life

Endings and beginnings

He's off. Settled. Installed at university - across the country. I'm always a proud Mama, and never more so than when our son was accepted into one of the top universities in Canada. The fact that it's four provinces (4029km/2504miles) away, is something my husband and I have been digesting, with a smile on our… Continue reading Endings and beginnings

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Moment of truth: Opinions?

Okay, here are two versions of our fully decorated Christmas tree, using the handmade decorations I presented in my last post. It only took six trips to the store for lights, some creative sawing and duct-taping to get the star on, and four days of decorating, undecorating then redecorating. Who says MS has screwed up… Continue reading Moment of truth: Opinions?

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Crafts and chronic illness: A Handmade Christmas

As I said in my last post, crafts keep me sane and help me feel productive in my spoonie lifestyle. So, together with my desire to rid our household of plastic as much as possible, I decided to make the decorations for our tree this year. Oh, an important detail: Our youngest requested that I… Continue reading Crafts and chronic illness: A Handmade Christmas

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Crafts and chronic illness

I recently had some surprising reactions to the fact that I've been playing around with watercolours and calligraphy. Surprising, as in not terribly positive or supportive. So, partly to get it out of my head but more importantly to share the BEST little craft for us spoonies, I decided to pass on another discovery. First… Continue reading Crafts and chronic illness

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Mom fail

I've literally been counting the minutes. As much as I love the texts telling me how well things are going, and the fact that the bathroom stays MUCH cleaner, I have really, really missed my boy since I left him in Ontario for university. So that wonderful creation called reading break has arrived, and all… Continue reading Mom fail

MS

Raw

I need to know Do other MSers feel it too? A sudden rawness Burning Tingling In the tongue Lips Palms of hands Soles of feet Eyelids MS? Is it the myelin being destroyed By my own cells? Most uncomfortable Anxiety-inducing Go away now.