Sunday, April 29, 2012

Another Walk MS

Yesterday was the Walk MS near our home. In fact, it is about a mile from our home. Tough commute..

The weather was dreadful. They had been preciting a chance of SNOW. That four letter word we dont want to hear this time of year as we prep our boat for the water.
We didnt get any snow but it was cold and rainy and NO walkers. I dont think there were more than 100 people who showed up. There were more volunteers than walkers.

In the past years this location has gone through many changes. I was on the committee when I was first diagnosed but it became very apparent it was going to be run by a tyrant. Sad the rulers have RUINED this walk.

Thats what you get when you put control freaks in charge.

I left the committee because I was overwhelmed with my workload and then the control freaks stoodup and took credit for everything I did. WTF?

Anyway, I donate alot of money to NMSS. I sponsor alot of people in their walks and bike events across the country. I also donate door prizes, gifts and anything else a chapter asks my business for.

I have also become involved in other volunteer programs for different organizations that remember to say
  "Thank You" and appreciate everything I do for them.

NMSS is a good organization but it often seems to be all about the money and not the people who have MS

So I am completely exhausted today and am making it naother ME day. Have my movie ready to watch and working on a coupopn project. ( I am one of those coupon nuts)

Have a great day everybody


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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cupcakes be gone

For Mark's birthday I purchased Georgetown Cupcakes.

We are not traditional people and rarely have a sheet cake for a birthday. Ususally we get a cheesecake or a carrot cake but I kept hearing about how wonderful these cupcakes were so I decided to splurge and buy a dozen to celebrate his birthday.

So a splurge they were. They are expensive and then add shipping on top of that but WOW these were the best cupcakes, cakes, cheesecakes I have ever eaten.

I have to believe they were extremely fattening but wow they were good.

Mark has been out of town and it was poor planning on my part to hve leftovers after he was gone. Oh darn, poor me I had to eat the leftovers.

So the last one was consumed yesterday. chocolate with a chocolate cream inside it. didnt expect the chocolate inside and well lets just say it got messy.

I ended up with chocolate all over my face.

Happy belated birthday Mark..sorry we couldnt spend it to together

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A ME day

The other day I decided I was going to have a ME day..

I was exhausted from the MS Walk, Mark was out of town and I just didnt have any energy left. Family drama left me confused and frustrated.

I had a movie from Netflix that had arrived a few days earlier and I really wanted to watch it.

It was The Help. Great movie !

I even had some popcorn that we had picked up at the walk. It wasthe ultra fat ubttery kind. The kind I usually dont eat but OMG it was so good.

The dogs sat with me and we watched the movie and enjoyed my ME day. I'll have to do that again.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Family drama again

This has been a crazy week with all the family drama going on.

My family walked away from me so many times. Almost 2 years ago they walked away when I was so sick. My husband called them asked for their support and was told NO.

Now that my narcissiistic mother needs me suddenly they remember there other daughter. Hmmm...does life work that way?

I've been sick since January..Soo where the hell have you been?

I found out on a cousins facebook page that my mother was sick. Really?

My mother went on to tell everybody I blocked their calls. So with the help of AT&T I ran a report. Hmmm it seems they never called. Surprise suprise.

Even now its all lies. She cant tell the truth to save her life.

Tell you what..Show some concern for my health and for god's sake apologize to my husband and I'll do the same for you that you did for me.

Grow up people. I'm not interested in playing games anymore.

Have a great day everybody


Walk MS

Sunday we had a table for our business at the Walk MS Brown County in Wisconsin.

It is always a lot of fun to see old customers and make new ones.

It appeared they had a smaller turnout than years past but Im not surprised with the economy the way it is.

Non profits are hurting bad..

We had a great time but we both came home completely exhausted.

Have a good day everybody !


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Friday, April 20, 2012

Im all folded out

In the next few weeks we have many MS walks the business is participating in.

I tried to order enough inventory to prevent running out of a size of a tshirt but now Im folding tshirts til my arms fall off.

I just finished my last tshirt ( dancing around the room-yippee) and now I am going to finish making bracelets.

Yikes ! My to do list is so long but Im gonna do it.

Have a great day everybody !


Cherry Blossons

Last weekend we went to Virginia to visit Mark's family..

It also happened to be the cherry blossom festival. However, it seems the cherry blossoms bloomed a month ago and were all gone.

Oh well, it is still a pretty place to visit.

We had a great time with Mark's mom. she had a list of places she wanted to go shopping at. Shoes, fabric, clothes..We had a good time.

We also had dinner with Mark's brother andfamily at a gret Greek restaurant..Reminded us of Mykonos...

Traveling with a disability is a challenge to begin with but this hip injury created alot of discomfort for me.

The rental car SUV was a joke. The front seat kind of sank..A little hard to get out of. It also had a real low front window so I banged my head everytime I got into it.

It was unseasonably warm this weekend and of course I didnt bring any cooling items with me.

Was glad to get back home, see  the dogs and work on the stuff for this weekend.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Hip Hip hooray

My hip seems to be heading in the right direction.

I was shocked but then again not when my Dr said it could take a MONTH for my hip to heal. Yikes !

The exercises they gave me as part of physical therapy seem to be working. Sleep is still a challenge because my hip just doesnt want to get in a comfortable position which makes it difficult to roll over.

Today I was able to take a few steps on the stairs like a normal person. Up til this morning I was doing baby steps but today I was able to bring my leg down an entire step plus put some weight on my right leg.
Thats huge ! I was so excited.

Today I am also going to get my hair done. Had to cancel twice so Im looking a little gray. Thanks for your understanding Tracy !

Had a nice breakfast, exercised, played with the dogs and now shower..

Then more inventory, crazy vendor problems to resolve and helping the "best dam customers in the world" in our business.

Have a great day everybody ! SMILE it makes people wonder what you are up to


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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

busy time for biz

This time of year is the busiest for our business. In addition to getting ready for the MS Walks it is also the time of year people are thinking of cooling products for the summer.

We have new cooling items coming. Very excited. These are going to be big sellers.

I also have new crafters coming on board with their goods. Yippee !

I have been trying to make bracelets myself but I keep selling them before they make it to the website. Not a bad problem to have ..hehe..

Been trying to cope with this hip pain. Ended up back at Dr yesterday just making sure nothing was overlooked with xray. Probably tore ligaments in leg/hip. Oh fun !

Had to cancel my hair appt again for the second time. Hopefully will get it done next week. Looking pretty gray.

The sheltie rescue has gotten in a few dogs I am in love with. Cant do anything til my health gets better. It would not be fair to the dog.

Working on my book seeing I feel grounded. But at least I have my laptop.
Writing is keeping me sane.

So many projects going on and so many things to do. My to do list is long but Im working my way thru it.

Have a great day everybody

Check out the new products sneaker pin in orange ! Too cute


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