Friday, September 15, 2017

Facing Irma In Our Woods

I was apprehensive about the storm since we have a lot of trees really close to our house.  Hubs has a job of  maintaining them....

I have chosen to live in the beauty of the trees even though we have occasional storms.

We were fine!  We had 6 inches of rain along with the tropical storm winds.  None of the trees fell and we never lost electricity thankfully!
My Son cutting back some
of the never ending overgrowth


I pray for all the ones who were devastated with these hurricanes.  We did dodge a bullet here...




Thursday, September 7, 2017

MS Can Do Month


I chose this picture for the website MS Can Do.  We took an RV trip across country 3 years ago to see my son and grandson.  I had fun when I  drove my grandson around the Grand Canyon using my scooter! Priceless memories!

Below is the details of how to participate......



Launched every September, Can Do Month honors our founder and Olympic ski medalist, Jimmie Heuga (1943-2010). Jimmie pioneered the philosophy of health through exercise and nutrition, enabling those with MS to lead healthier lives. He motivated thousands by empowering us to focus on what we can do.

This year’s theme is #KickMS and we’re asking the community take part by sharing a photo or video of how they #KickMS in their own unique way. This might be spending time with your family, exercising, painting, cooking, traveling… or anything that they can do!
There are three easy ways to share:
  • Submit your photo or video online at mscando.org/CanDoMonth
  • Share your photo or video on the Can Do MS Facebook page using the hashtag #KickMS
  • Share your photo or video on your personal Instagram or Twitter account using the hashtag #KickMS (post must be set to public)
Shared photos and videos will then be pulled into a #KickMS social stream. Check it out > mscando.org/CanDoMonth and click on View Gallery.
We’d love to see as many people as possible join in the #KickMS movement. 


Friday, September 1, 2017

Free of My Lifelong Spider Fear


Can you believe these spiders were everywhere I went?
This one did ride to town on the outside of my van window.

This Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end to Summer.  It reminds me of all the years I was tormented by these spiders during the Summer but not this Year!

I have worked on being free of my spider phobia my whole life!  I blogged about it several times but here is one post from 2010.

I carried bug spray in my scooter feeling like I was at war.   I needed defense from what was always attacking me.......pitiful really.

Last year I finally realized I was bigger than spiders are so I just step on them, duh.  I put them in perspective.  I don't know if it's an age thing or what?

I still kill any bug inside my home now but no longer a phobia. which made my heart race in fear.

My advice is to try to keep these fears in perspective, don't let them become Monsters.  Whatever the fear is....


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

My Sisters Funny Eclipse Family Photo


I had a good laugh when I saw my sisters family photo on her Facebook page.

I hope you do too with their welding helmets on!  (I am not promoting welding helmets)

They had a full eclipse up in Copperhill, Tennessee......ours was partial in Atlanta. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

My Mountain Ride Down Memory Lane

After a fun day visiting my sisters.....we decided to ride down to Tumbling Creek.  

See below how I enjoyed the beauty that I grew up with.....

love the light 



I enjoyed showing my daughter this beauty!


my sister Jill took pics with her cell
as she drove carefully down a dirt road


moss covered rocks are so pretty








Love old buildings

this is where I was baptized at in 1970.....
It is very cold water
even in the summer!




Friday, August 11, 2017

My PreCancerous Growth



I went to the dermatologist!  As you can see my wound above.  I had a white flat growth on my nose that was smaller than a pencil eraser.

The dermatologist didnt think it was cancerous but since it was a little strange acting they went ahead and biopsied it.

It came back as precancerous!  It was sun damage even though I had rarely sunbathed.   It was a shock for me but caught early.....

My advice is to get those strange blemishes checked out!


Friday, August 4, 2017

iQuity MS Blood Test



I am happy to help announce IQuity’s breakthrough RNA-base
blood testIsolateMS.  

IsolateMS™ is a breakthrough RNA test that can rule in or rule out a suspected multiple sclerosis (MS) diagnosis in as little as seven days, with more than 90% accuracy.

IsolateMS™ gives healthcare providers a new tool to confirm suspected MS diagnoses much sooner than traditional testing methods. By confirming the suspected autoimmune disease faster, doctors can initiate treatment of MS patients earlier in the disease progression. Earlier treatment can help slow the illness and allow better management of its long-term physical, emotional and financial effects.

Physicians can take steps to order it here.

Friday, July 28, 2017

I Love My Feral Cat

My outdoor cat was rescued from the woods by a friend.  It took a month of daily feedings before he would let me get near him.

he likes to climb on my feet now


He loves only my attention!


He is hiding from my grandson
who wanted to play with him.


he plays with sticks


he lays around


he will not pose for pics!


he chases bugs 


he stretches out in front of me


he lays in front of my wheelchair tires cuddling,
even though it looks like he is
 trying to commit suicide!

I can easily recommend a feral cat for the outdoors.  I tell him he don't really want to come inside my 'doghouse'!


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

My It Could Be Worse Lesson




I was going to the restroom at church struggling to push open its very heavy door.

There was an elderly lady who was coming out so I said, Boy this door is so heavy.

she said,  Yes it is but at least we have a restroom!  so kindly

I found it humorous that I of all people.....had to be reminded......it could be worse.

oh Lord forgive us of what we take for granted!


Monday, July 10, 2017

My Handicap Friendly Can Opener



Why in the world would I blog about a can opener?

Because I am so happy that I found a can opener I can use, finally! Since my hand was damaged by MS decades ago.....poor dexterity



This can opener is made by Joseph Joseph.  It is good for anyone who has dexterity problems.






I opened 7 cans rather easily with this manual can opener.  It was for an easy taco soup recipe I make.

This would have been an impossible task with many other can openers I have used throughout the years.

Oh the little things.....

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We Five Silly Acting Sisters

Kim, Karen, Jill
We elder sisters wanted to rub in the fun we were having in Florida!  So we sent the above photo to our younger sisters who couldn't go with us.

they sent this photo back to us.

Renita & Teresa

No matter how old we get....we sisters still have fun together acting like kids.


ok I almost forgot what it's like to stick out my tongue!

We all had a good laugh!



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

My Vacation

Many of my family rented a beach house in St Augutine Florida last week.

I love seeing the waves.

My sister Jill and Randy, me and my daughter
being tourists 

Flagler college

amazing details when enlarged


My sister Jill and I


Memorial Presbyterian Church


dome on the church above


A long walk for me to see the beach
but at least I did not need a chair!


Me resting

I climbed 15 stairs daily to be on the main floor of the house.  The stairs were harder than I expected but I did it!  I sure Exercised!

To be continued...



Friday, June 2, 2017

My Best Homeless Ministry Story





When our church was going to minister and feed some homeless people.....Sam was the one we got to know the best.

Sam would get a few guys to wait on us to get there.  They would help him to carry me in my manual wheelchair.....(like a princess).......up the 3 steps to get inside the old building in downtown Atlanta.

There was no way I could walk up those 3 steps back then....Thankfully I could climb them slowly nowadays.

My Pastor Carson Brown and his wife Sue (in the above pic) helped Sam to get back home. I blogged about it here in more detail in 2010.

Recently we Googled Sam's sister again since we had not heard from him in years.  He still lives next to his sister and still goes to church!  He has been back home for about 15 years now.

This was the kind of news that makes my heart smile......If Sam was the only one we helped to get off the streets, it was so worth it!


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I am Thankful for Modern Medicine


Last month mil playing with gson
(he loved wearing a helmet:))

Yesterday they found 3 heart blockages in my mother in law.....they promptly cleared them and placed a stint.

Her father died at the table while eating.....at only 45!  And she is almost 80!

She has been a great role model for me....I am so Thankful for modern medicine!


Friday, May 19, 2017

My 700th Post is Healthlines Best Blogs


No Way!  How could I have written 700 posts about my life.....or whatever I could think of?  Since 2008!

What a coincidence, I happen to be on Healthline.com's list of Best MS Blogs as my 700th post.

This what they said:
"Kim has been living with MS for 37 years. She has a husband and two grown children, and her blog is where she celebrates all the things in life she’s grateful for. When coming up with a blog name, Kim says she never thought of this as an “MS blog.” But for many of her followers, her attitude of gratitude in the face of pain is inspirational and certainly worthy of earning her a spot here!"

To my readers I want to say a Big Thank You!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

My 3 year old Grandsons Photography

I am a proud granny who is sharing photos that my grandson took using my cell phone....during last weeks visit!


However, I took this pic of us riding my scooter, he wanted to wear a helmet??

he took a pic of the woods


learning selfies


he took pic of the dogs on the deck


He Loved wearing his dads helmet


Yes I look tired!  


our cars


Of course we have plenty of headless shots!


I am surprised by a 3 year old's ability to use modern technology!


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