I am online!

For the first time, I am blogging from home. It may not be a big deal for you, but going without a computer and internet access from home since the fourth of July last year has been a big deal from me. Since I can compose and post my journal entries on the same day, even on weekends, I have decided to have more creative titles for my posts than just the date I originally wrote it.

April 2, 2008

I have almost forgotten what it was like, being able to go on the internet at home. Last July when I got a divorce, I gave my ex the new computer because he is self employed. So I took the 1999 Dell that we bought brand new and had been relegated to the kids' computer. But between the time it had been disconnected at one house and connected at the other, it had totally fritzed out. It had never been the same since a virus infected it two years ago Christmas, and a computer tech friend had to practically start from scratch to get it up and going.

March 26, 2008

When I was told in Houston that I needed to start thickening my drinks, I was quite a bit reluctant. The thickened drinks that I had every day for breakfast and lunch at the outpatient center were pre-thickened. The orange juice was too thick but tasted good, I didn't like the thickened milk, and I never even opened the thickened iced tea (without the ice). But the PA told me that even though I have just choked mildly a few times on liquids, that all my drinks need to be thickened from now on to prevent aspiration.

March 24, 2008

I had a great intersession week and Spring Break, but it was back to school today. The kids were really quiet, but I think they were still in shock or sleepy from being up late during our two weeks off.

March 20, 2008

I had a strange experience when I went back to my local neurologist on Monday. He proceeded to tell me that he had read all the information that Dr. Appel sent him from my trip to Houston, and that Dr. Appel agreed with him that they neither one know what in the world is wrong with me. It was definitely another Twilight Zone moment.

Kevin'Ride for Betty

I everyone i was dx with ALS in June 07.The ALS soceity asked me to be their ambassedor for there big walk on June 8th.I did not just want to show uo and make a speech and go home.So I am planning a bike trip from where i live Rockyford alberta to Calgary (110 Km).I will arrive in time to kick off Bettys run and walk on June 8th.My intention for my bike ride which is called Kevins Ride for Betty is to raise awareness for the walk and funds for the cause of ALS.I have a website under my name Kevin O'Keefe which can be accessed thru the walks website www.bettysr

March 14, 2008

The first week of my intersession has been great. I started stripping wallpaper off the walls of my boys' bedroom on Monday and have done nearly a wall a day. I have taken it slowly and alternated working on it and resting. And I have stopped working every day at 2:30 when it was time to go get my 9 year old. It will be ready to paint soon and they will have great blue walls instead of 1980's floral wallpaper. I also received my federal tax return today! Now I can order that computer and soon I will once again be online at home. I can't wait!

Carry Me Through

First of all, I would like to say that I like to Read, Read Poetry, and Write. (which I don't get to do much of). When I had just one of my bad days Friday when Tim begged me to take him out of his 'Suffering' and Torment and I had an argument with my Family. I came home Emotionally exhausted which is quite frequent. I just didn't think I could make it through the day. That night I was sitting at my Computer in a Daze.

March 7, 2008

Intersession is finally here! Now most of you have no idea what I am talking about. Our school is a CLC (continuous learning calendar) school, or in other words year round. School starts the first of August and we get three weeks off in October/November and three weeks off in March. This year we have to give up one week because of the 'Ice Storm of the Century' we had in December. We were out of school for a week because most of the nearly 500,000 people in town had no power. My house had no power for eight days.