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I am a below knee amputee. More importantly, I am also Mommy to two boys, a very active 10 year old (Robby) and an mischievous toddler (Timmy). I have learned that being a parent with a disability can create some unusual and sometimes humorous situations. This blogger is available for hire! Let's talk and learn how a blog can expand your business.

Tuesday, October 04, 2022


 For the first time in nearly three weeks, we are fever-free in the house. My goodness this has been a long and frustrating ordeal. I haven't been that ill in nearly a decade. I am grateful for the vaccination and the boosters because I don't want to imagine how I would have fared if I wasn't protected.

With everybody on the path to recovery we are trying to return to normal. Timmy and Robby will be busy at school today while I tackle some work projects. The rainy weather continues to keep us inside but I'm not complaining. I feel better but I still lack the energy and the endurance for a lot of physical activities. I am going to have to pace myself to regain my strength. 

While I hated being sick, being forced to stay still has helped my leg. The skin sores have closed and healed, allowing me to walk without pain. My leg seems to fit more comfortably, although I don't know if the comfort is because I am still only walking short distances. Either way, I will happily accept the lack of pain as a benefit. 

Monday, October 03, 2022

Done with Covid

 For the first time in over a week I woke up feeling happy and well.  My head no longer hurts. I can breath deeply without wheezing and I can walk more than 10 feet without becoming dizzy from the lack of oxygen. I know that it is going to take me awhile to regain my strength, but I am delighted to have turned the page on my battle with Covid.

I spent the weekend working on my computer, napping on the couch and binge watching Hulu. The steady rainfall provided the perfect backdrop for my hibernation weekend. The only thing that was missing was the smell of freshly baking cookies wafting out of my kitchen. While I normally attack the first few days with baking enthusiasm, this time I didn't have the energy to toil in my kitchen. I'm sure that I'll resume baking soon, but right now I'm content to light a bakery scented candle while cracking open a bag of Oreos.

Hopefully I was able to rest enough this weekend because this week is going to keep me busy. I think the next few days I am going to need to make a concerted effort to pace myself. I really don't want to end up back in the sick bed!

Friday, September 30, 2022


Each morning I have been waking up feeling a tad better and the afternoons are slowly becoming easier to manage. I am no longer immediately out of breath when I walk Friend outside and I can think about food without feeling nauseous. In another few days I expect to be fully recovered although I am sure it will take a few weeks for me to regain my strength. It has been years since I have been this sick for so long!

After all of our issues with leaking I never thought I would say this but, with a new roof and a tarp already secured over the chimney, I'm looking forward to the rainy weekend. The prospect of staying cocooned for another few days is appealing. I have a lot of work to catch up on around the house and on my computer and it is always easier to work when I am not lured outside to play.

Have a great weekend. Stay safe, and stay healthy!

Thursday, September 29, 2022


 I have been dealing with Covid for nearly a week. I'm still feeling ill, but I am finally starting to turn the corner. My fever is not rising as high and my headache is not as debilitating. I can finally see a light at the end of this miserable coughing tunnel. Hopefully I will be fully myself in a few more days. In the meantime, I'm going to continue to pace myself so I don't end up setting back my recovery. 

Covid stinks. I hate being sick.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022


 Covid is no joke.

My headache seems to be waning while the discomfort in my chest has increased. I'm miserable, but I remain functional. (Of course, I'm a Mom so we don't get sick leave.)  I'm so thankful that I managed to avoid the infection for so long and grateful that I am vaccinated. I know I could be considerably sicker if I weren't protected.

With Robby already recovering, I'm optimistic that I will soon turn the corner. I don't have time to be so sick!

Monday, September 26, 2022

Covid Positive

 After nearly 2.5 years, my Covid dodging streak has come to an end. I have Covid and I'm miserable. I haven't felt this sick in a long time. I'm thankful that I am vaccinated and boosted because I don't want to imagine how I would be feeling if I weren't somewhat protected.  

 Today's blog is short because typing makes me dizzy.

Thursday, September 22, 2022


 After 17 years of adventures and memories, our well-loved SUV has been retired. The retirement was not voluntarily. Our SUV failed to pass emissions and, according to the mechanic, the $2800 of prescribed repairs does not guarantee that the vehicle will be brought up to code. After 312,000 miles, Scott and I have decided that it is time to call time of death. 

As a family, we do not particularly enjoy car shopping. I have many friends who love shopping and buying cars. I hate every single part of the process. From test driving and haggling to the paperwork and the stress, I hate car shopping. I am dreading the coming days as we are forced back through the dealership doors.

 Robby continues to feel the impact of Covid. His fever is steadily dropping and his energy level is increasing, but his cough remains violent. Every day he is feeling a little better, but I know that it is going to take time for the cough to completely subside. I suspect it will take weeks for his coughing to stop. Hopefully I am wrong and he recovers quickly!