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

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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,¬†insert … Continue reading Guard Dog on Duty

Grace, Love and Three Billboards

Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri is an award-winning movie. It won numerous awards including Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Supporting Actor for Sam Rockwell. I'm a little slow to this party since I just watched it last night. I watch movies as my son, screenwriter/movie aficionado, purchases them. The film is about Mildred … Continue reading Grace, Love and Three Billboards

Not Alone Anymore

My first roommate at St. Davids Christian Writers' Conference was named Princessa. I assured my young daughter as she helped me move into my room that nothing could go wrong when I was going to share room 313 (her birthday is March 13) with a princess.¬† My words were meant to assure her that Mom … Continue reading Not Alone Anymore