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Are you looking forward to the new year?

    I don't know about you, but 2017 has been a particularly challenging year so the thought of a bright and shiny new year is intoxicating. Although I realize that 2018 will not be much different in the realm of MS for me, I can always hope. One thing I have come realize is that I control the direction of my MS more than anyone or any thing else. No, I cannot control the progression of the disease, but my attitude lies solely in my own hands. Recently I have kind of lost the motivation to assume the drivers seat in conducting this silent symphony of neurological drama. I have abandoned my morning exercise routine, I have consumed far too much processed sugar, and I allow tears to rule my world.  Because my resolutions as with most of Americans normally fall moot very quickly, I will NOT claim to become super woman in 2018. I am not going to promise to adhere to the rules of promised physical and mental perfection. My bikini body will remain the same as it is and I most likely will

Are you looking forward to the new year?

    I don't know about you, but 2017 has been a particularly challenging year so the thought of a bright and shiny new year is intoxicating. Although I realize that 2018 will not be much different in the realm of MS for me, I can always hope. One thing I have come realize is that I control the direction of my MS more than anyone or any thing else. No, I cannot control the progression of the disease, but my attitude lies solely in my own hands. Recently I have kind of lost the motivation to assume the drivers seat in conducting this silent symphony of neurological drama. I have abandoned my morning exercise routine, I have consumed far too much processed sugar, and I allow tears to rule my world.  Because my resolutions as with most of Americans normally fall moot very quickly, I will NOT claim to become super woman in 2018. I am not going to promise to adhere to the rules of promised physical and mental perfection. My bikini body will remain the same as it is and I most likel

MonSter in the driver's seat

I don't know who I was kidding, but let me take the weight of my fib. Why I though I could complete this trip is even more ridiculous than the decision to to begin it.  I'm sure I have read multiple books that represent every state in this country as well as all the countries and continents on this planet. At last count (fifteen plus ears go) I kept a diary (multiple) of every book I rad. Sometime I wrote descriptions, some times not. The point is that I was at one time extremely organized in my reading.  I am still reading. Do't get me wrong. I read every day ,just not in a regulated manner as Read Across America requires. The original purpose of this blog was to connect with other acquaintances with the MonSter. That has somehow shifted in focus as I attempt to but that demon aside . But he invades my personal space uninvited and reminds me that attention is needed. that I am not a normal person. This morning I arose early to work on my NaNoWriMo assignment, as I oily hav

MonSter in the driver's seat

I don't know who I was kidding, but let me take the weight of my fib. Why I though I could complete this trip is even more ridiculous than the decision to to begin it.  I'm sure I have read multiple books that represent every state in this country as well as all the countries and continents on this planet. At last count (fifteen plus ears go) I kept a diary (multiple) of every book I rad. Sometime I wrote descriptions, some times not. The point is that I was at one time extremely organized in my reading.  I am still reading. Do't get me wrong. I read every day ,just not in a regulated manner as Read Across America requires. The original purpose of this blog was to connect with other acquaintances with the MonSter. That has somehow shifted in focus as I attempt to but that demon aside . But he invades my personal space uninvited and reminds me that attention is needed. that I am not a normal person. This morning I arose early to work on my NaNoWriMo assignment, as I

Lisa's Friday Reviews (On a Monday)

Yes, I am a bit late, but my NaNoWriMo word count began November's National Novel Writing Month challenge at an impressive number, so I might not have been reading but I  certainly have been writing. Somewhere along my reading journey I have developed a sincere love for true life adventure. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson fit the bill perfectly for a visit to the state of Maryland. Bryson had me as soon as I saw the book cover. Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? A Walk in the Woods stirred a longing for just that. A long walk mid the flora an fauna of my Appalachian home land. Or, in my case, a comfy chair and a cup of tea to accompany a pleasant afternoon read. MARYLAND OHIO I kind of got lost in Ohio, but I did discover my new favorite author. No, I haven't had the opportunity to actually read all of these books, but Jeffrey Eugenides and I have a standing date for post-NaNoWriMo. Yep, Jeffrey and    are going to be spending some time together come December.