Archive for April 1st, 2018

Go Fish!

Interesting post! 😉

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Have you ever played the card game, Go Fish? It’s actually one of my favourite card games because it’s so easy and doesn’t require much thinking.

If you have never played, basically each player gets five cards. Throughout the game, players take turns asking a specific player for a given rank of card. If the person you ask does not have the card you are looking for, you must go fish in order to pick a card from the deck. When you get four of a kind during the game, those cards are removed from your hand, and you get a point.

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Sunday’s Scraps – The Dream Builder

Another good start from Lynne Fellows!

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Week Two of Sunday’s Scraps and this is a complete shift for me, which is probably why it remains unfinished …

Anyway, I wouldn’t want to keep you from your Easter celebrations so will jump right in with this one. As always, these stories remain unedited and subject to typos, mixed POVs and a tendency to luxuriate in description (or ramble on, you might say)

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“Love in a Small Town Box Set 1” by Tawdra Kandle

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Love in a Small Town Box Set 1

by Tawdra Kandle

Genre: Romance/Anthology

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Welcome to Burton, Georgia, a small town just west of Savannah. In this farm community, the women are sassy, the men are sexy and happily-ever-afters are a specialty of the house.

THE LAST ONE: He was the last one she wanted. She was the last one he needed. Nobody ever said love was easy.

THE FIRST ONE: They were each other’s first love. When he left town and broke her heart, she thought she’d never love again. But sometimes first love can be the one that lasts forever.

THE ONLY ONE: After he lost his wife, Mason never wanted to risk his heart again. With her quiet innocence, shy Rilla Grant seems to be a safe choice to help him with his daughter’s care. But he didn’t count on her being his greatest temptation. Sometimes love’s not the easy choice. Sometimes it’s the only one.

THE PERFECT ONE: When former Burton native Alex Nelson ducks into a Savannah art museum, he’s only looking for an air-conditioned spot to hang out before a business meeting. But meeting Cal Rhodes amps up the heat instead. Now he just has to convince a gun-shy Cal to risk his heart on love. The sparks fly when the perfect one comes around.

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#Review “The Fifth Wheel” by L S Fellows

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5/5 Stars!

The victim of a hit-and-run accident, Fern Mortimer now lives her life in a wheelchair. The former social butterfly has shunned friendships and close ties since a careless driver changed her life five years ago.

Fern has no qualms about re-entering the workforce. It’s dealing with people on a personal level she’s leery of.

Dubbing her ‘The Ice Queen’, friendships are slow to form with her new coworkers, all except perky Nessa Sullivan, who’s bound and determined to be Fern’s friend.

Reader Alert! – That is a CLUE! Pay attention!

When a buddy backs out of a planned girls’ holiday, Nessa badgers Fern to take her place so the others don’t lose their deposits and for Fern to get out and have some fun.

It’s anything but fun when the five young women are together for the first time. Nessa hasn’t shared any info about Fern with her friends about Fern’s wheelchair… or frosty attitude.

The group slips into a not-too-antagonistic friendship and the holiday proceeds.

I thought I knew where this story was headed but I was waaaay off course!

The attention of a handsome restaurant manager brightens Fern’s mood during the vacation. But everyone is not who they claim to be, and the group is frantic to find Fern when she disappears and her wheelchair is found at the bottom of the pool.

The mystery of Fern’s disappearance takes a malevolent turn when identities and motives are revealed.

As Fern attempts to restart her life, someone with a grudge is out to end it.

The Fifth Wheel is the prequel to the recently released Casualty of Court and that’s where I’m headed next! Grab this quick read to get the captivating backstory and meet me there!

Enjoy!

 

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The Fifth Wheel – A Prequel (The Blackleaf Agency Series Book 0)

by L S Fellows

Genre: International Mystery & Crime/Suspense/Literature & Fiction/Short Story

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Fern Mortimer has mastered the art of being invisible. Since a hit and run accident five years ago left her wheelchair-bound, she has become a recluse in her parents’ home.

After finally venturing back into the real world, she struggles to make friends and trust anyone. Getting the nickname of The Ice Queen at her new place of work does little to build her confidence.

However, one young woman, Nessa Sullivan, sees through Fern’s mask and is determined to be her friend. A mission that only months later sees Fern joining Nessa and three others on a well-deserved and much-needed holiday to the Portuguese Algarve.

During the holiday, Fern is seduced by a handsome restaurant manager, raising her mood and her hopes of a romantic entanglement whilst also robbing her of her usual common sense and sound judgement.

So, why is her wheelchair now lying capsized in the infinity pool and a body is spotted out at sea? Where is Fern Mortimer?

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The story continues in Casualty of Court (The Blackleaf Agency Series Book 1).

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Fibromyalgia and Medical Insurance

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One of the hardest things about any long term illness is dealing with insurance companies constantly looking for a way to deny your claims. And that’s especially true with fibromyalgia, which many insurance providers are skeptical about. When it comes to getting fibromyalgia covered, you need to expect that the insurance provider will be looking for reasons to deny your claim.

So figuring out what not to say to your insurance provider when you have fibromyalgia is actually an important part of getting the coverage you deserve. Why do insurance providers not want to cover fibromyalgia, and what are some things you should never say when you talk to them?

Why Insurance Providers Don’t Want To Cover Fibromyalgia

If you’ve dealt with an insurance company in the past, you know it’s hard to get them to pay out for fibromyalgia benefits. The reason for this is simple: money. Insurance companies work by taking in more money in premiums and investments from those premiums than they pay out in benefits.

So, remember all that money you were paying them so that you didn’t have to worry about being able to afford treatment for something like fibromyalgia? Well, turns out they would still prefer to keep it now that you have fibromyalgia. The insurance company will look for ways to deny your claim for something like disability.

And fibromyalgia is a disease that is easy to deny since it doesn’t have any outward symptoms. And because everyone’s fibromyalgia is different. Some people with fibromyalgia are completely disabled, and some can still work. So getting an insurance claim for fibromyalgia depends on not just proving that you have fibromyalgia, but that it’s severe enough to need intensive treatment or to qualify for disability.

That’s why you have to be aware of what not to say to your insurance provider when you have fibromyalgia.

What Not To Say To Your Insurance Provider When You Have Fibromyalgia

It’s important when you make an insurance claim for fibromyalgia that you are honest about your symptoms, and as specific as possible about what they are. If you leave any room for interpretation, an insurance provider can interpret it in a way that lets them deny you coverage. And if you exaggerate your symptoms, deliberately or otherwise, then an insurance company can prove that they aren’t as bad as you claim and use that to deny you.

You have to be extremely careful about what you say and avoid certain phrases or words. Here are some examples of things you should never say when you’re making a claim:

I hurt everywhere.

If you have fibromyalgia, you probably deal with at least a fair amount of pain on a daily basis. But the pain is focused on 18 specific points on your body. It technically isn’t spread over your entire body (though 18 points on your body basically amount to the same thing).

But doctors use these 18 points to diagnose fibromyalgia, and so do insurance providers. If you tell them you have pain somewhere other than those 18 points, they will tell you that whatever you have is not fibromyalgia.

The pain comes and goes. You probably know that fibromyalgia comes with good days and bad days. Or you know that fibromyalgia flare-ups can make the pain worse sometimes than it usually is.

But to an insurance provider, saying that the pain goes sometimes means that your illness isn’t that severe. After all, if there are days when you don’t hurt, then you aren’t completely disabled. Make it clear that your pain is constant and disabling.

I can’t walk. At the same time, don’t tell an insurance provider that you can’t walk. Now, you may find walking extremely difficult and even going to the bathroom can be extremely difficult for you.

But if you tell an insurance provider that you can’t walk and you are ever seen walking (even if it’s through some extreme pain) then they can declare your disability fake and decide you were lying about the entire thing.

I can’t get out of bed. In the same way, don’t tell a provider that your fatigue or pain is so severe that you can’t get out of bed. Or that you sleep all day.

All a provider has to do is prove that you’re spending some portion of the day out of bed, say to go to the kitchen, and they can use that to deny you coverage.

My doctor doesn’t understand. Many doctors aren’t up to date on the latest information about fibromyalgia. And many don’t know how to treat it effectively. With that being said, you don’t want to tell an insurance provider that your doctor doesn’t know how to treat you.

An insurance provider is going to take your doctor’s word over yours when you tell them that your medication doesn’t work. And they will assume that you are deliberately refusing the treatment your doctor recommends. Or they’ll think your symptoms are in your head and that’s why they don’t respond to treatment.  Thus, they’ll be more likely to deny your claim.

The important thing to remember is be honest. You run the risk of being accused of fraud if you lie about your condition in an attempt to make sure it’s covered. And if you have a legitimate claim that is denied you have the option of suing. So just tell the truth about your fibromyalgia and it should be covered.

 

The preceding article is from FibromyalgiaTreating.com and is posted here for sharing purposes only. No copyright infringement intended. For additional information, please visit their website or consult your physician.

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Song Lyric Sunday | “The Sweetest Days” – Vanessa Williams

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Song Lyric Sunday was created by Helen Vahdati from This Thing Called Life One Word at a Time. For complete rules or to join in the fun, click here.

The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is “days.”

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Going with the first song that came to mind – another favorite!

The Sweetest Days is the lead single and title song from Vanessa’s third album The Sweetest Days. It was written by Jon Lind, Wendy Waldman, and Phil Galdston–the same winning team who penned the hit, Save the Best for Last.

The song peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart in 1994.

Vanessa Williams has enjoyed much success on television, in movies, and on the stage, but I like her best when she sings! Amazing voice!

Enjoy!

Check out my Song Lyric Sunday selection on FeliciaDenise.com.

Disclaimer: I have no copyrights to the song and/or video and/or hyperlinks to songs and/or videos and/or gifs above. No copyright infringement intended.

 

The Sweetest Days

by Vanessa Williams

Written by Jon Lind, Wendy Waldman, and Phil Galdston

[Verse 1:]
You and I
In this moment
Holding the night so close

Hanging on
Still unbroken
While outside the thunder rolls

[Chorus:]
Listen now
You can hear our heartbeat
Warm against life’s bitter cold
These are the days
The sweetest days we’ll know

[Verse 2:]
There are times that scare me
Were rattle the house like a wind
Both of ours so unbending
We battle the fear within

[Chorus:]
All the while
Life is rushing by us
Hold it now and don’t let go
These are the days
The sweetest days we’ll know

[Bridge:]
So we’ll whisper a dream here in the darkness
Watching the stars
Till they’re gone
And then even the memories have all faded away
These days go on and on

[Chorus:]
Listen now
You can hear our heartbeat
Hold me now and don’t let go
These are the days
Every day is the sweetest day we’ll know

These are the days
The sweetest days we’ll know

 

 

Compiled from Genius Lyrics, Google and Youtube.

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“First Touch: A Paranormal Suspense Story” by Teyla Branton

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First Touch: A Paranormal Suspense Story (Imprints Book 0)

by Teyla Branton

Genre: Short Story/Thriller & Suspense/Romance/Genetic Engineering

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Can she find the missing girl before it’s too late?

Detective Shannon Martin believes Autumn Rain’s gift is a hoax. But he is desperate to find the missing little girl. Can they put aside their differences and find her before it’s too late?

Autumn Rain didn’t always possess the ability to read emotions imprinted on objects. If you’ve enjoyed the Imprints series or are just beginning the adventure, you don’t want to miss this new prequel about Autumn’s first case as a consultant to the Portland Police Bureau. See how she came into her ability, and how Detective Shannon Martin reacts when he realizes this crazy so-called psychic might just be telling the truth.

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From the author:

I hope you enjoy this introduction to my paranormal suspense mystery series. Readers have asked me for this story, so here it is! Though this is a shorter story and as such cannot contain the intricacies of the rest of the series, it is a complete book with no cliffhangers. Enjoy!

Imprints Series

First Touch (Imprint, Book 0, series prequel novella)
Touch of Rain (Imprints, Book 1)
On the Hunt (Imprints, Book 2)
Upstaged (Imprints, Book 3)
Under Fire (Imprints, Book 4)
Blinded (Imprints, Book 5)

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