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Monday, March 28, 2011

Day Of Uselessness

Today is going to be one of those days where I can't do anything. I woke up this morning and all the muscles in my back (from shoulders to entire buttocks and upper thighs) and pelvis (buttocks, hips, abdomen) feel like someone took a tiny tiny crochet hook and knotted all the muscles together so they don't move. For those who don't know what a crochet hook looks like, or how tiny they can get, here's a picture:

The one I marked is 0.75mm (the size of the hook at the tip). Itty bitty tiny little knots. Ohman. My muscle relaxers don't help much when the knots are like this either.

When my muscles are like this, and thankfully since I got my sleep number bed days like this are rare rather than common, moving in any way is difficult and doing things can be downright impossible. This causes my guilt to go way up, specially now that I am trying to raise money for my son's best friend's medical bills. I had planned to put out more fliers today and to try and get to Estate Treasures downtown and pick up the items she has for the yard sale (she says there are A LOT), but there is no way I can do that. I can barely make it to my bathroom without using the walker, so there is no way I can move boxes of items. I know I'm not the only one raising funds for the family, but I also know how badly they are hurting.

Sadly today is going to be a bed day when I can least afford one. Man I hate this.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Help Please

I am asking for prayers, thoughts, well wishes, reiki (whatever it is you are comfortable doing) for my son Kyle's best friend Matt.

Please spread the word as well. Matt was severely burned. All the burns are either bad 2nd degree to 3rd degree burns with the worst being on his hands and face (3rd degree; entire right side of his face). His neck, chest, both arms and hands were also badly burned. He is looking at a year worth of doctor appointments, surgeries, procedures etc. to treat these burns.

I am doing fund raising in the hopes of helping the family through this time so they can focus on helping Matt rather than worrying about gas money, medical bills etc.

Please visit for more information on how you can help Matt and his family!

Please post a link to his blog anywhere you want to so the word spreads!

If you want to send direct messages to Matt you can post a comment on the blog, email him at or contact me and I can provide a snail mail address for cards or letters.

Thank you all for your well wishes! I have passed them all on to Matt and his family. Matt says thank you as do his parents.