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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #8 – Let there be light

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month Blogging Challenge #8: "Let there be light." Most Migraineurs have issues with light sensitivity. What do you do to cope with it? Light sensitivity is always a challenge. For years, I couldn't stand wearing sunglasses, even though everyone told me it would help. But back… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #8 – Let there be light

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #7 – List Topper

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #7:   List Topper. There are lots of myths and misconceptions about Migraine. Which one tops your list as the biggest and most common? What can we do to get the truth out there? The most obvious one, the one I deal with most frequently, and… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #7 – List Topper

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #6 – Name that Tune

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #6:  Name That Tune! Choose a theme song for Migraine disease or your headache disorder. See if you can find a YouTube video of it for your blog post. At first I was just going to skip this day's blog challenge. A theme song for migraines?… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #6 – Name that Tune

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #5 – Do That To Me One More Time

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #5: Do That To Me One More Time. What comfort measure do you find helps you enough during a Migraine that you go back to it again and again, and how do you use it?  I have a stash of ready-to-go gel icepacks in the freezer.… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #5 – Do That To Me One More Time

Day in the Life, Health, Recipes

Hiding Veggies in Food

I've been trying to get more veggies into my diet. I bought a bunch of veggies for a family meal, which didn't all get used. So I had to figure out how to put the veggies to good use, even if I didn't feel like eating them. Enter my hand blender (otherwise known as the… Continue reading Hiding Veggies in Food

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #4 – June Is Bustin’ Out All Over!

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #4:  "June Is Bustin' Out All Over!" What's the best tip you can offer others for having some summer fun despite Migraines?  Well, that's a tough one. Heat and sunshine are challenges for me. I just have to really listen to my body, and not push myself… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #4 – June Is Bustin’ Out All Over!

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #3 – Just Shoot Me Now!

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #3:   Just shoot me now! What's your worst Migraine trigger? Can you avoid it? How do you handle it?  I don't know if I have a "worst" trigger. The most inevitable ones are hormones (love that monthly cycle), and weather (usually dropping barometric pressure). Those are… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #3 – Just Shoot Me Now!

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Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #1 – “Your First for the First”

Today’s prompt for National Migraine Awareness month: Migraine Awareness Month #1: Your First for the First. Share the story of your first Migraine, what it was like, if you knew what it was, what you did, how you felt.  I don't really remember my first migraine. I wasn't formally diagnosed until college, but my mum suffered… Continue reading Migraine Awareness Month Blog Challenge #1 – “Your First for the First”

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Migraine Day: Stream of Consciousness

Migraine Day: Stream of Consciousness (My apologies for any typos or nonsense, I really am writing this during a migraine hangover, so I don't forget the details, and my brain is really foggy) I'm dreaming that I have a migraine. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I realize this means that I really do… Continue reading Migraine Day: Stream of Consciousness

Day in the Life, Green

Quality Gardening Time

This weekend, I got some quality time with my garden before it started raining. After years of container gardening, and having to start from scratch every year, I finally built beds in my "yard" and put in some perennials. But I didn't follow through well last year, and a lot of my plants suffered from… Continue reading Quality Gardening Time

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Honduras 2012 Recap

Pictures from my trip are available on Flickr. Highlights of the trip: Building 5 beds and giving them away to families in need. Building a playground in the rural town of Namasigue, which has very little for children to do. Doing puppets in Namasigue for kids who haven't seen such a thing before. Visiting families… Continue reading Honduras 2012 Recap

National anthem of wales super-imposed over welsh flag
Day in the Life, Music

Land of My Fathers – Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau

The national hymn of Wales. Words by Evan James and the tune by his son, James James, both residents of Pontypridd, Glamorgan, in January 1856 I've been learning to sing this. It's way easier, melody-wise, than the Star Spangled Banner. But the Welsh pronunciation is a challenge. When I find someone to accompany me, I'll… Continue reading Land of My Fathers – Mae Hen Wlad fy Nhadau