Tag Archives: holidays

Christmas Whine

How was your Christmas? Mine was a mix of good and bad. Besides my chronic challenges I had a miserable cold and had somehow managed to strain my back. I was in a lot of pain, and walking, even sitting, … Continue reading

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One of a Chronically Ill Parent’s Worst Fears

I had a pretty good Mother’s Day. Jacques made chocolate chip pancakes and other goodies and Grant came over and of course there was Tyler with his precious Mother’s Day gifts! I had hoped to be able to go for … Continue reading

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Health and Holiday Update

So I am still experiencing nausea with a low grade fever. You can also add to that periods of excessive sweating and mega thirst and urination. The thirst and urination could be blamed on high blood sugar, except my blood … Continue reading

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The Worst Gift I Ever Received

I am taking part today in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop. Prompt 4. Best or worst gift you’ve ever received. It was the Christmas season of 1983, the year Cabbage Patch Kids were so hot people were fighting each other for … Continue reading

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For My Son on His 9th Birthday

If you would like to look back on some other birthday messages here is Tyler’s 8th birthday. Where did the year go? You’ve waited months, weeks and days and now your birthday is finally here! You got up early to … Continue reading

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The Awful Truth

A couple of weeks ago eight and a half year old Tyler asked me if the Tooth Fairy was real. After much stalling and deliberation I decided to tell him the truth and he was okay with it. He didn’t … Continue reading

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Health/Life Update

I haven’t written in a while, mostly because I’ve been in a state of limbo with my depression. Nothing has improved with the med change. I saw my psychiatrist yesterday and she increased one of them. In addition to the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolutions

Normally I don’t make New Year’s resolutions with the thought that I’m probably going to break them all within the first few weeks anyway and I am just setting myself up to fail. But this year I’m going to strive … Continue reading

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Christmas at Our House 2014

We had a very nice day yesterday. Life is far from perfect but I am grateful for so many blessings; a roof over my head, enough food to eat and my unique family that consists of Tyler, Jacques, and Grant. … Continue reading

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“So What Are You Doing For the Fourth?”

“What are your plans for the fourth?”, is the question on everybody’s lips this week. For people with chronic illness, holiday plans can be a challenge. Do you participate in the holiday, the barbecues and the fireworks, and then spend … Continue reading

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