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!

Vice is the Prompt for Today

The immoral people at the Daily Post division of Word Press chose to air their faults by selecting the word “Vice” for today’s prompt.

Personally Have Many Vices

My Love of Pure Dark Chocolate

Is my biggest act of immorality.  Prefer strictly pure dark chocolate without added impurities like marshmallows or other gross additives.  A dash of peppermint would not be unpleasant occasionally, but just pure dark milk chocolate each day is enough for me!

One Can Mountain Lightning

Drink one single can of a it each day.  It is a less expensive knock off of the name brand Mountain Dew, but personally I prefer the no-name to the actual name brand.  Think that Mountain Lightning may actually have more caffeine!

Face it, everyone has some sort of indulgence.  Some people smoke or gamble.  For others the demon may be an addiction to fishing or hunting game.  We are all mere humans!  Even our stupid cat is addicted to something!  His favorite pastime tends to be biting me.  You have to keep him away from catnip as well.  He zones out if you give it to him!

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Please Help Fight Vile 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!

Chronic Disease and Disability

Does the one lead to the other?  Not necessarily.  For the record, I have a chronic disease called Multiple Sclerosis.  Which has led me to be permanently wheelchair bound.  People with the disease I am cursed with, may or may not end up in a wheelchair.  I know some who are still able to move around walking freely who have the same illness! Continue reading Chronic Disease and Disability

Youth is the Prompt for Today

The elderly people at the Daily Post division of Word Press would like us to create works of art to symbolize what the word “Youth” means to you.

Learning by Making Mistakes

Made tons of errors in my younger days.  Still make mistakes even today, but I never make the ones twice!  Guess that is what they mean by the wisdom of the older generations.  Yeah, they made mistakes but hopefully learned from their follies!

What really tends to be annoying is all the fun I had making those mistakes back in my younger days.  Remember working all lot on the farm, but in my few hours off had a blast with my friends from town!  Would drag them with me to help out in chores occasionally, but they rarely could hold up against my work load for long.  Didn’t get my actual driver’s licence until I was over 16 years old, but drove on public roads after the age of 14.  Drove on farm property starting at the wise old age of 12 (was so short had to use blocks on the brake and gas pedals)!

There was the One Single Time

At the end of my Junior year of High school, when I drank a part of a can of beer at a senior’s graduation party.  Tasted nasty!  But unfortunately did not keep me from getting hooked on drinking harder liquors when I entered college.

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!

Carry is the Prompt for Today

The weaklings at the Daily Post division of Word Press want us to think of creating works of art representing the word “Carry“/

Music First

Carry On My Wayward Son by the music group Kansas.

Try to Lug Your Canoe Across Land

That is how the Native American Indians used to carry their possessions from place to place.  Tribes relocated following food sources back in the old days.  My Great Grandmother passed away long before I was born.  She may have had to deal with these life experiences in her time.  Unfortunately, I truly doubt she did because she was confined on a federal reservation for her “kind”.  Talk about discrimination!

Never got to Engage in a Conversation with Her

Wish I had been able to meet her!  Grandpa says I think just like she did.  We could have carried on for hours about the disrespect young people show their elders today!  Do you have any ancestors you wish you could have met?[polldaddy poll=9498586]

Live my life carrying guilt about the problems I have caused my family due to my crappy health problems.  On the positive side, at least I no longer have to transport heavy bales of hay!

Please Help Fight Evil 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 visit my personal website at http://saintpblogging.com/wp/ and seeing the copies of my writings located there!