My Favorite Time Of Day: Downton Abbey Time #BoostYourBlog

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Today's writing prompt in the Boost Your Blog Challenge is "My favorite time of day...". I've always been a rebel so I'm not going to give the expected answer to this prompt. The expected answer is that my favorite time of day is any time I spend with my husband or family. Since that's a given, let's focus on my other favorite time of day ;)  During the day, I struggle through the nasty symptoms … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays To All Of My Readers!

To all of my readers, I send you this holiday greeting: "Somehow, not only for Christmas, But all the long year through, The joy that you give to others, Is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing, The poor and lonely and sad, The more of your heart's possessing, Returns to you glad."   ~~John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892) Thank you for being … [Read more...]

Weather Related Printables For Kids: Coloring Pages, Crosswords, Word Search

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    It seems like just yesterday that I was living in Florida dealing with hurricanes and tropical storms several times a year. Well, now I'm living in Virginia and still dealing with hurricanes! Ha! Who would've thought?? Anyway, I remember how difficult it could be to keep my daughter occupied when a) she couldn't go outside and b) when there was no power. As a result, I … [Read more...]

Dear Readers: We Need Your Help. Heartbreak Has Hit One Of Our Own.

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***NEW***Here is a link to Todd's online obituary. You may light a candle or leave a few kind words if you'd like. I don't want to write this post because I don't want it to be real. I can't believe it's real. For those of you that haven't heard, a fellow blogger has tragically lost her husband. Todd was killed by a car ---around 4 am, September 1st. He was killed as a pedestrian. What makes … [Read more...]

Comforted By Angels and The Sistine Chapel

For the past two weeks, I have felt worse than usual. I have been extremely tired, in pain, unmotivated, and have had trouble concentrating. These are all symptoms that accompany Multiple Sclerosis and I am used to struggling with them all however they have been magnified by 100 lately. For example, I recently slept for 24 hours straight. Twenty four hours straight!! Who does that? Me!! As I … [Read more...]

{Monday Musings} The Leader Of The Band Is Growing Old

It has been one of those Mondays---you know, the kind where you want to go back to bed and hide under the covers. I could go and hide but I won't let adversity chase me away. I've been wondering if we're in a full moon phase because it seems people, in general, have been unusually nasty and rude lately. I am not talking about you dear readers but people I come into contact with in real life. I … [Read more...]

Spreading The News About Multiple Sclerosis, Fighting My Mom’s Denial, & Being Me

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  Lately, it seems that no matter where I go or who I talk to, the fact that I have Multiple Sclerosis tends to come up in the conversation. Last week while at the nail salon, the owner asked me if I had just gotten off of work. I told her no because I don't work. She then asked me if I was a stay at home mom and I advised her that I was not because my child  is grown and out of the house. … [Read more...]

In Four Days, My Life Will Never Be The Same

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  In exactly four days, my daughter is moving out. She is moving four states away to continue her college education. Let me clarify: she is moving out and taking all her belongings with her. Furniture---check. Clothing---check. My heart----check. B will be living on her own with her boyfriend {future fiance}, off campus. Did I mention that she will be four states away? Ugh. I knew … [Read more...]

{Monday Musings} Criticism Won’t Change Me

Criticism won't change me...just so you know.

Have you ever been around the type of person where no matter what you do, what you say, or how you conduct yourself they always criticize you? Or try to change you? Or tell you that your way of doing things is wrong? Of course you have. I know I have. Let's face it, we have crossed these "criticizers" paths at our jobs, school, home life or on the internet.  Keep in mind, I'm not talking about … [Read more...]