This week should not have been so difficult. It has been busy, but my kids are still in summer camp, and it’s their last week of camp, so I should be enjoying every minute of peace that I get in the mornings while they are there. … More The Breaking Point of Summer
I have been struggling lately as I wait to feel better. My family wants me to be better, but I have been hearing a lot of the same advice from all of my doctors. Be patient. They tell me this because I want to be well, I want to be over pneumonia, but they tell … More Special Circumstances
I have been trying for the last month to maintain a positive attitude while I have been recovering from pneumonia. I did finally get off of oxygen on Friday. Being on oxygen was one of the hardest things for me. Staying home, and dragging a tube around the house with me everywhere for a month … More Trying to stay positive
Last month I noticed that my 14-year-old kitty was pawing at his face, and was uncomfortable after he ate his dinner. I looked in his mouth, and found what looked like an abscess on his gums. I took him to the vet the next day. They told me that it looked like something that was … More Letting go
As I said in one of my earlier posts, my mom moved in with us a couple of years ago to help with, well, everything. I can’t drive anymore, and there were a few months that I could barely get out of bed. She drives the kids to school, picks them up from school, takes … More My OCD is better than your OCD
Earlier this week I submitted the receipts for my kids’ summer camp to the dependent care spending account. Today I got back a denial letter saying that the camp was too “educational” in nature. What the hell?! I had to submit a lot of paperwork in my appeal packet that had to include the original … More Summer camp was too educational. Really?
I had planned to write only during the week, but my oldest daughter is developing a cold, so we are sitting here watching awful cartoons, and I don’t want to finish my chores. My husband and I took our kids to see Kelly Clarkson this week. The kids are in a singing and dance group, … More Holy crap, I like pop music!
At the end of May 2014 I had quit my job. I had always had a job since high school. It was a very strange feeling. I was planning to look for a part-time job after spending the summer with my kids, but I was also terrified of not being employed. The summer with my … More Catching Up Part 4: Staying Home
The sudden onset of epilepsy, my inability to drive, the decision to move, and all of the things that went along with those things caused quite a bit of fallout in every part of my life. My kids witnessed some of my first seizures, and were terrified for my safety for months after that. My … More Catching Up Part 3: Fallout
In January 2013 I was newly diagnosed with epilepsy, and I had just been converted from a contractor to an employee at my job. What I should have done was take some time off to learn about my disease, and find some steady ground for myself and my family. What I did was to charge … More Catching Up Part 2: Epilepsy, Lupus, and Moving