Thursday, December 26, 2013

Slippery slide

Yesterday I was cleaning up and decided to empty the trash
Got on scooter and rounded everything up
Got toe my ramp , which had just been shoveled
With my front wheels on downward slope the scooter took off sliding down a sheet of ice and landing with force against the fence

I couldn't believe it. I think I screamed the whole way down
I put the trash away and turned around
My scooter couldn't handle the ice. Wheels turning but going nowhere. I was stuck
I screamed for help because it was 10 degrees and I had no coat

I pressed my emergency button.
I could hardly hear them abd they couldn't hear me

After 40 minutes and calling everybody local on the phone the EMT showed up. Jumped the fence and got be in the house

I was checked for frostbite my friend and her husband showed up wrapped me in blankets 
Got me warmed up

Merry Christmas everybody

This was the true meaning of friendship

Have a great day everybody

Friday, December 20, 2013


I've been trying to take my safety more seriously

I'm being harassed and although I've changed the locks and added more I have chosen to install a complete security system with camera surveillance and alarms

This way anybody coming near my he will have a lot if explaining to do

Have a great day everybody

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

holiday greeting card

What am I thankful for ?
The best friends a girl can ask for
Incredible support system
My beloved dogs

My family - my cousins - my Facebook MS family
Being a homeowner
Mark's meddling family and his girlfriend
My strength and courage facing MS
Being a business owner
To all the people who stood by me
All the new friends I made during this process
To God for keeping me safe and watching over me

What my future holds?
Travel travel travel
An honest man who can keep his pants zipped
Maybe another doggy  ( kitty )
Buying a horse to donate to FSR
Let the remodeling begin
Continued strengthening my MS body
An abundance of love

Have a great new year 2014
Let's find a cure !!

Noelle and ARod


Saturday, December 14, 2013

A snowy day

It's been snowing all day

A beautiful fine fluffy snow

The dogs are running around and come on the house looking like they have a bad case of dandruff 

It's so funny it makes me smile. My older dog is struggling with arthritis but she had a smile on her face and snow all over her nose

A big thanks to Matt for keeping on top of the snow removal
He's the best guy I've hired 

Have a great day

Friday, December 13, 2013

Lost my hat

Yesterday despite the bitter cold I ventured out to the grocery store 

I had plans to take handi van there earlier in the day but cancelled because I had computer problems and couldn't get my orders done

Do my friend took me and I got the groceries I needed
As I was getting in car we noticed I'd lost my hat. She went in looked around but couldn't find it 
Left my name and number with customer service
Called this morning and nobody had turned it in

I am so upset

Not that I lost my hat but how somebody could keep it
It was 10 degrees out and windchill was about 25 below zero
What kind of person does that?

The hat was a Packers knit hat that someone
Special bought for me. It was also the breast cancer awareness hat ( my mother has breast cancer. )

I bought another one today at a sporting goods store
It was their last one

To the person who found my hat at grocery store abd kept it in such a cold day. I wish you a Merry Christmas .
I hope Santa brings you what you deserve... Karma 

Have a great day everybody

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Busy busines owner

Yesterday I officially became the sole owner of The MS Shoppe

Yes Im going to need help running it but its mine.....

Im so excited

I built it from scratch and its mine now...100%

Have a great day everybody

Monday, November 25, 2013

getting organized

so most of my holiday shopping is done

I even gave two gifts early and sent a package to my family that arrived early

This is a year where I am so grateful for my friends and family

To say I have an incredible support system would be an understatement

and this is the season to say thanks

Have a great day everybody

Monday, October 7, 2013

Go Pack Go

Spent Sunday at the Packer game at beautiful Lambeau Field..

Went with a friend from Illinois ( a Bears fan- yikes) and we decided the
weekend in Green Bay.

I hope he enjoyed himself. Lambeau Field is an awesome stadium.

Wisconsin people are the best. It was raining and getting in  his vehicle was a problem (SUV with no running boards) and although Im almost 6 ft we both knew my MS was going to be a problem.

Thanks Kat ( also for taking care of my kiddos), to the 2 ladies at the hotel ( who were obviously in the healthcare profess ion ) and to the army soldier and his wife who lifted me into the truck

This is  why I chose to stay in Wisconsin

Since I have season tickets  to the Packers this scenario will happen again.

I gave some tickets away and donated some..

Have a great day everybody !


Thursday, October 3, 2013

Im a happy camper

So you may have noticed I've been gone awhile.

Well lots going on in my life but I'm doing okay

Struggling to get my business back on track as well as my life

Thanks for all the support and kind emails...

As in the words of that infamous girl anthem "I will Survive"

Please stop by and check out all the great clearance items on my website

Yesterday my dogs got groomed and they look soooooo cute.

Have a great day everyday


Thursday, July 25, 2013

many changes

Well as some of you know my life is changing rapidly

Thanks to all of your support and love

Because of many of you I am a strong and happy person..

Change is good and I'm ready to take on whatever comes my way

Thanks to Barb and Kat...You guys rock. My wonderful neurologist, NMSS, my vendors, friends, family and total strangers ( who have since become friends)

This could not have happened without you and that Im ever so grateful..

NO more tears...

Have a great day everybody


Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stressful time

Its been a really stressful time in my life.

Im amazed at how many people have bailed on me. I really know how to
pick friends.

I hope they don't need me anytime soon. Im reading a book on forgiveness so  maybe when they need me I'll be in a better place

Im actually in a good place despite what I am going thru. My support systems is there and I am
ready for what lies ahead.

Have a great day everybody !


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Physical Therapy

I went to physical therapy today...I'm completely worn out but happy to have a partner
to help me get stronger.
Took  2 hr nap when I got home..It felt great

Dinner the other night was wonderful. Thanks Kat...had a rainbow margarita.I want another..
I havent been out to dinner since my birthday in Janury so it was great to get out for a girls night.

I'm looking  for a volunteer opportunity here in town. Not that I have the time but I have the desire to give back...Trying to decide what to do...Any ideas?

Orange is thenew Pink tshirts have been drasticlly reduced. Check them out

Have a great day everybody


Tuesday, May 7, 2013


Recently I bought some physical therapy walking bars. They were expensive but I
had to believe they would be helpful and I have to admit Ive noticedsome changes but the best part was when my friend noticed how much easier I got in and out her car.

So there ! Positive people create positive results.. I can do anything !!

Found a coupon for dinner tonight..Most people know Im always using a coupon for something. I refuse to pay full price for anything. OK, call me cheap..LOL

Been working all morning getting caught up and making some progress. Owning a business is a paperwork nightmare. There is always something to file or update.

Love the business hate the office work

Have a great day everybody



Monday, May 6, 2013


Sunday we did the last of 3 MS Walks in Wisconsin

This one was at Summerfest in Milwaukee

It was outside and the weather was great. I even got a little pink.

They changed the format so we lost out on the after walk sales but all in all we did well.

I,on the other hand, am beyond exhausted. I planned to get up early and enter orders but overslept. A sign my MS body was tired. I am so in need of a massage. Any volunteers?

Bank deposit is done and inventory is done...Now entering orders and getting organized.

I love doing the walks but they wear me out.

Going to dinner with a friend tomorrow and looking forward to it. Time for a social life

Have a great day everybody


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Walk MS

last week we did the Walk MS for Fox Cities, near Appleton.
It was the first time we did that location and it was alot of fun.

The weather was  so cold people gave up on walking. Brrr

Love being around  positive people

Made mac and cheese from scratch last night..Still trying to perfect my recipe..
lots of leftovers though.

Have you got your cooling items for the summer yet?

Email me if you need help or dont see what you want

Been an exhausting day,looking forward to getting some sleep

Have a great day everybody!


Monday, April 15, 2013


A big big thank you to my peeps for being there for me.

I'm not going to name names because you know who you are
and how much I love and appreciate you.

The road is making alot of twists and turns but I'm feeling optomistic
everyone will get they help the need.

Say a prayer for us all.  Love you and thanks to the best friends a girl
could have :-)))

Have a great day everybody


Tuesday, April 2, 2013


I havent posted for a while.

Been going thru alot ( and its not over)

Sorting out my feelings and trying to land on top

Email me privately and I'll share whats going on...

Everybody take care and PLEASE say an extra prayer for me

Have a great day everybody


Wednesday, February 27, 2013


we just introduced our new tshirt.

It simply reads : Inspire

Order yours today at www,
have a great day everybody !

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MS Awareness

I read about a new PSA involving the cast from The Young and the Restless
and Sharon Osbourne and her son, recently diagnosed wit MS, Jak.

Wow ! What a great thing to do.

Does this mean we as MS er's actually have a role model to raise awareness for MS?

We really need someone to help bring attention and dollars to finding a cure.

Too bad Montel is too busy pimping blenders and other crap.

Thank You Jack Osbourne for being the one. We truly appreciate your efforts.

Have a great day everybody !




Friday, February 22, 2013


Spent the morning to re-route a UPS package...

I ordered it last night and it is scheduled for delivery on Monday.

It is a really large package and I am unable to manage it myself. I dont
want it put on the porch because we are suppose to get a big snow storm Monday.

UPS wanted me to set up an account ( for a mere $40) wtf? so they could email me when I have a package. Wow ! What a bargain !!
This after spending 230 minutes on Hold.

Try customer service first before ou charge $40 to do your job. Just saying !

UPS your new system stinks. Been a business customer for over 10 years.
Your welcome for my business howeve2r you can take your $40 and shove it up
our ass.

Have a great day everybody


Monday, February 18, 2013

Hey Bloggers

Hey bloggers this one is for you.

I am so blogging about this
Get yours today !!
Have a nice day everybody !

Sunday, February 17, 2013

changes changes changes

We just made some changes to the home page on our business website

There are now 2 boxes on home page..

One will offer Sales or specials and the other box has news.

If you are doing a fundraiser for MS let us know and we can post it on news.

Or if you are doing a MS walk we can post a link to your fundraising page.

Let's find a cure together !!

Have a great everybody.


Tell a Friend !!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Another nasty gram !!

Well not really a nasty gram but a nasty voice mail.

Recieved yet another cazll from the "mother" who thought it was okay to leave a nasty voice mail.

Does she really think I would return a call like that?

Anyway, since I finally finished reading this book her comments dont bother me as much.

In fact I find the "family" quite pathetic. Time to move on.

By the way, I'm reading a great book now titled " The Happiness Project"

Have a great day everybody !


Tell a Friend !

Thursday, February 7, 2013

We Love you Donald !!

Yesterday my favorite football player retired.

Donald Driver with the Green Bay Packers

Unlike other former Packers Donald retired with grace and dignity. The Packers put together a wonderful tribute to him and of course it pre-empted everything on TV.

You might remember Donald from Dancing with the Stars. He was so hot !

Donald is the ultimate role model our kids should have in an athlete. He is a great husband and father and a generous guy with all of his foundations he has set up.

Every year he has a charity softball game with the Offense vs defense players. Last year they called his son "mini me"
We have tickets again this year.

We will miss you Donald. Enjoy spending time with your beautiful wife and kids.

I'll still wear your #80 jersey.

Have a great day everybody


Tell a Friend   !!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Where does the day go ?

It's been so busy lately in my life.

I've been working on some year end stuff for the business. It takes me longer to do this than most people. Ususally because my fingers hurt but I'm slowly making progress..

We have had alot of orders lately. I'm ready to put the dogs to wrok. Also, a few Post Office problems. It doesnt seem difficult to deliver the mail but they have managed to lose a few packages..They eventually show up but I feel like a fire chief putting out the fires.

It's also been snowing alot. I love the snowbut I think  I've had my fill. Spring where are you ?

Dealing with the sleepies again..I've been feeling so tired again. And with no warning. I'm starting to think I have narcolpsy. I get so tired so suddenly I just have to lay down.
Mark has been in town so that helps with meal preps..He made a big pot of stew over the weekend. Man, I love a man who can cook.

Check out the new clearance items at and the sale thru tomorrow on the MS Walk items. $2 off each item. We'll credit your account back

Have a great day everybody


Tell a Friend !

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

fluff and fold

Today my dog's are getting groomed.

A friend of mine owns a mobile pet grooming business.
I love it. How convenient plus she does a great job.
My dogs arent exactly cooperative participants in the process.

They are rescue dogs. They have an undercoat that I just cant keep
on top of. I brush it and an hour later its back...Yikes !

They always look and smell so pretty afterwards plus they sleep.
haha !

Prayers go out to a friend who starts chemo today...I'm here if you need

Working on thank you note for my birthday gifts. I'm a little old fashioned and
I always like to handwrite a note.

Have a great day everybody !


Tell a Friend

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

My Birthday

Yesterday was my 50th birthday !! Woohoo !!

It's been a rough MS year for me and there were many of us who didnt think I would make it to 50..
I actually put it on my bucket list. Pretty sad..

Last night was a way for me to say thank you to the people in my life who have supported us.

We had great food and my cake was a screened picture of the horse I have ridden for 2 years and have fallen in love with.

Thank you to everybody who came last night and especially to Mark for being there for me..Always..I love you with all me heart..

And despite my parents attempt to sabotage my happiness I had a great birthday..

Have a great day everybody everybody


Tell a Friend !

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Prison break LOL

Today I left the house for the first time in 32 days.

Between Mark having surgery and generally not feeling well I was so excited to leave.

We went grocery shopping. Who knew I could be so excited about it.

My scooter battery died, probably from no use, so we opted for the maunal wheelchair.

When we got into the store I let out a sigh..Excitement and potential exhaustion.
There was a young lady giving out samples and she asked if I needed help. She said she could ask her manager and push me in the store if I needed help.
I almost started to cry. Wow ! What a sweetie

I was tired at one point so I parked my chair to wait for Mark. An older lady came up and asked me if I needed help. Could she find an item for me. Double Wow !

I bumped into the manager, who I know well. He said they missed seeing me in the store. Okay now I'm blown away by all this kindness. I mentioned to him about his kind employee. He told me he ws not surprised. She is a wonderful employee.

Said hello to everyone. I had such a great time...

Have a great day everybody !