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August Awakenings and Adventures


Hi, everyone!  How are you doing?  Well, I hope!  It is the dog  🐕 days of summer and I am working on getting a definitive schedule set up for the fall.  I have a lot of things on my “to-do” list, but sometimes things come up and I want to be “adaptable.”  It is not always easy, but I am just taking small steps.  That is all any of us really can do.

How do you get through the “dog days of summer?”  God bless you all and stay cool 😎 and hydrated!

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From what they tell me, today was the day I got into my car accident and subsequent TBI. Is is difficult to be descriptive and accurate, as months prior and afterwards are completely blocked out. Deleted, erased, eleminated. How many years ago this happened is absent from any of my knowledge. But I am here, writing this, processing this, and that’s that. I hope all of you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Take care and God bless!


Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146: Focusing on the Details


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This week, Patti leads LAPC weekly theme– Focusing on the Details.

There is no magic in magic, it’s all in the details.

— Walt Disney

For this theme, I choose images of rocks/stones to show details of its formations, lines, textures, and patterns.

Details of the Postojna Cave, Slovenia:

There are many ways to capture details, as Dan Bailey said, “There is enough detail of different sizes in the world that you can focus on nearly anything, as long as you can accentuate that particular subject matter in a visually appealing way.”

Unique rocks, Banff National Park, Canada:

The Red Rock Amphitheatre, Colorado:

The Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, New Mexico:

A 300 million years old rock, at the Smithsonia Museum:

Patti encourages us to join the “Focusing on the Details”. Click here to enjoy her beautiful post and photos of details. She reminds us “… often, the…

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I WILL Wear My Sunglasses 🕶 At Night!


Hello everyone and welcome to Wednesday, April 21st. We picked up my revamped sunglasses 🕶 😎 today. I was able to use the exact same frame for this pair and I am so very happy and pleased with the final product.

So, I fell down while I was hiking and to avoid landing on my head I went down on my face and chipped both sides of my sunglasses. They were able to put my new glasses into the same frames and I am just thrilled.

I got new frames and lenses for my regular glasses. These frames are light as a feather and I can see more clearly.

I have had glasses since I was in 1st grade. They have been my lifeline and I am so thankful for them. My ophthalmologist told me that my right and left eyes 👀 have different ranges of vision, which I never thought was possible.

I am glad that I can see and it makes me feel great! That’s it for now. God bless you and have a great day!

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Brain Injury Survivor in Your Life


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Valentine’s Day is a time not only for couples, but also for those in our lives we care about. The winter can bring on depression and loneliness, especially for brain injury survivors, which makes Valentine’s Day a wonderful time to show the survivor in your life that you care. Consider these gift ideas to make the brain injury survivor in your life smile this Valentine’s Day.

1. Make a homemade valentine. Homemade valentines are easy to make and serve as perfect decorations, especially for survivors living in long-term care facilities or rehabilitation centers. Use lace doilies, construction paper or card stock, glitter and of course, a pretty pen to make a beautiful card. Don’t forget to write a heartfelt note inside!

2. Candy. Candy might seem cliche, but it’s always appreciated! A box of chocolates or candy hearts are great options and guaranteed to make your loved one smile. Just make sure there…

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