Category: Life

Does it matter?

I was having lunch on Tuesday with some coworkers. One of them mentioned a recent news story about a study that found artificial sweeteners can harm digestive bacteria. I wanted to ask him if the study mattered. I wanted to ask all of my colleagues at the table […]

I’m reminded of how much I loved paging through Seventeen Magazine. I thought that having the right clothes would make me feel the way the models looked. Unfortunately, trying to emulate those fashion models only made me feel too fat and not pretty enough.

Shopping blues

I tell people my MS symptoms aren’t that bad. Many people with the disease have it much worse than I do. All that is true, but for me it’s the small inconveniences that get me down. Shop ’till I drop Shopping for clothes used to be fun. I […]

Slightly Insane

I have two stuffed bears. I hug and kiss them goodnight, every night. I cover them with my baby blanket and make sure they’re comfortable. The bear named Lib has been with me since I was one or two years old. He’s called Lib because that’s Bill backward. […]

Another week

A new week begins It will likely be much the same As other weeks I’ll do the usual business that I do I’ll say things that are variations of the things I always say I won’t wear a jaunty hat I won’t turn cartwheels in the parking lot […]

Forever never ends

August 22 prompt from Putting My Feet in the Dirt – Fighting for a forever Do you ever get tired of trying? A lot of effort goes into being alive. Once you have food and shelter taken care of, the world asks you to do more—be more. Now […]

Space and Time

Sometimes I write about how Multiple Sclerosis is treating me. I can’t say that I struggle with the condition, because for me, it is not that bad. I belong to an MS support group on Facebook and see so many people posting about the difficulties they go through […]