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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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

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

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

Sleep, Glorious Sleep

  In peace, I will both lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety Psalm 4:8 (ESV) Sleep is a glorious thing and even more so at this stage in my life because it seems to be something I no longer can take for granted. Often, I wake up … Continue reading Sleep, Glorious Sleep