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Daily Prompt: Connecting the Dots Each Day


Daily Prompt: Connect the Dots

Scour the news for an entirely uninteresting story.
Consider how it connects to your life.
Write about that.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us a CONNECTION.

I am going to state ahead of time that I will possible ruffle a few feathers with this article.  
This is fine since comments are welcome of all opinions.

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I chose to write about PTSD and it’s effects on lives of the family members of those who have it.
It is not just the person who has it who suffers from this.  The research is so in the dark for a cure.

Despite being told by a psychiatrist not to watch the Military Channel someone with PTSD can be drawn to it like flys to honey.

The path to recover is a long and slow path with a lot of work for the individual and the family.

Patience is the key.  Some days it feels as if alzheimer’s disease has kicked in or a bad case of “deja vous”  as the day progresses the little triggers kick in.

Night time is worse in our home and the dream medication will work some nights and other nights it is as if it were never taken.  Not only does the person relive the encounter, the spouse also spends the evening having the same experience.  This makes for a very long night and very little restful sleep.  

To put the day back into prospective the next morning is always very interesting.  Bringing the subject back to the current day (which I have done throughout the night at times also) is sometimes easier after a cup of coffee.  

My prayer is that they find a real cure for it rather than give a combination of pills that work as a “cocktail”.
I have found my spouse on the floor from these wonderful combinations as the sudden drop in blood pressure causes the body to drop where the subject is.  

This is dangerous.  After playing russian roulette with the various medications, being off from the majority of them has been the only answer.

Hense, the suffering continues.  The good news is that only the family is the ones who are suffering since the subject really does not realize what is happening most of the time.
Going to a grocery store and trying to go down an isle does not seem like a big deal unless you are a person with PTSD.  The problem is that the family sometimes forgets this and turns to find the subject missing.  They are left standing in the isle talking to themself as they turn to find the subject has disappeared.  Frustration has just set in for everyone.  Both the subject who has had an episode and the family member who now has to stop and begin a quest to find the subject.  What started out as a simple few object shopping list trip has now become a few hours.  
There are other days that the trip goes very smoothly and rapidly as one would normally plan and life is awesome.  The amazing part of PTSD is that there are no pre indicators.  It is not like a migraine where you get the warning signs.  

My answer to it all is simply…Tomorrow is truly another day.

Would love to hear from my readers about how you feel about this.  
Leave a comment and let me know.

Tammye Honey

 

 


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Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat…Is Your Light On?


Daily Prompt: Trick or Treat

by michelle w. on October 31, 2013

If bloggers had their own Halloween and could go from blog to blog collecting “treats,” what would your blog hand out?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us TREAT.  

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Will your light be on for the trick or treater’s who pass by your house this year?

Will you be like a few of my friends who turn all of their lights off and pretend like they are not home so that they do not have to open their door?

I have often asked those friends why they hide in their homes and do this, as they give to a lot of various charities so I know it is not about the money.

Their answers are all about the same… “I just do not like this season”.

It seems that there must be an easier way to handle the situation than become a prisioner in your home and reading by a flashlight so that no one will know if you are home or not.

I also have several friends who are on the other end of the spectrum and plan for an entire year for this day.  They have an elaborate yard with special effects that are not too spooky for the little ones.  They are also the friends who decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as several other Holidays…

Since we live way out in the country, we have only had one year where we had two children who stopped and visited our home.  They were really happy that they did too…

We took all kinds of pictures, gave them a ton of candy and really made a big deal about their costumes and how great they looked.  Sadly they moved.

If you are visiting my blog then I will give you a treat…

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Stay safe this Halloween and please keep your animals inside where they will be safe…

Check the childrens candy as there are some sick people out there or just go where you know the people…

Check to see what is going on in your area that is inside and safe… a lot of malls are putting on functions as well as fire stations and Churches.

If using candles in your pumpkins please watch where you place them and be sure that if they get knocked over that a huge fire will not be started.

Tammye Honey

 


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear TammyeHoney


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear ____________________

by Erica on October 28, 2013

To participate, tag your post with DPchallenge and include a link to this post, to generate a pingback and help others find the challenges. Please make sure your post has been specifically written in response to this challenge. We’ll highlight some of our favorites on Freshly Pressed on Friday, and in our monthly newsletter.

For this week’s writing challenge, channel your inner Abigail Von Buren. Experiment with the question and answer format. Taking inspiration from a question you’ve been asked recently, whether in conversation with a friend or sent in from a reader, don your best counselor hat and share your expertise.

Not up for kickstarting your career as an advice columnist? We’ve got a few more ways to help get you involved with this week’s focus on advice.

  • What’s the best, or worst, piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
  • You’re the most important writer in the world, and everyone will be tuning in to your blog to listen to the one bit of knowledge you most want to share. What is it?
  • Do you live by the advice you give? Sure, it’s easy to dish out opinions, but are you a pillar of your own beliefs?

I give lessons on Cooking, Crocheting, Sewing and Knitting on a regular basis.  I do not feel this is classified as advice.  It is simply someone who has worked the problem successfully at a prior time who is able to lend a helping hand to someone who has never walked that mile yet.

Helping a friend who is a new mother and is nursing her first baby my advice is very simple.  The baby will let you know when things are not quite right.  If things are flowing in a set pattern and routine then life is good.  The plumber never puts in new pipes if there is not a problem.

If a problem is not going to make a difference a year from now, perhaps it does not need to be a top priority on the list.  A lot of problems have a way of working themselves out on their own without doing anything but praying for the correct way for God’s will to be done.  I always to suggest to pray for three days on the same subject before making a decision.  This gives a person time to think with a clearer head and thought patterns.

Just thinking before you speak as to how it will have an effect on others will sometimes change the wording that would have otherwise been blurted out.

Remembering others and that they have feelings that can get hurt.  To never speak when angry and to bite the tongue if it is going to be a cruel comment will save on an embarasing moment later on.

What questions as my reader would you like to see answered here?

Submit your questions and I will be glad to honestly answer them for you.  (Or find a great source for your answer)

TammyeHoney’s Advice column is now open to her readers.

Bring on the questions….

I am ready and waiting..

Tammye Honey

 


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When Is A Vacuum Not A Vacuum?


Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine

 

  • Write about a sad or particularly difficult situation you faced, and find the levity in what happened or how you dealt with it.

If life were perfect, cats and dogs would not shed.
Carpet runners would not collect the fur every time they run past them.
My hubby would not require a surgery that we have to wait to get in for.
I would not have fractured two fingers on my left hand.
Hubby would not have PTSD.
Hubby would not think my vacuum sounds like engines of a fighter jet.

Put them in a jar and shake them up and you have a sticky mess.

One napper, four shedders and two fingers that do not want to be helpful later, you can see my delimma.

I try to quietly sweep.  It picks up two small cats twice a day yet does not seem to help.

When he used to drive to go somewhere I would celebrate by dragging out the vacuum and have to empty twice per room.

The birds love me.  All the nesting material they need in one stop shopping.
They have until the lawncare people come to mow the lawn again to use all the materials for their nests.
Since it smells like our cats, you would think that they would not want to use it at all.
Perhaps it is to throw the cats off the trail of new babies.

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So while I go catch the tumble weed on my floor will leave you with some reading of other Weekly Writing Challenge Writers:

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/weekly-writing-challenge-humor/

  1. Grow your girlfriend, can’t get a date grow ur mate #funny #iphoneography #photography #odd #NYC | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography
  2. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy | The Mercenary Researcher
  3. The Best Medicine (Weekly Writing Challenge) | En Vers et Contre-Champs
  4. When Sheep Don’t Bring You Joy – DPChallenge | The Mercenary Researcher
  5. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Robyn Graham Photography
  6. Writing Rules Insult Our Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
  7. Why men are confused: 5 rules of manliness | Suffolk Scribblings
  8. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine – Laugh, Clown | SERENDIPITY
  9. Pope Francis fast-tracks saints | DCMontreal
  10. Poor Listening Skills | Good2begone
  11. Access Granted: A Nerd Love Poem | Love Mekanism
  12. If You Read This, You’ll Go Mad | Backslash Awesome
  13. Over the hill and underground | Nicki
  14. Doctor Ivo’s Floating Orthopedics | The Life NomadikThe Life Nomadik
  15. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Medicine | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  16. DP Challenge – The BEST Medicine (Disclaimer: This Post is NOT my FAULT) | Aurora Morealist
  17. Weekly Writing Challenge: I’m An Idiot Moments | suzie81’s Blog
  18. The Expat Birthday Party. | Multifarious meanderings
  19. A Cut and a Massage | my cyber house rules
  20. Fishing Fuel | maryJmelange
  21. Weekly writing challenge: On my mind | Life of a Fallen Angel
  22. Weekly Writing Challenge: The Best Way To Win A Client | Reclaiming My Narnia
  23. The Most Technologically Advanced Country | AC’s Sharing Spree
  24. Grinds… | Notipsaccepted’s Blog
  25. The Triangle Buffoon | Good2begone

Life works itself out….

Some days it feels like deja vu…

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Laughing So Hard


Daily Prompt: From the Gut

Tell us about the last time you had a real, deep, crying-from-laughing belly laugh.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us JOYFUL.

The last time that I laughed really hard was when I had company and she showed me a video

I thought it was very sweet at the end with the message to their mother.

This tells me that I have not laughed hard since shortly after Mother’s Day.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

(check here for more throughout the day http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/daily-prompt-joyful/

  1. Drool-worthy |
  2. Daily Prompt: From the Gut – show us JOYFUL. | masadiso79’s Blog
  3. floatingsheep
  4. From the Gut – The Vampire Butterfly | Geek Ergo Sum
  5. Daily Prompt: Joyful | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  6. 4.7 Daily Prompt: From the Gut | family photos food & craft
  7. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | George and Nigel
  8. Hysterical Joy | The Magic Black Book
  9. Daily Prompt: Joyful, A Poem | Vicariously Poetic
  10. Washday… maybe a few clean jokes too… | The Rider
  11. Daily Prompt: From the Gut | Under the Monkey Tree
  12. Let’s face it, farting is funny. | thoughtsofrkh
  13. Neighbelline | Daily Prompt: From the Gut | likereadingontrains
  14. What Buddies Will Do For Each Other | The Jittery Goat
  15. The Belly Laugh | Marriage in Limbo: The In-Between State
  16. From the gut in a most unexpected place | Nanuschka’s Blog
  17. LOL | Spunky Wayfarer

Hope you have a happy and safe 4th of July.  Remember to keep your pets safe.

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: What Makes Me Like A Post?


Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest?

What makes a blog great?
What makes you follow a blog or “Like” a post?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us GREATNESS.

I have to admit, today I hit like on the Daily Prompt Post as this one really made me stop and think.

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The article or series of pictures really has to touch me. I
If I am in a hurry, sadly sometimes I want to leave a comment but don’t.
Sometimes it is late at night and so dark in my office that I can barely see my keyboard.
The best I can do at the time is hit like and have the best intentions to go back later and comment.
Sadly, old age or other obsticles get in the way like 4 hours of sleep and the thought pattern is not the same in the morning.

If the article holds my attention and leaves me wanting it to never end…it is an awesome one.
It does not necessarily have to be eye catching to do this.
When I feel like I can smell the surroundings, hear the sounds and reach out and touch the items of the story…you have me.

Would love to hear what my readers have to say about what grabs them.

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Leave me a comment and let me know please.

I love hearing from you.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers Had to say:

  1. Daily Prompt: Great or greatest – Teach me something or make me laugh | mindurspirit
  2. 1 July Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? | family photos food & craft
  3. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  4. Recipe for a great blog. | The untold, the unsaid…
  5. One of the ‘Great’ or ‘Big’ *smile | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  6. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? | Faraziyya
  7. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? – show us GREATNESS. | masadiso79’s Blog
  8. A Ten-Minute Poem | just another outlet
  9. Give a little bit of yourself to me | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  10. The Greatest? | Musings of a Suburban Creampuff
  11. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? « Mama Bear Musings
  12. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? | Postcards from
  13. Why Do You Like This? [Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest?] | unknowinglee
  14. What Makes A Good Blog? – I Want Blood, Not Catsup | The Jittery Goat
  15. why follow? | Prayers and Promises
  16. The Greatest… | The Rider
  17. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? | Quirky Brunette
  18. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? | Under the Monkey Tree
  19. Phoneography Weekly: Not exactly timber |
  20. Daily Prompt: Great or Greatest? | بيسان
  21. Why am I following? | New Visions
  22. Blogging Does Not Make One Great | Stuphblog
  23. Great or Greatest? | bheehappy
  24. Daily Post: Great or Greatest? | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  25. Compelling | Maine Forest Cafe

I only grabbed the first 25 so go check out the rest too…there were a lot more…

Tammye Honey


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Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Prompts


Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts

We all have something we’d like to write about, but that doesn’t really “fit” our blog.
Write it anyway.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us MISFIT.

My Blogs have come a long way in a year…now that I have learned to move items into proper columns and link some of them properly.
I am certain that a few of my posts are still on the island of misfit prompts.
Perhaps That is what makes my collage of pages and blog sites so unique.

I am myself…as a cute little guy put it…being that way is not a bad thing…

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:

  1. Island of Misfit Posts | Geek Ergo Sum
  2. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts « Mama Bear Musings
  3. How I Fell In Love with Anime | Ramisa the Authoress
  4. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | The Educated Illiterates
  5. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts – show us MISFIT. | masadiso79’s Blog
  6. Daily Prompt: Island Of Misfit Posts | suzie81’s Blog
  7. Daily Prompt: Misfit | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  8. Daily Prompt: Misfit, A Poem | Vicariously Poetic
  9. How a Kira is Born (Death Note Fan Fiction) | Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | likereadingontrains
  10. Smokin’ Parkour |
  11. This, That, & The Other Thing | Spirit Lights The Way
  12. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | Mindful Splatter
  13. Why I Don’t Write About Writing | The Jittery Goat
  14. No water hose | clarior e tenebris
  15. The Sea will Decide | Lewis Cave
  16. Island of misfits | Nanuschka’s Blog
  17. Island of Misfit Posts: Misfits of London | Khana’s Web
  18. Surf, Wine and I Love it! | Completely Disappear
  19. A creative misfit? : Island of Misfit posts | so i wrote
  20. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | Basically Beyond Basic
  21. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  22. Island of Misfit Posts | So Says Matt
  23. Ironic Mac & Cheese | Thoughts & Theories
  24. 168. Misfit. | Sofie’s Diary
  25. Daily Prompt: Can One-Size-Fits-All Blog Accommodate Misfit? | Iam Who Iam
  26. Daily Prompt: The Island of Misfit Posts | Natasha’s Memory Garden
  27. Is there any I can’t write here? | A Fanatic Novice
  28. This Really Doesn’t Fit Here – But I Have To Go Out Dating! | Joseph Rathjen – Freelance Writing
  29. Daily Prompt: Love, Actually | One Starving Activist
  30. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts – Odd Ends | SERENDIPITY
  31. The Emotional Turmoil Called Love | Gisei ぎせい
  32. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | itisnotaboutmeblog
  33. Picture of food | Spunky Wayfarer
  34. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | Morrighan’s Muse
  35. un-fitting it may be, not, but it fits fine for me. | thoughtsofrkh
  36. A Little ‘BUZZ’ Goes a Long Way | Here’s My Heart & Here’s My Mouth
  37. Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts | To Breathe is to Write
  38. Misfit | The Cosmic Carousel
  39. Community | windandlaughter
  40. Catherine B.’s Blog | Fiction | This Doesn’t Go Here | Daily Prompt: Island of Misfit Posts
  41. Daily Prompt: Lucy | A Good One
  42. Misfits | The Nameless One
  43. Daily Prompt: MISFIT | Embroid Yourself
 We can’t all be misfits…
Tammye Honey