Saturday, February 7, 2015


I have no point here. I have a Fitbit I wear on my ankle. My goal is low, at least compared to my prior self, but between the Nustep (kind of like a sit down elliptical) and a lot of marching in place and "running " around the couch with Elijah, I am reaching my daily goal!

(Sorry if you can see my hairy legs. I can't see well, so I can't tell.)

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Well...I had a purpose for blogging and then I forgot. Grr. I have no idea my original purpose, so I'll write about patience. 

God has REALLY worked on my patience through this stroke. I have to have patience for EVERYTHING. From opening packages to getting to the front door when it rings to pouring creamer in my coffee. Literally everything takes more time now. But I am not complaining because I can do those things!!

I know what it's like to NOT be able to even hold my head up, much less do laundry. So I have an appreciation for the little things which gives me patience...well that and The Lord. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

My New Toy


Has revolutionized my life. :) I can read again!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

More Independence

It's the little things. I can now refill my own keurig, thanks to some innovation and modifications by my hubby....

AND I can charge the handheld vacuum I use to clean up after meals. The charger used to be in an inaccessible place and now it's mounted right by the table. 

Yay to more independence!!!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Enjoy the Moment

I am reminded again today, as someone I used to work with passes away, how fleeting life really is. I, for one, waste so much time looking at Facebook and such, when I should be in the moment. Enjoying this little one. 

There is only one of this moment. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015


I am tired of making excuses. 

I am listening to The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and he is talking about ministry. About how God has given us each a SHAPE. 

S = spiritual gifts
H = heart
A = abilities
P = personally 
E = experiences

God has given each of us a unique SHAPE and expects us to use it to serve Him. If we're not serving Him, we're making excuses. I am tired of making excuses. God has given me a unique story and I need to serve Him through it. 

Anyone want to join me? 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Giving Thanks

I am doing a "thousand gift" journey. I saw the below list on Facebook and thought it would be a great thing to do this year. You are supposed to have 1,000 gifts at years end. 

The author is Ann Voskamp. Her writing is...wordy...flowery....not my style...but if you read between the lines, I get a lot out of it. I'm reading the "One-Thousand Gifts Devotional" right now (I read  "One-Thousand Gifts" several years ago) and the whole premise is that giving thanks in all circumstances for the gifts/graces that The Lord has given us precedes joy. I want joy - what about you?

Here is my list thus far:

 Elijah singing, music playing, birds chirping, leaves on the ground, nap blanket, cherry salad, A friend being pregnant, AP having a good Christmas, a friend making a living doing something she enjoys, Christmas cards on my wall, coffee from my hubby, new mug from Sharmy, 1,000 Gifts devotional, coffee, Barry sleeping, little sunglasses, peppermint mocha creamer, contentment,  Barry having 5 days off, David, Emily & dad had safe flights home, Elijah is feeling better, rain, reflection of ceiling fan on ceiling, tree shadow, kitchen towel "tatted" by Lynne, Elijah, fluffy throw pillows    

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Oldies But Goodies

I found some pictures on Barry's phone! In no particular order...

Sunday, January 4, 2015


Here is a sampling of what the wheelchair (or really my driving) has done to our house...

It's just a house, it's just a house..

Friday, January 2, 2015

Logistics of Doors

One of the most difficult things about being in a wheelchair is doors. They are a constant pain. 

If they open outward I have to do some fancy footwork to grab the handle and then get around them. Then there is the matter of closing the inward opening ones. I have to either turn around (which is easier said than done when you're navigating with your feet, one hand, messed up vision and sometimes cramped spaces) or grab it behind your back and almost flip backwards trying to close it. I mostly prefer the turn around method. 

Doors. Who knew they could be such a hassle/time consuming pain??