4.26.17 Chaos 

Chaos is defined as complete disorder and confusion. If that doesn’t perfectly summarize my schedule, I don’t know what does. 

  • 3 Bowlathons
  • 1 high level golf tournament 
  • 1 Steak Cookoff
  • 1 on going raffle 
  • New house 
  • 2 ALS catastrophes 
  • A very pouty cat
  • All within a 30 day window 

I have to do lists for my to do lists, I am constantly putting things on my calendar to remind myself, and I’m eating peppermints by the pound. I’ve learned that peppermints are my creative fuel, and luckily they’re cheap. 

Thank goodness Kenneth and I are surrounded by the most amazing people on the planet. We had our apartment emptied in less than an hour on Saturday 😳 People came out of the woodwork to help us, and we are forever grateful to them for it. Stay tuned for the fun “Thank You” surprise that’s coming their way, Kenneth and I are pretty excited to love on each of them. 

Chaos is what keeps life full and fun. I miss “event season” when it’s passed, and enjoy the juggling, but coming home to our new house is what keeps me sane. Especially the beautiful new washer and dryer that greet me as I enter from the garage, I knew 30 was going to be fun. 

4.20.17 Thursday 

I’m 2 for 2 on the last two Thursdays resulting in severe bodily harm. Prayers for a bubble around me as I take on Thursday, and hopefully come out scratch free. I’ve had enough concussions, broken noses, blood, and embarrassment for a while. Need these current wounds to heal before we add new ones to the mix. 

Don Williams – Lord I Hope This Day is Good 

“I don’t need fortune and I don’t need fame Send down the thunder, Lord, send down the rain But when you’re plannin’ just how it will be Plan a good day for me 

Lord, I hope this day is good I’m feelin’ empty and misunderstood I should be thankful, Lord, I know I should But Lord I hope this day is good”

4.17.17 Greys & ALS

Season 9, Episode 17

The third case involves Brad Parker, a former Mercy West resident with ALS. April remembers him as an amazing guy who never gave up. That’s why she’s shocked to learn that he wants to be taken off his ventilator so that he can donate his organs once his heart stops.April wants her friend, Brad, to fight to prolong his life. But the patient wants to donate his organs before he gets an infection. He wants his life to mean something. Brad gives his family the 411 on what will happen once his heart stops. April gives everyone the scoop on all the lives that will be saved because of this brave act. Brad’s mom doesn’t want to let go once the time comes, but April pulls her away so that her son’s wishes can be fulfilled. Even in death, this brave doctor is saving lives.

4.15.17 Fractured 

So Thursday went to shit, very very quickly. 

Friday was scheduled to be a full day of packing and preparing for the big move next weekend. As it goes lately, those plans went out the window in a hurry. Woke up Friday with a gushing bloody nose that turned our bathroom into that of a gruesome murder scene. LOTS of paper towels, gagging and ice I was snuggled back in bed with a lot less blood and a pale husband. 

Mom and Mother-in-Love arrived to start packing and the bottom fell out again. This time it was the kitchen that looked like a murder scene. Lots of towels and mess, and off to urgent care we went. My favorite candystriper showed up

Urgent Care sent us to the ER but not before we COMPLETELY DESTROYED the patient room. Seriously, blood was everywhere. 

best comparison I could think of

Urgent Care called ahead to the ER, told us to stay bloody for expedited service, and off we went. Four hours later, my cat had been scanned, the bleeding had stopped, and we were headed home with Tylenol 3, Nose Spray, and a nose that is fractured on both sides. 

Thank you for all of the love and prayers and calls and hugs. We just have to let it heal on its own, so get ready for colorful bruising pictures. I love love love you guys!

4.13.17 Taking this Show on the Road 

“‘Cause I’ve seen better days Been the star of many plays I’ve seen better days And the bottom drops out” – Citizen King

Today was setup to be a busy, productive, efficient day and I screwed it all up at 8:15 AM:

I had set Phil in my office because I needed both hands for the task of the moment, and was walking down the hall, tripped over my feet, and BAM! full body contact with the floor, nose first. Decided to share my ridiculousness with people other than my husband:

It•Was•Ugly 😑 blood everywhere, unrelenting gushes, and one beautiful cut right on top. 

Nothing brings a staff together quite like physical trauma. Thankfully I work with the most amazing people on the planet: they cleaned me up, told me I was still pretty, calmed me down, calmed Kenneth down, got me back on my feet and picked up my slack. “The show must go on” so everyone jumped in and helped out so that I could go home to rest. 

When I fell, my hair was down and soaked with blood and sweet, sweet Destini braided my disgusting hair to get it out of my face. 

Missing two, but this is my JA Family. They have taken care of me for years now, and together we are rewriting the typical story of ALS. 

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