It has been a while. If u saw my posts on Facebook or Instagram, u know some of what is going on:
–my son, Zach, came home from his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ, serving the people in San Diego, CA in ASL (sign language).
–My daughter, Jessie also graduated from high school
–we had a party for my son & daughter to welcome Zach home, & congratulate Jess
–we went on an Alaskan cruise
–both my son & daughter went to BYU a few weeks ago, & on the way, they were rear-ended (they are ok, & were protected)
–my 18 yr. old daughter became the Relief Society president over the other college-age girls in her BYU ward (congregation)
–I got a new wheelchair that can use to either sit or to stand. (I am like a transformer, & if I have my knee brace & chest strap on, I can “transform” from a sitting car, into a robot…& when I do turn into a “robot”, I turn into a robot that is much taller than my “human form”! (My “human form is 5 feet, 3,5 inches, while my “robot form” is like 6 feet tall—it’s pretty awesome!). 🙂
The week after I got my new chair was crazy trying to NOT sit! (After 14 years of sitting, standing is a bit more appealing!) However, in the last 14 years, I have created a world for myself where I sit, so I was very limited to what I could do standing...BUT if I’ve learned anything in 14 years, chances are high that I will need to make a sacrifice in order to gain something greater. So, despite limited things to do, I spent more time doing other things: when I stand, I lose my belly (that I support my iPad on), & I lose my lap (which means I can’t use my iPad pillow, or carry/transport stuff, but talking I can do sitting or standing, so I did a lot of standing & having conversations.Oddly, it has actually become a challenge to sit & talk: Maybe a coincidence, but I think my diaphragm is less squished, so I get more air when I stand…However, I don’t think our dog, Cooper, likes my chair too much, also, since his lap is gone, & he’s always staring at me like he’s saying, “When’s it my turn?” I now have a tray (I am standing as I type this!), but our dog HATES how he can rarely sit on me now!