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A Better Tomorrow Awaits

Oct 04, 2012 - 0 comments

This has become my mantra as of late. The last few years have been ridiculously challenging, but have also shown me how strong and resilient we can be when needed. Despite all the challenges, I look forward to better days ahead. Silly things, like being able to wear a PAIR of shoes, rather than one shoe and a cast or walking boot on the other foot. Or the realization that despite a really crappy recovery from the brain surgery, I am still here and getting better every day. My symptoms are still here, but the progression has slowed.

I was able to spend 2 1/2 months with my husband home during my recovery. We have never had that much time together in 12 years of marriage. Even better is this took place over the summer so the boys were able to spend the time with us together as well. As my strength returned, we spent a lot of time at our saltwater property watching the boys catch spider crabs off the doc, naming the big jellyfish, we saw Clayton catch his very first fish (a baby flounder) and in general enjoyed time together we all needed.

Hopefully, as my strength returns, I plan to start taking short walks and spending some time volunteering at the kids' school. I can hardly believe how fast my boys have grown! Jon is in 5th grade, T is in 3rd (and in the HICAP program), and Clayton is in Kindergarten! My two MH babies are so big now!

I look forward to rejoining this wonderful community, a place I have missed for so long. Here is a picture of my awesome scar, thankfully my hair covers most of it!

Life at the Jones' Residence

Dec 22, 2011 - 1 comments

So, I have been gone for ages. Mostly due to dedicating a majority of time to my middle son (Tristan) as his mental health has fractured and has required much attention while we worked at finding a solution to assist him in his daily functioning. I have to say, he changed my stance on medication in children as without it, he would likely be in a mental health facility.

Add to that a major injury sustained in Sept 2010, which has thus far resulted in 3 surgeries on my foot, facing a fourth after the new year. It has been 15 months of constant pain, pain that will likely never cease :-(

Lastly, our puppy Angus, we adopted in January of last year at 6 weeks old, decided to chew the water line on the fridge, causing a major flood that destroyed out kitchen, living room, and dining room. We spent 2 months living in an RV in the driveway and just finished the last of the repairs around Thanksgiving. Thank goodness for Allstate, total amount of the claim was around $40/k. Yes, Naughty Puppy is still alive and just celebrated hi 1st birthday last Sunday.

I hope to re-dedicate myself to this community, a place that offered me so much comfort in June 2003 when I came here in search of help for an impending miscarriage. I have seen it grow by leaps and bounds, met incredible people, including my best friend, Peekawho.

Now, where to start spreading the love...

The 3 Day is almost here!

Sep 24, 2009 - 2 comments

So after months and months of build up, the San Francisco 3 Day is almost upon us. Peek and I have been so involved in preparing for this event, it hardly seems real it is almost upon us.

If anyone is interested in cheering us on and will be in the San Francisco area, here is a list of the cheering stations:

Friday, October 2:

9:15 am - 12:00 pm
San Francisco Zoo North Parking Lot
Sloat Blvd. and Great Hwy.
San Francisco, CA 94116

11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Ocean Beach
Just north of Lincoln
San Francisco, CA 94121

Saturday, October 3:

7:45 am - 9:30 am
Fort Baker
East Road
Sausalito, CA 94965

9:45 am - 1:45 pm
Park Elementary School
360 East Blithedale Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941

Sunday, October 4:

8:30 am - 11:30 am
Golden Gate Park - Japanese Tea Garden
50 Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Alamo Square Park (Along Fulton)
Fulton St. & Steiner St.
San Francisco, CA 94117

As MH does not yet have the ability to upload pictures from mobile phones, check my facebook page for a photo journal of the event as we walk! If you aren't a friend on Facebook, pm me and I will get you connected :-)

Well I guess now we have heard it all...

Jul 12, 2009 - 11 comments


Published: 09 Jul 2009

A WOMAN is suing an Egyptian hotel claiming her daughter got pregnant - from using the swimming pool.
Magdalena Kwiatkowska's 13-year-old returned to Poland from their holiday expecting a baby.

Magdalena believes the teenager conceived from stray sperm after taking a dip in the hotel's mixed pool. She is now seeking compensation from the hotel.

A travel industry source said: "The mother is adamant that her daughter didn't meet any boys while she was there.

"She is determined to go ahead with the case."

Tourist authorities in Warsaw, Poland, have confirmed they received the bizarre complaint.