So I was watching the news yesterday – that’s not normal for me because let’s face it, the news is pretty depressing these days – and I saw this story about a 28-year-old woman here in Ottawa who has just been diagnosed with ALS. She is married and has 3 small children. I was 27 when my symptoms started but it took the doctors 3 years to finally diagnose me with ALS. Needless to say, I know what she’s going through. They are doing a fundraiser to not only help the family with the finances of every day living with now only one income, the upcoming expenses that will come with anyone with disabilities – and believe me when I say that anything made to help a disabled person is expensive – and to grant the family the wish of going to Disneyland to make memories before it’s too late.
I never had children – my only regret – but if I had those 3 beautiful babies when I was diagnosed, I would have been eternally grateful if random people helped me create meaningful memories before I lost the ability to do so. So I gave a donation and I’m asking you to do so as well.
Here is the link…
Have you ever wondered what you would be like when you were old? I never thought about stuff like that until I was faced with my mortality. I guess I just figured that I would know when I got there. I think that’s normal. I did think that I would have children and probably be a Nanny. Now I wonder things like, would I have grey hair or would I have put on weight? Maybe I would have gotten bigger boobs if I had children. I have an Aunt on my Father’s side who has this amazing silver-grey hair! I hope that I would’ve had her hair but I don’t think it’s likely. I’m 43 now and only have a few greys. I think that I would probably be like my Mom and Aunt Paul and have grey hair at the temples and along the roots. I think that I probably look similar to my Aunt Darlene – minus her great hair! I’m 5′ 8 ” which is taller than my Mom’s side. So I think that I would still be tall-ish, slim-ish, a greater baker then I was, still a great cook, dyed hair (lol), maybe I would have finally embraced my inner gypsy and wearing all of those beautiful long skirts and dresses that I love so much! Do you ever wonder?
Well, that’s all from me for now. Here are some recipes from my fellow bloggers that look yummy! Enjoy!
This butternut squash and sun-dried tomato white lasagna looks divine! https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/butternut-squash-and-sun-dried-tomato-white-lasagna/#bo-recipe
Home-made cheddar biscuits that look soooooo easy even I think that I could have made them plus they look delicious! https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2017/11/13/homemade-cheddar-biscuits/
Want to try some Matcha mint iced tea? Try Carol’s recipe! https://myhealthyretirement.com/matcha-green-tea/
This home based Mom had me at peanut butter with these breakfast bars! https://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/peanut-butter-oatmeal-breakfast-bars/
I’m in love with this spinach and feta pie made with phyllo pastry! https://cooking-without-limits.com/2017/11/06/spinach-and-feta-cheese-pie/
Any of you have food allergies? Follow this Dad who creates amazing recipes for his family like these pumpkin mini cupcakes! https://foodallergydad.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/pumpkin-gems/
Try this French potato and onion gratin from one of my new favourite bloggers! I mean, she did create the amazingly yummy no churn pumpkin spice ice cream! lol https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/french-potato-and-onion-gratin-recipe/