Wednesday, January 15, 2014

My knight has been doing really well lately. His lists are being completed, he's remembering to clear spending with me BEFORE he spends, and things are going smoothly. Even last night when he really wanted to go to practice, and I told him to stay home and get started on the classes for his master's program. He tried to tell me that he didn't have much work, and that he wanted to go to practice. I put my foot down, told him I wanted him to stay home and get started on is classes. He sighed, and did as he was told. And, as it turned out, he is now glad he listened. He had been locked out of the syllabi for his classes because of technical issues on the school's side. Last night he finally was able to get in to his class info, and found he has a quiz on DNA technology on Thursday. Did I mention my knight is a programmer? He knows next to nothing about DNA technologies, and really doesn't care. But.. it's a requirement of the class.

My point here is that he didn't fight me on it, he didn't pout or whine. He just did what I told him was best and it paid off.

Now.. I need to come up with something fun to reward him for doing so well. Maybe a long tease session this evening is in order.  Yeah.. I think that's what I'll do. I've been dealing with pretty serious fatigue from the ms for the last week or so. I haven't even been able to get through my day without needing at least one nap, and by the time we go to bed, I'm so tired that I drop off to sleep almost immediately. But, I'm feeling better today after increasing my coconut oil, and doing a mild fast. ( yes.. I really SHOULD follow my own ms advice.. it seems I know what I'm talking about... go figure)  I have a good bit more energy today than I have had in weeks.  I think I'll break out the massage oil and some toys after the kids go to bed tonight.


  1. I am very sorry to hear you are dealing with ms. We have a friend doing the same and I know it's imperative you keep your stress level down and take good care of yourself. One thing I would suggest is that you take a few minutes one night a week and discuss with Knight what went well that week, why it went well, what you were displeased with and how to correct his deficiencies. Also, since Knight works well with lists, perhaps you should divide your tasks for him into two separate lists. One list containing recurring items that are done every week and another list containing one time or new non-recurring tasks. After a while, you should not have to remind Knight about recurring tasks. He should accomplish them on his own. Then you'll only have to assign non-recurring tasks that come up from time to time. Glad to hear things are going well.

  2. You are making great progress with your knight. Keep working at it and both of you will be happier. Sorry to hear about your MS. Our youngest Daughter is dealing with it. The medications available today are very good, so you shoud have a long and exciting life. Do not fare....

  3. Dualpurpose.. I've had ms for over 20 years. It started as Relapsing Remitting MS when I was 15. Now, I have secondary progressive ms, which I treat entirely with herbs, supplements, diet, and other natural methods. I have never taken ms drugs. Eight years ago, I lost most of my vision, balance, coordination, strength, speech and ability to function in daily life. I could not walk without help, could not read, write or drive. Some days I needed help getting dressed. My doctors told us I would be in a nursing home within six months. I went home, and started researching. I learned a lot. Over the last eight years I have regained 99% of my functioning. I very rarely have symptoms more serious than fatigue. I went back to school and earned my ND degree, became a Master Herbalist, and Reiki Master. If your daughter is interested in learning what I did to recover, and what I do to maintain that recovery, you can email me at I'll give you my "regular" email, and my website address.



Knight has a thing for body piercings. I have a couple piercings that he gets to play with and take photos of when he's been really good...