DON'T GET USED 2 MY LENGTHY ENTRIESâ€”I TYPE BY USING JUST MY INDEX FINGER TO SLOWLY TYPE EACH WORD. MY KEYBOARD HAS A KEYGUARD-WHICH IS ESSENTIALLY A PIECE OF PLASTIC SO MY HAND CAN REST WHILE I TYPE & NOT PUSH KEYS–IT HAS HOLES DRILLED FOR KEYS. SO, A LONG ENTRY EITHER MEANS THE ENTRY TOOK PRIORITY BECAUSE I FELT THE NEED 2 SHARE, I KEPT TAKING BREAKS & RETURNING 2 IT LATER, OR IT DOUBLES W/SOMETHING ELSE I NEED 2 DO & I CAN COPY IT (LIKE EVERY POST IS COPIED 2 MY JOURNAL) OR I COPIED SOMETHING ELSE, SO I TYPE LESS, & ADAPT IT 2 MY OWN WORDS. I'LL "COPY SOMETHING ELSE, SO I TYPE LESS, & ADAPT IT 2 MY OWN WORDS" AT LEAST 4 TIMES IN THIS ENTRY:
SO WHAT DOES A VERY LIMITED PERSON DO?
A TYPICAL WEEK 4 ME (ALTHOUGH I DON'T CARE 2 BROADCAST SOME THINGS, SO I WON'T MENTION THOSE):
I HAVE A CARETAKER, CARA. SHE & I ARE VERY SIMILAR, BUT ONLY COMES 2-3 TIMES A WEEK. MY HUSBAND, MARK, MOSTLY CARES 4 ME. THIS INCLUDES THAT HE ROLLS ME ONCE AT NIGHT.
MON.â€”DAILY, I WAKE BETWEEN 4-6:30 AM (POOR MARK!). CARA'S HERE, FROM 9:15-3:15. DINNER AROUND 5 DAILY. IF U R LDS, U KNOW OF FAMILY HOME EVENING (FHE). BASICALLY, IT'S FAMILY TIME.
TUES.â€”MORNINGS, LIKE 7:50/8-9, I DO SWIM THERAPY AT HOME.
WED.â€”AT 10:30-11:30ISH, I HAVE MUSIC THERAPY. 2 TIMES A MONTH, I DO MY CALLING A CHURCH AS ASSISSTANT ACTIVITY DAY (AD) LEADER (ACTIVITIES FOR ABOUT 10 GIRLS, 8-9 YRS. OLD) FROM 6-7 AT CHURCH. SOMETIMES, ON A WEEK OF NO AD, I ATTEND A SCOUT PACK MEETING AT 6-7 FOR ZACH.
THURS.â€” MORNINGS, LIKE 7:50/8-9, I DO SWIM THERAPY AT HOME. 2 TIMES A MONTH, ON ALTERNATING WEEKS W/AD, I TEACH A DIGI SCRAP CLASS.
FRI.– CARA'S HERE, FROM 9:15-3:15.
AFTERNOONS TEND 2 BE "FREE." IN MY "FREE TIME," I DO:
â€¢ CONVERSE W/ANY1, LIKE A PEN-PAL/LETTER, THROUGH EMAIL OR IM
â€¢ PRACTICE THERAPY
â€¢ DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING
â€¢ AUDIO BOOKS ON A CD PLAYER W/REMOTE
â€¢ PLAY PIANO -ALL U NEED IS A RT. HAND! I USE A SYNTHESIZER BECAUSE MY WHEELCHAIR'S 2 TALL 4 A PIANO.
â€¢ JOURNAL THROUGH TYPE
â€¢ TYPE A BOOK
â€¢ SELL/BUY ON EBAYâ€”I RARELY DO THIS
â€¢ COMPUTER GAMES-I LIKE SOLITAIRE, SPIDER FREECELL, YAHOO'S SUPER TEXT TWIST, HEARTS, & SODUKO ( http://www.websudoku.com/?level=1 ) â€”I RARELY DO THIS
â€¢ TV SHOW
â€¢ READ/TYPE ON WEBSITES/BLOGS
â€¢ GAMES W/FAMILY &/OR FRIENDSâ€“I DO SIGNO (ASL ALPHA & #’S BINGO, WHICH I MADE 4 MY CALLING–IT HELPS U LEARN/REVIEW ASL A FUN WAY), CARD GAMES–SOME USE A CARD HOLDER, OR I JUST SET THE CARDS IN MY LAP, RT.-SIDE UP (LIKE REG. CARDS, SKIP-BO, PHASE 10, UNO, SKIP-BO), PHASE 10 DICE, MANCALA (2-4 PLAYERS), RUMMIKUB (4 PLAYERS), APPLES 2 APPLES, DISNEY SCENE IT!, IMAGINIFF, MOUNTAIN CLIMBER (2 OR 4 PLAYERS), TRAVEL BLOKUS (2 PLAYERS), & A FEW OTHERS OCCASIONALLY, LIKE CONNECT 4 (2 PLAYERS) & TWISTER (I DO THE SPINNER, OBVIOUSLY).
â€¢ PAINT-I'VE WATERCOLORED
â€¢ MOVIE W/FRIENDS
â€¢ SHOP ONLINE
â€¢ MY CALLING 4 CHURCH IS HUGE –PLANNING-COMPLETE W/MAKING LESSON PLANS (I STILL CAN THINK! LOL), USE MY DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING 2 MAKE STUFF 4 THE ACTIVITY (LIKE CHORE COUPONS), PROVIDE STUFF 4 A SONG (B4 MY STROKE, I WAS A CHURCH PRI. CHORISTER, & HAD A DEGREE IN EL. ED. & MUSIC), EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS.
P.S. 2DAY I UNWRAPPED A CD-ROM, SO I COULD USE THE CD–USING THE LITTLE FINGERNAIL I HAVE 2 POKE A HOLE. BUT THE PLASTIC & THE CD CASE HAS 2 BE "JUST RT." I TRIED AGAIN, & COULDN'T DO IT—
Most of us have trouble opening cd cases as well……
You have an awesome schedule! You seem to be as busy as ever. I can’t imagine you “doing nothing” You are still, and always have been, an inspiration to me and many others who have known you for years.
Hi! You look fabulous in all of these pictures! It is amazing how much progress you have made since leaving Indy. Must be due to that great family that you have!!! : )
I’m not sure if you remember me, but I am Jenna Moyer’s mom that you were in Indy 2 Ward with. I have since married and moved up to Hartford City, IN. Jenna is up here with us now too. She is going to college at Ivy Tech and is to transfer to Ball State University in the Fall. She has switched her major to social work and wants to work with children. (Jenna also really enjoys scrapbooking)
You have been on my mind lately and I got the web address from Mona (isn’t she a great person).
I am so glad to see the progress you have been making. I think of you often, especially when something about stroke comes across my desk. I currently work at Ball Memorial Hospital in the Conintuing Medical Education Department, so I get a lot of information about the medical field that comes across my desk. I pray that they find a way to restore you to full health, but I know in the meantime that this has been a growth experience for you. You are truly an inspiration to a lot of us who have watched you come so far. You continue to be an inspiration to me! I want to thank you for your silent testimony that shines through your whole being.
Will sign off for now, but know that you have many sisters out here that care and love you and your family and wish many of Father’s blessings upon you.
Your sister in Zion,
don’t know if you remember me, but I am a friend of Lisa’s (your penpal& friend from childhood) and we corresponded in middle/high school. I have kept up with you through Lisa over the years-(we still correspond often), and have wanted many times to let you know that I have thought/prayed for you very often. You look great in your pics–such a beautiful family… You and I still have much in common– I, too, scrapbook and read, love music, play the piano, involved in my church, and am busy with a family too. Would love to catch up with you someday soon.
Blessings to you and your family! Hope to hear from you soon!