You know, while being laid up for the past week, I thought I’d take more time to myself to blog. Alas, I didn’t do nearly what I had expected, except to plant myself on our seeping couch. (more…)
Category Archives: Miscellaneous
One more week. We’re hoping that’s what I have left, is one more week in this bandaging that makes me look as though I have elephantiasis of the big toe. Read the rest of this entry
George and I were talking last night; talking about how I haven’t blogged in a while. I defended the reason, wondering how I could possibly put into a single blog what’s been going on behind our closed doors for the past year and a half.
It didn’t all have to be in one post.
I defended my silence again.
But then, I’d have to tell everyone some of our secrets. Read the rest of this entry
Imagine you go into a restaurant. There, the menu offers the following:
By the beginning of college, I was no longer using the wheelchair, at all. I walked to all of my classes …in shoes and sometimes in boots. I had also conquered the Mall of America on foot. When this new-found freedom came boys, parties and the college and life experience that I personally felt I had been hindered from for so many years. I rarely told people about my condition, and felt that it was only a need-to-know basis. At the same time, however, I’d wear shorts or tank-tops that obviously revealed my scarred legs. This became an issue at one point a few years later…. One that I never thought of.
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My family and I moved back here to Arkansas just over seven years ago. Just as there were some things from the south we craved while living up there (Sonic didn’t exist in Minnesota until a couple of years ago, and I’m sure most of the residents up there have never heard of Whattaburger!) there are equal if not more places found in the great white north that we wish were down here. Read the rest of this entry
Recently, my husband, 8-year-old daughter and myself went to run some errands, which included having to cash a check of his.
Now, I must preface this by saying that my husband nor I have been in a car accident, nor have we been stopped by an officer in over 7 years (knock on wood). We do not go to bars but when we do buy alcohol, we look old enough now (*pout*) that we are not carded. He had the same job since 2008 and thus, didn’t need to have it photocopied for tax purposes. Read the rest of this entry
Throughout my many relocations throughout childhood, I attended four elementary schools, two middle schools but only one high school; Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Minnesota. If you’ve never heard of Stillwater, well, it was the first city in the state. It is where movies like “Grumpy Old Men”, “The Cure” and parts of “Fargo” were filmed. It’s where Actress Jessica Lange, Politician Michele Bachmann and novelist LaVyrle Spencer call home. I’ve declared Stillwater one of my three hometowns. Read the rest of this entry
My EB sometimes makes walking long distances a challenge. For example, a long hike in the woods on uneven ground can incapacitate me for days. A walk through the grocery store in the wrong shoes can do equal damage. So, when I announced that I was going to participate in a 5K walk, I was greeted with significant criticism. I was even called “crazy” at one point. However, the way I see it, if I feel confident enough to achieve something most others like me cannot, I WILL do it.