Saturday, May 21, 2016

Left handed mugs

These made me smile because the saying is actually on both sides, so I can giggle while I drink. I found it at Joanns.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

My new motto:

I saw this today and felt it totally summed up my life:

"You don't have to go fast. You just have to go."

Fast is a word in my past. I don't have a hurry up button on my body anymore. It isn't that I don't want to go fast...I literally can't. But....I still "go".....who knows where, but I "go".

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wheelchair Friendly adventures

I don't know if anyone reads this blog that is in a wheelchair. But, just in case I wanted to share 2 Alaskan adventures that are actually wheelchair friendly. I wish I could express how hard it is even to find restrooms I can use up here (hello...handicapped people have to pee too), but to find a fun activity that I can actually participate in (not just be a spectator), is a true blessing.

 I use my wheelchair when I go places because although I can sorta walk with a walker, I am terribly (turtles go faster) slow, and a bump from a careless person would knock me over. 

The first fun handicap accessible trip was Gold Dredge 8:
 
The Second Fun trip was a ride on the Riverboat Discovery that included a stop at a replica of an old Alaskan village:
(Taken on the banks of the replica village...but the boat, and restrooms at both places were very accessible):

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Death

A good friend, also the mom of good friends....I love this family, is in the arms of Jesus today. I am so happy she can breathe again (had pulmonary fibrosis) but so sad she will never engulf me in a big hug again. One day, we will praise Jesus together again, with bodies that aren't broken and failing. Please lift the G family up in a prayer of peace and strength. Bobbie will be missed by many. She was a truly great matriarch and a Godly woman who raised children to become Godly adults.

Monday, May 9, 2016

My Redneck Girls...

I sure do love that here it is "cool" to be a rough tough redneck girl. 

Princess Joy:


Princess Grace:

Princess Hope helping cook breakfast over an open fire:


Wheelchair update

My new, as my friend's son called it, All Terrain Wheelchair- ATW worked great this weekend. We went camping for Mother's Day. I had so much more freedom of movement. 

Yes, I wanted to go. I like camping. I hate going "out" for Mother's Day. There are entirely toooooooo many people out on Mother's Day. I much prefer seeng this is the boonies of AK:
It calms my soul. Yes, winters are harsh, but Lord willing, we want to retire here. There is just no beauty.....I have seen beauty all over our country ... that matches the beauty of an Alaskan summer. It sometimes takes my breath away. This picture fails to capture the "feeling" of the Last Frontier. I just can't describe what it is like to sit and absorb raw nature. 


Monday, May 2, 2016

Harlem Globetrotters

They came to AK. We got to go. I laughed so hard for 2 hours that my cheeks hurt. It was a fun show. If they come near you, it is clean family fun.


Friday, April 15, 2016

Unschooling economics...

...just got expensive!
We told the kids plus a friend's kids they could earn a penny for every rock picked out of the grass now that the snow is thawed. It just got expensive. They took the lesson to heart.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Adventures in bifocals

So far, so good. I have learned that I can't wear them when I cook, eat, or exercise though...that makes me nauseated. However, I wasn't even aware of how fuzzy my world had gotten until I got them. The world is so much sharper now. So, now the crazy lady with the wheelchair has bifocals. 
4 years....still changing....but this is probably attributed to getting old :)?