Monthly Archives: October 2017

October Writing Prompts by Michelle – October 31st, 2017


October Writing Prompts by Michelle

 by Tessa Smeigh October 2017

slurps and burps how rude

weren’t you taught manners when young

excuse me will do

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

 

Share Your World – October 30, 2017


Share Your World – OCTOBER 30th, 2017

Where do you eat breakfast? Usually I eat breakfast at the kitchen counter or at my computer desk.

Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want have a evening with? Stephen King.

If you could be a tree or plant, what would you be? A beautiful, colorful blooming plant.

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. My father doing his best to do his faith healing and divine intervention on my physical ailments.

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Get the rules from Cee’s Photography

 

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

 

About “Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!”


As I have announced I am combining my 2 blogs into one. All of my writing will still be  part of my blogging, but it will just be on one blog. The original writer’s blog will still be there, there just won’t be any new work added to it, but there is plenty there to read and most of my life stories are actually on there under non-fiction. Another reason I wanted to have just one blog.

The more I thought about it the more I realized that “Tessa Can Do It” describes everything I write about so why have more than one blog. Plus trying to figure out what to put on which blog was becoming annoying. Whatever it is, Tessa Can Do It!

I was writing for International Bipolar Foundation, but I finally quit. They are rude, they don’t bother to answer emails. I write for them for free, but they can’t even take the time to let me know if they are interested in the article post or not. If they don’t want it I can certainly use it on my blog. Mental health is a large part of my life and I write my own posts on it besides finding info online to share about mental and physical health. I don’t need to deal with people who are as far as I am concerned, rude. They started out ok  and then started going downhill, changed staff and got worse. When you use free articles as the mainstay of your blog, you treat those people with respect. I personally am tired of it. They don’t deserve my writing. At first it stroked my ego to see my writing on what I thought was a major contender in the mental health field. Now I am tired of being treated without respect. I wrote 3 emails, same subject, several  weeks to months apart and not one of them received an answer. That is rude and non-businesslike. I don’t need the aggravation. My work is back to being my work.

They probably don’t even realize I quit since they don’t seem to bother reading their email. We had a schedule and I gave them plenty of notice that I won’t be writing for them anymore. If they don’t know it, that is their problem, not mine.

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

October Writing Prompts by Michelle – October 30th, 2017


October Writing Prompts by Michelle

 by Tessa Smeigh October 2017

fantastical beasts

roaming the witch’s refuge

stay hidden and watch

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

 

October Writing Prompts by Michelle – October 29th, 2017


October Writing Prompts by Michelle

 by Tessa Smeigh October 2017

gulping it all down

Crispy cakes and stomach aches

look who’s sorry now

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

 

#WeekendCoffeeShare: pain comes and goes


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Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)!

Grab a cup of coffee and share with us! What’s been going on in your life? What are your weekend plans? Is there a topic you’ve just been ruminating on that you want to talk about?
All are welcome! Just add your link to the Linky-List, and be sure to visit others and join in their conversations! The link will be open from October 20th at 7am (Pacific Time) through October 23rd at 7pm (Pacific Time) to give us a good range of “weekend”!

#WeekendCoffeeShare with Eclecticali

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If we were having coffee I would be mentioning how my pain from my Degenerative Disk Disease, Stenosis of the spine, arthritis and Fibromyalgia is constantly coming and going.

I had to fight all week to get my pain management dr to fax over the request for the EKG (due to diabetes) so that I may start my epidural treatments. Mailing took them 8 days and I wouldn’t have gotten an EKG appointment in time. Got the last one just before my first back epidural and that took 3 days of constantly every few hours calling pain management for the fax.

The good news is that the pain has decreased some and comes and goes now.

As for my daughter, her arm was not broken. She broke all the capillaries under the skin and shows no bruising just terrible swelling. Workman’s comp wants her to work and she can’t . There is nothing there for her to do. She does dialysis nursing.

They found out that the cabinet that fell on her was not attached to a stud but to the dry wall. Dangerous place to work. Possible lawsuit has been discussed because that is very dangerous and she is in constant pain and swelling and they won’t give her anything for the pain except Tylenol. Plus she hurt the other arm while trying to stop the cabinet from hitting her where it did. They will not address that.

I will be heading to my weekly brunch with my BFF. We both look forward to that. Having diabetes limits my choices of food and I am on insulin. I take 3 shots with meals and a long terms shot at bedtime. 4 a day plus all the finger pricking. I have been on insulin since June 7 of this year, My A1c has come down a lot and my daily readings are usually pretty low and under control usually anyhow. I have an occasional relapse for a special occasion or a low because I miscalculated my carb count.

Have a great weekend and God Bless You All!

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).

October Writing Prompts by Michelle – October 28th, 2017


October Writing Prompts by Michelle

 by Tessa Smeigh October 2017

the twisted plot awaits

for a plot to come along

what is in your mind

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems

http://www.tessacandoit.com

http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for http://www.tessacandoit.com for the new posts).