Category Archives: Life

Posts about goings on in life generally.


Hey, everyone. It’s past three in the morning and I can’t sleep. I know, I know, it’s what I usually do anyway. Tonight my mind is going a million miles per hour and no matter how much I try to control it, nothing helps.

depressedid-100365516For starters, I fell again a couple of days ago on my friends’ porch. I was trying to bring in the mail when I began listing to the left. I already know I’m a fall risk, so I knew what was going to happen. I promptly shifted backward so I landed on my bottom. I didn’t hurt anything unless my pride counts.

I sat there for a few minutes crying in frustration because I knew it would take me a while to get back up. When I finally did, I brought the mail inside and made my way to bed, where I’ve spent most of the past couple of days.

I began thinking (again) what my purpose in life is supposed to be. I’m still thinking about it as I write this. Giving up isn’t an option for me, though I’d be lying if I said I never thought about it. I pray. And pray. And pray some more. Still waiting to hear back.

With everything that’s going on in this country now, I stress out and become more depressed. I love God, but I hate organized religion. Wars are fought for greed, power, and in the name of religion. Maybe that’s why my mind is so confused. Being well again is top of my list, so I implore my online followers and friends, please help me help my brain make sense again.

Hugs to all of you who listen and are there for me unconditionally and without judgment. I love you guys.

PS: I’m going to reschedule Dr. G earlier even if I have to cab it. I think all these meds aren’t helping. Xoxoxo


Hey all! Friend and fellow blogger Jen has given me the Three Quotes Challenge. Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that it’s almost impossible for me to shy away from a challenge. 😀 Though I don’t call this a true challenge, I love quotes, so I’m in.


The rules of the road:

I – Post your favorite quotes or your own quotes for three (3) posts in a row.
II – Thank the person who nominated you.
III – Pass it on to three (3) other bloggers per quote, each time you post them.
IIIb–Or pass it from three (3) to nine (9) bloggers if you choose to post all the quotes together, in the same post.

Here are my three quotes:

BQ-frederickdouglass377775This quote (and picture) hits close to home. My left arm contracted to about this position nearly a year (give or take) post-stroke. A couple of months after exhausting my therapies, I discussed the pain and inability to move it to my original neurologist.

His words, to paraphrase, were “You suffered a life altering event. You’re lucky to be alive. You’ll learn to live with it.” It was an unacceptable response and I found another neurologist and a rehabilitation doctor. Further testing showed I had a frozen shoulder from the hemorrhage/stroke and scar tissue from my partially torn rotator cuff. I was given exercises to do until I was eligible for more physical therapy the following year. I now have nearly 80% range of motion in my left arm and shoulder. TAKE THAT, DR. Y!!!

BQ-cslewis119176That’s right, and I’m not letting anything stop me because of some stupid things called obstacles. See, I finally got it.

Maybe all the progress during the first half of the year has inflated my ego a little, maybe I got tired of the way some people have been treating me, or maybe it’s been a combination of both. I don’t know. What I do know is that Little Ms. Eva over here is on a mission of goal setting and dream weaving. I’m not going to stop until I get what I want. Don’t worry; no one needs to jump off the deep end! I’m not planning on setting unattainable goals or dreaming ‘Impossible Dreams”. 😀 Pushing myself a little harder and reaching a little higher is the plan, that’s all.


I couldn’t resist this one because the baby seal was so cute, and I figured this was a good time for an ‘Awww’ moment.  🙂




Now, the three bloggers I’m choosing for this Challenge are:  Melissa Maygrove, Lady Jai, and Kitt O’Malley.

Do you have any quotes you’d like to share? I love positive, inspirational, motivational, and uplifting quotes. Funny and cute work too! 🙂



Access makes invisible

Jo Traveller

Constant access to anything makes it invisible. Gratitude brings it back into focus.


I live in the Rocky Mountains in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. I am surrounded by stunning natural beauty and encounter wild animals almost daily. I have often wondered if I’ve become complacent in my awe of this place until I was recently struck by a thought that cut deep into my existence.

On a recent road trip with my family I was daydreaming and gazing out the car window when out of the corner of my eye I caught sight of something common, but saw it with new eyes.  What I saw was a group of tourists on the side of the road taking photos of a handful of bighorn sheep. As I watched the visitors inch closer to the dangerous wild animals I was struck first with concern for their well being then harsh criticism over…

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Hey everyone. I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I haven’t been well for the past few weeks: lethargy, excessive sleeping, diahrrea and not eating; I even bought myself an ER visit for dehydration. Sigh. The past few days the closest I’ve come to feeling on the ‘Okay’ side for close to three weeks.

I was pretty depressed and disappointed in myself for a while because I was on such a roll as far as getting so many positive things done. depression-1348941951aDCI’m not going to beat myself up over it though. I know it’s not going to do me any good anyway. 🙂

I’m almost done with my Medicare approved physical therapy for the year so I’m going to have to think about other options for keeping my body from regressing. My PT place, Marshall Creek Physical Therapy in PA offers wellness programs at a discount, so I might look into doing that once I’m done.

I have my Speech Evaluation April 22; there’s a waiting list, so unless something opens up before then — I wait.

Just wanted you all to know that I’m okay and missed you all while I was sick.   😀

Until next post, hugs to all!!


I’m posting today about compassion. I heard about this through my dear blogger friend Rebecca Bradley, crime writer and author of Shallow Waters. Take a moment to visit the Facebook page for 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion.



Link your post to the FB page – Tweet with the hash-tag #1000Speak


I know a lot of compassionate people; I also know a few who don’t have much compassion at all.

Today is the day 1000 bloggers will post stories about sharing, caring, compassion, empathy, and triumph.

Updated: I just found out about their blog site here. Check it out also.

I always make it a habit to check the news online to see what’s going on in the world around me. I find myself drawn to stories that have happy endings because there’s so much strife and tragedy in the world as it is. Wouldn’t you agree?

Recently, a six-year-old autistic boy named Glenn Buratti from Osceola, Florida had a birthday party planned for him by his mother, Ashlee. She invited all 16 of his classmates from school to come. Even though she didn’t receive any RSVPs, she figured at least a few would come. Not a one did.

In her anger and hurt, she posted her feelings on a Facebook forum and news got around. Let’s just say, little Glenn wound up having the best birthday EVER!

Read about the story here.

Sometimes the smallest things you do for someone make all the difference in the world. You might not even realize it. Even using myself as an example: I appreciate every personal email, tweet or phone call that someone makes asking how I’m doing and feeling. I know that someone, somewhere is thinking of me and I’m not as alone as I sometimes feel I am.

Thanks for reading! Please check out their page to see how you can become more involved. Have a blessed day everyone! Hugs from me to you!




Wishing Every One a Happy Holiday!

Just wanted to jump on quickly and wish everyone a very Happy Holiday, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah (Chanukah), Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice (Yule), Eid al-Adha (The Festival of Sacrifice), or Festivus like good old Frank Costanza from Seinfeld! 🙂

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Happy Holidays!

My Christmas was quiet and peaceful and I’m wishing all my followers and friends peace, prosperity, good health, and happiness for New Year 2015!


Not Too Late to Give Your Support

Double dose of love Charles… 🙂 from my other blog too. Hugs.

Legends of Windemere

There’s still 11 days left to reach the goal of 100 supporters.  We’re at 44 and it’s been that way for the last 2 days.  So I ask again for people to click on the picture below and give their social media support for Legends of Windemere!

Also, please spread the word to others and let’s see if we can meet that October 4th goal.

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