favorite outfits. I was 17 in this picture.

Complete this sentence:  I’m looking forward to…. becoming mentally stable sometime before I die.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I was grateful for my therapy session. I so needed to talk. And looking forward to seeing my PCP again and having my diabetes meds raised so I can start feeling better.

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Rules:

I sincerely hope you enjoy my questions for this week and find the questions interesting enough to play along.   If you ever want me to ask anything specific, please feel free to contact me.  You don’t think a lot about these questions, unless of course it is FUN for you.  Simply dream and just let loose, or you let your alter ego answer if you want.   Have a fabulous week everyone!!

Even though I oftentimes will add photos to my answers, it is not a requirement to participate in Share your World.

Here is the basic format.  I will ask you:

  • To answer three random questions each week.
  • Respond to a fourth item (I will randomly chose from this list)
    • Making a List out of a topic
    • Completing the sentence I start
    • Answering a Would you Rather question
  • Bonus Question is always the same  “What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?”  Because we all need to be reminded that there are many things in our lives to be grateful about.  

If you adore challenges as much as I do, please check out WordPress’s Blog Event Listing for other challenges.

I will post four different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Share Your World” or “SYW” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

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#WeekendCoffeeShare: Diabetes #’s coming back up…

#WeekendCoffeeShare: Diabetes #’s coming back up…

Today is hot enough for something cool to drink. I can offer something cool to drink, but no goodies I am afraid.

Still struggling with my blood sugar numbers. To get them down I can’t have any carbs at all and that is not a balanced diet. So still need medicine tweaking.

Wishing you all a good week ahead.

Tessa

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The Crash

The Crash

I sit quietly reading in the shady area deep in the back yard. I vaguely hear a loud crash of metal on metal, but continue reading. I am more interested in my book than all the noise and yelling coming from the front yard.

I become aware someone has come around to the back yard. I realize it is Mrs. King from next door. I can barely recognize her with the tears running down her face.

She runs to me and grabs me in a hug and cries out, “Oh you poor orphan! You must come with me now.”

 

Tessa

 

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Tuesday at Ten {Secure}

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Feeling secure is hard for me. I have always been an insecure person. I don’t feel safe in life. I am afraid of everything. I am afraid of life. So many times I just want to crawl deep inside a hole and pull the dirt inside with me. To be left alone. It is a hard feeling to fight.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

 

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#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writers Challenge – “Memories”

#WQWWC – Writers Quote Wednesday Writers Challenge – “Memories”

red flower quoteMemories are always with us.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Weekly Smile Week 28

weekly smile

I hadn’t realized so few people were doing the weekly smile. I am not totally with it half the time.

I have been concerned about homelessness when my dad passes. Last night a “friend” from an old job called to tell me that she always thinks about me and how we talked at work and that she thinks of me as a friend and my homelessness should not be a worry because I always have a home with her. Two broke girls (like the tv show) struggling along and that she is currently without a home and scrambling to find a place, but she is broke too. I guess this is a smile. Living with people, even family is hard at the best of times, but better news than I had.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #105-Time&Grow

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #105-Time&Grow

Trees

by Teresa Smeigh July 2016

Trees take time to grow.

They take water, tender care.

Result is nature.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

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Prompt for #SoCS July 9/16

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “concentration.” Use it any way you see fit. Have fun!

My concentration right now is shot. Or I guess I should say it is totally concentrated on binging “CSI:Miami” and David Caruso. My psychiatric nurse is tweaking my medicine to try and stop my loss of reality and entry into fantasyland.

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

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3 Week Wednesday – Week No. 487 (Shadorma)

3wordwednesday3WW Week No. 487

As you well know, each week I post three words. You write something using the words.

Then come back and post a link to the contribution with Mr. Linky (but please, link to the exact post, not your blog, by clicking on the exact post title and paste it to Mr. Linky). As always, there’s no hard-and-fast rule that you have to post on Wednesday.

(And if you want a hint as to when I post three new words, follow me on Twitter @tgabrukiewicz.)

I do invite everyone to check back often to read and comment on other contributions. This is, after all, a community for writers, poets and bloggers who clamor for your feedback. Share with friends. Tweet the love. Let us build this community.

Wasteful, adjective: prodigal, profligate, uneconomical, inefficient, extravagant, lavish, excessive, imprudent, improvident, intemperate; thriftless, spendthrift; needless, useless.

Addicted, adjective: dependent on, devoted to, obsessed with, fixated on, dedicated to, fanatical about, passionate about, enamored of, a slave to; informal hooked on, wild about, mad about, crazy about, nuts about.

Bruise, noun: contusion, lesion, mark, black-and-blue mark, discoloration, blackening; injury; swelling, lump, bump, welt; verb: injure, mark, discolor, mark, discolor, blemish; damage, spoil, upset, offend, insult, affront, hurt, wound, injure, crush.

 

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BMX

By Teresa Smeigh July 2016

Addicted

BMX riding.

Bruised on face.

Bruised on leg.

A wasteful amount of time.

Just to hurt yourself.

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Tuesday at Ten {CARING}

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Caring is a human feeling. We care about a lot of things in life.

I, unfortunately, am going through the uncaring part of my mental illness. I have to draw deep inside to pull my caring out for others at this time. Doesn’t mean I don’t care, I just have trouble showing it.

I CARE about all of you deep down inside. Remember that!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.com

 

 

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Weekly Smile Week 27

weekly smile

I had to think long and hard on this as I find smiling difficult at times as usual. Depression has set in.

I smiled as my insurance company told me that the almost $800 bill I had just gotten was NOT my responsibility. Now I just have to get it straightened out with the company trying to charge it to me. They can’t claim it right, but that is their problem, not mine. I also smiled when charity care agreed to pay the rest of the hospital bill and I got a refund for what I did manage to pay. I hate medical bills and sorting them out.

Tessa

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Twins

Copyright-Claire Fuller

 

Copyright-Claire Fuller

 

 

Twins

I rubbed the piece of plaster, laid out the tools and headed to bed for an early start on my project.

The next morning I opened the door and stared. My block of plaster had two heads carved on it. On the side was a heart. I started to cry and Nicky said, “Don’t cry Cassie I made the two of us so we will never be separated.”

“Oh, Nicky.” Nicky is my twin, but he was damaged during birth and in his mind he thinks he can keep us together by making a double bust of us.

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The prompt this week comes twice from Claire Fuller; both photo and artwork.

Tessa

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