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!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

My Newer Smart Car

I drove from Atlanta for the first time ever!!  The story is.....

We bought a 2014 Smart Car with only 9 thousand miles on it.  We are going to move my hand-controls and rear carrier over from my red 2009 Smart car.

However at first it needed a small repair done under warranty in Atlanta, (yes Smarts are made by Mercedes:))

My anxiety was out the roof so we went very early on a Saturday morning.  The traffic wasn't bad.

I followed hubs in my red Smart car with hand-controls as he drove the newer white Smart car home.

I worried for nothing because it turned out to be easy in our little Smart car train!

We must have been a sight to see!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My Handicap Friendly Faucet

I love our new faucet that comes on and goes off just by touching it.  It is great for anyone who has standing issues, dexterity etc.....and is a big help when cooking or cleaning.

  I was so happy hubs could install it, I took pictures!

These touch faucets are very expensive but hubs found one cheaper on eBay.  It was sold as a "return item"......

my disclosure:  he did have to make a small repair when he installed it......water started leaking everywhere.

He is a maintenance man though that prints out the schematics and figures it out......a small spring was upside down.

I do appreciate having a hubs who fixes stuff continually.......He is a genuine genius in my book.

Small things like a fancy faucet are the little luxuries of life......but the people in our lives are the true gems!

Monday, March 20, 2017

My Sisters Funny Photoshoot

this weekend we were posing for newer sister pictures....
in front of the pretty mountains where I grew up at.

It was really windy on the hill in Copperhill TN

oh my hair!

we gave up but we all walked away laughing!

Sometimes we just have to laugh at ourselves (my hair) when things dont go as planned!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MS Buddy Program

Since March is MS Awareness Month.....I was happy to share an interesting program called MS Buddy when asked.

MS Buddy is an innovative app that connects people living with MS all over the US. Every day each user gets matched with a new "buddy." They then get to chat with their buddy about anything and everything, including shared experiences, exercise routines, daily struggles, new medications they are trying out, etc.

I like using technology to find different ways to communicate such as MS Buddy

Sunday, March 5, 2017

My Grandmother in a Hupmobile

I LOVE this 1927 photo of my grandmother.

This is a Hupmobile car, as far as we can tell from our research.

Oh how I wish I could ask my grandparents many questions about this photo!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Happy 32nd Anniversary to Us

Hubs and I were so young in 1985!  We couldn't have imagined how fast 32 years would go by!

We went through all the normal marriage stuff but with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) added to the mix??......we had rough spots but the good times equaled it all out.

Christmas 2016

Here is my favorite line from a letter Hubs wrote me this anniversary.

"I consider now to be the best time in all of our 32 years together".   I agree with him!

I love aging together as our older bones creak and crack on the way to those "golden years"??

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

German Mush Mush Recipe

My Mother in law Edeltraut taught her great grandson (my gbaby)  how to make Mush Mush.  

It is what her mother made for them as kids in Germany in the 1940s. 

Mush Mush Recipe

Break up white bread into a bowl (She measures it as 2 slices per person)
add an egg per person, pour milk into the bowl til mixture is moist, not soggy.
In a hot frying pan with melted butter place mixture.  Keep turning until until golden brown on all sides. .....then sprinkle sugar over it to taste.  
Optional: a teaspoon of cinnamon 

This reminds me of an early version of French toast as we know it now.

We love it and the kids have fond memories of making mush mush with Oma.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Using an iPad to Blog

I loved babysitting my grandson a few days...last week!  He is such a joy!

My new iPad showed me a message that blogger would slow down the iPad.  I am trying out an app now and it gave me the same message.

I do have a laptop but? I like to rest on the couch....and Blog.

Has anyone else had problems between an Apple iPad and Google Blogger?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Heat In the Winter

It has been in the 70's (21c) here in Georgia much of the Winter.

It was warm enough that my niece could play with the water while helping me to clean my porch.

My advice to MSers:  Watch out for the heat effect in the Winter!  If I feel poorly or start having legs spasms they usually go away when I cool off by changing into cooler clothes. 

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Atlanta Ice Outside My Window

The ice today is so beautiful as I follow up on 'outside my window' scenes.

This is a peaceful scene but it is 22f (-5c) so I am very Thankful for electricity.....and staying inside!

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