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Late One Liner Wednesday April 18, 2018 & Blogging from A to Z April 2018 Challenge: Politeness

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One Liner Wednesday April 18, 2018 & Blogging from A to Z April 2018 Challenge

POLITENESS is not inherent, it is and must be TAUGHT!!!!








      That’s what’s in “My Rattled Cage” today, thanks for stopping by!!!


The Daily Post – Mnemonic



This post is part of The Daily Post – Mnemonic.



So, I have to admit that I did not know what this word meant. Once I looked it up I knew exactly where I was going with my post today. My mnemonic devices are dates – not the fruit or ones I go on with my husband, but calendar dates.

You see, I really do not remember hardly anything from childhood, from my teens and some of my adult years. Heck, I can’t even remember what I had for dinner yesterday. Just kidding I do remember that but not very much from my life. So, because of this I use calendar dates and pictures to help me remember many things both good and bad, or should I say sad.

To give you an example. Today is the fifth anniversary of my grandma Wanda’s passing. She was 89 when she passed. Grandma Wanda and I had a daily ritual. She lived in Lamar, Missouri and I lived in San Antonio, Texas. Every morning I would call her at 7:30 AM and we would have our morning coffee together. She was not just my grandma she was my friend and my confidant. I have always said that she was my biggest fan.


My Grandma Wanda and Papa with me and my sisters!
First picture me and Grandma 1994, the second picture is last picture my sisters and I took with her on 12/31/2011.

 Of course, there are other dates that bring up memories. I spoke of turning 21 Again on the 4th of February. This post spoke of my celebrating 21 years of thriving and not surviving with HIV/AIDS. The two dates that I celebrate my anniversary for this important part life are January 23rd and then May 27th. The 23rd of January is when I was informed by the doctor at the plasma location center. May 27th is the day that it was confirmed by the Metropolitan Health District of San Antonio and faced the true fact.

Then there are the dates that Cruz and I have had a new addition join our pack over the years. All but three of the 18 dogs we have over our 17 years have been rescues.  There also the dates that we have lost one of our many different dogs on over the years. Each one has left us in a different manner, but have left a different kind of hole and memories within our hearts.

February 14th is not just Valentine’s Day in our house. It is also our anniversary and this year we are celebrating our 17th. I could not have asked for a more loving, caring, and patient man to be my husband!!

So, these are my mnemonic methods for keeping my memories alive and well!! This is what is in My Rattled Cage today!!

 While I carry grandma Wanda in my heart and mind every day as there are pictures of her all over our house. On the day that she passed as well as her birthday which is August 10th I always have a flood of different memories come back of her and I when I would go see her in Lamar, Missouri.

This is what is in My Rattled Cage today!!




One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 31st, 2018

This post is part of One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 31st, 2018.

I am so glad that I joined Just Jot January this year. I have been struggling posting to my blog because I had not felt inspired and had been dealing with a lot of personal physical and mental health issues. Thank you Linda G. Hill for being the HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST!!!

“When you don’t move the mountains I’m needing you to move, when you don’t part the waters I wish I could walk through, when you don’t give the answers as I cry out to you I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in You!”

Please enjoy one of my new favorite songs  Trust in You by Lauren Daigle!!

This is what is My Rattled Cage today!! Thank you for stopping by!

One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 24, 2018


  This post is part of One-Liner Wednesday & #JusJoJan Prompt 2018– January 24,

The shoulder surgery went well with no complications yesterday. Just in a lot pain this morning but my husband Cruz and I are managing it!!

I have posted many times about our pack of seven four-legged babies, I know I’m not supposed to have any favorites but I gotta tell you my Stitchy is my favorite because he truly loves his dada Gregory and he is my one only boy!!

Please enjoy the collage of my baby boy!!

This is what is in My Rattled Cage today!! 

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This is a late post part of One-Liner-Wednesday-JusJotJan 1/3/2018.

Very proud and happy to state that today is a TRUE 30 Days of being CLEAN AND SOBER after a very rough 2016 and 2017 regarding my deep depression, bipolar affectation, alcoholism and addiction to cocaine!!

This is what has Rattled My Cage!!