Flourish; my young seedlings

Flourish my seedlings in the garden! Grow grow! Give us a year like last year! I may be fighting a horrible illness but when I’m in my garden I am at peace. I have 12 and 13 yr old boys and a wonderful honey that all chip in and help do the dirty work. Literally speaking 🙂

Turnips, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, squash, are just a couple from last year. The fully grown plants are our 2015 garden. So far this year we have small plants and seedlings. We are hoping for some warmer weather!  Until it gets here of course…

This year we added 3 kinds of green beans, pea pods, couple types of peppers; ranging from sweet to holy sh*t 🙂 3 types of cucumbers, watermelon cantaloupe, pumpkin, peppermint.. Oh the List continues Eek! Food not lawns right?!

I do not use chemicals on my garden, it’s all compost from our home or a little cow poo. Of course my barefoot picture was taken before the cow poo.. But I’m sure it wasn’t the first time. My name is hippiegirl:)

I have learned if I put bar soap around the perimeter of the garden .. Our pesky Mr. Bugs Bunny and friends stay out! I’ve also used the inside of the vacuum container. They do not like the smell of our 2 dogs.

As I actually walked around my yard today I was able to see the full effects of Spring! The white and pink bush has a beautiful smell. The working little honey bees love the monstrous tree.

Any ideas to what they are would be greatly appreciated!

Step within a foot of the tree and you can hear all the busy busy bees.



What would you do to save your child’s life? Part 2

A West Terre Haute mother speaks out about a new drug that has become a medical miracle for her son, but it’s a treatment some would call controversial.

Source: What would you do to save your child’s life? Part 2


AS SOON AS I STARTED READING THIS THE TEARS STARTED, My son gave me a hug and kiss before going to bed..While seeing his momma with tears. Good night big guy. 😦

Just one of the many faces of Narcolepsy

Just one of the many faces of epilepsy,

Just one of the many faces of narcolepsy,

Just one of the many faces of cataplexy,

Just one of the many faces of stroke,

Just one of the many faces of migraines,

Just one of the many faces of depression,

Just one of the many faces of the FIGHT..


Love with seizures

You know what I have learned in the last 3 years? Emotions, pain, struggles, loss all surround seizures. Love surrounds seizures.

I have encountered many who have Epilepsy, have a loved one with epilepsy, who work with someone who has seizures.  All of them when the word seizure is said has an emotion that comes across them. Especially if they have seen one. They can be scary for both the person having one and the person watching.. I’ve been in both spots. My son has been in both spots. I have a family member who fights them often and has most of her years. I lost a dear friend with them. But no matter how many people see me have a seizure or a cataplexy (Narcolepsy) episode, I see love. There has always been someone to lend a hand, an arm, a leg to rest my head on.  Especially the wonderful grocery store workers who often see me have one.. What can I say I don’t leave the house often.. But everyone has to go to the grocery store right..?

Today we went and stocked up.. Getting ready for summer vacation in a household of 2 teenage boys.. I did good all through the store. Slowed down when needed. The lines were busy and loud. Beep, beep, blah, blah, magazines, unloading .. I went weak. But made it. You could tell if you looked at me somet was wrong. Our carry out lady asked if I needed anything, if I was ok and she was here I needed her. ❤ She asked if my back or leg hurt because it was my left side that was weak so I was limping. We chatted and I found out her husband has seizures. They have been married for 37 years! Awesome!

She wouldn’t let me help unpack her cart just like the other carry out people I have came across. Some days I just get in the car. We said our good byes and made sure to tell each other to take care and we would think about the other.

There is a sweet lady at our local store.. We always give hugs now. She had helped me to my car one day .. One of my last days driving.

Be kind to one another, you never know what they have going on in the inside.

Narcolepsy; a day with cat woman

image I call today a day with cat woman bc I had some pretty quick reflexes today. Luckily! This is how I explained it to my mom in a text : I fell into the patio door with my face,  not to hard more sloth like lol. The door slid closed. I was able to grab behind me with my right arm and grab the black chair for my ass. Then my left arm grabbed the wood chair in front of me and pulled it to me for my head and down I went. Then I was jello and was down. I continued to fall, luckily my boyfriend was in the living room. He seen me go down but thought I landed ok lol . But I yelled for him. I was squishing my lungs and stomach and it was tough to breath. (Not like this is the first time I’ve went down, so my family is becoming used to seeing me land some swan dives.😂)

Earlier in the day we went to the post office to mail a stack of papers, oh joy, I left the house. I made it thru changing envelopes and readdressing it but then came the lady ringing me up and me buying stamps. I forgot the word stamps. My mind went blank, I went confused, totally spaced. So I just pointed at the sign for stamps like a little kid. “Ehh mommy more juice in my sippie” luckily my faithful boyfriend by my side took my arm and credit card and finished my purchase and helped me out to the truck. These legs were done walking. You know because it was 10am and I had walked a whole 10 steps to the truck and 20 into the post office. (These boots were made for walking that’s just what they’ll do 😂)

i did manage to make some yummy banana almond spice pancakes with ham for dinner. No recipe needed 🙂 wish I would remember to write my recipes down.

I made my 12yr old young man take a pancake and piece of ham out with him as he ran to play with his friends. A few mins later my 13 yr old knight bust thru the door saying he heard the pancakes were banana and they were delicious! He needed one to go!!

Even though my day started out dark and sloth like it still had it bright and shining moments. Guess that’s what we live for right? 💙🍭