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I have received comments from several people that they are not getting notices when I post a comment on their blog.

First, thank you for all of you who have been so kind as to inform me of this and for those who have also contacted WP on my behalf.

Please know that I am working to resolve this issue, but I have had no luck receiving assistance with this matter.

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a thank you to YOU!

 

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Sending a sincere and loving THANK YOU to all of you out there who make this world a better place.  I read your achievements daily……helping others through your encouraging words, beautiful and creative writings, beneficial information and prayers.

YOU are what makes this world so special and I am honored to be a very small part of it.

May God bless each of you with a peaceful Christmas season and a joyous New Year.

Until 2019,

wendi

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frugality, budgeting, minimalism and saving money

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There is a simple, no bells or whistles website, THE FRUGAL SOURCE,  that lists links to  publications, blogs and websites, all having to do with saving, investing, retirement, budgeting, minimalism, do-it-yourself and using money wisely.

In my attempt to stretch our budget a bit tighter, I have found many of these sites to be helpful.  May you find something that can bless you too.

I have written a book, under the pen name Charlie, Frugal Seeds 101 Ways to Make, Save or Stretch a Dollar.  I would be honored if you would take a moment to check it out.

Get To Know Me Tag

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Thank you so very much Ana from momlifewithchiari for this tag, I am thrilled to be picked by such a dear person that I have come to call friend……and not just because we share a disorder.  Please take a moment to go check out her blog.

Rules:

  1. Thank the Person Who Nominated You
  2. Provide a Link to their Website
  3. Answer the “Get To Know Me” Questions
  4. Nominate 10-15 Bloggers.
  5. Pass on the Same 10 Questions ( With an additional of 2 of yours, if you wish )

The Questions:

1. What does your name mean?

I have always wanted a story to go along with my name, but alas, there is none.  I am not named after anyone or any character, I guess my mom just liked the name and wanted it to be different from the original spelling and replaced the Y with an I.

But, according to the Urban Dictionary, Wendi means friend……….I’ll take that.

2. Are you scared of heights?

Oh my goodness, Yes!

3. What is your best physical feature?

I can smile through most pain and discomfort.

4. What is your favorite Music Genre?

I enjoy most types of music……..classical, 60s-present day, Indie, folk, ethnic, bluegrass, rock, and some heavy metal.

5. Are you a good cook?

I really can’t answer this question as cooking is something that I have never enjoyed doing……….my last post may give you a glimpse into whether or not you would think I am a good cook.

6. What is your favorite Ice-cream flavor?

Sugar is something that I work very hard at staying away from, but, if I had to pick one I would choose So Delicious dairy-free, coconut milk chocolate frozen dessert.

7. Do you have any allergies?

Yes,  lots of them.  Mostly foods and mold.

8. What is your favorite festival?

Pow-Wows.  To find a Pow Wow taking place in your area click this link.

9. Which of your parents do you look like?

Great question, probably a combination of both with some grandparents’ features thrown in.

10. Who is your favorite Musician?

Robert Mirabal

My Nominees:

I would LOVE anyone who took the time to read this post to do this tag.  If you choose this “challenge” I will be thrilled to put your link below……..just let me know and I will add it.  Thank you so much!

Jeanne in the Kitchen

Sunshine Blogger Award

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I would like to give a HUGE shout out to Amber at  The World Sees Normal  for giving me this nomination.  I am humbled she would think of me.  Please go check out her awesome blog where she touches on several chronic health issues and all the stuff that goes along with it.  And I would like to apologize for taking so long to complete this, I am truly sorry!

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS…

THE RULES

1.) Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you and link back to their blog

2.) Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you

3.) Nominate 11 new blogs to receive this award, and write them 11 new questions

4.) List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

 

Questions for me:

1. If you could pick one person in your life to switch places with so they could feel how you feel for the day, who would it be and why!?

My doctors, if you haven’t experienced it, you can’t truly understand it.

 

2. When you have people in your life that just can’t seem to understand you and your illness, what have you found to be the best way to explain it to them, so they understand?

I have to be honest, I have been dealing with this so long that I just don’t even try anymore.  I use to, but it never worked.  Then I would get upset at the person for not understanding and s/he trying to compare my issue with the time he broke his arm in the 6th grade.

 

3. When you have some time just for you, how do you spend that time? Do you enjoy the quiet of being alone or would you rather be with a close friend or family member?

If I am having a good day, I love to walk and think and pray.  Walking is a gift I NEVER take for granted.  I will go off alone but also enjoy the company of my family.

 

4. What is your all time favorite TV show?

I do not watch TV but do watch Netflix,  Amazon Prime and some shows over the internet, so this is a little difficult for me to answer.  But if I had to pick a TV show it would be The Middle.  There have been a few episodes where I swore they were secretly filming my family.

 

5. What is your guilty pleasure?

This one is really easy for me……….I love unsweetened green iced tea from Starbucks.

 

6. What is the most UNBELIEVABLE thing that someone in the medical profession has said to you? And what was your response?

A neurologist told me that maybe I just needed to purchase different under clothing to relieve my symptoms………..I was so absolutely shocked that I looked at her and said……….”seriously?”

 

7. What is the most annoying thing to you about living with a chronic illness?

That it exists!

 

8. If you were able to have three wishes what would they be and why?

#1  Cure all ailments in the world – everyone would be healthy!

#2  Clean, pure drinking water everywhere on Earth – water is the source of life

#3 Peace throughout the world – let your imagination run wild of what could be accomplished

 

9. What is one activity in life that you loved doing, and have had to now give up due to your chronic illness? And do you feel any resentment?

Riding horses…………for years I couldn’t even look at a horse without getting tears in my eyes.

 

10. What blog have you enjoyed writing the most and why?

The ones I have enjoyed writing the most, and there have been several, are the ones that just flow from my mind to my hands.  Writing has always been a difficult process for me and one I really have to work at.  But if I have to choose one it would be the dock because as I wrote it I felt every single word, an amazing experience.

 

11. What is the most ridiculous comment that you have ever received on social media or as a comment on your blog?

Since I have no social media other than this blog, I have been blessed to receive only one, weird, not having anything to do with the blog comment.  I am very thankful.

 

My  Questions:

  1.  What is your favorite thing about blogging awards?
  2.   If you were a sports car which one would you want to be and why?
  3.   If you could only eat one color of food for a week, what color would it be?
  4.   What is your favorite movie line and why?
  5.   If you had to leave your house and take only 10 things with you (excluding all living beings) what would they be?
  6.   Describe yourself in two words.
  7.   What is one sporting activity that you enjoy watching?
  8.   If you could give one piece of advice for all the world to hear what would it be?
  9.   What is your favorite encouraging quote?
  10.   If you had to learn a made up language, which one would you choose and why?
  11.   If you were to learn to play an instrument which one would you choose?

 

My Nominees:

Altucher Confidential

James A. Best

gaillovesgod

momlifewithchiari

The Godly Chic Diaries

Pam Grout

The Panama Adventure

Brenda Mueller

Trying to Break the Stigma

Chronic Pain with a Higher Perspective

MCTD Warrior’s Blog

 

Blogger Recognition Award

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First I want to start off by thanking Something To Stu Over .  He is a nice guy who discusses tough subjects with grace and encourages others in their walk with God, no matter where they may be on their path.

Here are the rules:

  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Nominate 6-12 bloggers who you believe deserve to be recognized. Comment on their blogs, to let the nominees know they have been nominated.

 

How I started my blog:

Great question……..It is something I have wanted to do for years, but I had no confidence to do it.  I mean who in their right mind would give two hoots to read anything I had to write,  as I have never been any good at writing.  In fact, I had a high school English professor who told me that I would be “nothing more than a chicken farmer” because my writing was so bad.  Well, little did he know that I took that statement as a compliment!

But, with the encouragement of my family (especially my husband) and allowing even more time to pass, I finally made it my New Year’s Resolution to start the blog in January of this year.  It started very awkwardly, but I started it nonetheless!  I really wasn’t sure what was going to come out of this blog, but I was hoping that I could help and/or encourage just one chronically ill person, what better goal could there be?

 

Advice for fellow bloggers:

I have very simple advice…….

  1.  Be true to yourself…….don’t follow trends, pay attention to the number of followers or likes, instead write what makes you happy and the rest will follow.
  2.  Take time to really connect with fellow bloggers, they will provide you with precious gifts of knowledge, encouragement, and fellowship.

 

My nominees:  I picked 7 since Stu, who nominated me, picked seven.  If you choose to take on this award, great, if not, please know that I thought of you!

Miraculous Smile

Cordelia’sMomStill

Invisibly Me

Living with Lupus

Love Through Blog

LifeTastesBetterOnABudget

Crafts, Chronic Illness and Adulting