It's been awhile

This year has been a wild ride. For most the world the last year has almost stood still. Last year around February/March I was feeling good. I was getting out, eating, and enjoying my life for the first time in years. Then, March 18th happen and California like most the country was on lock down. I went from being basically on house arrest to a taste of freedom and a normal life right back to lock down.

To some Covid isn't anything big, just another flu. To others, the more vulnerable it's a very big deal. I don't go out, I have most things delivered or have my boys run out. I know there is a vaccine out however until someone with my condition is studied, I'll pass.

Speaking of boys, my two are doing great.

Lincoln is off to the Navy on January 5th. I'm so proud of him. He's been working toward the military for a couple years now. He was just waiting for me to get better. He stood by and took care of me now as much as it hurts he has to live his own life. It's very hard for me to talk about it. He's one of my best friends. But through it all I'm so beyond proud!

Kodiak is doing great as well! He , like most kids are doing distance learning. At first it was a challenge, but now he's back on track and doing great. He still is able to see and talk to his friends online which is very important to us. As upside-down as things are we are trying to keep things as normal as possible.

Matt and I are doing wonderful. I'm sad to see relationship fall apart and struggle during COVID but I can honestly say our marriage is thriving and better than ever. Our communication, effort, empathy and passion has just thrived.

Now on to me.......

Well, things have been a Rollercoaster as far as my health is. I can say I'm roughly 95% better and think we have figured out how to get to 100%!!!

I still suffer phantom pains that cripple me at times ,nerve pain and scar discomfort. But I'm telling you I'm so much better. I am still very tired a lot and don't have much energy but day by day I'll get there.

As most of you have noticed from my pictures I've also gained weight lol 😆 I was a little twig, now I'm a thick trunk🤣 Its all good, I've sacriced a lot of good food, but now I need to step away from the bowl.

During these last 6 months or so I ventured out into a new business. Color Street, and a home based craft business. I'm really enjoying having a creative outlet and something to keep my mind and body occupied and moving. If you'd like to check out my stuff my site is

This week I have a lab appointment and will have some answers with my current issues. Hopefully in the next month I can get in to see my surgeon to check and make sure everything is good and what we think is wrong is it, and it's fixable. I'll give more details as they come. I'm just not ready yet.

I will ask that you please continue to keep me and my family in your prayers.

Thank you all so much💜