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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.

Friday, February 05, 2021


 Happy Friday! 

I don't know why I'm so excited for the weekend. In terms of my daily activities, little changes on Saturday and Sunday. I think that looking forward to the weekend is leftover habit from my pre-Covid life. Regardless of my reasons, I'm glad that it is Friday.

Today I will spend what feels like the majority of my waking hours in the car. (While it isn't really that bad, it certainly feels like it.) Robby has his enrichment classes, which he absolutely adores, so the nearly four hours in the car is worth my time investment.

Have a great weekend, regardless of how you spend it.

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Hitting the Books

Our snow has officially past the point of being classified as play worthy. Our soft flakes have melted and refrozen numerous times, transforming our snow into hard little ice pellets. Hopefully we will have a few more snowstorms this year because we certainly enjoyed every moment!

Although I had a great time playing in the snow, I don't think my leg agrees. I'm still sore from my slip, and my bottom of my limb is bright red from the constant cold. I think I could use a few days indoors to rest and recover.  Have I mentioned how much I hate getting older?  

Today we will be hitting the school books with the goal of getting ahead. My ultimate plan is to have the kids get at least one day ahead in every subject each week. By the end of the semester, they should be able to wrap everything up early. Although neither boy is typically keen on working ahead, they are both motivated by the prospect of a longer summer vacation.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021


Per our snow day schedule, I spent the morning working while Timmy busied himself with his school projects. In the afternoon, after we both had lunch, we headed outside to play. We spent several hours throwing snowballs, sledding and tracking animals in the snow. (We weren't as successful tracking because the yard was covered with our own footprints.) To Timmy's delight, it is going to stay cold for awhile so I think the winter wonderland is here to stay.

I've had a great time playing in the snow with Timmy, but my body is starting to feel the impact. I slipped yesterday, causing me to slide down the snow hill on my back. Thankfully I wasn't hurt, but I am definitely feeling the fall this morning. Getting old stinks!

Today schools have reopened, which means that Scott will be returning to work in the basement. I know that he has enjoyed having the days off, but if I were to be completely honest I'd have to admit I'll be happy to our "normal" virtual school schedule.  Both boys concentrate better when the distraction of "Daddy's home" isn't a factor.

Tuesday, February 02, 2021

More Fun

We had more snow yesterday, thoroughly coating and softening the crunchy ice that had formed overnight. After we were done with work (both mine and his), Timmy and I bundled up and headed back into our snowy wonderland. We spent several hours sledding, throwing snowballs and looking for animal tracks. He only came inside when the flakes were starting to morph with sleet, although if I hadn't encouraged retreating he probably would have stayed outside.  

Today we are expecting even more snow, so I think our schedule will remain unchanged. My mood has completely shifted since we had this snow storm. Even though our location has remained the same, it feels as if I have been transported somewhere else. Everything covered in snow just feels magical, and if it weren't for work and the constant flow of housework, I could almost pretend that I'm on vacation. 

Monday, February 01, 2021

Snow Fun!

 There is nothing quite like a change of routine to jolt me out of my antsy mood. Yesterday we had a significant (for our area) snowfall which transformed our yard into a beautiful winter landscape. Seeing all of our tree branches covered with sparkling white powder reminded me that we are so lucky to live in the woods. I have been taking our home for granted, probably because I have been tethered here for so long.

Timmy and Robby were both ecstatic with the snowfall. We spent most of the day outside, throwing snowballs and sledding. Every two hours I wrangled the kids back inside to warm up and to redry their clothes. As soon as everybody and everything was warm, we layered back up and headed back outside.

When the roads became passable in the afternoon we went to the local park to take advantage of their steep hills. (Even though there were other families at the park, everybody was respectful about distance.)The boys took turns whizzing down the hill on the tube, laughing and giggling for hours.

By the time the sun was setting Timmy was exhausted. He fell asleep early and slept a little longer than normal. The first thing he did this morning was peek out the window to see if he still had snow. To delight, it is snowing again!