Liebster Award

My Life with PTSD & Bipolar

Liebster Award

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award Thanks so much to Barb for nominating me — Please check out Barb’s Blog, she’s an awesome writer who is writing excellent articles related to mental health. Go check out her site!

About the Liebster Award:

The Liebster Award is a fun way to recognise up and coming blogs, expand your audience and get to know your fellow bloggers all around the world.

The Rules Are:

Thank the blogger who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Give the award to 5-10 new bloggers who you appreciate. Leave a comment on their blog, letting them know that you have given them the awesome award!

Questions:

1. What movies do you like?

Anonymous (It’s a documentary)

2. What books do you like?

Self Help books

3. What music do you like?

Indie

4. What TV shows…

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Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 – My Results

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The RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch took place over the weekend. It was raining and windy which seems to put some birds off from visiting garden feeders. Unusually I didn’t see any sparrows at all this year.Photo of sparrows sitting in tree

Another thing that may have put some of the birds off was the presence of the sparrowhawk, I captured a blurry image of her on the camera trap.Infrared photo of sparrowhawk

There were at least 8 different blackbirds.Photo of male blackbird

Rock/feral pigeons = 11Photo of pigeon

Chaffinches = 3Photo of chaffinch

Collared doves = 2Photo of collared doves

Wood pigeons = 2Photo of woodpigeon

Starling = 1Photo of starling

Magpie = 1Photo of magpie

Dunnock = 1Photo of dunnock

Robin = 1Photo of robin

Wren = 1Photo of wren

Blue tit = 1Photo of blue tit

Great tit = 1Photo of great tit

Black cap = 1Photo of black cap

I was very disappointed that the great spotted woodpecker, jackdaws and crows didn’t turn up. Although more than anything I’m wondering what I have done to upset the sparrows as they were the most sighted bird by…

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Diagnosis Day. Lyme Journey!

lymexists

Part seven:

I waited with bated breath, the world spinning maddeningly around me. I felt my heart beat a wild tattoo as my mind races around quicker than I could follow.

“I certainly am ready,” my mom said, and I heard the undertones of worry in her tone of voice.

For a long while there was utter silence, my mom uttering monosyllables from time to time. My dad listened intently to what my mom answered, and the kids, sensing the situation, all sat still and unmoving.

My mom put down the phone a few minutes later, the pain in her eyes intensified greatly.

“What is it?” My father and I asked in unison, and if it wouldn’t have been so serious we would’ve both laughed.

“The Doctor said that the tests came back positive for Lyme disease and it must be really strong for most of the time it doesn’t…

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Love Is

WELCOME TO CRYSTAL'S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING)

badge-smLOVE 1Another one of those weeks where I racked my brain on what to do for Positive Sparks Monday then wouldn’t you know it, it came to me or should I say the words came to me little by little until they just poured out.

Then I thought would my poem Love Is be a good Positive Spark. My answer came to me right away and that little voice kept saying was of course your poem will work because how much more positive can you get than love.

So this week my Positive Spark is on Love. 

LOVE 1

Love Is

By: Crystal Stewart

Love is a Mother and/or Father telling their children things will be alright when they aren’t sure themselves~Love is a parent cleaning and putting a band-aid on their child’s scrapes and then they kiss them on the forehead making things all better~Love is helping the elderly in the wintertime~Love is…

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What pain teaches man… Lyme Journey!

lymexists

Part two:

I still remember that incident as if it were today. As if I flew back in time of my theee year old self and experienced all the pain the little me endured.

My small feet were hurting so bad. It was very late at night and my parents were already sleeping. I took some Tylenol, and being that I was all too familiar with painkillers, my little self knew which to take and the amount, too (!)

But no matter how long I waited for the extreme pain to subside, to fade away in its intensity, it continued with such force and power.

I twisted and turned in bed, tears coursing down my pretty little face. I cried, as I felt myself losing touch with reality as the pain took on a whole new level of « excruciating, » for my three year old mind.

My dark brown hair stuck…

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Childhood. Lyme Journey!

lymexists

Part one:

I was your regular child. Perhaps even “not so regular” since I had everything a girl could dream of.

My friends always envied me, and most of the time it irked me terribly. Like, do people really believe that my life is a bed of roses? Yet at that point, I really did have everything, and I was one lucky little girl.

My parents were well to do, and I was the only child at the time, and they were ready to give me the world if I’d let them into mine…

I did.

I was doted on nearly the entire day, being that I was my parents’ entire world. They loved me with boundless love that only parents could feel for there child.

The thing was that I was an extremely charismatic child. I won everyone’s heart by flashing one of my sunny smiles. Everyone loved me…

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Diagnosis Day. Lyme Journey!

lymexists

Part seven:

I waited with bated breath, the world spinning maddeningly around me. I felt my heart beat a wild tattoo as my mind races around quicker than I could follow.

“I certainly am ready,” my mom said, and I heard the undertones of worry in her tone of voice.

For a long while there was utter silence, my mom uttering monosyllables from time to time. My dad listened intently to what my mom answered, and the kids, sensing the situation, all sat still and unmoving.

My mom put down the phone a few minutes later, the pain in her eyes intensified greatly.

“What is it?” My father and I asked in unison, and if it wouldn’t have been so serious we would’ve both laughed.

“The Doctor said that the tests came back positive for Lyme disease and it must be really strong for most of the time it doesn’t…

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