Where Have I Been…..

Its been about 2 years. Time flies when life starts moving all your stuff around. My world has slowed way down due to the pandemic that we are now living in, in 2021. I would have never guessed in a million years that I could walk into bank or store waring a mask. I never thought I would be staying 6+ feet apart from people that I love but its happening.

In March of 2021 the Covid 19 virus started its rounds thru the USA. I was one of those people that where gonna be able to help the sick and elder get groceries and stuff like that. I had a plan. Best laid plans change quickly. On March 17, 2020 I had a fall at our local kroger store and broke my ankle in two places. Got my first ambulance ride. I had given blood that morning and Im guessing hadn’t had enough water or food to keep me going and I passed out. One of the oddest feelings in the world is waking up on the floor of a store with all kinds of people standing over top of you asking you questions. I was just trying to figure out what had happened and if anything was broken. Long story short they called the squad and I was taken to a local hospital and take very good care of. I must have been one of the only people in the ER that day because I always had 2-4 people in my room all the time. Once they gave me a pain pill I was chatty Cathy. ER checked me out for everything. They wanted to make sure I hadn’t had a stroke or a heart attack, or even hit my head. Nope just a really bad sprain on one ankle and a really broken bone on the other. Now as we talked before I am not a little women. But thankfully we had lots of things to add me in my transition to home. I was told if I could stay off the broken leg till I went to the doctor chances are I would not need surgery. Guess what, I didn’t move that leg with out assistance :0)

Got home via a pick up and taken to get my meds. Got home and was wheeled thru the yard in a wheelchair. Then put in a transport chair to put me into bed. WE got my legs all propped up and iced and I slept for a few days. once that got under control we called to get me an ortho appt. Well that was a crazy hot mess. The doctors where cutting back on patients and pushing new patients out a month. I broke down and said I just did this 3 day ago I can’t wait to see if I’m going to need surgery for a month. Im sure my tears helped that. I got in the next week.very nice Dr but I never saw her face. Everyone was masked. mater afactI never saw her face the whole time I was her patient. I got exrayed again and sure enough it was broken and she put me in a boot and told me to stay off it for three weeks and come back. I did that. X-rays again and still stay off it for 3 more week but come back in 2. After this vista was aloud to start putting a little weight on it at a time. At this point I was ready to run I thought. Ya not so much. Switched from the transport chair to a walker with a seat. it was a slow process but it wasn’t like we could go anywhere anyway.

I learned a few things about myself during those 3 months. I can lay still for a few months if I have too. I have great friends that sent me texts and cards and things to keep my spirits up. I have a wonderful wife that happened to be on furlough the day I broke my leg (we will call that devine intervention.) I am truly blessed the break could have been much worse. I could have had to do all this stuff alone. But Ididnt and I am grateful!!!

I am now stronger and building more strength all the time. My ankle now doesn’t like this cold Ohio weather but we will make it work. I also may be one of the only people I know that can loose weight during a pandemic and be pretty much laying in bed. Portion control is all I can say. that and I couldn’t get up an ego to the kitchen lol

Ill write more soon!

Another year is done

Wow 2017 is going to be over in a few hours and I have had some time to think about the last year. I have gotten in better health! Walked not one but two 10ks this year! Went on a great vacation for Sanibel Florida! Planted a wonderful garden. Made better choices for my eating! Kept my blood pressure under control. Had family come and visit at my house for the first time ever! And my business did pretty well this last year as well! I have had a pretty blessed year really!

As 2018 comes rushing in I want to take a few minutes and share what my plans are for the new year.

Business wise I am taking a Master Class and learning more about portraits and getting more candid photos of my clients. Try and get there natural appearance. Even going to work on selling some of my work. Reading the Photographers Market 2018 book and going to get my work out there a bit! Starting January off with promo photos of a client for her new radio show…so exciting!

Still going to work on my health. The gym a few days a week and then some added stretching at home. I plan to walk the Air Force 10k again in 2018 and walk it a bit faster than in 2017. A few 5Ks I’m sure are going to happen as well. Plan to keep taking inches and weight off my body and continue to cook more at home for me and the family.

Going to spend time with friends and family in 2018. Going to try and make a schedule to see people that I have missed this last year. Even if it’s a FaceTime chat. Life is to short not too!

I am taking time for me in 2018. Whether it is a walk, a trip to the gym, some quiet time or what ever I am adding this to my life in 2018. It will help my mind to me healthier as well.

May 2018 be blessed beyond all our imaginations. May we all be healthier than we have ever been and may we be doing what makes us happy!

Bring in 2018! I’m ready!

What now…

So I have caught some kinda cold :0(  Pretty sure my sister gave it to me over Christmas.  So as I have been in a cough syrup funk the last few days, I have been thinking to myself, where do I want this blog to go.  I am a photographer yes and I am working on a website for that.  I have my muses website (www.mrpsadventures.com), but what about this one.  So this one will be a little bit of this and a little bit of that.  Some of you will dig it, some of you won’t. That OK!

As the year comes to an end I am grateful for all I have learned from your comments and from reading your blogs as well. On the first I am going to list my goals for this next year and with your help I can put a big dent in making them a reality.

I have started an accountability group on Facebook.  Some past coworkers, high school buddy’s, friends and I are helping one another stay on track.  It has been a blessing being able to be a light at the end of the tunnel.  We aren’t perfect, you know that and so do I.  Sometimes we just need someone to say that s ok you can start again tomorrow. That what we all need.I am really looking forward to seeing where this leads us all.

Thanks for being a part of my blog!  Thanks for reading, commenting, following!

You never know what will happen next!


May 6, 2014 Turn the page….

What a week it has been….I saw the Indigo Girls with The Columbus Philharmonic…from the 3rd row.


They were amazing!  Then there was one of my favorite Christmas presents…Tickets to see CHER! Not third row but still good seats.  Not bad for a cell phone shot I think….



Then I saw a group called Black Violin.  If you haven’t heard them google them or check out youtube.  they have Facebook, twitter and Instagram.  They were amazing.

Better then I could have hoped.


Busy busy…..

Then there was graduation….what a busy day that was.

However it was worth it.


Another dream fulfilled.  I am truly blessed.  I’m the one with the thumbs up :0)

As I sat with my classmates and I looked around I wondered if everyone was thinking the something. Now what?  I know I am looking forward to reading a book that does not include a quiz the next day or a comprehensive exam attached to it at the end 🙂  I am looking forward to a little R&R before I have to figure anything out.  I hope to work on my photography this summer and to get my house in order.  I have neglected it just a little bit.  I want to work on me.  To be the me that I am intended to be.  Who Am I here is a poem that has helped me out a lot along my journey…..


In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me.
Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine,
because I alone chose it
– I own everything about me:
my body,
my feelings,
my mouth,
my voice,
all my actions,
whether they be to others or myself.
I own my fantasies,
my dreams,
my hopes,
my fears.
I own my triumphs and successes,
all my failures and mistakes.
Because I own all of me,
I can become intimately acquainted with me.
By so doing,
I can love me and be friendly with all my parts.
I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me,
and other aspects that I do not know–
but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself,
I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me.
However I look and sound,
whatever I say and do,
and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time
is authentically me.
If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting,
I can discard that which is unfitting,
keep the rest,
and invent something new for that which I discarded.
I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do.
I have the tools to survive,
to be close to others,
to be productive,
and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things outside of me.
I own me,
and therefore,
I can engineer me.
I am me,
and I am Okay.

Here is to the next chapter of my life and to being me.  If you dream it you can be it!






closer and closer….

Boy the last week seems like it flew right on by….

Two exams left and my Associates Degree in Communication will be finished.  I just can not believe that I really did it.  It helps when you have a great support group and I surely do!  From texts, to pep talks, to a good kick in the pants from time to time…..It has taken a village to get this girl where she is now.  

Picked up the cap and gown today.  It is out of the bag and hanging up…..I don’t look good in wrinkles :0)

Speaking of looking good I measured on Sunday.  I am now 11.25 inches off of my body science the beginning of March.  4 pounds all together but my clothes show a different story.  I believe that I told you all in my last blog that my doc told me to throw the scale in the trash.  I figure when I go back to her in June I’ll weigh in then.

Still walking and enjoying that.  Bought a air pump for my tires for the bike.  Can’t wait to check out the trails near my house.

I feel like my dreams are finally happening and it all started with me getting my own head wrapped around the fact that I am good enough.  I am smart and I can achieve anything I set my mind to.

With that said I am off to study for finals.  Wish me luck.  I’ll tell you all about graduation soon!

It it almost done

As I have been putting together my last papers for College I have been reminded time and time again that life is to short to not take a minute and reflect on how far I have come in my life.  I am getting ready to Graduate College, something I did not think I could do after being out of high school for so long.  I have a family that supports me in everything that I do. Wish everyone had that :0)

I wish I could share this with my mother.  She passed many years back and I know how very proud she would be of me following thru and walking across the stage to get my diploma.  She will be looking down along with some of her friends and I will feel her wonderful smile and I will have a great peace knowing that.

On another note I am back to walking again.  I did come off half of my BP meds due to exercise.  You gotta love that. Doc thinks that I will be off more meds in 6 months if I lee this up.  I am all for that.  I still haven’t lost weight but I have seen more inches off my body.  She told me to throw the scale in the trash.  I am taking the one I bought back.  She is right if my clothes fit looser then I am doing something right.  We did decide that my body may think it is starving tis self so I am eating a bit more.  That seems to be helping as well.  My body needs more than 1500 calories.  Not many more but a bit.  I am also cutting out some carbs.  That should help too.  Still laying off the three pops a day and having maybe one a week and not a whole one :0)

I am ready for this last cram week to be over.  Exams next week and then next Sunday is graduation.  Then on to a new chapter in my life.  Bring it!

One more inch

So I dropped another inch off my body this week!!!! Happy claps go here. Did some journal searching and I see I’m doing good on getting out and moving but not so good on cutting down on the carbs. So that is what I’m going to work on this week. Scale went up I think half pound. I’ll weigh in tomorrow or Tuesday. I’ll blog more soon school is really busy with two papers due this week.
Have a great week!!!!
This is our year!!!!,

Till Next Time….