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August 28, 2014

46 ....

That's right, today I am 46 ......




















Kisses to you all!

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June 19, 2014

Amandas Angels





Most of us go about our daily lives not thinking too much about how much time we have left on Big Blue.
I know I do.
Work.  Kids.  Bills.  Aging parents.
Life.
Responsibilities.
Then, out of the blue, something hits very close to us that forces up to re-examine our lives.
The stuff that really matters comes to the forefront, and the rest just seems to fade out of sight.
I received my latest wake-up call not too long ago.
The woman in the video above, Amanda Pumm Bernier, is the daughter of a very good friend of mine.
She just found out that she's pregnant with her first child, she turned the big 3-0 and she was diagnosed with ALS.  Literally, this all happened within a week or 2.
It breaks my heart. Amandas Mother and Grandmother died from ALS.
Amanda is due to give birth in November, and at the rate her ALS is progressing, she may not live long enough to see her daughters (yes, it's a girl!) face.
Amanda and her husband Chris are both volunteer Firefighters and EMT's.  She's also a tri-athlete and one of the kindest and sweetest people I know.  Amanda always has a smile on her face and is remaining very positive and upbeat.
I don't normally ask for anything from anyone, but I would ask anyone who is reading this to consider making a donation to help this amazing couple.
You can click the link: http://www.gofundme.com/amandas-angels if you care to make a donation or just find out more information.


Many thanks and much love to all of you!

Don't postpone joy ..... tomorrow isn't promised.




April 1, 2014

Autism Awareness


















April is Autism Awareness month.
April 2nd is International Light It Up Blue day.
I know a whole bunch of people in the community don't necessarily buy into the
"Light It Up Blue" campaign.
They say it's more of a money grabber, and that the money collected doesn't even really go
into the community.
I don't deal with the community too much, but I know that the majority of money collected
for most causes doesn't really go to where it's needed.
However, I AM all about spreading awareness.
Especially since the numbers/odds have drastically changed.
It went from 1 in 110 in 2006, to 1 in 88 in 2008 to today ..... 
1 in 68 children diagnosed.
That's scary!

Little Man and I have had a rough couple years, but he continues to amaze, astound, frustrate and delight me. He's taught me so much!
He's my world.



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February 8, 2014

Weird Science

A few weeks ago I went to the doctor to try and find out why I haven't been able to sleep for shit.
Granted, I'm a parent so I haven't really had a decent nights sleep in about 20 years.
Also, my hysterectomy 2 years ago has thrown me into full blown menopause.
Yay me.

Anyway, my sleep has been worse than my normal crappy sleep.
So, my doctor sent me for a Sleep Study to see if maybe I was suffering from sleep apnea.
My son dropped me off at the center at 8pm on Friday night and I was taken to a private room.
It was really nice.
Queen size pillow top bed, fluffy pillows and soft cotton sheets.
It was like being in a hotel.
Till I got to the bathroom.
*sigh*
It looked like a hospital bathroom ... only, there was no shower.
WTH????
Well, maybe it won't be so bad.
I was wrong.

The therapist comes in, opens a closet door and starts taking out a whole bunch of wires.
She has me sit in a chair and proceeds to start washing my arms, legs, face, scalp and chest
with alcohol.
Then she starts attaching all these damn electrodes to me.
THEN all the damn wires!
WTH?????
I feel like Frankenstein.
Only with better hair.





















Well, it WAS better till the stupid vaseline and electrodes were attached.
There I am ... aren't I stunning?!
Well, I wasn't done yet.
Oh no, I still had to have the belt across the chest (you can see part of it in the pic) and another
across the hips.
Next was the strip that ran under my nose from cheek to cheek.
Finally, a plastic piece up both nostrils and another that "sat" just inside my mouth.
Now, sleep like you normally would.

Are you serious?????
How the hell does ANYONE sleep with all that crap attached to you?
I sure didn't.
It was horrible.

This week I received a call from the center ....
The doctor wants me back in for another test.
Apparently my breathing becomes very shallow, but it doesn't stop.

I have no idea what will come of this.
I just know that I get to spend Valentines Day tied up.
Just not in the way I prefer.

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