Stylish is the Prompt for Today



The dapper people of the Daily Post division of Word Press smartly chose the word “Stylish” for today’s prompt.

Never Followed The Latest Trends

Preferred to exist on the tried and true ways.  Black jeans (cared for like they where dress pants) got mistaken by many others as a fresh pressed pair of black well fitting dressy pants.  Was not my fault they could not tell the difference!  Had an employee that reported to me actually comment the reason I probably got the promotion was the fact I always wore dress pants!  He laughed hysterically when I pointed out the pants where just well cared for jeans.  He started emulating my dressing habits.

What was In Fashion When You Where In School?

All threw my educational years from kindergarten to graduation with my Bachelor’s degree from college. Jeans where the thing to wear each day!  My first employment was on our family’s dairy farm.  Wore my rattiest jeans to work there.  My first full time job during college was at a company that supported dairy farmers, so jeans where acceptable there, too!  Face it, I lived in jeans and polo style shirts my whole life.

My next employers required a stricter dress code.  Had to invest in actual dress pants and matching jackets to appear in the highly developed business environments located in major cities like the Chicago-metro area of IL.  The pay was a lot better in that situation, so affording the clothing was not a problem!

Retirement Has Relaxed My Needed Clothing Requirements

Still use Jeans during the cooler months of the year!  Along with sweat pants when I am at home.  Between the months of warmer months of March and October, I wear shorts around the house and occasionally out in public.  Granted I retired much earlier than planned due to health problems.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing condition, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!



Passionate is the Prompt for Today

The fervent people at the Daily Post division of Word Press were able to tear themselves grudgingly away from their desires to select “Passionate” as today’s prompt.

My Husband and Our Cat Are My Main Passions

The cat seems to prefer to bite me, only when my husband is in the area.  When he travels off for business trips or leaves for a few days of vacation the cat behaves perfectly.  The two get along fine when my hubby sits in his recliner and the animal jumps up to get petted.  The two sometimes fall asleep together in the chair.  So I safely reason that the feline is not scared of him.  Do not have a clue about why the cat gets the desire to use me as a chew toy, sometimes.

Have Been Passionate About My Husband Since First Speaking Over The Phone

The boy sounded just like my grandpa (in mannerisms and beliefs).  Yeah he was a little older than me, a year and a few months, but was able to relax me with the sound of his voice.  I was still attending college full-time and he was working on a night shift at the local G.E. plant.  So are schedules had trouble messing at first.

Eventually, he resigned from the plant to work in delivering chemicals for a local small business who sold cleaning supplies to other small companies.  Worked there for a few months until the business had to close due to lack of customers.  From there he got employed by a lumber and hardware supply store.   About that time my room mate moved out of my apartment.  Managed to convince my now boy friend to move in with me to conserve on costs of living!

After I graduated from college (literally the next day) we got married at the church we had both been attending together for a couple of years.  He took the weekend off from work since we honeymooned out of town (just a couple of towns away).  I took a week off to finish all the legal paperwork required when you change your name.  New driver’s licenses, insurance policies, you know all the important stuff when you are just starting out!

Years Down The Road

I was hired by a network engineering firm.  The branch I was to be with was our of the Chicago-metro area.  This meant we would both have to resign our old jobs and move to a different state of the country. Using a U-Haul paid for by my new employers I drove my car, while my husband drove the U-Haul pulling his pick-up truck.  I had the address of the apartment we would be renting.

Keeping my eyes peeled looking for signs to the suburb we needed, saw a sign pointing off with an arrow in the opposite direction in which I currently heading.  Made an abrupt U-turn forgetting that there was a vehicle pulling another vehicle trying to follow me.  Puled over in a parking lot to let the U-Haul catch up with me.  We got the maps out to locate where exactly how much farther we needed to travel.  Laughingly we discovered we had about a block to our new home!  The manager’s office was closed, so we just left the moving truck with a note explaining we would meet them at opening time tomorrow morning.

Set off in search of a hotel room to sleep in for the night.  Upon paying for our night’s stay I inquired where was a good place to get a decent supper.  The lady suggested a moderately priced restaurant.  Turned out it became one of our favorites while remaining in the area for the next 18 months.  Went to the hotel with leftovers from our meals for tomorrow’s breakfast.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Perplexed is the Prompt for Today

The confused people at the Daily Post division of Word Press came to a puzzling decision by choosing “Perplexed” as the prompt for us to generate our various works of art around for today.

Spend Most of My Time Confused These Days

This is probably just another annoying side effect of the mind stealing disease my family has been cursed with more commonly known as Multiple Sclerosis.  All the females on my mother’s side of the family got their diagnoses after I left the state in which I had grown up to attend college.  Started visiting a chiropractor there for my back troubles.

Finding Out The Truth

After several months of seeing him for adjustments, he finally sent me to get a M.R.I. of my spine taken, because my body wasn’t responding like a normal persons does to having repetitive spinal manipulations.  Something else had to be wrong!  He told me the procedure was just like having an X-ray taken of my whole body.

Boy was he wrong!  You are forced to lie completely still while they feed you body into a very loud machine.  The noise wasn’t the problem, the tiny tube I was forced into was.  I happen to be claustrophobic, just like my mom.  Made it trough the first round of the machine’s views, but then they brought me back out of the tube (ESCAPED ALIVE, I thought to myself) then a lady approached me with the most hideously shaped needle I had ever seen, so I jumped off the table!  Mind you my head was still strapped down where they had tried to secure me for the test.  Head still strapped down, both feet trying to reach the floor (am short), I was going nowhere fast!

All she was trying to do was inject the needed contrast dye into my veins so they could make the scared areas of my brain and spine stand out better.  Since I had definitely moved my body’s positioning, the M.R.I. session was over.  She helped me escape from the place my head had been forced into.  And told me to return to the dressing room where I had left my clothes.

Last Time At The Chiropractor’s Office

Came into a completely empty waiting area.  (Normally was full of people expecting to see one of the chiropractors.)  This put me one edge.  Signed in at the receptionist’s desk, and took a seat in one of the chairs in the waiting area.  Since I always was early for my appointments, grabbed one of the magazines from the shelves, like normal.  Since there appeared to be no one else in the office, didn’t re-read the old ratty magazine.  After about ten minutes a nurse called me in like normal.  Started to take off my shoes, but she told me it would not be necessary.  I was just supposed to wait for the doctor in the chair instead of on the table.  A few minutes later the chiropractor came in to tell me he would no longer be of any use to me.

I either had Spinal Cancer or Multiple Sclerosis.  From what I had told him he said he thought it would be M.S. but he could not be sure without a complete M.R.I. being run.  Told me to have the people at the reception desk schedule me an appointment with a neurologist, because would need one for which ever disease it turned out to be!

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Recharge is the Prompt for Today

The insomniacs from the Daily Post division of Word Press chose the word “Recharge” for us to create various works of art about.

People Who Need a Recharge

Most likely could just use a run of a couple of good nights of undisturbed sleep!  Insomniacs have problems getting any or enough sleep on an on going basis.  Shift workers fall into this problem due to their work schedules that fail to let their bodies develop a natural circadian sleeping pattern.

Made the Mistake of Working Second Shift Once

Would have made it through that mess better, if I wasn’t the shift manager which forced me to attend a weekly meeting a few hours after my shift ended.  We worked 10 hour days each shift.  On the days all shifts met for a meeting ended up being about 14 hours before I stumbled out to my vehicle to head back home (another 1/2 hour to make it there).

Favorite Job Ever

Working for a D.S.L. company named Rhythms Net Connections. Got to work in my position of choice, Layer 3 networking!  Solved a multitude of networking routing problems every day.  The people on the teams with me were a great educational resource.

Unfortunately, after a few short wonderful years of my employment with them, they laid all of us off due to the company defaulting on creditors.  For the first time in my life I was unemployed with a huge mortgage to pay! My husband and I needed to resuscitate our income.  There were no jobs in the area that would hire me due to being overqualified for their positions.  Eventually my unemployment benefits threatened to cease.  So I was forced to try working for Home Depot.  While there, I kept my job searching up.  Eventually received a bite on an application to work for a contract position for the Department of Homeland Defence.

Went to my first interview in a long time.  Like most people, I was extremely nervous, even got a pair of falsies to stuff in my bra!  Got hired at that interview.  Started getting paid to stay home and research specific technologies we would be using once the center opened in Colorado.  After about 2 months, met the new team I would be working with.  Did not get along with them very well at first.  Then we spit into shifts.  Since my husband was currently working 3nd shift, that is what I applied for.

Working 3rd shift was a new experience for me.  Went to work each day in jeans, since no one else was around, anyway!  They were black jeans that most of the rest of the team mistook for dress pants.  Got promoted again to be team lead.  I always took meticulous notes about who said what and network addresses.  Started creating a world wide network map detailing machine types and network addresses.

The really scary thing was I never received my security clearance, even though I was controlling huge routers that serviced places all over the United States of America.  Talk about a major flaw in D.H.S. itself!  Sort of why I jokingly refer to it as the Department of Insecurity, these days.  Resigned to move out of the state.

Please Help Fight Energy Stealing Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Plop is the Articulate Prompt for the Day

The possibly constipated or otherwise ill people at the Daily Post group of Word Press settled on the word “Plop” for us to base our daily creations on today.

Grew up Listening to Commercials

Today’s prompt made me think of an old commercial!  Alka-Seltzer’s commercial from the late 60’s.

Back then they actually made decent commercials with catchy tunes to them!  Who can forget when Coke decided to teach the world to sing?  Where did all the gifted commercial writers disappear to these days?  Hopefully they are living off their earnings from the old days when people enjoyed listening to their songs!  They deserve a break after a successful run on commercial television.

Sort of Sad

That the only good memories from child hood came from commercials on the limited amount of T.V. reception we managed to get out in the middle of nowhere southern IL!  Could count the number of channels we could mange to receive on one hand and have a few fingers left over!

Thankfully we were able to get P.B.S. on most days, since that was my main source of education.  Seasame Street and The Electric Company introduced me to the world of reading, or my endless source of knowledge as I call it!  All it took was some tin foil wrapped around the rabbit ear antennas, a little patience, and standing in the right location to view the magic of educational television.

The Rest of Time

There used to be decent sitcoms like M.A.S.H. and Welcome Back Kotter to help keep the family’s entertained.  None of the trash like people are exposed to today!

Please Help Fight Sickening Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis currently is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Fierce is the Prompt for the Day

The actual prompt for today did not speak to me, so I chose a prompt from a while back that I had not used yet.  The prompt I chose to use for today is “Fierce“.

Rarely Feel Fierce These Days

Tend to be more timid than violent lately.  Probably is a good change!

When did You Last feel Savage Energies in Your Body?

Used to Feel Savage While Solving Computer Networking Problems

Since had to retire due to health back in 2004, lost the will to fight, unfortunately.  Also lost all my confidence to stand up to others.  Probably was a good thing, but I don’t feel like it is at the moment!

Have lost touch with all the friends I made while living in Colorado.  Since most of them used to be my co-workers we have nothing in common these days.  Even the company we used to be employed by no longer exists!  Was a great place to work and great minds worked there, too!  Have actually lost my mental capabilities since then due to multiple sclerosis.

Am Much More Sedate Now

Calm is such a boring feeling to have constantly.  Miss getting out with my old friends for our regularly scheduled meetings at various locations.  One we used to frequent was actually a biker bar up in Morrison CO!  Had never been to a biker hangout before, then again I was scared of motorcycles back then!

These days, I love riding with my husband on our Honda Goldwing!  Would never have thought I would years ago.  So, I’ve turned into a biker bitch, like my hubby likes to laugh about!  Wouldn’t my old friends be surprised if we showed up for one of our old meetings on our own motorcycle?

Please Help Fight Vile Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Eclipse is the Prompt for Today

The people with their heads in the clouds at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose the word “Eclipse” for us to create our daily works of art about.

Remember the First One I Watched

Back in grade school.  We were not allowed to look directly at the sun (for obvious reasons), but had to view it through a strange cardboard construction we made in class.  Scary to trust my eyes to something I had crafted with my own two hands!   There were the usual class clowns that braved watching it with no protection for their eyes even though they had made one like I had in class.  Do not know if their vision was damaged at all years down the road.  If it was, they deserved it for not following our teacher’s instruction!

Loved Observing the Heavens

When I was younger, since I wanted to be an astronaut upon graduation from college.  Remember watching Halley’s Comet when it came near while I was still in junior high school back in 1986.  Was part of the Young Astronauts club that year.  Ended up as president of the club!  Maybe because I was the geekiest, who knows?

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Left State for College

There I unfortunately learned there was a height requirement for astronauts during my first semester away.  I was TOO short to ever achieve my dream!  Was a sudden shadow on my life’s goals.  Decided to change my major to computer science, since computers were my other interest in life.

Applied and was accepted for an internship with a dairy company at the end of my sophomore year.  There I studied and submitted a paper on the job of a computer programmer.  Found out that gave me absolutely no feeling of a life long career position, so the next semester looked into network administration.

Fell in love with the idea of not only being able to tell data packets where to go, but how to get there!  This would be my new dream job.  Was hired on permanently full time at the internship site.  That happened before I ever graduated from college!  Worked there for a few years after graduation, then a close co-worker passed away. Could not handle his empty desk.

Started searching for a new employer.   Found a company who dealt with the networks of fortune 500 companies ll over the country.  They actually hired little old me.  Drug my husband with me up to a suburb of Chicago to pursue my dream position in life.  Talk about a total eclipse!  From working for a dairy company to helping major companies deal with their Y2K difficulties, man had things changed.

Please Help Fight Evil Disease

Found out I had the disease a little over a year after graduation from college.  The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Melody is the Prompt for the Day

The music lovers at the Daily Post division of Word Press want us to create our works of art about the word “Melody” for today.

Have Music in My Head Constantly

Get the annoying melodies stuck up there from days long past.  Even today’s new tunes sometimes stick with me like an annoying case of the sniffles!

Does the Music From Newest Flick at the Movies Get Stuck?

The trailers that are played on the television endlessly causes me to get annoying songs stuck in my mind.  Since I rarely see movies at the theatres, until they are available on DVD it stays with me!  Sucks when I turn out to not enjoy the movie once we watch it.

Worse yet is theme songs from pointless television shows.  Still have the song that goes “Love and Marriage” by Frank Sinatra stuck in my head.  Unfortunately was ruined by the T.V. show “Married with Children

The Best Songs Happen While You are Young

That music will reside in your mind for what seems like forever!  Maybe you participated in a group of Scouts.  Have songs from my Girl Scout years in my head all the time.  Or the music you actually listened to when you met your life’s love.  We still have copies of the music we listened to while dating!  Have a few movies we both saw and enjoyed together on DVD.

Please Help Fight Devastating Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!

Shiver is the Prompt for Today

The people at the Daily Post group of Word Press must have either been in a really cold room or frightened when they chose “Shiver” for us to create our various works of art on for today.

Love Feeling Cold

Unfortunately, rarely feel cold enough to cause involuntary body trembling.  That is why we relocated up to the northern part of the continental United States of America the country where we were both born and raised.

Has been suggested that I try moving to:

  1. Alaska
  2. Finland
  3. Siberia
  4. Iceland
  5. Antarctica

You get the idea.  None of those places has the medical facilities I require to treat my multiple sclerosis.  Nor do they necessarily have a suitable place of employment for my husband!  Quiver in horror at the idea of forcing our cat to suffer through the idea of another move.

To get Shivers of fear:

I recommend reading one of author Stephen King‘s novels or watching one of the film adaptations of one of his many books.

If you are a fan of the older generation books and movies, maybe a good Alfred Hitchcock selection would satisfy you best!

Please Help Fight Hideous Disease

The medicine my neurologist prescribed for me to treat my multiple sclerosis is called Tysabri. Trying to find the actual cost on the internet is basically nearly impossible. I remember when I first started on the drug the amount the facility tried charging me was well over $2500. There was no way my husband and I could afford that then or every 28 days! Biogen (the company that manufactures the drug) has been helping us with some of the cost of the drug, but will not continue helping indefinitely. If you would like to contribute to my fight against this mind stealing disease, please contribute by visiting  my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!