Welcome to my new blog and thanks so much for stopping by.
What’s that? You want to know more about me? Awe shucks, I’m flattered!
Well, the short story is that I’m a mid-40s married woman with two grown foster daughters and a trio of senior furbabies. My hobbies include reading, writing, embroidery, cross-stitch, drawing and general crafting.
The longer story is that I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and haven’t been able to work for several years.
UPDATE: As of Feb. 3, 2014, it’s been confirmed that I have Relapsing Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (RPMS) – considered to be the rarest form, my type of MS accounts for only 5% of the MS Community.
What it means is that I’ve had this progressive form for as long as I’ve had MS (as opposed to the less than two years I’ve been diagnosed), so around 25 to 30 years. (Which finally explains a whole lot in my life!) While I may always expect to have relapses, RPMS is NOT, thankfully, the most devastating form of MS.
Nevertheless, it’s already taken so much from me, that I do fear the future. For now though, I still “look” perfectly normal, and can still walk short distances and drive for brief periods of time. Though I do think my days of driving are numbered.
As my world continues to slowly but surely, to shrink, I am less and less able to do and enjoy my hobbies. As a result, I spend far too much time online!
The upside to that is that over the years, I’ve made a few wonderful and invaluable friends right here in the virtual world. And now I’m here hoping to make some more.
This will be a strictly personal blog touching on, well, pretty much whatever comes to mind. I will be sharing the good and the bad.
I can’t promise you exciting content, but I hope you’ll swing back now and then to see what I’ve been up to.
EDIT – PLEASE NOTE:
I have added this since I’ve acquired a follower trying to sell a modern take on a snake oil cure. to sick people, in what is clearly a pyramid scheme. He has ignored my request to un-follow me.
While leaving my post requesting that he do so, I sadly noticed that many folks had replied and seemed to think he was a genuine blogger. I doubt it was even him personally who was seeking out new blogs to follow. It was more than likely some kind of data mining software that he uses.
I personally hate people and companies that prey on consumers. Were this person in Canada, I would have legal recourse, but after searching the help pages here at WordPress, there seems to be nothing I can do to actually get rid of him.
So just to be clear…
I am NOT interested in being sold anything, or in any way, endorsing or promoting ANY type of product, plan or service.
If I post about something I like and it happens to give the company it’s from or by, a little free publicity, then kudos for them. In fact, you may even see that I will Follow in company blogs. However, if I do it’s because I sought them out. Not the other way around. So PLEASE, DO NOT CONTACT, OR FOLLOW ME just to promote whatever it is you are offering.
I wish you well in whatever business you’re pursuing. If and when I am interested in a new product or service, I will seek it out and you may hear from me at that point.
Until then, thank you for respecting my wishes.