Monthly Archives: August 2019


2019 NAMI conference 4   Recently updated!

Yesterday Brad, Marija, Doc, and I headed down to Columbia for the 2019 NAMI conference. On Friday, we had a peer retreat in the afternoon. Normally for our peer retreats we go to White Oak for a weekend and there is lots of down time. This year, they had the […]


First service dog letter!   Recently updated!

I was going through some old records today, and came across my very first service dog letter! It is dated Dec 15, 2005. I started using Sabrina as my service dog earlier that year. I got this letter in order to take Sabrina on my first family vacation with a […]


New violin tunes! 2

I have decided to join a local community orchestra! It is an all volunteer orchestra for people of any level that has two concerts a year. I used to be a very very good violin player from the age of 6ish until the end of high school– almost always in […]


Belated birthday bash 4

Yesterday was my birthday, but we were driving home from Ohio so no party. Today we went to my in-laws for a party just for me! First we had to stop by and drop the rental van off in Charlotte. Our van (wheelchair accessible for Brad) had the ramp serviced […]


Ohio family fun 1

We’ve been visiting my family in Ohio! We left on Thursday and drove all the way there in one day! It took us 10 hours including stops and traffic, and I drove most of the way. It’s hard to remember that just 4 years ago I couldn’t even drive down […]


The Chronic Fatigue doctor 3   Recently updated!

Today we went to the Hunter Hopkins Clinic, which specializes in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It was a very long appointment and we are both exhausted from it. The appointment started at 9AM and we didn’t leave until 1PM! So this will be a short summary! We started the appointment with […]


Purple vest 2   Recently updated!

Hestia finally has a purple vest! On Amazon Prime Day, I found an updated purple version of her red mesh vest for only $14. I pounced on it, since the red mesh vest is one of my favorites. Unfortunately it was out of stock, so it has taken a few […]