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O'siyo Oginalii Tsilugi - Hello friends - Welcome - to My first blog. A place to share.
Dream Catcher
Dream Catchers

An ancient Chippewa tradition
The dream net has been made
For many generations
Where spirit dreams have played.

Hung above the cradle board,
Or in the lodge up high,
The dream net catches bad dreams,
While the good dreams slip on by.

Bad dreams become entangled
Among the sinew thread.
Good dreams slip through the center hole,
While you dream upon your bed.

This is an ancient legend,
Since dreams will never cease,
Hang this dream net above your bed,
Dream on, an be at peace.

The Keepers of the Earth
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August 15, 2013 at 7:00pm
August 15, 2013 at 7:00pm
Hi everybody, I hope all is doing well. I had to kind of giggle when I saw today's, well actually tomorrow's prompt. I just had to jump in.
I have been quite busy. Yesterday was a bummer. My computer crashed and it spent three hours at Office Max recovering, only to find out all the 2013 updates to my computer made my printer quite confused because it couldn't find my computer to confer with and cough me up a hard copy. Spent two hours downloading 2013 updates for my printer and installing. We are all one happy family again. *Laugh*
Now for the prompt:

Prompt: What do you remember about first days of school?

For me, I would have to divide this into thirds. When I was in elementary school, I hated going because my shoes were different from the rest of the girls. My folks were studying to become teachers and I was stuck with, what was termed in those days, saddle shoes. For you young people who have no idea what I am talking about, they were white hard tennis-like shoes with a brown saddle across the top. They were the mark of less fortunate people I was always made fun of,
Teen years were better. Folks were teachers and I learned to sew. I looked forward to the first days of school. That meant boys, parties, football games, and after game dances. I could hardly wait.
College was a bit more focused and again I was excited. I had my family when I went back to school. The beginning of the school year meant two more semesters closer to the state nursing boards and a good paying job.
I guess that kind of sums it up for me. *Smile*
June 4, 2013 at 8:48am
June 4, 2013 at 8:48am
Hi Everyone, *Sun* *Smile*

Hello Everyone.

This month we are going to be sending out some prompts with images in them. We would like you to write a piece about what you see and at the end of your entry submit your guess of what you think the image is about. At the end of the month we will pick the most original blog and an award will be given to the lucky winner.

So be creative with your thoughts and above all have fun!*BalloonP*

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I see more than an adorable loving cat that is full of unconditional love. I see the mirror image of a writers thoughts.

The written prose, correctly punctuated, is a mirror image of what the author is thinking. If the same written prose is incorrectly punctuated, the mirror image becomes distorted to others.


The Keepers of the Earth
May 13, 2013 at 10:05pm
May 13, 2013 at 10:05pm
Good evening to all. *grin*

I wanted to check in tonight and I am sorry I am posting early. I do not believe I will up at midnight, your time, and tomorrow is another full day. I did want to get in on this prompt.
Do you believe in spirits, ghosts, or angels

The answer is yes on all three counts. Angels definitely. In 2003 I had a horrible car accident. I had a seizure behind the wheel and almost killed myself, so the Drs. say. I may have totaled my beloved 1995 cherry red mustang but, I managed to survive. I did not hit another car or hurt another person. I believe my beloved father was overlooking me that day.
Ghosts, definitely. Ever since I was 7 years old until the day I got married and moved out of my parents house, I had the same dream every night about a man who made his wife murder their son by throwing knives into a trash can. When I left the house it found me only once about 20 years later. I finally put it down on paper and have never been bothered again.
Spirits, definitely. I have a photograph of my daughters backyard. In this photograph are images of Indian heads and war shields. I am keeping it hoping to write a story.

Yes, I believe in the existence of all three.

May 7, 2013 at 11:47pm
May 7, 2013 at 11:47pm
Hi Carmela, how are you tonight. Glad to see you are helping Cindy out. I think that is very nice, I love tonight's prompt:
The book that I have read over and over again

The North and The South by John Jakes

Oh my goodness, this book is so fantastic - all his works are. The action, the emotion, and the description of the battles and the aftermath of them is fantastic. One can almost see themselves in the midst.
He has a way of drawing you inside the characters. I even cried when Scout, the main horse character got killed.
If I could write like him I would be the happiest person alive. *Smile*
The Kent Family Chronicles is another must read.

May 6, 2013 at 11:23pm
May 6, 2013 at 11:23pm
Hi everyone! I am sorry that I have not been around lately. I have very tied up with hubby and some other projects. I have finally put my hiney in the punctuation class and the comma class.

Tonight's prompt is kind of a bomb waiting to explode.

Do you think children should be sheltered from unhappiness

Well, this can trigger two different schools of thought; 1) Should shelter your children from being unhappy because they can't always have what they want all the time? or
2) Should children be sheltered from being unhappy from being abused.
I think we can all agree that #2 is out and the answer is yes.

Number 1 is an impossible goal. NO BODY CAN HAVE WHAT THEY WANT ALL THE TIME. We start learning this at a very young age. Nobody wants to raise an irresponsible, non contributing adult.

OK, I think I have said enough.
April 30, 2013 at 10:31pm
April 30, 2013 at 10:31pm
First - has anybody heard from Cindy? How is she doing and how is her husband? I know how this can feel- just been through it. If you are out there Cindy, contact me. Talk - it helps *Smile*
April 27, 2013 at 11:48pm
April 27, 2013 at 11:48pm
I was sitting here tonight watching the clock. Oh goody! 8:00pm -- the prompt - then reality set in and "OH YEA" this is Saturday and there is no prompt *Frown* Anyway, tonight I brought a new meaning to the term Slow Cooker. Well hubby is home and tonight was my first time cooking a *Smile* "kidney-friendly" meal.

They say the first time is the hardest? Yea that is true! I am ashamed to say it took me 3 hours to make baked fish with mushrooms, (yum) baked green beans, (yuk), and rice. (OK) Yep that is right 3 hours.

I am a good cook so long as I can go through the cupboards and make my "Mother Hubbard Specials. But having to measure a tsp. of this and a tsp. of that, a tbsp. of this and a tbsp. of that, chop this and that, 1/2 cup of this 1 cup of that. I have never followed directions in all my life! *Laugh* I cook by sight. I thought I was going to die. I was almost to tired to eat. HE LOVED IT!

I know there has to be an easier way! *Laugh*

April 27, 2013 at 12:29am
April 27, 2013 at 12:29am
Today's prompt:

Tell us about the one experience that has changed your life{/b}

Well, since life is an experience and changes daily, it is really hard to say. I have dealt with much just all of us. It is not over yet...But, there is one thing that has really changed my life and how I view things. I am sure you will all think I'm a dork...oh well...here it goes.

Writing! I found this site and all of you quite by accident. I have dabbled in writing for years but could never get it off the ground.

I am very happy to be able to pursue my passion and to have met all of you. Seven years ago I started a story, dropped it but never threw anything away. I have now joined the Novel Writing 101 group and picked that story up again.

Because of what I have learned here, you not believe the difference in the story. It is coming great and grows everyday.

So I would say now, my greatest experience that has changed my life...Finding you*Smile*

April 25, 2013 at 11:43pm
April 25, 2013 at 11:43pm
PROMPT FOR 4/26/2013

If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why?{/b}

I could daydream and think of my favorite movie star, someone famous, or some high profile person. Actually, If I could be someone else, I would choose me...BUT 40 years ago *Laugh*

If I could have the knowledge I have now and the looks I had then - EWWWWWW-WEEEEE


The Keepers of the Earth
April 25, 2013 at 1:19am
April 25, 2013 at 1:19am
What does "Having it All" mean to you? Is it attainable?

When I hear that phrase, I automatically think of materialistic things: fame (popularity), money, friends, and the perfect mate and /or choice of one. Do I think it is obtainable? NO!

What is missing is happiness. Sure one can be rich, popular and have a good mate but what I think it boils down to are the choices that one choses to make throughout life. How many times have you heard someone say, "he had it all, and lost it?"

But, you consider what is happiness, and what makes you content, and achieve that as well as maintain it; then you already have it all.

Sorry if this doesn't make sense, I just figured out that I am in the stage of anger, and I am not ready to go there yet.
April 23, 2013 at 9:23pm
April 23, 2013 at 9:23pm
Hello everybody *Smile*

First a mini update. Hubby not home yet, but I just found out some good news. He had his 1st dialysis on Mon. and his 2nd one today. He may get another tomorrow. The Doc hasn't been in yet, maybe this evening or tomorrow morning to write the orders.

They are also trying to get a schedule set up at the DaVita Center, which happens to be close to where we live. That is the same website I found the other night when I started research for a good renal diet. All is good. Now to the Prompt *Smile*

How much does the weather influence your mood?

I am kind of funny when it comes to the weather. On a cold rainy day I love to curl up in front of the fireplace and read or set up my PC and write. Cloudy days (several in a row) depresses me- hate it. I am a sun person. I love the east sun shining into my house first thing in the am. One should greet the sun. I hate being cold and can take the heat better. I always feel more productive on a warm sunny day and tend to get more things done both inside and out.

Please don't come through my screen and choke me but today and yesterday we hit 90 degrees and will be in the mid 80's all this week.

I need to add that, during the summer when we have stretches of 100+ days, oh yes does that get tiring and I can barely wait for them to end. I also hate the Hot Humid days when you can hardly breath and even the coolers don't work.

April 22, 2013 at 1:19am
April 22, 2013 at 1:19am
Hello everyone *Smile*

I am happy and glad to be back to my crazy ole self. Target day for hubby to be home is Tuesday. Been busy getting ready. Goes for first dialysis session on Monday. Found a great site to help me put together a mini cookbook for a renal diet. With all that said: to the prompt *Laugh*


Well, to begin with, I really feel that entertainment is in the eye of the beholder. What may entertain me may not entertain you. That is all well and fine. I must admit I was hooked on the Survivor for many seasons until I actually began to question its intelligence. I loved the competition.

I began to think, now really, what would be your first thoughts if you were marooned on an island. YEA! Food and water. Here you see them running around in bikinis, losing weight and complaining that they are hungry. Well what is the matter with making a bow and arrow and a spear. Islanders and Indians did it years ago. Surrounded by an ocean and trees full of birds. OK.

What woman in her right mind would trade places with another man's wife and fix what she thought was wrong in her home. I got enough problems of my own with trying to fix someone else's.

The Amazing Race? Forget it!

Real Cops? Yea Right!

Dog the Bounty Hunter? Sure!

This is just to name a few that isn't worth the effort to work the remote on.

This is just my opinion

April 20, 2013 at 8:04pm
April 20, 2013 at 8:04pm
Hello everyone,

I do have an update, though not much of one. Being a nurse myself helps extract a better caliber of info. He had more labs done, an MRI and an ultra sound done today. Waiting on results and a renal specialist to show up. It is just a waiting game now. Sooooo...

I have decided to keep myself occupied and my mind busy. Back to my writing and my blogging. It will not serve anyone (including myself) to sit around and dwell on the situation. I'm not by myself, I do have the dogs *Laugh*

The Keepers of the Earth
April 19, 2013 at 6:13pm
April 19, 2013 at 6:13pm
My dear friends,

I am sorry for not blogging much this week. Please bear with me. It has been a tough week. My husband is in the hospital with renal failure. I'm thinking they may put a shunt in for dialysis. I'll be back to my ole crazy self soon... I promise

April 15, 2013 at 1:27am
April 15, 2013 at 1:27am

The most disappointed I have ever been

This a few years ago, I have to admit that I haven't thought about it until now. Like all of us I have many disappointments throughout my life. But none like this. I think this when I began to develop a very thick skin.

The nurses out there will understand the lingo I am about to use but I will explain as I go along.
This involves the Lap Chole. This procedure is done by the removal of the gallbladder with small instruments and a microscope. Involving a small incision in the abdomen.

Kern County, where I live, was preparing to perform its first case. I was fortunate to be in from the ground level.

Kern Medical Center, held what was termed as a pig lab. We brought several pigs in. Setting up a lab in one of the clinics out back, we began. The docs soon ran into problems with suction. I came up with the idea of using the suctioning tubing from an infant oxygen mask. It worked perfect.

I studied and learned everything I could. The day finally came when we were ok'd to perform the first lap chole. I walked in and found my case to have been given away to someone else.

I broke down and cried and had to be sent home.

That was the worst experience of my life.
April 13, 2013 at 11:10pm
April 13, 2013 at 11:10pm
Todays prompt:

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious or cranky, or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?


April 11, 2013 at 5:19pm
April 11, 2013 at 5:19pm
Todays prompt: Tattoos: Hmmmmmmmmmm

Well to begin with, personally, I hate them! I think they are ugly and very degrading to the body.
However, if that is what a person wishes to do. They should not be ostracized for doing so. Tattoos can mean a lot of things, ranging from boredom to a cry for help. Including love and the desire to feel a part of the elite.

Take prisoners for example, (I use to work as a RN in a state prison) they would have their #1 cell tattooer do art work of the gang they were associated with, their home town, or their sweetheart (they thought) who was waiting patiently, until their release. It could only be done in black/blue ink because they only had access to ink pens and dirty needles. It is very easy to spot a jail house tattoo. Did you know that every tear that is tattooed under the eye is a murder they have committed?

Then we have the gang members. Take for example the gang I have mention in my novel. The Mara Salvatrucha. Now there is an example of not having to wear clothes because every inch of the torso, arms, neck, and face is "artistically" decorated.

Then we have the stupid people. Namely my son and my middle daughter. My son had the of his daughter tattooed on his arm. What is wrong with that? You ask. Well now he is reminded daily of how he screwed his relationship with her (she is now 18) and the thing he is married to hates it. My daughter got one when she was in grade school and begged me to get it removed. I did. Now she is left with a horrible scar and bears two on her back, one on her leg and arm.

A friend of mine has one on her hip of a rose. She states it is because if in the event she is in a plane crash, she could be identified.- Hmmmmmmmmmm!

I don't have one, nor do I want one.

I don't want to offend anybody and that certainly not my intent. It just how I feel on the subject.

April 10, 2013 at 12:15am
April 10, 2013 at 12:15am
Todays prompt:

What is the most annoying sound you have ever heard

Wow! you sure know how to hurt a person *Laugh* Cindy, I thought I could forget this forever.
I have come accustomed to moans, groans, crying, and whining - but there was one sound I heard every single morning that absolutely drove me up the wall; 4:30 am is no time to tee me off.

I get every morning at 4am; get my cup of kick-a-poo juice, and relax as I start to reflect on my days activities that lay ahead. You know, house work, writing, and what to cook for dinner. Yep, that's right dinner. I have to because if I don't, I'll forget and catch hell. The last time I forgot ( a lesson learned) all I had was a whole chicken in the freezer. I had to send it through the dishwasher to thaw it out in time for dinner. -- oh yea! the prompt:

Hubby on the other hand gets up about 30 minutes after I do. The first thing I hear is the bink of the remote and "The Early Today" show comes on with a big (sounds similar to) HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH! That's respiratory failure lady.

God I hated that!!!

I mean every five to six words would, would come this HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH
as she (grasped for air) took a deep breath to continued. Man did I pray for five o'clock, when the local news would come on. Hubby on the other hand didn't even notice. (Typical man *Smile* )

She has since been replaced ( I wonder why *RollEyes* and I thought I would never ever hear that HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEH again, until this prompt *Laugh*

April 5, 2013 at 4:11pm
April 5, 2013 at 4:11pm
The prompt for today:

When was the last time you shed tears of joy?

My Most Tender Moment - In Life

Like many of you, I have cried from happiness on numerous occasions. I would like to talk about is, what I feel to be the most tender moment of my life.

Most of us know what it feels like to be on the pushing end of delivery and the joy that comes when it is over and you are holding that precious little person in your arms.

This is going back a few years; I was fresh out nursing school and had gotten my very first job at Memorial Hospital. I was so happy, I was hired for the OB/GYN department. (My dream job*Smile* )

I had a mommy in labor, she was my patient, and I cared for her through the night. Finally the time came and I called the MD an told him, I needed him now! My head Nurse (and my mentor) and I, took my patient to the delivery room and prepared her. Suddenly things progressed! I looked at Sue Trimble(my head nurse) and you know what she said to me?

Kris, you are a nurse, trained, and the MD is on his way but he is not going to make it. You are on your own horse and I am right here.

I was so scared- Mommy screamed - it's coming!

Suddenly the fear left ( or I just couldn't feel it anymore) an it honestly felt like something overcame me and it wasn't my hands I was feeling.

I delivered a little, healthy baby girl - who is now probably in her 30's somewhere - all by myself.

The feelings were phenomenal - As it turned out, she was my first but not my last.

I cried many tears of JOY
April 2, 2013 at 12:28am
April 2, 2013 at 12:28am
Oh my gosh! Funny to given that prompt for today!

What expert do you wish could come and teach you what they know

I blogged briefly on this yesterday; to put it in a nutshell, I wish I had an expert on writing.
I have been working my tail end off on my novel, "The 6th Commandment", and my granddaughter came to me yesterday and wanted me to teach her to write a story.

I told her first we have to have a story idea, she replied that she did. I gave her first assignment of brainstorming - you should have seen what she wrote- I couldn't believe it- I came up with three different scenarios from her feelings about horses.

So tonight, I gave her those three scenarios and assignment #2 developing her storyline. Well she took those that I gave her and walked out the door with a fourth scenario, of her own.

I have helped her sign up here, at WDC- great place!

I just need to guide her and I could sure use the help myself *Smile*

Writing Expert Where Are You

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