Hello, everyone! Welcome to Tuesday, January 30th. The water in our appartment complex was turned off for repair and maitence for a few hours this morning. Because neither of us knew WHEN and for HOW LONG this wo uld take, we had to adapt. We had to reschedule a later time and date to take a shower, do the dishes, and do the laundry. I had to take a break in my daily routine. It was a little unsettling, but I got through it. I exercised, sent out some e-mails, did some writing and printed out several items. It was actually nice and relaxing to take a break from “the norm.” I went out on our balcony and had some coffee. It is very sunny and I gave myself some fresh air. When I came back in, the water was back on. Sometimes we just have to “GO WITH THE FLOW!” God bless you and have a teriffic Tuesday!


Hello again and welcome back to round two of our monuments and memorials lessons! This next statue is that of Major General James B. McPherson, made by an American artist named Louis Rebisso.


Mr. McPherson can be seen on top of a bronze horse in…………………………………..  Do you want to take a guess?  Okay, I will just tell you.  It can be found in McPherson Square in D.C.! I also discovered that the statue was put in place with the help of his friends in the Society of theContinue reading “Hello again and welcome back to round two of our monuments and memorials lessons! This next statue is that of Major General James B. McPherson, made by an American artist named Louis Rebisso.”

Hello, and I hope you are all doing well on this WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! I want to go back a few days to recap my interesting weekend in D.C. We went to a travel show featuring many different places and cultures. It was so exciting to take part in this and we even went on a virtual reality ride. If you get seasick, I do not recommend it! We took a nice walk back to the Metro and I wanted to share this little history lesson I researched once we got back home.


The first statue we saw was the Samuel Gompers Memorial.  It is a bronze statue and it is also listed in the National Register of Historic places.  You can find it at the intersetion of 10th Street, L Street, and Massachusetts Avenue in Washington. Mr. Gompers was born in England and later became the AmericanContinue reading “Hello, and I hope you are all doing well on this WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! I want to go back a few days to recap my interesting weekend in D.C. We went to a travel show featuring many different places and cultures. It was so exciting to take part in this and we even went on a virtual reality ride. If you get seasick, I do not recommend it! We took a nice walk back to the Metro and I wanted to share this little history lesson I researched once we got back home.”

Hello, and welcome to a MARVELOUS MONDAY! You can’t win ’em all, as sad and disappointed Vikings fans will tell you today. But don’t forget that they MADE IT THIS FAR, and that really is something. All you can do is try your best.


I went for a walk in the woods yesterday.  It was quiet and peaceful and relaxing.  Fresh air RULES!  It took me a little longer than the average person, but I did it.  I felt refreshed and it put a spring in my step.  After that, I was ready to deal with the rest ofContinue reading “Hello, and welcome to a MARVELOUS MONDAY! You can’t win ’em all, as sad and disappointed Vikings fans will tell you today. But don’t forget that they MADE IT THIS FAR, and that really is something. All you can do is try your best.”

Hello, and welcome to a fabuluous Friday! Will there be a government shutdown? Were you aware this was unfolding before our very eyes? How will it affect you? How will it affect your family and friends? What about social security and medicare and medicade? Will national parks be open for all of us to enjoy this weekend? I will get back to you on what I can find out. I started a “gratitude journal” a few days ago and I write in it the first thing every morning. It has helped me stay focused and calm throughout the day. Thank you for joining me today and God bless you!


Hello, and happy Thursday! Today is another day of sun and (I hope!) fun. I found an interesting article on-line yesterday about the correlation between migranes and traumatic brain injuryies. It made me feel better about what I am experiencing and have been experiencing since the beginning of this injury. I will get back to you later with a link and some more details.


Hello, and happy Wednesday! Yesterday, more specifically, yesterday evening, was a vivid and painful reminder that I have a Traumatic Brain Injury. The intense pain decided to reveal itself right square in the center of my head. It was, um, WOW! It really made me have a lot of empathy for those individuals who experience frequent and recurring migranes. It went away in time, but I had to lie down, turn off the lights, and close my eyes. It went away eventually, but I was down for the count. This pain has occured before and will, no doubt, occur again. I just had to arrange my body and mind to take a small “recharge nap.” The pain eventually went away, but it really made me RESPECT my brain injury. It is still there and will still be there for the rest of my life, so when it tells me to lay down, I just have to acknowledge it. Your bodies and brains will tell you what you need to do, so we should all listen. It isn’t selfish, you are still a good person, so just take notice and pay attention. God bless you and have a wonderful Wednesday!


Hello, and welcome to another Tuesday! I am glad we all could make it here today. It is Brain Injury Support Group day, so if you can make it, it is from 3:30-4:30, same place! I would love to come and visit you sometime soon, and I’ll bring the coffee.


We went on a walk outside yesterday.  It was, for the most part, just the two of us.  I was happy at least ONE person knew where we were going AND how to get back.  It was incredibly peaceful and rejuvenating.  It was a bit cool and we just bundled up, no big deal.  ItContinue reading “Hello, and welcome to another Tuesday! I am glad we all could make it here today. It is Brain Injury Support Group day, so if you can make it, it is from 3:30-4:30, same place! I would love to come and visit you sometime soon, and I’ll bring the coffee.”

Hello, and happy Thursday! I exercised on our rowing machine this morning for a minute longer than I typically do. I also read a bit of a new book. It may not seem like much, but it is to me. I am in the final stages of my my “head cold” and “brain freeze,” and it has just worn me out! I was feeling a little down and sorry for myself, and then I read Michelle Munt’s Facebook post, “Listen to what your body needs after a brain injury.” Her website is www.jumbledbrain.com, and I encourage all of you to check it out! To make a long story short, we should all try to listen to our own bodies. Our brains are part of our bodies, and I know that I do not always make this connection. God bless all of you and your familites and have a wonderful day!


Hello, and happy Wednesday! Yesterday, more specifically, yesterday evening, was a vivid and painful reminder that I have a Traumatic Brain Injury. The intense pain decided to reveal itself right square in the center of my head. It was, um, WOW! It really made me have a lot of empathy for those individuals who experience frequent and recurring migranes. It went away in time, but I had to lie down, turn off the lights, and close my eyes. It went away eventually, but I was down for the count. This pain has occured before and will, no doubt, occur again. I just had to arrange my body and mind to take a small “recharge nap.” The pain eventually went away, but it really made me RESPECT my brain injury. It is still there and will still be there for the rest of my life, so when it tells me to lay down, I just have to acknowledge it. Your bodies and brains will tell you what you need to do, so we should all listen. It isn’t selfish, you are still a good person, so just take notice and pay attention. God bless you and have a wonderful Wednesday!