November 2018 Link Party with “A Chronic Voice”

November 2018 Link PartyPin
November 2018 Link Party

It’s time for November’s Link Party with Sheryl at “A Chronic Voice!” This month’s prompts are Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working, and Curating.

November 2018 Link PartyPin
November 2018 Link Party


This makes me think of family and friends. This past Sunday I went to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens with family, and had a blast. It has plants from around the world grouped into rooms like the desert room, ferns, orchids, one devoted to the plants of Cuba, and a train display with live plants in the scenery. They also have a lovely café with tasty food.

Here’s a photo of one of the lovely orchids. I’ll be posting many more on my Instagram page.

Some Beauty For Our Link PartyPin
Some Beauty For Our Link Party


My birthday is later this month, so I’m participating in a fundraiser for pediatric cancer research. My little boy’s life was saved due to this research, so I want to give back. Plus, I know too many little kids, and teens affected by cancer. The organization is called Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

I’m doing a Facebook fundraiser for them. You can check it out here if you’re interested.


I’m trying to tweak my sleep/wake schedule back to where it was before we had to switch the clocks back from Daylight Savings Time. Seriously, the switch happened on November 4th and I’m still messed up. Staying up too late, and sleeping too late. 


Still working on my Bright Line Eating Plan. Especially as holidays are here, it’s taking research, and planning to keep my lines bright. I forgot to do that on Saturday, and as a result, I ate off plan for one meal while at a birthday party. I did way better on Sunday, when we went to Phipps, because I did my research and took some of my food with me!


I took many photos at Phipps, so I’m happily going through them, editing, and collecting them into an album. I’m really enjoying photography. Since we all took photos, we’ve been sharing them with each other. 

Here’s one of me in the cactus room:

Some giant cactus for our Link PartyPin
Some Giant Cactus for our Link Party


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For my US readers, enjoy your Thanksgiving! 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.


  1. Love the blog name “Upbeat Living” – sounds like you’re having fun and thriving despite living with chronic illness. Thanks for setting such a great example for your fellow spoonies!

  2. Hi Kathy! I’m new to your site and visiting from A Chronic Voice’s link up party for November, which I also participated in. I just wanted to say that I love your love for nature. Your photos are beautiful and I just added you on Instagram so I can follow along a little more closely. It’s really nice to meet you.

    I also wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

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