But in our defense

As our cat Cooper so clearly pointed out in his last blog post, Dan and I are a very busy couple. I’m still not sure if we stay so busy because we are trying to stay in front of our Multiple Sclerosis, or because we want to take advantage of every amazing opportunity this disease presents to us. What? I can hear you saying. But yes, it is true. MS has presented us both with our fair share of challenges, but at the same time, we’ve been given the chance to meet and connect with so many amazing people. For instance, last week, I “met” fellow blogger Yvonne deSousa....

There they go again

It is hard to believe it has been more than a month since I’ve shared my wisdom with you, dear readers. How have you survived without me? Well, never fear, I’m back! And as usual, I bring inspiration and wise words about life. Mumma and Dan are fine, busy as usual. Tomorrow morning, Mumma will have her second Rituximab infusion. In case you forgot, she is using this more aggressive medication to treat her Multiple Sclerosis. Dan will be with her and, hopefully, he will be able to get some studying done. After all, he is on track to finish his graduate degree from...

It’s Monday, and I’m Back

Good morning to you all! I sincerely apologize for my absence last week. After all of those explosions on the Fourth of July, and a week full of rainstorms, complete with near constant thunder and lightning, I was not up to write my Monday Morning inspiration. And because there is no laptop or wifi access underneath the bed, my keyboard remained still and silent. I hope you can understand and forgive my lateness. Weather permitting, it will not happen again. Other than this aforementioned lapse, I am a pretty amazing cat. I won’t bore you with the details of my...

Monday Morning Moments

This is the big time. My very first post. Me, an author? Yes indeed! As such, I’m sharing a few fantastic quotes from some, well, ah … slightly more well known authors. I hope my chosen quotes make you smile, think, or inspire you. Most of all, I hope these make it a little easier to get your Monday morning moving:    Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is for you. Ralph Waldo Emerson I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is...

A New Voice

I see things. I have a great perspective and point of view. I’m smarter than people think. And I have feelings too! I get attached to people, especially caregivers, and it seems like as soon as I warm up to them, poof—gone. Just look at that list of successful caregivers over the last eight years. Those are only the ones who successfully perform  the tasks and made the cut. How am I supposed to deal with that kind of turnover? All of them in a little more than eight years? Ridiculous! About those feelings of mine … who comforts me? It is not like Mumma ever...

Accessible road trip tips

I recently was watching our friends’ 7-year-old daughter, Abby, and while we were drawing at Dan and my dining room table, our conversation went something like this: “So are you excited about Easter?” I asked. Distracted by the work of art she was creating, Abby muttered, “Uh-huh.” Trying to continue our lively discussion I inquired, “What are you doing this year?” She stopped her pencil and thought for a second. “I think pretty much the usual stuff.” When Abby resumed her refrigerator-worthy creation, she asked, “What about you, Jennifer?” “Dan and...