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Meet Me In Montana

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Meet Me In Montana

I am currently in Montana. Michael and I made a four day, 1600 mile drive from Rodeo, NM, to get here. I have wanted to visit Montana for a very long time. When I was ten years old, there was a girl in my 3rd-grade class, and she has a poster in her purple Trapper Keeper that had snow-capped mountains… Read more »

Unlocking and Unblocking

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Whenever we block memories and events from our childhood, we tend to assume the block will remain. The thing about the brain is that it can do some weird shit. One day you will remember nothing about a year or two in your life, and the next – sadness, anxiety and open the door to invite all of the other… Read more »

Virtual Road Trip

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turtleherding.com

* Turtleherding.com * When we left Las Vegas to come to Rusty’s RV Ranch, we live-streamed the trip. It was more fun than we thought it would be. There was a chat going and lots of questions that made the trip go by quicker. We are going to be doing it again. Once again, we are turning the cameras on… Read more »

Painting a Picture

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I am trying to see the good side of the human species right now. It isn’t going very well. I’ve written and re-written the same paragraph over and over, so I will come back to the thoughts later. For now, here is a pretty picture that describes how I am feeling.

A Portal to Paradise

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There is a comfort to coming back to a place that embraces you and fills you with a sense of calm and warm fuzzies. The area that no matter where you travel to on this big blue marble, it is always calling to you. I am lucky that I have roamed enough in my life that I have a couple… Read more »

Pain Dictates

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El dolor dicta – the pain dictates Sadly, it has become my mantra over the years. I spent so many years fighting with my body. I pushed through desperately, trying to ignore the pain. The doctor that diagnosed my Fibromyalgia gave me some advice. “This isn’t a death sentence. It will not kill you, but some days you may wish… Read more »

Bigger Questions

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When I was a child, I would ask my mom questions. What happens when we die? What religion are “we”? And other topics that a 6-year-old shouldn’t be tackling. Mamma would give me her answer, and when I would disagree or explain how I didn’t think that the explanation right or more WHY questions, she never got angry that I… Read more »

Mamma

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Melody Ann Gibbs

In late 2001, Daddy retired, and Mamma an’ him sold their house in Floyd County, Virginia, and moved back to the desert that Mamma loved so much. She was so happy, and you couldn’t have gotten that smile off of her face if you tried. Sadly, she suffered a massive stroke on 2 February 2002 – mere weeks after closing… Read more »

Mental Health

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It is an incredibly strange time for most of the world’s population to be alive. For me and others that fight for our mental health wellness every second of every day – this is just Wednesday. I am trying to remember that this “new normal” is scary for everyone, but especially so for the people that don’t think 27 moves… Read more »

Foods

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First, don’t try to shrink yourself down to a weight that others find appropriate. I had gastric bypass in 2011, and I got down to 130, and I felt awful. I’d lost just over 200 pounds in 13 months, and then I gained 60 back. I’ve been at 189-195 since 2015ish. I feel better, and my general health is better,… Read more »