August 2019 Link Party with “A Chronic Voice”

August 2019 Link Party With "A Chronic Voice"Pin
August 2019 Link Party With "A Chronic Voice"

Hello all! It’s time for August’s Link Party with Sheryl at “A Chronic Voice”! This months prompts are Capturing, Financing, Controlling, Exchanging, and Motivating.


Since becoming disabled, I’ve discovered the joy of capturing beauty with my camera. My photography skills really improved after I took an online course, and started using the camera on my phone, instead of my clunky old one. I especially enjoy photographing flowers. Many of them are shared on my Instagram page. I photographed this orchid at Phipp’s Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

I brought an orchid to the August Link Party.


I seriously need to learn how to make some money for my blog from ads, or other sources. It seems like there is always another upgrade that needs done to keep things running smoothly. If I want something that really works, its $29.99 for this upgrade, and only $19.99 for that one. However, the whole process feels overwhelming.


I have a tendency to want to control things so everything works out well. However, I’m only in control of how I react and act in this life. This revelation has made all the difference for me. The Serenity Prayer is my go to when life’s hard stuff comes along.

Serenity Prayer


My motivation varies with my energy levels. However, my little dog, Dottie, is a huge motivator to get me out of bed, and moving every morning. She anxiously waits to hear me stirring, and then she hops up onto my bed. (Since she is very short, I have a stool by my bed for her.)

She butts into my hands with her nose as if to say, “Enough snoozing! I need breakfast, and a potty break.” That nose is hard to ignore.

She also makes sure that I take her out every couple hours during the day. On good days, we’ll walk in the nearby park. On harder days, we walk around the building or just use the backyard area.

She also reminds me that it’s time for bed as it gets dark outside. Dot will sit in the doorway of the bedroom, and stare at me as if to say, “Hey you, it’s bedtime!” She gets this puzzled look on her face, when I ignore her.

Then, she will go lay down, and come back out several times to remind me to go to bed. It’s quite funny. In the end she motivates me to shut off my computer, and get ready for sleep.

I don’t know what I’ll do when she’s not here anymore. She’s 12 years old and pretty healthy, except for some arthritis.

Dottie came to our August Link Party!

Wrap Up

My brain is blank for the Exchanging prompt, so I’m finished with this link post. LOL! You can read Sheryl’s post and the posts of other participants here. The posts are at the bottom of the page.

If you missed last month’s link party post, you can read it here.

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P.S. I realized that I never updated you all on my napping experiment. It didn’t go well. I discovered I have to be really tired to actually fall asleep. My brain goes a mile a minute when I try to take a nap if I’m not tired enough. So when I’m really tired I fall asleep, otherwise I just lay down on my couch. (:

Till next time, Kathy

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By Kathryn

I'm a writer, disabled registered nurse, and former home school parent of 6 children ages 19 to 32. I'm also a domestic abuse survivor.

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