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Sometimes it's not just teenage angst

Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

I'm a nanny for a wonderful family. My job with them is beginning to come to an end, although it will remain intact to some extent until the younger one begins to drive. The kids are 12 and 17. In the 9 years I've been with the family we've b... Read more

The Most Amazing Thing

Monday, January 12, 2015      2 comments

Last week I was finally given a prescription for an anti inflammatory and something to help manage pain day to day. I had some crazy side effects over the weekend. I was dizzy, and fairly glazed over. But I started feeling better within a few... Read more

I think my dad is stalking my Facebook

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      1 comments

I don't have a close relationship with my dad. I never have. We're not friends on Facebook. He's an alcoholic and left our family when I was very young. We had supervised visitation with him for a while (he lived with his mom so she was the ... Read more

Sad new for me, devastating for others

Saturday, January 03, 2015      2 comments

Today I found out that a child I worked with during her preschool years was hit by a car while walking home from a holiday celebration with her family. The childcare facility and the private school attached to it (where the girl was in kinderga... Read more

The Affordable Care Act isn't very affordable

Wednesday, November 12, 2014      0 comments

I believe everyone should be able to go to doctor. Everyone should have health care. I've always believed that. Every person deserves to be treated humanely when they'll sick. But the way things are now suck. They just suck. There is no ot... Read more

Sometimes people annoy me

Friday, November 07, 2014      1 comments

Several weeks ago my sister broke her foot during a seizure while I was transferring her from her wheelchair to my car. She broke the same foot in a similar way in July. This time, the break is worse and she won't walk at all. I had to specia... Read more

A frustrating end to a bad week

Friday, October 10, 2014      1 comments

Several times a year I get a flare up in my back that Pilates just can't get rid of. This is one of those times. I haven't had an awful flare up like this in a long time, at least 6 months. It started Monday when my hip slipped after my siste... Read more

Lessons in Surprising Places

Friday, September 19, 2014      2 comments

Sometimes the lessons we have in life don't appear to us immediately. It's happened to me recently. I realized that the time I spent with several friends a few years ago actually taught me a lot more than I'd previously realized. Of the group... Read more

Not Everything Is Worthy of a GoFundMe

Sunday, August 31, 2014      2 comments

Maybe this is me being judgmental, but I don't care. I belong to several message broad groups and email groups that revolve around the disease my sister has. It is a spectrum disorder so people can have it and not know all the way to not survi... Read more

A Victory!

Friday, August 08, 2014      6 comments

This week for the first time in 3 years I was able to ride a bike! Because of my back injury and pain I have been physically unable to ride at all because of the extreme pain it would cause. This week however I decided that I was going to try ... Read more

Such varied experiences

Monday, July 07, 2014      0 comments

This morning I read an article about Disney Paris and how they treat their disabled visitors. Having never visited Disney Paris and knowing no one who has been there with a disabled visitor, I can't speak to the truth of the article. The comme... Read more

Payday, NOT!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014      0 comments

I get paid twice a month. My employer turns in hours to a person from the agency we use and they process the payroll. Tomorrow is payday. Except I just found out that she didn't turn hours in for this pay period!?! Seriously?!!!?? It's 2 we... Read more

An Instance I Don't Mind Being Selfish In

Wednesday, June 18, 2014      2 comments

My brother and sister in law announced that since they're coming to MI from FL for her family reunion in August that they're going to stay with us. That's bad enough for me, since I don't really like either of them. But last night they decided... Read more

Physical Therapy Frustration

Monday, May 26, 2014      1 comments

So I've talked to 2 different doctors about getting some relief for my back pain. Both of their solutions were the same. I have to go back to physical therapy. I'm not sure why, since last time it made me exponentially worse, but if I don't a... Read more

I felt so honored

Monday, May 19, 2014      0 comments

First, a little bit of background. I am in my 8th year as a nanny for a family that identifies as Asian Indian. The mom is Indian, the dad is white. However, they celebrate primarily the Indian holidays. Some I have been a part of, some I've... Read more


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