chronic illness, Health, life, mental health, MS

May Garden Tour

Aloha! Since my backyard urban farm in-development has taken up all my focus and energy and I haven’t been writing at all, I thought I’d share photos of how I’ve been staying busy. Honestly, it has become a full-time job. There are days when the MonSter awakes and I drag myself out of bed hardly… Continue reading May Garden Tour

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Learning to Be

The world has stopped. The unthinkable has happened and we’re in crisis mode, trying to get our heads around this ‘new normal’. I’ve been here before. No, not exactly like this, obviously. But almost five years ago, my world stopped when I finally admitted I couldn’t teach anymore. I’ve been adapting to my new normal… Continue reading Learning to Be

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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