Debbie is an active spiritualist and medium. Yoga and meditation are part of her daily routines. She loves to travel and enjoys writing. Her blogs are Debbie’s Reflection (www.debbiesreflection.com) and Traveler Wows (www.travelerwows.com).
My Stomach Was in My Chest Cavity and it Almost Killed Me
I Was Away But Not Because I Wanted To I’ve been away from writing for about a month now. No writing, no reading, no interaction with anyone. Not that I have nothing to write about, on the contrary. I have so much to write about! First, my husband and I took a two-week vacation traveling through five countries in Europe. See, that alone is plenty to write about. It was amazing and the best trip we’ve done so far. But once we arrived home, illness struck me. It was not COVID or any disease I brought from abroad. It was something else building up as time went by.
Daily Struggles of an 81-Year-Old and His Daughter — Part 2
That Saga Continues For those that are not familiar, and as a refresher, my 81-year-old father moved in with us on his own. I started to journal our daily struggles of living with an old, stubborn, narrow-minded, negative man to cope with the stress. Journaling our mishaps, conversations, and disagreements has helped me be more tolerant and patient. Besides, he is my Dad and I love him. Therefore, here’s part 2.
One of the Biggest Mistakes Made by Small Business Owners and the Solution
Small Business Mistake that Cost You $ As a self-employed accountant, I realized how many small business owners have no clue what they are doing. I am an accountant who ventured out into the world as an independent contractor about five years ago. Most of my clients are through word of mouth. Other than filing their taxes, I do their bookkeeping and some have astounded me. How has their business survived without a proper accounting method in place?
Daily Struggles of an 81-Year-Old and His Daughter — Part I
My Unexpected Visitor After 37 years living more than 500 miles away, my father is now living with my husband and me. He invited himself to live with us without asking if I had the space, if my husband had any objections, or if I had any plans. He just bought a one-way ticket and asked me to pick him up at the airport. I was stunned and confused at first. But thought, “that’s okay because he is 81 years old.
Stranded Before Taking Off — The Ordeal of Reaching British Airways to Solve the Issues for Flight Cancelations
To Fly or Not to Fly Is it a good time to travel? Probably not. As usual, we scheduled our yearly vacation to Europe months in advance. We book our flights, car hire, and hotel through British Airways Holiday. Since we began using them, we’ve had a wonderful experience, so there was no question about re-booking with British Airways (BA). Also, to our advantage, we always buy travel insurance. We learned the hard way it is better to spend a couple of hundred dollars more on insurance than not have any at all.
Our Dog Understands Everything We Say and Here Is How I Know
A Little about Chewy We have a dog. He is a mix between a Chihuahua and a Dachshund, a Chiweenie they call them. His name is Chewy, and he is 9 years old. He was the runt of the pack and has been with us since he was 5-weeks old. For us, he is family, and we treat him like so. Chewy is a smart little guy, and he understands what we talk about. It happened on more than one occasion and here is my proof.
Think Outside the Usual Burger Box with Adler's
Adler’s is Amazing! With hamburgers, we are picky. We no longer eat McDonald's, Burger King, or Wendy’s hamburgers. They do not satisfy our cravings. There are plenty of places that serve hamburgers besides their specialties. But sometimes you just crave a specialty hamburger and not just the plain old BLT or Cheeseburgers sold in every other place. So, where did we eat hamburgers at?
Mamak Asian Street Food — the Restaurant Design Does Not Speak for its Food
Stepping Out of Our Comfort Zone When away from home and hunger strikes, it is time to stop at a nearby restaurant to fulfill our basic needs. Often, we tend to eat at well-known brand name restaurants but when the waiting time is more than what we’re willing to wait, we opt for someplace different. This was the case with Mamak Asian Street Food.
Dragging our Feet through the Perils of Walmart
Not my Favorite Place to Shop Today I went to Walmart. I don’t shop at Walmart and avoid it at all costs. If I need anything from there, I order it online and have it delivered. It has worked fine. Therefore, when my 81-year-old elderly father asked me to take him to Walmart, I cringed but took him, anyway. I first thought about dropping him off at the store entrance and let him shop while I waited in my car at the parking lot. Then I thought about how unsafe it can be for him. It would be like a baby dangerously crawling around a buffalo stampede, so I opted to go in with him.
Breath In, Breath Out and Stay Calm When Teaching Your Elderly Parents about Technology
YouTube Excitement It’s been a challenging couple of weeks. My elderly father is in town. He is slow-paced in his ways but then again, he’s 81-years-old. Dad is quite smart and even though he is not too knowledgeable about the latest technology, once he learns, he’s unstoppable. A few months ago, he discovered YouTube. It was miraculous for him. As an avid gardener, he began researching anything and everything regarding gardening. Every time I called him, he would give me a lecture on how to fertilize this, and how to water that, and so on.
The Dragonfly Represents Our Loved Ones Visit
The Dragonflies Visit Last night, when we took our dog out to do his business, we came across a dragonfly. I watched as it hovered around the fan's light bulb. It was a big blue dragonfly. I once read that dragonflies were believed to be tied to the spiritual world. According to the belief, these are a sign of a deceased loved one or a guardian angel. I think it’s true because there was no better time than this one to see it.
Conversation Between a Scammer and the Scammee who Tried Reversing the Scam
Dealing with Scammers COVID just about paused the entire world except for scammers. They continue to find their way through phone calls, emails, texts, and even social media. I recently spoke to a young man which I’ll call Daniel, who was in this situation.