Thursday, October 24, 2013

Home School Classroom Update and a Surprise

It's finally finished!  The home school-class room is done! Boy am I glad it's finally put together. I still have some finishing touches on the walls to add, such as decor, but all in all, it's usable now! I will take pictures in the morning and post tomorrow. The little guy and I are having so much fun learning in here. In the meantime I wanted to share a short story I wrote several years ago. I find it is my duty to let my children and their children know where I came from and how far we've come as a family so I have written snippets of my life in short story form. Some of the names have been changed for privacy purposes. These are my memories of my childhood.  They belong to no one else but me.  Enjoy! *********************************************************** Memories of Me A Collection of Short Stories By Patricia Martinez OREOS    My cousin was wearing the necklace again. It seemed that whenever she wore it, it was when I was the
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Everyday Struggles

I know I haven't been blogging as often or as much as I'd like to. Sometimes life gets in the way. For the past month I've been quite ill. It's either been my asthma getting really bad (darned allergies), the flu (yep was one of the lucky first ones in my town) and then a really bad hemiplegic migraine attack. If you don't know what a hemiplegic migraine is (HM) here's a link to learn more about it : What is hemiplegic migraine? "Hemiplegic migraine is referred to as a “migraine variant”. The word hemiplegic simply means paralysis on one side of the body. A person with hemiplegic migraine will experience a temporary weakness on one side of their body as part of their migraine attack. This can involve the face, arm or leg and be accompanied by numbness, or pins and needles. The person may experience speech difficulties, vision problems or confusion. This can be a frightening experience for the individual as these symptoms are similar to tho


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