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It could only happen to nontechie me!

So I needed to update the theme of our newest website, MugXpressions.  It’s the newest member of the Grape Stuff Network of Family Sites.  So I went into the themes and began looking around.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything that I liked.  As I previewed this and that, I found something that looked like it […]

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Sanity Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be!

This is MY mug! I wrote this saying from out of all the times I’ve wandered into the family room looking for a sandwich.  I’ve had insomnia since before my son was born–18 years ago.  I’ve tried just about everything, but the only thing that works for me is a muscle relaxer.  It’s used for […]

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How’d it get to February so soon?

Does anyone else have the sinking feeling that life is just running by them at 120 MPH and the world is a blur or is it just me? It’s February 2018 already!  Does anyone else still feel like it’s 2017?  Or maybe even 2010? LOL In the last few years, I’ve had five surgeries, lived […]

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Evolution of an Injury

As many of you know, I recently had my fifth surgery in a few years.  It started because I walked on the treadmill.  Yes, you read that right. I simply walked on the treadmill…and tore three tendons, damaged an already loose ligament-requiring a total of six surgical procedures.  After more than four months of recovery, […]

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JoJoisms in 2018

The last several years brought some interesting opportunities and challenges into my life and, as I usually do, I dealt with them as any Sit Down Comedian would. I made fun with it, joked about it, and wrote about it…all here on JoJoisms.com. You got to read the good, the bad, and the utterly ridiculous.  […]

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Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas! No article this week!  Just wanted to wish all my readers a blessed and joyous Merry Christmas! My wish for you this Christmas: May your trails be few and your health in abundance! I wish you a joyous time with your family and friends. Check back next week for the conclusion […]

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Step 17:

This series is quickly coming to a close.  This week’s step is all about listening to your body. If your issues are health related (or even if they aren’t), trials can bring with them overwhelm and that means getting fatigued.  It’s important to keep your energy up when you’re in trial so you can better […]

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Step 16

Just three more steps to talk about in my series called 18 Steps to Getting Out of Survival Mode and this week’s is reminders.  Here’s what I wrote in my original article: 16. Reminders on computer or iphone I used to use paper lists, but brain fogged minds often lose the list.  So I began […]

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Step 15

Step 15 in Getting Out of Survival Mode is to take notes and organize yourself.  That meant making lists. Here’s what I wrote originally: “15. Make lists so you don’t forget Part of chronic illness for so many is brain fog.  I can’t tell you how many times I forgot to take my meds, eat […]

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Step 14

Ok. Step 14 gets us a bit closer to the close of this series.  I originally wrote about shopping at Walmart:  “14. Shop Walmart–less trips I love to shop at Walmart.  I can go to just one place and get groceries, car tires, a birthday gift for Aunt Millie and take out for dinner all […]

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