life

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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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

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.

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Oh deer! Our July Garden

Despite the best efforts of mama deer and her two Bambis, our garden is going strong after four separate attacks. Awww, so cute -- until they decimate your plants and leave their turd raisins everywhere! They found the one hole in the 15-foot hedges in the back, and feasted on our apple trees, lilacs, hydrangeas,… Continue reading Oh deer! Our July Garden

family, life

Tiny House Escape: Pender Island

We planned to take our tent trailer over to Pender Island for a couple of nights, until we heard the forecast. When we saw it was supposed to pour rain the whole time, the thought of driving an hour west to pick up the trailer then an hour south to get on the ferry, made… Continue reading Tiny House Escape: Pender Island