Kahlua Cinnamon Apple Bread and Some Basic Rules I Live By

As you know I have been on a journey since going on Long Term Disability – I don’t know if you have ever done it before but what I didn’t expect was all of the self-reflection that goes along with finding a new normal for yourself so regularly I find myself revisiting the rules or…

Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Treats

I’ve been a bit tired the last couple of days and so when that happens, I know that my body is telling me that it’s time to take a little break.  With MS, there is no rhyme or reason of when you feel the effects of your disease.  It may be Regular symptoms flaring up…

My 2 year commitment to science

In January of 2015, I began the process to participate in a Clinical Trial for a controversial procedure for those with Multiple Sclerosis called CCSVI.  What the heck is that you say?  Forgive me, but I have to get technical for a minute if I am to explain it to you.  CCSVI stands for Chronic…

Ready, Set, Action!

You make hundreds of small decisions all day, every day.  What to wear, what to eat, should I buy this, where will I go for lunch, who should I go for a walk with or should I just park it on the couch, who will I love, I’ll answer this call and not answer this…

Tomatillo Salsa and Kale Lime Caesar Salad

It’s a long weekend and it is so hot here that all I want to do is stay in my nice cool house and putter, so that is what I am doing.  It was a perfect opportunity to hang out in my kitchen! Since it has been kind of low key, I thought I would…

Note to Self

I went with the grand kids to the fall fair today.  A place that reminds me of my own childhood – the horses, the cattle, the rabbits, the goats and the sheep, the pies and the sewing exhibits – all of that sums up every one of my summers growing up. Back in the day,…

One of my favorite books of all time

Has there ever been a book that has made a huge impact in your life? First, let me say that there have been a few books that have impacted me and my relationships (How to Win Friends and Influence People, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Secret, Personality Plus to name a few), but…

How Fortunate Am I?

Fortunate favored by or involving good luck or fortune; lucky.  Synonyms: lucky, favored, blessed, charmed auspicious or favorable.  Synonyms: favorable, advantageous, providential, auspicious, welcome, beneficial, fortuitous As I was sitting here today wondering what I should write about, all I could think about is How Fortunate Am I?  Things aren’t always great and peachy, but…

My Journey to Now

I have been on a journey since I was first diagnosed with MS, but particularly for the last 2 years.  Here’s a little bit of what has led me to this post! Stage 1: Denial When I was first diagnosed, I had never even heard of Multiple Sclerosis so of course the first thing I…