Why Is This One So Difficult?

     I am struggling to find words to convey this momentous appointment.  I had a large portion of my next post written but I scrapped the entire thing!  Not one word of it was copied and pasted to start a new one. More time is needed but I hope to post it soon.  It … Continue reading Why Is This One So Difficult?


I am reblogging my 4th post for Lexington Medical Center’s “Every Woman Blog.” It’s from last year but my intention is to integrate them all.  Thanks for reading!

Every Woman Blog

By Marianna Boyce

I loved reading Jeanne Reynolds’ Every Woman blog post in August called, “Going retro: In praise of the pencil”.  I thought I was the only person left on the planet still using a paper calendar and pencil.  With a new app for this, and a new app for that, who keeps up with life the old-fashioned way?  I at least know of two people!  I love my iPhone, iWatch, and iPad, but not to keep up with various appointments and routine daily life.

ducksI recently left from work in a rush.  I drove through that wonderful rush hour traffic on I-20 heading toward Lexington.  I had a hair appointment at Salon on Main.  Of course, that also entailed the blissful and always uneventful traffic flow into the town of Lexington.  I actually made my 5:30 appointment on time.  I was waiting for Brittany to call…

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The Birth of a Blog…A Quick Summary

I remember the moment I knew something was wrong.  It was late afternoon on that fateful day, June 16, 2016.  I had been home mere seconds upon our return from the most amazing road trip across the United States of America.  I immediately started journaling my unfortunate symptoms and all the variables surrounding my now, very … Continue reading The Birth of a Blog…A Quick Summary

Our Fleeting and Pivotal Moments…

“Our Fleeting and Pivotal Moments” was the 2nd post I submitted to Lexington Medical Center’s “Every Woman Blog” published on August 30, 2018. I am reblogging this for three reasons. It serves as a good introduction for any new followers of “My Alternate Universe”. It will gel well with the post I am currently working on to release soon. Last but not least, re-blogging it places it on my website to weave it in with my personal story. (I want my two blogs in one place.) For those who have read it, thank you! For those who have not, I hope you enjoy!

Every Woman Blog

By Marianna Boyce

We all experience them.  More fleeting moments may be the first day of school or becoming a teenager.  Ahh…we knew it all then, didn’t we?

What was your first job?  Mine was working at Hardee’s in Lexington.  It was there that I learned the value of an honest day’s work, and I actually had some fun along the way.

I also recall the purchase of my first car. My daddy wasn’t sold on it but I HAD to have it. It was a yellow Pontiac Sunbird and it was also a lemon!  My daddy was right…again.  Yellow was indeed, the perfect color.

The next car I bought was a brand new Mustang.  Working at Hardee’s actually did pay my bills.  It was my car payment, insurance, and gas money.  I lived at home until I was married.

As for my first date with Gerry, he invited me…

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A Light at the End of the Tunnel (Part II)

As a coping mechanism, I began honing my skill in the art of invisibility.  I began shutting out the people I love and trust the most.  Seclusion was becoming more and more attractive.  I hated living in my own little world, but at the same time,  I also loved living in my own little world.  My … Continue reading A Light at the End of the Tunnel (Part II)

Just So You Know…That Light? It Wasn’t the Train!

I will be posting the conclusion of “A Light at the End of the Tunnel” very soon.  As I was writing, it suddenly took on a personality of its own.  Editing and piecing Part II together has taken much longer than I originally expected.  I feel this was for a very good reason.   The … Continue reading Just So You Know…That Light? It Wasn’t the Train!

A Light at the End of the Tunnel (Part I)

I JUST HOPE IT’S NOT THE TRAIN!   I had an MRI of my cervical and thoracic spine.  It revealed very minor arthritic changes on ONE spinal disc.  My family doctor and I were now at an impasse.  He said there was no way this minor issue was causing such intense pain in my entire … Continue reading A Light at the End of the Tunnel (Part I)