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Christmas: pressures and perspective

So, I was 'voluntold' yesterday by my youngest that 'we' were providing the vegan gingerbread house kit for her and a friend for the class contest on Friday. Ummm... okay? 🤣 I love that she knows I love to bake so assumed I'd be happy to do it. Happier that it doesn't occur to her… Continue reading Christmas: pressures and perspective

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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

chronic illness, life, mental health, MS

Happy New Year: sponsored by gnomes, ogres and a wise ass

Here we are at the beginning of another year. 2018 was supposed to be a stellar year for me because of my birthday magic - I turned 48 on 8/8/18. Bought my 8 lottery tickets and everything but alas, no millions here. Overall, it was a great year, though. I have so much to celebrate… Continue reading Happy New Year: sponsored by gnomes, ogres and a wise ass

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Hiatus for the holidays

It's December!! I hope this time of year brings you peace, hope and happiness. The holidays can be difficult and even traumatic for many people. If you struggle to find the joy in the season, my wish for you is that you can find some small joy in each day, and take it one day… Continue reading Hiatus for the holidays