Another milestone appeared at my bible study…

Are you ready for this?

I don’t raise my RIGHT hand when I yawn!

I will back up for a minute.  When I first hand my stroke, the doctors said it was “normal” to raise my right arm every time I yawned. After 7 years, I sort of gotten used to it.  Even in church last Sunday, I raised my right hand after yawning (please don’t tell Paster Dave). Jill and I both laughed…and one of the congregants saw it and mentioned my hand raising.

Then last Thursday, when I was at my bible study (believe me, it is a coincidence), I yawned and I did NOT raise my right arm!  I don’t know about you, but this a MAJOR deal for me.  I practiced yawning the rest of the evening (when I returned home), and I didn’t raise my hand …ever!  I couldn’t wait to tell Jill about this.  She wanted to wait for the following week to see it was just a fluke.

So I agreed. If it is a fluke, I will edit my email before sending.  If not, you will get this one.

OK, I will say it again:  You don’t know how HAPPY I am; it will be almost 12 years since my stroke and I am STILL improving!!!!!

Side Note:  Did you click on the article that explained why my arm went up when I yawned?  I kept reading it, but got lost in the second sentence. I guess I know why I wasn’t a doctor!

I Am Back!

I Am Back…and ready to change the world!!!

OK, NOT ready to change the entire world…but ready to take on the daily challenges of running a business. I am rested and eager to start.

I just completed fifth my year in business.

I can not believe I have been doing this for over 5 years! It started out giving one speech to    all my friends and has evolved into a full time job.  OK, not really full time job because of me having to nap and because I can’t really speak in full sentences.  If they would only get beyond that….

This is tough for me to get used to…Not being able to communicate properly.  I have an idea, but I just can not put it into words.  You wouldn’t believe how frustrating that is. I read the Wall Street Journal daily, but it is hard for me to stay focused. After reading 2 paragraphs, I am ready to switch stories.

Then if asked about what I just read, I can’t get the words out to describe it. Like I said, is is frustrating.

But what REALLY keeps me going:


We are back!!!


IMG_0398IMG_0399IMG_0412OK…these aren’t the BEST pictures (these are pictures of PICTURES), but it showed what a great time we had in Disneyland.

It was finally time to take a vacation; I felt a little burned out.  I missed our kids. The days were just dragging.

But that 5 days completely turn Jill, the kids and me around.  I feel revised and even more optomistic.  I can’t wait to get back to work.

Be ready for my call!