A Dirty Job

choresThis morning, I had to complete a very disgusting chore!  How to put it delicately……well, Denim is a Great Dane and um…what goes in must come out.  Well, at least Denim took to a “designated area” pretty quickly. Well, that “designated area” needs to be cleaned up sometimes and this morning was one of those times.  Well, it was definitely overdue!  And all I could think was how it really was a lousy job!  “This just stinks!. How in the world can I possibly put a positive spin on this one?” Continue reading


A Ray of Sunshine

IMG_1139Today started out as one those typical “Ataxia” days.  You know, one of those where your body just doesn’t want to cooperate.   It can be so depressing when simple tasks become chores.

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I Consider Myself Lucky

8cbb9e85ac1a465b6671b3998b508e94Several years ago I wrote an article for “Generations” about looking on the “bright side” of my disability. I had recently read the book Lucky Man by Michael J. Fox.  This book inspired me to give serious thought to the many “blessings” life with ataxia has given me.  It has made me realize that I too, really am lucky.  Nothing is gained by dwelling on the negatives.  I have to admit that I took the diagnosis of ataxia as a tragic life sentence but as they say, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

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