Xanthines

It was hard to come up with a word that starts with X. I like xylophones, I guess. I decided to go with a chemical compound called a xanthine. Different products come from xanthines like: caffeine, theobromine (found in chocolate) and theophylline (a bronchodilator). I have an issue with fatigue. I take some medications that…

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Never lose your sense of Wonder

It was hard to choose a W word. I thought of water or wisdom, but am going with Wonder. I am in awe of nature and it’s many wonders. I am curious and wonder about many things. I have never seen any of the 7 Wonders of the world (The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World : Great Pyramid…

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V is for Vote

I was thinking of writing about Valentines Day, but I don’t have much to say. We don’t really celebrate and I know people can feel they are missing out if they are not in a relationship. I am in the US and we have a variety of Presidential candidates. There were 20 names on my…

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Unconditional

Growing up, it seemed like most things came with strings attached. I was acceptable as long as I behaved well. If you borrowed money, you were indebted forever and constantly reminded. It was not until I got married that I felt unconditional love. My husband did not react unkindly if I made a mistake. It…

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T is for tagline

What would an Orange County housewife be without a tagline. I am a Bravo TV fan and watch the housewife shows. I am having trouble coming up with anything original. There are a few quotes I like. “Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” Camus or “Of all the things…

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Schizoaffective Disorder

I was not sure what to choose for an “S” word, but this disorder affects my whole life. Also, most people have never heard of it. Schizoaffective is basically a combination of a thought disorder, like schizophrenia and a mood disorder, like bipolar. There is controversy about the diagnosis. It can resemble bipolar with psychotic…

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Reliable

It sounds boring and predictable, but I am reliable. If I make a commitment, I stick to it. This has not always been the case. I used to get anxious and back out of things. I was seen as flakey. I don’t like surprises. I am not spontaneous. “spontaneity has it’s time and place” –…

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Quiet

I like places that are peaceful and quiet. I would rather be alone than at a party. When I was younger, I would barely speak. They called me shy. I have social anxiety. Now, I can speak in front of groups, although I still shake, but it took a lot of work. I am typically…

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