I've started reading Lonely Planet's Cycling France. This seemed like the closest I would come to the situation of being on my scooter hopefully cluing me in to the roads I would be allowed or safe to use with respect to temperatures.Here is some of what I have learned so far:...more
For those of you who don't know the backstory, in 1999 I was in the ICU for two months. I had necrotizing fasciitis as the result of a surgical procedure to remove an ectopic pregnancy. Surgeons performed daily debridements to remove dead flesh from my abdomen. They did this for three weeks until the 30 muscles of my abdomen were entirely removed. During this time I was in a medically induced coma because the infection was so severe that the medical team believed (not sure what the following part of the sentence means - something is missing) they needed all my bodies every to fight it....more
We were sitting on the plane on our way to Paris and Louis was grinning from ear to ear when he was presented with a kid’s meal when dinner was served. I’m not sure why I even ordered it for him, I guess because I could. Many typical 12 year olds wouldn’t be that excited for the silly toy and applesauce. But Louis was....more
Fun and The Games
Well, I did get my list done. The dog bathing, the laundry doing, etc. and I did it all on Friday Night while the rest of you were out "doing stuff" and "having fun" and "living life to the fullest" - I was taking a bath with my dog.
Do you have a prayer request? A special need? Well, I spent all night placing a live webcam to Lourdes, France on my website, including a little mailbox to their prayer request email. All kinds of weird computer problems kept cropping up, and I kept offering them up as a prayer, which did help to keep me from being annoyed. Then...
This morning I got an email from a friend who told me that today is OUR LADY OF LOURDES FEAST DAY! Wow. I had no idea! That is just so cool...
A few years ago we purchased a Nintendo DS for our older son for Christmas. Little did we know that gift, would also become a gift for our younger son with special needs. He has Cerebral Palsy and was able to play the game to our surprise. This helped him with his hand eye coordination. His therapists both Physical & Occupational also recommended the use of Wii sports as a at home therapy....more
Here we go again.
Friday night I decided that I wanted to do something nice for Dogger. I decided that I was going to get her a new and improved E-Collar because I know she hates wearing hers and I thought it would be easy to go and fine a clear one that she could see through. The E-Collar that the vet supplies is opaque white plastic and pretty much like a huge horse blinder and I also think it effects her sense of hearing as well so while she's wearing it she's effectively Helen Keller Dog.
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