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X, Y, Z's of Summer Reading

During the winter I embarked on a journey to motivate fellow MS Warriors. Although today's post is not necessarily devoted to the topic of multiple sclerosis, the subject is near and dear to my heart. 

A veteran Language Arts teacher for 33 years, my career ended rather prematurely; leaving me with a sense of the famous empty nest syndrome most commonly felt by parent's of college age children (I will have my share of that in a couple of years.)
In my particular case, my children did not leave me, but I left them. This void has left me rather remorseful  at times; especially this time of year.

In two weeks, students will hit the streets in Marion County, West Virginia, with arms flailing, intent upon making the most of their summer dreams. School is out for the summer. "No more teachers. No more classrooms."

I truly understand their thoughts on the subject. Even with my undying passion for my career, summer vacation is the giant carrot to which we race.

Unfortunately, sum…

The Importance of Girl-Grooming for Women with MS

I just HAD to share this. We, too often, forget to feel human.
Chasing Pretty: The Importance of Girl-Grooming for Women with MS SHARE 4 RATE★★★★★

Sometimes you just have to go back to bed.

About once a week I just have to return to bed after my son leaves for school. I always feel rather guilty, but the benefits are too awesome to regret.

I am an early bird and always have been. I like to rise with the sun and enjoy a few hours of being home alone. But about every ten or eleven days I awake with a heavy head and my eyes just will not focus on daylight. So I lock the door and crawl under my bed covers.

This morning was one of those days. I had nothing to look forward to anyway. My son had eaten all of the cereal and I am out of yogurt so there goes my morning meal. Why not sleep until noon? My planned lunch today is a piece of left over bbq chicken and an ear of corn. That sounds like something to wake up for.

Now don't get me wrong. I did NOT sleep until noon. Just until 8:30.

That's when it hit me that I am "living the life". I get up every morning, bid my fellows farewell, wave at the weather man on WBOY, pour myself a cup of coffee and fire up my comput…