Should We Do It? 6 Reasons to Try a Camper

6 Reasons to buy a camper! Mitch and I unknowingly were trendsetters before COVID-19. We bought a pop-up camper back in January prior to the Pandameic. POST-COVID- or MID- COVID, I am more than looking forward and prefer to use the camper and avoid hotels.

3 Greatest Moments of Day 160: Jess Chimes in with her Scales

It has been 160 days since normalcy. We worry if Jess is losing skills while she is distancing at home. Still, we experienced 3 Great Moments.

Complex Covid Conversations

Complicated Covid Conversations are hurting my brain!

When Your Bosses are Very, Very Young

I resigned from my day job. I only gave one day notice. My adult bosses were very understanding. My four-year-old boss was OK with it and we are still waiting to hear what my 9-month old manager has to say.

Feeling the Hi! with Jessica Today! ❤️

We just had our second visit since February! Sharing the Hi! Please sign-up for one blog per week!

Opening the Doors To Another Phase…..

I recently saw a TikTok video (see below)  that cracked me up.  It started 8 weeks ago and showed a woman sterilizing all her groceries as she wore a mask, gloves, and goggles (a bit reminiscent of me).  The video moved to 2 weeks ago where she was lightly dusting the tops of each groceryContinue reading “Opening the Doors To Another Phase…..”

Finally Seeing Our Daughter Jessica After 54 Days Apart

Today was our first-time seeing Jessica after 54 days–I was not sure how this was going to play out. Jess enjoys facetiming with us, but I was concerned that she would not understand why we were unable to touch her even though we were visibly in front of her. My husband, Mitch, insisted that weContinue reading “Finally Seeing Our Daughter Jessica After 54 Days Apart”

My First Mother’s Day Without a Mom

My Mom passed away on February 6, 2020 before we “knew” about the impending Pandemic. We were able to say Good-bye to Mom in a traditional way, surrounded by friends and family in comparison to how people are mourning during social distancing. This is my first Mother’s Day without a Mom. Mom was honest, generous,Continue reading “My First Mother’s Day Without a Mom”

I ‘m Not Really a Control Freak BUT Can I Show You How to Do That My Way?

As the meme says, as long as everyone does it my way, I’m totally flexible… Mitch brought in a sub the other day  and I said, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THAT SUB? YOU ARE HOLDING IT NEXT TO YOUR PHONE WHICH IS GOING NEXT TO YOUR FACE AND NOW YOU JUST PUT THE DIRTYContinue reading “I ‘m Not Really a Control Freak BUT Can I Show You How to Do That My Way?”

FACE-TIMING with JESSICA a Magical Moment

Coronavirus has changed all our lives in so many ways. One of the saddest changes is the absence of seeing and hugging family. But through sadness, in our situation, we found some illumination and a bright light that brought a smile to my husband Mitch and myself. Our eldest daughter, Jessica ( age 38), isContinue reading “FACE-TIMING with JESSICA a Magical Moment”

Connecting with Others: Our Daughter Jessica Started My Path to Writing and Receiving

Our eldest daughter, Jessica, has a rare chromosome abnormality, uses a wheelchair, and needs total assistance with all daily life skills. Jess was born in 1982 and within the year we knew that there were many developmental issues. Jess just turned 38 years old and is a joy to all who know her and loveContinue reading “Connecting with Others: Our Daughter Jessica Started My Path to Writing and Receiving”

“Hello, My Name is Vickie and I Just Bought a Pulse-Ox Finger Thingy”

  I used to be embarrassed about my purse buying.  Kind of like going to a support group and saying “Hi, my name is Vickie…and I just bought another designer purse.” Recently, my passion for shopping has taken a new direction. My husband Mitch and I have been isolating in a rural county of NewContinue reading ““Hello, My Name is Vickie and I Just Bought a Pulse-Ox Finger Thingy””

2020 Vision of CHANGE as Told by Self-described Germaphobe

As a kid, I had pneumonia several times. It was during the 1960’s and the pediatrician made house calls. House calls didn’t mean a phone call, it was literally the doctor coming to our house. The pediatrician, with his little black bag, would arrive and provide medical services and check-ups as my nervous mother paced the room.Continue reading “2020 Vision of CHANGE as Told by Self-described Germaphobe”

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