• Stroke at 42 YIKES!!!

    Surviving a stroke can have many different looks to it.  One may have physical disabilities, mental disabilities, speech disabilities or even all three.  These can also look different to everyone who survives a stroke. years ago I had a stroke.  I was only 42.  I know, so young, right?  However, this stroke has affected me more than I want to admit.  Not only has it affected me, but my friends and family as well. Added to a stroke, I have Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Afib, and on and on.  What is a person to do?  Lay in bed eating bonbons?  HA! If only… NOT! Thank God, I regained much of my physical…

  • Hotel, Motel or Airbnb???

    Part of our trip we will be just staying overnight, so an Airbnb is really not feasible.  Hotel or motel whatever you call them is the way we are going. When we stay at a hotel, we always make sure that it has a large breakfast.  My husband’s stipulation is that it has to have a waffle station.  I know, silly right?  But think about it.  Breakfast usually runs us upwards of $30 plus tip.  If we stay at a hotel that offers more than cereal and bagels, we get a great start to our day, and they usually have pretty decent coffee. So, then I looked at the promotional codes…

  • Two Week Road Trip

    May means showers, mowing the lawn, outside chores and spring cleaning.  However, it also means graduations.  We have two nieces graduating with the Class of 2018. Our nieces graduating by itself is great and wonderful.  With one in Oklahoma and one in Georgia, it is going to be a 2799 mile roundtrip.  This means that we are in the car for 14 days.  Yes, you read that right, 14 days. We have a Kia Optima and my husband is 6’2″ and we will be taking two dogs, and our daughter N.  Our oldest will join us in Georgia with his girlfriend and join in the festivities. Congratulations to all the graduating…

  • Cleaning the Living Room or Any Room, With Disabilities

    When one has chronic illness, cleaning is not always easy.  No longer can we jump right up and expect to have the entire house clean in one morning or afternoon.   One has to plan to take breaks, and one of the most important things I have realized is that I have to give myself grace.  It too the entire day to clean just my living room.  Yes, you read that right, just my living room.   You want to know what the sad part is?  I really did not even get to do everything I wanted to do in that room.  I didn’t get the fan, baseboards, pictures or the…