Monday, January 30, 2012

Let's learn Italian

I have been trying to teach myself Italian for a while now so I was thinking this
would make me accountable and really pursue it if we could learn Italian together

I'm going to post words and phrases and we can learn it together..

I believe in keeping your brain active

So here's today's Italian lesson


Translation = included

Now are you glad I "compreso" you ( LOL)

Ciao Have a great day everybody


Thursday, January 19, 2012

My Birthday

Last Saturday was my birthday. I had a great day. No I'm not going to say how old ! It's a girl thing.

Mark, my hubby, was so good to me.  I really didnt need anything. All I really
wanted was to have a quiet dinner with him and the dogs.
He picked up chinese takeout. Yes, we live in a town where Chinese food does not deliver.
It was very good but so much leftover we ate it Sunday also.

We watched football games and I got to open gifts. Yippee..

Mark bought me Gold pearls. I drooled over them in Hawaii and for those of you who dont know me well
I LOVE pearls. Have them in many colors and I've been known to wear them with sweats.
They really brighten my day and my mood.

He also bought a juicer. I've been wanting to try one for a while. My doctor has me eating
bananas daily and I need some way to hide them because I really dont like them.

Got some great gifts from Mark's family also. A mood light for the office. Should really help for those gloomy winter days.
Also got a great throw. Its brown and furry. I think the dogs think I am a dog now so maybe it will help with our dog training. After all I am supposeto be the 'big dog" andleader of the pack. haha !
Also a great tshirt from the humane society about adopting. You know how many dogs we have rescued.

NEVER heard from any of my siblings or my DNA parents for that matter. I guess having MS has its advantages. I dont get nasty emails anymore or stupid phone calls from my brother in law laughing when I was sick. He actually left a message laughing at me on our voicemail.

Anyway, I got so many lovely cards and emails and I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.

Thanks to all of you who sent those messages. It is truly appreciated. Love you lots !

Oh, any my birthday wish , Hmmm, if I shareit then it wont come true..Here's to an awesome 2012

Have a great snowy cold day ! Its below zero here !


Thursday, January 12, 2012

my drug of choice

Two weeks go I started Gilenya and I have to say I am thrilled with the results.

There are so many people out there that think drug companies are all ripping us off all the time but I have to say I am so overwhelmed with the way I have been treated by Novartis.
There employees went out their way to assist me when my insurance company kept throwing curve balls at us at the very last moment.

I just called Novartis to tell them about my MS Navigator that went above and beyond her job.
She took the bull by the horns and made it happen.
She even had back up plans incase the insurance company gave us more greif.

Drug companies get so much flack these days. Mostly by ignorant people who dont research things properly
and believe all the crap on the internet.  I have a particular pet peeve with bloggers who run their mouths off about situations they havent researched.

Newsflash bloggers, research is NOT cut, copy of pasting an article you havent researched. It is a disservice to people.

This blog will just share my views and my expereinces not tally the number of PML cases out there.

Thank you again Novartis for your excellent treatment. On a different note, Thank you to Biogen Idec for also treating me so well.

As long as we allow "hysterical" bloggers out there running amuck there will always be naysayers but people like myself will always know the truth and share the truth.

Have a great day everybody ! enjoying our beautiful snow today and my new lease on life. !



Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hmmm new years resolutions ?

I'm not much on the New Year's Resolutions..

I, like most people, could probably eat better, exercise more and get more sleep.

However, there are a few things I'd like to see come back to society. KINDNESS..

I know in a recent post I felt used giving someone money. I know I was used and I dont expect to ever
see the money again but I really have to figure out who my friends are and my "friends" when they need something. With that said, I am still glad I did it because it was the right thing to do.
What happened to a random act of kindness...I would have felt better giving that to a total stranger who forgot her wallet in the store.

The second thing is customer service. As a business owner I cant tell you how many times I get thank yous from my customers for our service and the things we do for people with MS, including all of our donations.

Thirdly, and this is my pet peeve. But why cant people address others by their names. Thanks Tammy, Have a great day Tammy. This is my personal goal. On facebook, in person and everywhere. I have a name please use it. If you dont remember it, just tell me.
I have MS and I forget alot. We'll both have a good laugh and it'll be done with but we will both feel better having addressed each other properly,,by our first names.

Have a great everybody ! Especially Tammy LOL


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

volcano eruption

Our first port was Hilo.

We usually dont do the excursions offered thru the cruise line but we werent thrilled renting a car and trying to vensure out by ourselves.
To my delight there were 3 other people with disabilities on the bus trip and they preboarded us ( without having to beg and ask) and sat us up front.

The bus excursion consisted of a tour of  Muna Lau macademia nut factory. OMG you could have left me there all day and I would have been a happy camper. I love macademia nuts.
But the main attraction was the volcano.

Our bus driver was hilarious. Telling lots of stories, most of which were probably not true, but she was very entertaining without being obnoxious.

She told wonderful stories of Pele, the goddess, and the crops they now grow on the islands. Lots of jokes, some of which my husband is still telling people.

We had a fabulous  time. The volcano and the laza fields were amazing. I'm ready to go back. It was one of the highlights of our trip.

The bus ride was beautiful. Through windy roads and amazing scenery.

tomorrow is our amazing day. Dont miss it !

Have a great day everybody ! Have a macademia nut ( but not from my stash) LOL