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...

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Hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving! As the shopping season, or should that say Christmas season, begins today I thought this link would give you some great gift buying suggestions for anyone in your life, whether or not the person you are shopping for has Multiple Sclerosis. Happy gift hunting  Speaking of gifts, I cannot believe I didn’t mention my turning 39 a little more than three weeks ago. Hard to believe it has been four years since I wrote one of my favorite blogs: 35. In it I was stressing about turning 35 and now, with my turning 40 in less than a...

MS, Disability and Mickey Mouse

It’s a world of laughter, a world of tears It’s a world of hopes and a world of fears There’s so much that we share that it’s time we’re aware It’s a small world after all Be honest, how long did it take before you joined in singing this Disney classic? It’s infectious and I have always cherished my memories of the trips I’ve taken my parents and brother to Walt Disney World. Yes, most of these trips were taken when I was a child; i.e. before my life with Multiple Sclerosis began. Following my diagnosis, I still was able to enjoy...