Happy Valentine’s Day to you

Lynton retired in November 2016. He said, “You’ve done the cooking for twenty years. From now on, I’ll take over all the cooking for you.”

Yes, I had cooked for us for twenty years. When I was teaching, school was out at 3:00 p.m. As soon as my preparation for the following day or week was done, I was on my way home. I either picked up to-go food or made something simple. When I got the 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. administrator’s job, I didn’t have dinner ready until 7:00 p.m.

When he volunteered for cooking, I took his word with a grain of salt and didn’t expect him to carry through consistently. Three plus years have gone by and he kept his word literally.

 

We eat twice a day, a brunch and a dinner. He prepares the same things for brunch which includes eggs, tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, apples, pears, fresh orange juice from our tree and sometimes a bread item. I love eating the simple and healthy food every day, especially he does the cooking.

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For dinner, he alternates the salmon, chicken and hamburger plus peas and mixed vegetable of broccoli, carrots and celery. No bread items. Occasionally he makes a thin crust pizza and perfected his home-made recipe for the crust. Several times a year, he barbecues the top sirloin steaks.

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We dine out once a week. He tried to make a reservation at our favorite steak house for Valentine’s Day but there are only super early or super late hours are available. He made a reservation for Saturday which is tomorrow. Our Valentine’s Day dinner will still be his home-made cooking. Hooray!

On top of the cooking, he does dishes which is something he has been doing all the time. Doing dishes is the guy’s job in his family. I love that.

Does your husband cook or do dishes occasionally?

Oh, husbands: do you cook or do dishes for love or fun sometimes?

 

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What are you doing for Valentine’s Day?

Wishing you and your family a Happy Valentine’s Day?

 

 

 

WELCOME TO DAY 4 OF THE #RWISA “REVOLUTION” BLOG TOUR! #RRBC @PEGGYHATTENDORF #RWISAREVOLUTIONTOUR

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Welcome to Day 4 of the RWISA “REVOLUTION” Blog Tour! We’d like to introduce you to an amazing supporter and RWISA member, Author, Peggy Hattendorf.

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“SON OF MY FATHER”

Son of My Father by Peggy Hattendorf

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Welcome to Day 3 of the #RWISA “Revolution” Blog Tour! #RRBC @rijanjks #RWISARevolutionTour

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #83 – Future

This week, Ann-Christine invited us to look into the future. She said, “The future is the period of time that will come after the present, or the things that will happen then. Maybe a second away, a week, a year, a decade…”

When I saw the theme, it put a smile on my face. My granddaughter Autumn will be a big sister on or around March 27, 2020. My daughter and son-in-law have been preparing her for this big change in her life. They read books to her about being a big sister. They bought her a toy baby for her to carry.

When I visited them during the Christmas 2019, we went to the Children’s Museum. Autumn went to the “nursery” area and practiced taking care of a baby.

Take a look, I think Autumn will be a perfect big sister.

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WELCOME TO DAY 1 OF THE #RWISA “REVOLUTION” BLOG TOUR! #RRBC @NONNIEJULES

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 82 – Capital

This week, the guest host for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #82 is Viveka at My Guilty Pleasure. She chose Capital as the theme.

We have traveled to many countries but not all the places we’ve gone were capitals. We did visited several capital cities.

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When we were in Beijing, China, in addition to sightseeing, we went shopping. At this shop, we saw this magnificent sculpture with one hundred horses carved out of one gigantic piece of jade.

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We visited the Windsor Castle in London, England, on this hazy day. The sky opened up later in the day. Of course we were not expecting to have a glimpse of Her Majesty, but the girl who assisted us at the entrance said, “I’m working here today, but the Queen went to visit my college.”

Berlin Wall Memorial

We learned a lot of the history about Berlin, Germany, at this Berlin Wall Memorial. Large photo replicas and documents were on display on this side of the Wall.

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This is the statute of Johann Strauss II in Vienna, Austria. I also took a photo of Mozart when we were there. They are two of my favorite composers. Our tour guide took us to a concert with the performance of music pieces from both composers.

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There was a bullfighting going on in Plaza De Toros (Bullfighting Ring) in the month we visited Madrid, Spain. When we traveled to Barcelona, we were told that Barcelona had banned bullfighting in July 2010. The ban came into effect on January 1, 2012.  I was happy to hear the news because the bulls were raised with no idea of fighting until they were put in the ring and got killed.

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Buddhism was originated in Thailand. Temples large and small were everywhere as we toured the city of Bangkok.

 

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Welcome to the “AMERICAN AGONY” Blog Tour! @BorelMedWriter @4WillsPub

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From Dr. Helen Borel:

I can’t thank my host enough for allowing me to share some very surprising information. Everyone knows that ethical pharmaceutical companies research, develop, and market our prescription drugs. They tame diabetes, halt epileptic seizures, cure bacterial infections, prevent heart attacks and strokes, and control the troubling mood swings of bipolar disorder. In many ways, pharma manufacturers are literally life savers.

There is one other imperative class of drugs which, also under the purest of scientific processes, is manufactured for patients suffering various kinds and levels of pain. These are the opiates, morphine and codeine, and their analogs (aka their chemical spinoffs), referred to as opioids. These include fentanyl patches, hydrocodone, and analogous prescription narcotics. OxyContin (R) (oxycodone HCl), yet another opioid brand, has been targeted for extinction, it seems, by ill-motivated Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) operatives.  But that’s a subject for another discussion and another revealing blog-tour visit.

Today, I’d like to introduce you to what I call “THE LEGAL MORPHINE.”  Government interference with legitimate medical prescriptions for pain is forcing patients into detox facilities where illicit addicts are put on Suboxone (R) (buprenorphine/naloxone).  That’s a morphine paradoxically being used, supposedly, to get addicts off heroin and other illicit narcotics.  It’s an opiate to treat an opiate or opioid addiction? Thus, “detoxed” addicts are now are on Suboxone (R) for life. It has been reported that many on the Suboxone (R) regimen revert to their illicits of choice, while others sell this “bupe,” as it’s known in the streets, to other addicts. Not only that, pain specialists and pain patients attest to the generally poor ability of Suboxone (R) to provide analgesia.  Could it be that the naloxone component of the formulation cancels out any possible pain relief extant in buprenorphine, the morphine component? Duh!

In American AGONY: The Opioid War Against Patients in Pain, published by Fresh Ink Group, I discuss this conundrum in depth in Section VI, Chapter Twenty, “The Suboxone Hoax.”  I unravel for readers the financial motivations in labelling as “addicts” patients who are nothing of the kind.  Instead, many are pain patients victimized by a dazzling cornucopia of addiction$ indu$try largesse—the beneficiaries of which are neither genuine illicit addicts nor patients with varied painful conditions.

The financial beneficiaries are Reckitt Benckiser (parent of Indivior, the manufacturer of Suboxone (R) ); the reaping-multi-million$ “addiction treatment” facilities; former politicians, now mysteriously transformed into “advisors” to those centers; and some psychiatrists, members of an “anti-opioid” organization that is, nonsensically, advocating for “The Legal Morphine” from which they get rich. Having spent my life writing and publishing about medical science and pharmaceuticals, I felt compelled to delve deeply into these issues.  As a registered nurse, I’ve seen and treated all kinds of suffering, and I feel devastated about the dual epidemics of untreated pain of millions and the suicides of thousands due to abrupt denial of well-working prescription opioids. It’s a lie that prescription opioids relate to illicit street drugs, that pain patients are merely “craving addicts,” that a morphine like the buprenorphine in Suboxone (R) is going to reverse addicts’ cravings. It’s a lie that all pain patients can derive sufficient analgesic benefit from a morphine cut with a morphine antagonist.

Thank you for allowing me to share this information from my book, written for the many who it can help and to awaken government disruptors of normal opioid prescribing for pain. Please spread the word and share my trailer.

—Helen Borel, RN, MFA, PhD

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About the Author: Dr. Helen Borel wrote poetry and played piano as a child growing up in two orphanages. She became a registered nurse, then earned her master’s in creative writing. After 18 years as a medical, psychiatric, and pharmaceutical copywriter, she published books, literary criticism, satire, and fiction. She became a doctor in psychoanalytical studies with her own website, PsychDocNYC.com. Always outspoken for the underdog, her intense research is the basis for her passionate expose of government wrongs and the legal rights pain victims must assert.

Find her at PsychDocNYC.com and on Twitter: @BorelMedWriter or @PsychDocConnect.

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