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Giving God More of Me

I wasn’t going to write a post this week…or any other week for the foreseeable future.  I’d had enough and I didn’t know what to say anymore.  In fact, I wasn’t on social media either.  For the last week, I’ve been too busy trying to run three business and in too much pain from arthritis, […]

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What doesn’t kill you…only makes you MISERABLE!

Most of the time chronic illness isn’t a death sentence; that’s how it gets to be chronic.  And it may not cause physical damage, but it does kill your quality of life, crush your spirit and weaken your faith. Some people, in an attempt to make you feel better about your situation, will tell you to think of all […]

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Getting Help: It’s not as easy as you might think

As many of my readers (who also have chronic illness) know, it’s not easy to find a dr who believes you AND knows how to HELP you.  Once you find one, you want to stick with them no matter what.  Getting help isn’t as easy as you might think…even if: 1. You have to wait […]

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JoJoisms Revisited

With all the packing and moving we did this past weekend, I knew I wouldn’t have time to write a post for you, but I didn’t want you to be left with nothing…so I prepared this in advance! My motto is if you can’t beat it, have fun with it!  In that vein, I have […]

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Moving Day’s a Comin’!

This week the Tabares Clan is packing and readying itself for Moving Day!  We say goodbye to the rural NW Indiana with its charm (though filled with potholes, road kill and confusing street names) to head for the larger city feel that is the Indianapolis area.  We will miss our church terribly and our son […]

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Peri Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Exercise!

Didja ever wonder why it is we GAIN weight, Peri People? This is the stuff that keeps me up at night.  Peri don’t need no stinkin’ exercise! Or we shouldn’t!  Does this sound familiar? You’re running downstairs to take care of something important, something urgent, something…you can no longer remember.  So you slowly walk back […]

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There are at least 14 people in here!

Ever feel like “There are at least 14 people in here” and each one of them wants something different from you? So last Thursday, we drove down to Indy to find a house since our lease is up the end of this month.  On the way down I was thinking about all the other things […]

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Life’s been an adventure, but I’d like to get off the roller coaster now!

I remember watching a movie (don’t ask me which one, my fibro fogged brain can’t remember what I had for lunch) in which a man asked a woman to marry him saying, “Marry me and life will never be boring.”  Well, my life has never been boring.  In fact, it’s been quite an eventful adventure. Even before […]

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The Great Pantyhose Crisis of 2015

The past few weeks have been a whirl wind of activity. My dd graduated from grad school and came home to say with us for a couple of weeks to finish preparations for her wedding. While attending to that, we were also running three businesses and my dh was simultaneously looking for work. All the while, my […]

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Chronic Illness Rules

Everything has rules. School, work, even science has rules.  There are laws of physics at work on earth every day.  There are also rules for those of us who have to deal with chronic illness.  And as is the usual case, there are penalties for not following the rules.  Unfortunately, the waters are muddied by cross […]

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