Representing my Team Missy gear during my walk at Dungeness Spit. I try to get out for fresh air and exercise every day. I am working to remain focused on building up strength and muscle reserves to prep for my next liver transplant. I actually feel pretty darn good right now so sometimes I forget for just a moment that my liver is failing me and I could be called for transplant literally ANY MINUTE. It is hard to get into the groove and figure out what my life will truly be like with this hanging over my head. But I am thankful for this time I get to have at home and keeping my mind in a hopeful and grateful state as much as possible.
Happy Missy Monday everybody!
Took the pups for a walk by the Dungeness Spit hoping for sunset photo ops. The sound of the waves and smell of the oceans awakens something in me I can't describe. And I love it!
I am so excited for this kiddo right here! Two days in class per week at the high school is going to do wonders for him. My heart breaks for all of the kids that have been so isolated for the past year. Happy first day of high school, buddy! Go forth and do great things!
I was reminded again how blessed I am to have been gifted these beautiful lungs. As our power flickered off and on last night, I immediately went into survival mode, thinking I need to go get the generator for my oxygen concentrator - then realizing with a breath of relief that is no longer part of my life. Praise God for this new chance to live my life without this fear hanging over my head anymore.
Braved the cold and wind for some time outside with the fam. Got a few pockets of sunshine in as well. No regrets! I can't believe that just weeks ago I was still relying on a walker or wheelchair to get around. It is a miracle that I not only regained use of my right side, trained myself how to walk again but I am killing it on these wilderness walks now! Just so thankful for the amazing folks at UW, my support warriors that lifted me up and to God for where I am today. Beyond Blessed.
We've really enjoyed cooking dinner together lately. So good. Tonight? Fajitas and ice cream sundae bar for dessert. Not sad about it! Hope everyone had a great day today!
We participated in a virtual cooking session via the Traditional Foods Program tonight on Zoom. Now we are enjoying our cod loaf, yummy salad and squash. Not just delicious but a great way to 'see' everyone's smiling faces. I raise my hands up in thanks to our Tribe and the beautiful people that work tirelessly to make these events happen.
Mild pampering with my momma while we watch Thor. Alden is also partaking but only if I didn't post photographic evidence for the world to see.
Great day today! Feeling better after a slight run down from my second covid vaccine earlier this week. The kids and I spent some time today breaking in our new electric bike. It has some decent speeds (up to 28mph) and an 80 mile range with one charge. We all took turns while walking the doggos on the discovery trail. Kids are finding things of their own they can sell and putting out feelers for odd jobs to save up for their own. Super cool to think we could all three cruise all the way to town and back with ease by this summer. So much fun, everyone loved the fresh air and has been all smiles today. Blessed and thankful for days like today!
My favorite daughter got me out of the house today and served up some delightful burgers from Oak Table. Walking around the orchard and garden was great for the body and mind!