Author Archives: LydiaA1614

May Link-Up Party from “A Chronic Voice”

This is my second attempt at participating in “A Chronic Voice’s” Link-up Party. This month’s prompts are: Remembering Caring Entertaining Designing Believing Remembering This one can be a touchy subject for me. My memory and thought processes are fading and slowing down. I will walk into a room and wonder why I’m there – sometimes …

RIP Lois Lane – Thank You

I get “breaking news” clips on my computer and phone. Much of the time I just ignore it but today my Hubby said I should take a look. It stated that Margot Kidder had died. Now I have long been a fan of her acting, especially opposite Christopher Reeve’s Superman as Lois Lane. They say …

Song Lyric Sunday – “Heart of Glass”

The theme for this weeks’ Song Lyric Sunday is “Heart”. Check it out at This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time. It didn’t take too long to pick Blondie’s song “Heart of Glass” and there are several reasons. This song was a huge hit during a time when I surrounded myself with music. Every …

Chronic Compromises 2 – Online Shopping

Chronic illness can lead to a whole world of compromise. That is why I have started this series – to show compromises I have had to make and hope they can be helpful for others. A few weeks ago Hubby and I were in the mood for some junk food and couldn’t decide what we …

Motherhood Isn’t Always What You Expect

One of my least favourite days is fast approaching – Mother’s Day. Even though I have come to terms with the relationship I had with my mother and the fact I never became one, it is still hard watching other women getting honoured by their families. I have so many “adopted” kids who give me …

Song Lyric Sunday – “Devil Gate Drive”

Last week the lovely Helen of This Thing Called Life One Word At A Time picked “Angels” for the lyric prompt so it was only fitting that she pick “Devils/Demons” for this week. And I am a day late, but still wanted to get my pick in here. In the early 1970’s I was in my …

Chronically Strong

A lot of the stigma surrounding chronic illness, of any kind, paints a picture of weakness. Like the picture above, sometimes strength is relative to the situation. I think we have all heard any of these through our years of battling mental and physical illness: Life is tough for everyone, most of us just choose …

Song Lyric Sunday – “Concrete Angel”

This week’s theme is angels and while there are hundreds of applicable songs, one stood out to me immediately – “Concrete Angel” by Martina McBride. Now, this is not your average angel song and it is by no means a happy one. It is about a girl who is beaten regularly by her mother and …

Reblog – How to Keep Moving Forward When Life Wants to Get You Down

Kat’s recounting of dreams quashed and others coming true with hard work is very humbling and inspiring. Chronic illness hits us all hard; however, it is what we make of our lives in spite of it that matters. Lydia!

It Takes A Network…

The old saying goes “It takes a village to raise a child”. Well, it takes a network to raise up those with chronic illness and I am very happy to be part of The Chronic Illness Bloggers Network (CIB). The network, started by Julie Ryan of Counting My Spoons and now helmed by Jenna Farmer …