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CMO13: 022621 OOPS!

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  Hello, Friends! I mentioned to Mr. Man this morning that it is a good thing that my noggin is attached to my neck because if it wasn't, I might end up leaving it somewhere! Now that we have all had our laughs allow me to explain what I am talking about. When my son was discharged from the Psychiatric Hospital and Clinic on February 15th, he was prescribed three medications by the Psychiatric doctor, two of which he needed to take daily.  The three prescriptions are:  Hydroxyzine HCL 50 MG. One tablet by mouth at bedtime. Risperidone 2 MG. One tablet by mouth twice daily. Famotidine  20 MG. One tablet by mouth twice daily. According to the Web MD.com  (2021) website: Hydroxyzine  is used to treat itching caused by allergies. It is an antihistamine and works by blocking a certain natural substance (histamine) that your body makes during an allergic reaction. Hydroxyzine may also be used short-term to treat anxiety or to help you feel sleepy/relaxed before and after surgery. Accordi

CMO12: 021721 THE FIRST DAY OF LENT

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  Hello, Friends! "On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....: That is the opening line to the "Twelve Days of Christmas". According To Wikipedia (2021), the song was written by Frederic Austin in 1909 (1). The song was published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme and is thought to be French in origin (2). As I think about this song in tandem with the season of Lent, I cannot help but think of my "true love" as Jesus Christ and the 40 gifts of sacrifice (offered through love) that I seek to present to Him during this time of Lent. "On the first day of Lent, to my true love, I did give thee... coffee without cream and sugar. That I may be reminded of the bitterness of my sins, repent, ask forgiveness, and change my ways. That is the sacrifice I offer to my Lord on this first day of Lent. To drink my coffee without cream or sugar. I understand drinking coffee without cream or sugar is no huge sacrifice. But, it is a sacrific

CMO11: 020121 LIVING HELTER-SKELTER

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  Hello, Friends! Friends and family who know me intimately know two things about me to be true: 1) I tend to be like a reckless soul who is never at peace. Although, I am happy to report that part of myself has found some peace and is doing better. Thank you, Jesus! 2) I tend to change the furniture in the house more often than I do my underwear, unlike those who take great pride in not having moved a stick of furniture from its original location (including the dust) since forever. Alright, perhaps I am exaggerating just a wee bit. Truth be told, it is how I have operated since time and memorial following in the footsteps of my saintly mother [may she rest in peace]. Sadly, the aging process is slowing me down. I no longer have the energy nor the desire to do much rearranging these days. As I look back on my life it would appear that living life helter-skelter ; being all over the map as it were has been my modus operandi.   I am like those buzzing hairballs in the 1982 film,  "T