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   Posted 4/7/2010 11:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you keep a journal or diary or have you in the past? How often do you write in it? I think this was more common a couple of generations ago but these days people don't seem to take time to record their lives. But if you've ever done any genealogy work you know how priceless it is.

I have a journal that's in my computer and yes, I have it I used to write regularly but any more I write when some major event happens or an emotional time for me. I look back and am amazed at some of what I wrote. It's like another person did some of But I can see progress or lack of it, when special times affected our lives and of course when the new grandbabies were born and how I love them. Plus if I'm frustrated or upset I write about it in there and it helps to get past it. That's most of what's in there.

Do you have any type of diary/journal or have you ever?
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   Posted 4/8/2010 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
I have a book I keep with me at all times. It's just thoughts, things to do, something someone else said that made me laugh and general stuff. I call it my Mad Cow Book. My memory is so bad that I always tell people I have Mad Cow. I'd be lost without my....what were we talking about??? *LOL*
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   Posted 4/8/2010 10:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I never keep a journal as I'm not good at writing and my grammar is bad as well...
I just only get by on here with luck, and I try to posts carefully and from the heart...
Even then I make mistakes...
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Enlarged Pituitary Gland, Sjogren's, Ocular Migraines, mild carpel tunnel, ect.... "Would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...


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   Posted 4/8/2010 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have any type of diary/journal or have you ever?
   Dear Chutz,
     Yes, as a matter of fact I have. But, I need to buy a 3ring notebook. See, I kept forgetting to get a "Daily-life journal" after someone here suggested I start writing one.. In any case, I kept forgetting so now I have alot of loose leaf paper with "journal entries" and need a 3 ring binder smilewinkgrin  Also, have been sketching my jewelry designs and taking pictures of each one when I am finished. so..guess that is a .."jewlery journal"? hehe



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   Posted 4/8/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I go through phases. I'll start a journal & keep it up for several months & then writing in it seems to be come more of an "effort" & and I stop. I have found that journals help when you are really frustrated and upset. I wrote in a journal a lot when my whole ordeal with my eye started. I keep thinking that I should pick it up again, but I haven't gotten around to it -- just not enough time or energy.


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   Posted 4/8/2010 4:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a diary since my pain started, so that's ten yrs. i keep everything in it from appt. to meds to how i am each day. I am thankful i did that due to see all the different doctors and i had to tell them what ihad been on or what i had done.
 Chronic, severe and continuous bilateral temporal headaches since April 2000.
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