Versatile Blogger Award

This is an exciting day for me – I feel like I have finally made it in the blogging world! I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by Darren from The Arty Plantsman. Darren (The Atrty Plantsman) is a biologist by training, chemist by profession, plantsman by inclination and artist at heart. He writes…

A day in the life

The type of MS that I was initially diagnosed with in 2005 is RRMS (relapsing remitting) which means that there are attacks when my symptoms flare up called a relapse.  These relapses can be extreme (I had double vision for over a month in one relapse and at another time, I lost use of my…

Traveling Tribe and Pickle Soup

A couple of weeks before my recent vacation to Mexico, I grew anxious. Not about crime, the effect of travel on my MS or about my travel partners, but from the guilt of taking a trip itself. This was the worst kind of remorse: mother’s guilt, wife guilt, etc. Guilt because my husband was working away…

Life is Short

You never know when it is your time, but it sure doesn’t seem fair when someone is taken away far too early. You feel like you just aren’t finished with that person, there is so much left to do, to explore, times that you still need to laugh and cry with them.  You question why? …

I’ve been on a binge!

I have been binge watching This is Us, so please forgive me for being kind of sappy. I actually avoided watching the show because I knew it was an emotional family drama and I don’t really need to listen or watch somebody else’s family drama, yet here I am watching it and now I am…

My MS Diagnosis – Part 2 & Low Carb Lemon Cheesecake Jars

This may be a bit long, but its the story, so what can I say? I promise you will be happy with the yummy recipe at the end! Can I share a secret with you?  There is something terrifying about having your first MRI scan, at least for me there was. It was then that I…

My MS Diagnosis Story – Part 1

Putting my entire MS diagnosis story up on my blog is a bit out of my comfort zone and I have been debating with myself for a while about whether or not to do it. In the end, I decided that if my story can help someone else, then it’s worth putting it out there for…

Coincidence or Serendipity?

“To the rational mind, nothing is inexplicable, only unexplained.” Something  very strange happened to me a couple of weeks ago and I can’t for the life of me figure it out. It’s left me wondering about a higher power out there we don’t know or understand. Whatever it was, I am thankful to say the least….

If the Crown Fits – Tracking my Family Lineage

With the loss of my dad just over a year ago, I realized that my family is dwindling and with that is the opportunity to learn more about my family heritage.  As it stands, I have one cousin left on my mom’s side and a cousin and uncle on my dad’s side plus my 2…

World MS Day

I’ve been MIA the past 3 weeks because I have been dealing with a very painful relapse of my MS, but thanks to some heavy duty steroids and some much needed rest and relaxation, I am slowly recovering, and it seems fitting that I am back at it today. So today, in honor of World…

Happy Anniversary

Today is our anniversary and life lately has been hectic to say the least. So I wanted to push pause on the usual blog content to let my husband know just how important he is (as he is working away) to me and the amazing impact he has had on my life.  On May 13,…

I’m stronger than I think & Chocolate PB Fat Bombs – yes please!

“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” -Mahatma Gandhi I was going to sit down last night to write something about how great I have been feeling, but before I even got around to it…..BAM I started feeling like crap. I guess my MS is acting up today and…