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Apprentice – Daily Prompt

Couldn’t we all use an apprentice? Someone to take over our chores where we leave off, or learn from our verbal instructions. Not just a house keeper that comes in and cleans once a week, because they do the same thing each time, the things that I can keep up with.

I’m talking about someone who can follow my instructions and reach the high areas that have not been touched in a long time. The top of shelves in the kitchen, that I can not reach without getting on a step stool, which is dangerous for me with my illnesses.

I have had a house keeper. She did the normal chores, but would not do the extra work I wanted done, even with an offer of extra money. She did not want to get on the step stool either.

Being chronically ill really drags me down and my housework suffers. Having someone help me reach the areas that have gone untouched for way too long would be wonderful. As I am sure it would be great for all of us that are chronically ill.

I will reach that area of the kitchen one day, those shelves will get cleaned and I will rejoice, probably with a nap. Until then, I just try not to think about it, knowing my limitations, I will have to have someone here when I do tackle that chore. Apprentice or husband, someone will be here.


Roots – Daily Prompt

How many of you dye your hair? You can’t let those roots show. You must run to the salon or do it yourself to keep your hair that nice bottled color.

Hair dye is a carcinogen.

Researchers have been studying a possible link between hair dye use and cancer for many years. Studies have looked most closely at the risks of blood cancers (leukemias and lymphomas) and bladder cancer. While some studies have suggested possible links, others have not

Most of the studies looking at whether hair dye products increase the risk of cancer have focused on certain cancers such as bladder cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, leukemia, and breast cancer. These studies have looked at 2 groups of people:

  • People who use hair dyes regularly
  • People who are exposed to them at work

Bladder cancer: Most studies of people exposed to hair dyes at work, such as hairdressers and barbers, have found a small but fairly consistent increased risk of bladder cancer. However, studies looking at people who have their hair dyed have not found a consistent increase in bladder cancer risk.

Leukemias and lymphomas: Studies looking at a possible link between personal hair dye use and the risk of blood-related cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma have had mixed results. For example, some studies have found an increased risk of certain types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (but not others) in women who use hair dyes, especially if they began use before 1980 and/or use darker colors. The same types of results have been found in some studies of leukemia risk. However, other studies have not found an increased risk. If there is an effect of hair dye use on blood-related cancers, it is likely to be small.

Breast and other cancers: Most studies looking at hair dye use and breast cancer have not found an increased risk. For other types of cancer, too few studies have been done to be able to draw any firm conclusions.

Many people use hair dyes, so it is important that more studies are done to get a better idea if these dyes affect cancer risk.

In my earlier years, I dyed my hair regularly. Once I was diagnosed with IC, I was told that there might be a link between hair dye and bladder cancer so I stopped dying my hair for a while. But eventually I had to give it one more try to see if it had any affect on my IC bladder. I must say, I will not be dying my hair again! I went into a horrible flare almost immediately after the dye was applied. I guess I’m doomed to be a brunette, instead of a red-head. Oh well, it’s all good.


Meet and Greet: 1/21/17

Dream Big, Dream Often


It’s the Meet and Greet weekend everyone!!  Strap on your party shoes and join the fun!  

Ok so here are the rules:

  1. Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
  2. Reblog this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!
  3. Edit your reblog post and add tags.
  4. Feel free to leave your link multiple times!  It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want.  It is up to you!

  5. Share this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.

See ya on Monday!!

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I opened a twitter account. I never really thought I would be interested in one, but since having this blog, I decided to test it out. I go to bed at night with 0 tweets and wake up to over 800 having come across my feed. Now who in their right mind, or any mind for that matter, would sit and read 800 tweets? Not me! I don’t have time for that nonsense and most of the tweets I get are similar to going to Wal-Mart at 1am, just outrageously freaky. Sorry if you are one of the people that go to Wal-Mart at 1am, I’ve been a few times myself, there are some weird looking folks there at that time of night. I get that type of stuff across my twitter feed. I don’t know what to make of it, I searched out things of interest and followed those; various illnesses, crochet, crafts, but nothing weird.

I’ve even “unfollowed” some of the things and I still get weird stuff coming through my feed. I have it set to hide “sensitive” material. I clicked on one once to see just what “sensitive” material was and it wasn’t all that sensitive to me. But, I’m leaving the button clicked on my twitter account just in case.

And there is so much anger and hate on twitter. I went looking for information on invisible illnesses and I’m seeing way too much political turmoil. I stopped watching the news because the political turmoil was affecting my nerves and I suppose I will have to give up twitter now for the same reason. Though, it has helped my blog with more exposure, so I’m reluctant to give it up. I know, rock and a hard place, haven’t we all been there before.

Some people must sit and write tweets constantly. I am getting a lot of tweets from the same people, a constant flow of them, these aren’t bad or weird, just constant. I don’t have time to do that and I don’t know how anyone does. I have yet to figure out how to actually talk to someone on there. It’s a mystery to me.

I suppose I’ll let it rest for now and see what I can make of it as I learn more about the ins and outs of twitter. I have an instagram account, but have never learned how to use that so we’ll see if I advance in tweeting at a later date.