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Welcome to 2017 with Persona Paper

Good Morning and Welcome to 2017 with Persona Paper. I'm Wendy Spickerman, one of the contributing writers here on Persona Paper and I'll be sharing with all of you, my knowledge, experience, and adventures into Healthy Living. This is a broad categor
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Posted by on March 22, 2017

A connundrum

I have a bit of a dilemma on my hands. To cut a long story short I am friends with a guy who has written several books, almost exclusively football related as he was a sports journalist before taking to books. He wrote two novels a few years back bas
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Posted by on March 11, 2017

Frustrated

Seen as I had no real debt, was miles away from my pension and didn't own a house when the financial crisis hit I thought it had no real effect on me. I guess it did indirectly, wages not increasing and the like but I didn't really feel it the way oth
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Posted by on February 25, 2017

People are getting pretty desperate when they start taking your porch plants in the middle of the night.

My next door neighbor had a late night visitor on his front porch This time it was not his barbecue grill, but instead his prized flowers in a ceramic pot, lifted by a porch pirate in the early morning hours. He has signs in his yard that indicat
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Posted by on March 27, 2017

Are we just really bad with money?

So following on from my rant about not being able to buy a house because we don't have savings I have been doing a whole lot of thinking/research on how to improve the finances. There is a great website here in the UK called Entitled to which shows things
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Posted by on March 4, 2017

Growing so fast

I have three healthy kids, 5, 3 1/2, and 2. When my eldest was born, other parents would tell me to cherish every moment, as they grow up so fast. At the time, I kind of understand. But now, five years later, I realize it even more. I really understan
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Posted by on March 7, 2017

After more than one year, here I am again! (Time flies...)

A lot of time since my last post, a shame! To tell the truth, I had a really busy life during the past months, but now I think I've achieved one of my goals: being able to manage my time in a realistic way. And one of my thoughts, and something I wa
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Posted by on March 21, 2017

Angry motorist honks at us at the red light, because we won't make a right turn and let them move forward.

Give me a break already! We are stopped at a red light, sitting and waiting for the light to turn green in the right hand lane and the people behind us honk because we don't move out of their way! Road Rage! It was in the afternoon and for some
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Posted by on March 30, 2017

2017 marks a new Depression Era for me.

I am in a Depression era state. First, the blackout in Dallas from 95 mph straight winds lasted 15 hours and effected over 135,000 people. Second, Trump waged attack on Syrian airport in retaliation as a warning but the landing strips were left u
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Posted by on April 10, 2017

Yet another dilemma

Let me start by saying that I love my job, however recently my job has become far less about patient care and far more about shifting people to the main wards of the hospital in what is perceived as being a timely manner, patient care be dammed. I have a
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Posted by on April 16, 2017

I can guage my mood by how well or how badly I score at certain types of video games

Diner Dash is a game I play. It is also a game that I have progressively gotten worse at playing. After playing this game off and on during the course of this day, I went from getting nearly a winning score at the end of level two at the last level of ga
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Posted by on April 18, 2017

Yet another dilemma

Let me start by saying that I love my job, however recently my job has become far less about patient care and far more about shifting people to the main wards of the hospital in what is perceived as being a timely manner, patient care be dammed. I have a
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Posted by on April 16, 2017

The strike ballots are out

So the Royal College of Nursing is officially asking us if we want to strike! Like any trade union they will of course need a mandate to call for strike before actually physically asking us to do it so at the moment they are just getting responses I suppos
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Posted by on April 15, 2017

2017 marks a new Depression Era for me.

I am in a Depression era state. First, the blackout in Dallas from 95 mph straight winds lasted 15 hours and effected over 135,000 people. Second, Trump waged attack on Syrian airport in retaliation as a warning but the landing strips were left u
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Posted by on April 10, 2017

Finally!

We're finally getting nice weather. Yesterday, it was sunny and warm. Didn't even bother with coats or anything. I kept a sweater close by for my kids and I, but that's really all that was needed. My kids and I spent most of the afternoon outside. We were
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Posted by on April 10, 2017

The long road back to credit worthiness

I have been working really hard on fixing my credit rating for the last five years and things have been getting so much better since I finished uni. I was able to get my car on finance and a bank loan, but both with quite high interest rates due to the ris
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Posted by on April 8, 2017

I Want to Finish my MLIS ASAP

Currently, I enrolled 3 units of my Graduate Studies program (Master in Library and Information Science) for Summer 2017. I am allowed to take 6 units for Summer 2017 but because of the other subjects available is conflict to my current schedule, I f
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Posted by on April 4, 2017

Angry motorist honks at us at the red light, because we won't make a right turn and let them move forward.

Give me a break already! We are stopped at a red light, sitting and waiting for the light to turn green in the right hand lane and the people behind us honk because we don't move out of their way! Road Rage! It was in the afternoon and for some
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Posted by on March 30, 2017

People are getting pretty desperate when they start taking your porch plants in the middle of the night.

My next door neighbor had a late night visitor on his front porch This time it was not his barbecue grill, but instead his prized flowers in a ceramic pot, lifted by a porch pirate in the early morning hours. He has signs in his yard that indicat
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Posted by on March 27, 2017

I just want a sick day

I have been feeling rubbish all week, pretty sure its some sort mild strain of flu. A few people in my work have it and lets face it my work is exactly the type of place you would pick something like that up. Today I have a day off and I honestly felt lik
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Posted by on March 25, 2017