Platypus Promise

The platypus makes no sense. It breaks so many "rules" that scientists first thought it was a hoax. The "so ugly, it's cute" mammal lays eggs, has the fur of an otter, the tail of a beaver, and the nose of a duck. It's feet are webbed but the webs give way to claws when … Continue reading Platypus Promise

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Arguing with my GPS

I had the honor to speak at chapel on Friday, June 21, 2019 at St. Davids Christian Writer's Conference at Grove City College. It is always a pleasure to share with this group. Here is a summary of what I spoke about. Do you ever argue with your GPS? I do all the time. In … Continue reading Arguing with my GPS

Navigating the Fire Swamp

Today is World MS Day and in honor of that I am going to give a quick update on my own journey with this disease. It has been 6 months since I was diagnosed and I've learned a lot. I still have ongoing symptoms - numbness in both feet and my left leg, weakness in … Continue reading Navigating the Fire Swamp

For the Love of Spoons

We are forever losing spoons in our house. Even after washing dishes, there will be fewer and fewer spoons in the silverware drawer. I used to blame my teenage children, who by the way, said they never took spoons to their rooms. Sometimes, after good room cleanings, the spoons would miraculously reappear. But most of … Continue reading For the Love of Spoons

Stronger

Recently, I sat across from my neurologist in her office waiting to find out the results of several recent medical tests. The numbness in my leg and hands had not improved, blood tests, several MRIs and an EMG test had been ordered and this appointment would finally reveal the diagnosis, at least I cautiously hoped. … Continue reading Stronger

Old or New

Thanks to great deal on Amazon Prime Day and a thoughtful husband, I got a new tablet recently. I wanted something bigger than my phone but smaller than my laptop to use for viewing recipes in the kitchen among other things. I was excited to receive the tablet and began setting it up. Then I … Continue reading Old or New

Guard Dog on Duty

  My dogs are always ready to alert us of an intruder. This would be fine except they are so alert, they bark at everything. Even things that aren't dangerous. A robin finding a worm in our grass - Danger! A car door shutting outside - Extreme Danger! The weed-eater, vacuum, lawnmower, motorcycle, garbage truck,┬áinsert … Continue reading Guard Dog on Duty