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Version 2.0 - post stroke

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A big step forward!

Today is a big day.  On the 29th of this month, it has been 2 years since my stroke, and today I emailed my neurologist to ask permission to start driving again.  I am ready. Not for freeways, or highways, and that's okay. Just to be able to do little errands. It's a big step for me.  I have a professional instructor all lined up to assure me that I am still a safe driver. Onwards and upwards in my reclaiming my life!

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Summertime!

Stinkin' Hot! That's what the weather forecast is for today.  We are expecting 80f 27c today. To all my friends down south and east of here, I can already hear them saying "pffftt...that's not hot!!!" We have had a late summer this year, a week ago it was only in the 60s and mid 60s, so this is a big jump.  I have been getting up early now that it really IS summer, and we have sunshine.  6am, and what a beautiful time of day.  The birds are singing, the world is still quiet.  I do my little

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Mid July - a Tuesday Morning

So here I am, almost 2 years since my stroke.  I can't believe how much life has changed.  For the better.  There is a saying that when one door closes, another door opens, and I have certainly experienced that in a big way.   My stroke was August 29, 2018.  And now, I have finally finished all the stages of grieving.  And the stroke to me is the equivalent of going for a hike, and tripping over a root. I now not only stopped laying on the ground with dirt all around me, I have s

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A New Year. A New Word

Well, it's new year, and I am feeling pretty positive about life.   I started following an art challenge, and am happy with the progress I am making. I started off the year by going to an art retreat with a good friend who is very talented. My word for the year is LEARN.  As in learn new things.  Learn Acrylic painting - I am signed up for a class that starts next week. I have a bit of aphasia when I get overstimulated, and I am now at the point where that won't stop me.  If

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Gardening Adventures - and a teachable moment.

Ah yes, an exciting day full of teachable moments...   I have a pretty bad ant problem under the paving stones. I went onto a gardening website and asked about the best way to get rid of them that is both earth friendly and not dangerous for Daisy. Daisy is a Golden Retriever who gets into anything and everything, even at 10 years of age. I got a reply - use diametaceous earth.  I have a photographic memory, and thank goodness, I didn't lose that post stroke. I could picture the contai

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