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November Link Party With “A Chronic Voice”

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It’s time for November’s Link Party with Sheryl at “A Chronic Voice”! This months prompts are:

November Link Party Prompts

November Link Party Prompts


I’m continuing to learn more about irritable bowel syndrome and gut health; what works for me and what doesn’t. I agree with you Sheryl. Before I went on this learning journey, I had not realized how important our gut was to our overall health. I look forward to hearing what you think about The Clever Gut Diet by Dr. Michael Mosley. I had not heard of it before your post.


I decided recently that I wanted to refresh my Spanish language learning. I took Spanish in college and helped my children when they studied Spanish in high school. I’ve always wanted to be fluent in it so I could actually have a conversation with someone. I guess it’s one of my bucket list dreams. I started using Duolingo and Tiny Cards last week.

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Yo hablo espanol


I’m anticipating seeing my Navy son sometime during the holidays. He’s due for leave (days off), so I’m hoping he will be allowed to come home soon. I have not seen him since Thanksgiving last year. He’ll be finished with his tour of duty in April 2018. It’s been a long five and a half years.

Department of the Navy; United States Of AmericaPin

Department of the Navy; United States Of America


Do papers threaten to overwhelm your environment? They do mine. I’m constantly wrestling with paper overload. My youngest son is in the process of applying to colleges, and the dining room table is overflowing with papers. Trying to keep track of deadlines, scholarship application dates, passwords, and financial aid stuff is a current frustration for both myself and my son. If any of you have a system that works for organizing college papers, I’d love to hear it!

My table is also covered with project stuff, like my sewing machine. I made a sleep eye mask for my daughter last week, and the sewing machine is still on the table, because I have a bit of mending to do.

I give myself a weekly infusion of immunoglobulins. I did a dose last night. The Benadryl I take beforehand makes me really sleepy. Usually I clean everything up when I finish, but for some reason I didn’t do that last night. So that mess is on the table as well.

Also, I just switched purses. My summer purse and assorted stuff from inside it are also on the table.

No one else’s table looks like this, right? LOL! (You’ll have to excuse my blurry photos. I have trouble holding the camera still.)

My Messy TablePin

My Messy Table

My messy tablePin

My messy table


I’m cherishing quiet moments spent with my youngest son. It’s so hard to believe that my youngest of six children will be graduating from high school next June. I honestly did not think I would survive this long. Parenting is really hard work, especially so, when their dad creates more problems than he solves. Add in chronic illness for myself and my youngest son, and it often felt like the scales were tipped against surviving. But we’ve made it! Soon he’ll be off to college, so I’m cherishing these days.

Previous Parties

Missed a previous Link Party post? You can find them below.

October Link Party With “A Chronic Voice”

September Link Party With “A Chronic Voice”: Join The Fun

Link Party With “A Chronic Voice”: Join The Fun!


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