Sunday, July 31, 2005


I'm leaving for my first-ever horseback riding lesson. I've been reading about the therapeutic affects of riding for people with MS. Especially for individuals that are experiencing balance issues. So, Red, hooked me up with a friend and I'm gonna go try it out today.

Turtle isn't coming with me, so I'm a little scared, but I'm bringing my Misty Mate and an ice pack so hopefully I won't overheat. I've become somewhat timid in experiencing new adventures when Turtle isn't with me. I get into a lot of fear thinking about all the what-if's that could happen. So, I'm currently reciting my "Today is a good day to die" mantra and venturing out on my own.

Happy Accident to Celebrate: Confronting fear head on!

Friday, July 29, 2005

Misty Mate

I LOVE my new Misty Mate. What, you may be asking, is a Misty Mate? Well, it is my own portable self-misting system that I can take with me Wherever I go to help keep me nice and cool.

Today, I took my Misty Mate and went to the gym, where I actually was able to workout without overheating. All because of my Misty Mate.

Happy Accident to Celebrate: Learning all about adaptation.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

I owe, I owe...'s off to the temp agency I go.

Keep your fingers crossed that this turns out to be the solution I'm hoping for!!!

Monday, July 25, 2005

Wedding Crashers

I must say "Wedding Crashers" is one of the funnest movies I've seen in a long time. And, what with planning a wedding, I've decided that anyone as fun as Jeremey & John can crash my wedding if they'd like.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Being Sucked In

Question: How do you extracate yourself from a situation that you've been sucked into?

I've managed to quit the subcontracting job three times and have my last day two times and yet still find myself working there. How does that happen?? Everytime I go in to have my "last day" to tie up loose ends so I feel good about myself just walking away, it turns out that I end up with even more loose ends. What the fuck???

I guess it doesn't help that I sucked my mommy into helping me and know she continues to suck me in to help her {{giggles}}. I actually have a lot of fun working with my mom...I'm teaching her so much about QuickBooks. It's an interesting role reversal.

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Go Team TURTLE!!

I just received a very nice award from the San Diego MS Society because of Team Turtles kick-ass fundraising during the MS Walk this year. It turns out that we ended up as one of the top 50 teams and received a silver award for raising $1,900.


Sunday, July 03, 2005

One Year Later...

It's been a year and three days since I was told that my brain was broken. All the usual "time flies" cliches come to mind. My life has seriusly changed in 12 months, I've been reviewing the list in my head:
  • I'm planning my wedding, and having so much fun!!
  • A new beastie has joined the family and he is just the cutest ever--even if he is a canine usurper.
  • I have a new job.
  • I got my Miata back--Zoom Zoom.
  • I'm a home owner again. (Technically this happened prior to being told my brain was broken, but since it was part of the catalyst, I figure it still counts.)
  • I have two new tattoos.
I think the biggest thing that has crystalized for me this year is that happiness is a choice and my life is just too short to not chose it. And, as usual, this was just the perfect time to really get that message as I've been struggling with another big decision for a week or so. More on that later.

Happy Accident: Choosing happiness. Probably one the of the best darn lessons of all.