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Information Management for the Tired Mommy

Medical appointments are a challenge in many regards.  For one reason, every appointment begins with the whole list of questions or forms.  Even when the office already has several folders worth of Riley’s information, I get to go over every event and medication again.  Unfortunately, I do not have instant recall of each medication, dates of surgeries over a lifetime or diagnostic procedures and scans last completed.

Kreativ Blogger

I got an award!

A Huge Thank You to Cinnamon over at Cinnamon’s Spicy Life!  Who kindly listed me among a very impressive list: Stacie, over at Riley’s Smile  because she’s an awesome Mom with SO much on her plate, and does such great things with the Special Needs community.

the survivors blog – a tribute to those who sink and those who survive

The story of the Titanic survivors has been prominent in the news lately due to the observance of the 100th anniversary of the April 14th, 1920 disaster.   Some survivors talk about the event.  Some survivors  never talked about that night, up until their passing many years later.  I am struck by how survivor stories are told (or not).  More so, it has made me think about blogging…

Cinnamon Awards the Kreativ Blogger

Cinnamon’s Spicy Life has passed Riley’s Smile the Kreativ Blogger Award!

Thank you Cinnamon – I love this award!  Stacie

this in that

SWFL Ladies – it is time to make your reservations.
My next fundraiser will be for Freedom Waters Foundation.
Please see the flier HERE.
President Obama Appoints New Members to Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities – CEC Policy Insider  Last week, the Obama Administration announced several key new appointments, including the appointment of Peter Bell and Jack Brandt as members of the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. The committee is made up of 21 citizen members and 13 federal employees who are tasked…
Please vote again today for me… The Ugliest Blog Contest.
I am currently behind 57 to 62.
The Librum of Time is working pretty hard for this one.
Help me make her work a little harder.
Meet Wichita of Wildlife Waystation…  Thank goodness for the Waystation that misplaced animals may still have a home and thrive while educating us all.

Please cast your vote – blog style

Hey everybody…
Riley’s Smile is falling into second place in The Ugliest Blog Contest.
 Please wander by tonight, tomorrow and Friday to cast your vote
at Lady Jane Designs.
Thank you so very much for your support.
respect Smileys
Lady Jane Designs

Hanging with Riley

The Ugliest Blog Giveaway Voting continues through the week.  Please visit Lady Jane Designs and cast your vote to help brighten up Riley’s Smile.  Thank you!

Riley loves food.  Dinner is his favorite and feeding him can be quite challenging while he laughs and writhes.  He rides his wheelchair much like a first timer aboard the mechanical bull at the local country bar.  By the time I got out the video he was much calmer but you get the idea.  Much of the meal lands on the kitchen wall and rains down on both of us.

Over the weekend Dad and Riley had lots of one on one time while little brother was on an overnight playdate.

Yesterday morning Riley woke vomiting and soon started with an unusual seizure.  For once I had the wherewithal to video.

Our lanai is bursting with blooms and strangely they fill me with melancholy.  The white butterfly orchid was delivered to my the morning of Riley’s birth by the kindness of a distant friend.  Each time the buds return I remember the anguish John and I were suffering when they first arrived.

The red Cymbidium rarely shows shares its blooms with us.  Florida is certainly not the proper home for this beauty.  It is one of the few Cymbidiums we held on to after our move from Southern California.  It reminds me of the time in our marriage when we were full of hope and great plans.  I remember long lazy loving days in Santa Barbara when we had the time and energy to enjoy each other.

Yes, we are making progress in regaining some of that hope and joy in life.  It is a process and a difficult journey.  For now, I must turn my attention to Riley.  Thankfully, he seems to finally be keeping down a meal.

We are all special… Stacie Wiesenbaugh

Falling Off a High-Heeled Life: Make YOUR vote count!! I need YOUR HELP

Falling Off a High-Heeled Life: Make YOUR vote count!! I need YOUR HELP: In BlogLand we come across many wonderful and inspiring blogs one of those blogs for me is Riley’s Smile. I have been following Stacie and …

Falling Off A High-Heeled Life has been amazingly supportive to my blogging efforts and my personal stories. Please return the kindness and visit this beautiful blog. Stacie


The Ugliest Blog Contest

Well, I do not think any of the contestants are the least bit ugly and has developed their own unique personality!
However each of them, Riley’s Smile included,
could use a little professional help to achieve desired impact and bring in a larger audience.
This brings us to the very talented services of Lady Jane Designs.
Dear Reader,
Please follow the link The Ugliest Blog Contest and vote for your selection to win Lady Jane’s Blog Makeover.  Yes, I would really like to win the makeover!
Then again, do I want to believe ya’ll think my blog ugly?  Hmmmn.
Yep, I’d like to win.
So please head on over and check out the contest, voting once each day this week is permitted.
Thanks so much for your help! Stacie
Lady Jane Designs

Different Dream Parenting Giveaway Winner

Riley has drawn a winner.  The giveaway is for the book Different Dream Parenting by Jolene Philo.  You may read Ms. Philo’s interview with Rileys-Smile here.  Just this morning we put our entries into our large Abalone shell (a souvenir from my life in Santa Barbara) and somehow convinced Riley to grasp one scrap of paper.

Picking up just one piece of paper was no small task.  Eventually he held one balled slip…
And our Winner Is: Jane and her beautiful daughter Tilly.

I greatly appreciate those of you who came by and entered my giveaway.  Thank you so much!


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