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Good Afternoon, How’s Things in Your Neck of the Woods?

Hello World, Reba here again! How’s life in your neck of the woods? Here in southeast Louisiana, we are at 80 degrees, humidity is low, a nice breeze blowing, sun out, yep, you guessed it life is good today!

Lauren likes to come to the library on Wednesdays to play the Wii sport games, so she’s inside playing, I am outside typing to ya’ll. Lauren needs a lot of socialization, this Wii sports thing is free; Free is good!

 I am pretty proud of myself, I was was able to get the internet wifi onto the laptop and downloaded spotify onto the iphone, so just jamming away, quietly of course! Yep, I am not technically inclined at all, thus the reason I have four children…LOL!

Gotta get my sun in as much as I can now, before I go to surgery. Yea surgery is a whole other topic, I get to that later, without many gory details.

While we on the topic of afternoon, what’s for suppa at your house? We are having breakfast for suppa. Yep, you guessed it, scrambled eggs, bacon, and biscuits. The bacon has been in there for about a month now, so it needs to be eaten and I am just lazy today!

Well, I wish ya’ll a great day, I will be back later,
Reba

Lauren also started doing matching sets...

Lauren, on her own, has decided to start doing matching bracelet and necklace sets. She only uses plastic beads as I am not trusting of her enough yet to set her loose with glass beads. Lauren does all of her own designs, I do all the crimping to make sure the bracelet is closed securely.
Yep, I am one proud Momma and she has sold 1 complete set to someone on FB, 3 necklaces to a BFF of mine, and several bracelets at craft shows, so she is doing quite well.

My youngest daughter bracelets

We started using her desire to bead bracelets as a therapy to help her build confidence, keep her on task, and try to help her recover from her anxiety and PTSD. Imagine our surprise when these bracelets started selling…
Thanks for stopping in,
Reba

I also suffer with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, and arthritis, sharing this in hopes of helping others in the same situation.

PTSD - A Way Out.com

My pain receives as little recognition as possible.  My pain does not harbor harmful emotions or intent towards me.  Pain is faceless, odorless and invisible like the wind.

Science can not gauge its severity yet.  Others can not feel our pain or care about our plight.  Pain is just a warning signal(body mechanism) to protect us.
I go for power walks where my pain is aroused to the point, where my body wants to stop, then I go another twenty minutes.  This has many benefits physically and mentally.  My pain does not stop me from moving my legs and walking through it mindfully.
My own endorphins have helped kill the pain, also.  My own body is learning to accept and adjust to this stress on its own.  My ego knows pain does not stop me from exercising,  so later it does not stop me from enjoying other…

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