September 16, 2011 at 9:52 am (Musings...)

Where has the time gone?? I haven’t blogged one time in September. I will sum up the first fourteen days… I turned 52 on the 7th, I had a trigeminal neuralgia attack on the 10th that was so severe it lasted two days. I have about 150 pieces of my 1,000 piece puzzle put together. (I should have picked a 100-piece puzzle!) I found a great new neurologist, Dr. Clark. He is going to work with me to help manage my disabilities (there, I said it ~~ I have disabilities) 😦 Everything else is the boring stuff that our lives are usually made of… and that’s good!

I have had some desperate days managing pain. Pain is difficult to keep ahead of because once it takes hold it likes to stay. I do not like to take pain meds as habit so it seems I am always behind the proverbial 8-ball.

During one of my desperate days, where I couldn’t put my head anywhere to stop it from hurting I picked up a pencil and pad and began to draw… I will tell you that I am NOT a draw-er. However, coming from the tip of my pencil was a beautiful girl I named “Millie.” I turned the page and drew again… she was still there… again… again… every picture was a close resemblance of my original picture. Wow, who knew?? I don’t know what part Millie will play in my life, but I like her. She is brave. She has brown eyes and brown hair. She loves the color pink, shoes, and lip gloss. Sometimes she likes to sing really loud!!


Refining Millie



  1. Esther said,

    Hey mel, I think I kinda like her before she was refined… 🙂 more expression or something…not an artist

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