Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Festival of Blogs

It's that time of year again! The pumpkin spice candle is lit, the leaves have begun to change color and I have decided to have another blog party!

So come on in, browse awhile on the wonderful new blogs I have grown to enjoy.  Perhaps you can leave a comment or two so they know you have visited.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I do...
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Does It Get Any Easier?

 This morning started off like every other morning. Just getting out of bed and coming downstairs did me in. The pain and stiffness upon waking on this chilly morning makes it clear that I am going to need extra time to get through morning routines and get kids ready and off to school. The problem is that there is no extra time, I spent that lying in bed waiting for my morning medication to kick in. Gentle stretching to try to loosen up joints was to no avail this morning. My jaw ached like never before but I guess I shouldn't be surprised it too is a joint. It is going to be one of those days that is clear. Ready or not I had to get up...http://myinsidevoicespeakingout.blogspot.com
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A little different type of blog post today.  The lighting is bad I know.  I can't tell my right from my left.  Hey I'm learning!   Here it is. You can click on the right I think and watch it in YouTube or just watch it in blogger. I hope you like it!...raawareness.blogspot.com


Notes From A Spoonie Chick: My Thirty Things...http://spooniechic.blogspot.com
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Appalachian Trail


Woke this morning with all systems go. Back to baseline, not perfect, but good enough.
I have thought about a thru hike on the Appalachian Trail since my older brother and father went with their scout troop when I was in junior high. I have two shelves of books on backpacking and the Appalachian Trail. It’s one of those dreams that has remained a constant. I always believed someday I would do a thru hike...http://wovensongs.wordpress.com
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Care for the caregivers...

On the eve of the close of National Invisible Chronic Illness Week, I'd like to focus instead on caregivers. Whether you are a spouse, significant other, adult child or parent caring for a chronically ill person, your partner's disease will take a toll on you too. Relationships can be difficult when both partners are healthy. A chronic illness can make a relationship much more stressful. We know the person who is ill needs support, but caregivers need support too. Extra burdens, physical and psychological, are shared by both partners. And they are often different burdens even though they share the same source. This is for the caregivers....http://makethislookawesome.blogspot.com 

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FIGHTING DEPRESSION AND LIVING WITH ARTHRITIS

It’s my opinion that arthritis is one of the most difficult diseases to live with.  I am not suggesting other diseases are a walk in the park, but arthritis has with it four distinct factors that make it so difficult. 
 These include the extended period of the disease, the limitations of mobility, the continuous rollercoaster in fluctuations of how the body feels and the constant pain.  It is easy to see how one living with arthritis can easily become and sink into depression...http://www.livingwitharthritistoday.com
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6 comments:

Rhonda said...

Deb,

Thank you so very much for your kind words! I am glad that you are enjoying my blog and have chosen to share it with your readers. It means a great deal to me.

Being new to this whole blogging experience I was very apprehensive of putting it all out there for others. However, I was so very pleased to find your blog a few weeks back. The feeling of not being alone and having a place to go for practical advice made me realize I too could be that for other people. So rather than deleting my blog I embraced it and I feel better for having a place to express all of my feelings. Sometimes family and friends are just too close to share some of this with, they carry the knowledge of those feelings like a weight.

Thank you again for all that you do and for who you are. I am blessed to have made a wonderful friend like you!

Seeking Solace said...

Love your blog too!!!

BTW, love pumpkin spice candles...and lattes. :)

Here's to a pain-free fall!

Chad said...

Deb... Thanks so much for including a post from my blog. I have added you as a link on my site. I appreciate the shout out! Blessings

Deb aka murphthesurf said...

Rhonda...stay on course and stay with us in the blogging world :-) The more that are writing and getting the word out there, the better all autoimmune patients will be.

Seeking Solace...I am so looking forward to when the munchkins come trick or treating :-) I just love fall!

Chad...thank you for the link. Right back at ya!

Tammy @ The Stitching Coop said...

Thank you for coming by today. you are so right about different areas cultivate different friendships. So true. I hope you are feeling well today and I too have a pumpkin spice candle, soy no less, lit up. Oh my it smells wonderful. Hugs. tammy

wovensongs said...

I feel honored that you included my blog on your site. Blogging is new and scary and fun all at the same time.

I'm learning so much from reading on other's blogs. I hope something I have will someday help someone, too!

Happy fall!