Sunday, June 28, 2009


I have not posted lately because of a baby and life. I have been working so that at times, I do not know how I will make it. I do have a big challenge with a baby but it is a rewarding exhaustion. When I raised my two children, it was tough but worth it. I would do it all over again.

My Aunt had a strange accident with a stick, she was trying to do yard work and somehow the stick hit her nose. It went to the bone but the miracle of it, was how close it came to her eye. What happened is uncomfortable but the eye would have been a tragedy.

When my son heard about her accident, he said, "Stuff could always be worse", it could have been her eye. I was wearing my T-Shirt and he might have been teasing, but I believe he was saying what my blog message is. He really did mean it could have been worse.

Let me see who will be my 60th follower? I am really thankful for anyone who reads and follows.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


What happens when you accomplish the impossible, for me, it is exhaustion. I am not complaining, just the facts of MS. I have kept my 2 month old nephew again all day, he is cute as can be, but a baby.

Many have told me it would be too difficult for me in a wheelchair. I always want to try, then I can say I did my best. I still do not know how long I can keep him, but I will continue to take one day at a time.

I am thankful I have had the ability to keep him some. Many would love to keep a baby, but cannot physically. I am grateful for the strength I still have. All that have challenges, be grateful for what you still have.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


I want to thank all Father's that try to be good Fathers. My husband has been a good father for 22 years now. He helped steer the children to be outstanding adults (I am prejudiced).

My Father raised 5 girls, he worked in the Copper Mines of Copperhill, TN. I always say, "there was copper in them thar hills". He would ride a skip into the ground 3000 feet below the surface. They would dynamite the ground, then send it to the surface to be processed into copper.
We would all be concerned of the mines collapsing or tragedies that do happen. He saw some accidents and he tries to not think about them now. He is one of the few copper miners that is still living.

We always take it for granted, when our parents work hard, until we get older and realize it. Be appreciative of your Fathers that try. They are not perfect, but if they tried, that is great.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I had a MS meeting tonight, we talk about how our lives have been for the past month, good and bad. We are friends, we mainly try to listen.

I did wear my Cafe Press T-Shirt tonight to the meeting. I am impressed with the quality. Some did like the print, said more people need to realize that it could be worse.

Whatever your challenge in life is, try to find someone to talk to. People do need others to socialize with, so give it a try.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


This is a fun tag from Carleen at Life, Liberty, and good Coffee

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:
1) Go to your photo files…Select the 6th photo folder
2) Select the 6th photo in that folder
3) Post that photo along with the story behind it.
4) Then challenge 5 blog friends to do the same!

My son going to prom, not a very happy picture for such a happy time. He is going to get me, but I checked it twice. The first time I looked in two different places and they were both flowers. I am such a boring person that both places had a photo of flowers, I do love them. When I went to load the picture, it was my son, whom I love more.

Here are 5 blogs, if they want (I am breaking the rules)

Lisa at How to Achieve Genuine Happiness
Jennifer At Quest for Cents
Momma Youngs at Home
Living Day to Day with MS
Together We Save

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


My first, almost whole day, of babysitting went well. I have not kept a baby in 19 years and now I am much older. I am exhausted of course, but I did many chores while the baby was here and after.
I do not know how working mothers have time to blog.

Many MSer's would think I am crazy but I do believe I have a mild form of MS, even though I use a power chair. I improved when I started new medications in the ninety's. I thank God for that, it helps everyone differently.

I take care of the baby with the chair, if I did not, many accidents could happen. If I was not cautious by turning off the chair, such as when he is kicking the trigger, it would be a disaster.

This is another challenge of my life, it does seem like, we all have something to conquer, I have to keep trying. I want all to see, I have just an ordinary life and I do realize some have serious issues to deal with.

Monday, June 15, 2009


This was a beautiful decoration day for my Mother's grave. The mountain folks has an old tradition of decorating the cemetery. When I was a child, family would fly in from many states and enjoy the reunion. We now have small reunions, but the memories are great.

This is my Dad and four sisters, that I am always posting about.

A new life is starting when I keep the baby tomorrow part-time, while my sister works. A new adventure again for me.
Life goes on and we have to make the best of it, before it slips away.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I finally opened a store that ships internationally called Standardstuff I am so embarrassed to sound like a salesman. Once again, I will be surprised if anyone buys. The less expensive shirts are at my Standard-Stuff EBAY store. The cafe press one has a large selection, that I am still working on. Do not laugh, it is a learning process with the computer. I will give a percentage of profits to the MS Society. Thanks to Momma Young for helping me.

I also want to thank Tara Living Day to Day with MS
She helped also and has creative custom canes at her blog. They are very nice looking canes, if you know anyone who needs one, they should stop by her blog.
Tara also passed me the Lemonade Stand award, for an attitude of gratitude.

I will pass it on to some of great blogs Rosidah Music of My Life
Sallys Musings
Pilar The Stark Family
Boondock Babble
Australia:quadrat in focus

Thursday, June 11, 2009


An extended member of my family passed on, my sympathy goes out to her family. The whole town will miss her.

This is how small the town is, they had to postpone her burial, the person who digs the graves is out of town. We are asking, what happens if he goes on vacation? I will let you know if my sister tells me otherwise.

Is it not wonderful to know, there are places, in the US that are still a small town in the mountains.
I grew up down the road from "Hells Holler", they named it that, back when they used to make moonshine there. Now it is more modern.

Thanks for small town USA, I believe that is a country music song. I am glad it is part of my heritage. That is where you learn to help your neighbor, and it should be everywhere.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

We want what we cannot have....

One small but important task that my husband does, is put the sheets on the bed. This is not important to some, but I cannot physically do that, for years now. I try so hard to be independent and clean the house. He does not know how important that is to me, or how I wish I could do that.

This is to say, sometimes we want what we cannot do. The other things I can do, I just do not want to, like cook or pick up stuff. You might give me the reason, I do not feel good, but sometimes it is just laziness (that is a bad word for MSers). I am not speaking for others.

Do we not always want what we cannot have? Humans seem to be that way forever.

Let me tell who my 50th follower is Glass Half Full Gal I love her blog title, I still cannot believe I have readers, I was truly surprised at 5.

Sunday, June 7, 2009


Thanks to all who were concerned about my husband's dental surgery. He is fine but in pain. It is one of those little challenges, he may not think little right now. I am thankful for dentist and insurance, I feel for those who do not have those blessings we take for granted, too often.

I read this word at Living Day to Day with MS. She posted about the word Perseverance. Several times that word has come to my mind. We are dealing with a disease that requires us to persevere. I want to encourage all who deal with life's different challenges, to remember that word. I believe whatever your situation is, you have to persevere to make it through. We who believe, know there is a reason and help, to keep on persevering.

Thanks for supporting my small endeavour to have "Stuff could always be worse" products, when I get something, I will post a picture and put them in my EBAY store. I am not a salesman (maybe I sound like one now).

Who's going to be my 50th follower? I will email them a photo of our Beaver Dam, if they want it.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Once again, I could not imagine what today would bring.

My husband went to the dentist and they sent him to an Oral Surgeon, to get the tooth extracted. The molar had split but the roots are so crooked that it might require gum surgery. Our daughter is driving him in the morning, I cannot drive that far with hand-controls, I get too tired.

That took all day since it was two dentists. That is not what I planned as our new empty-nest house. It is kind of nice to have the house for just the two of us. Coming home in the rain tonight was tough but still thankful for rain.

I will look into more products with "Stuff could always be worse" later. Now we are just living a normal life with ordinary challenges. I believe everyone has those days.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


I do think my market research, very little, means I am going to wear my T-Shirt with "Stuff could always be worse" and that is all, for now.

My daughter is busy finishing moving and son also. We are dealing with the empty-nest syndrome pretty well. I will always miss my children but am happy they have productive lives. I know I did my best to raise them right and now their lives are what they make of it.

My husband and I are in a new season of life. We will do our best to help others, family, whoever comes into our life. Now let us see what tomorrow brings.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


I am thanking my reader's, followers and all for being so encouraging. Jennifer has some free software downloads for you.

I want to wish my baby sister Happy Birthday today. We all went out to eat again. It is fun to have family time. We are making memories.

I ordered me a T-Shirt with "Stuff could always be worse" on it today. I feel like I could wear it in my wheelchair, because I really believe that.
Maybe I will post a picture when I receive it.

Give me some feedback, my market research, if anyone else would like to buy a T-Shirt, notepad, etc. with that phrase on it. My husband says, no way. I just wanted a few more opinions.
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