Category Archives: Family

No writer’s cramp here!!

Phewwww! I got the 400 copies of ‘Learning to Make Toast’ signed today that Dr. Bruce Wojciechowski purchased . It was exhilarating signing so many books for a man I love like a brother and admire for the genius work he does with the brain injured community!!

God bless you Dr. Bruce! The world is a better place because of you!!!

I am a very blessed woman!

Today when I was at the doctor for a routine visit, a lady was telling me how she got divorced after 40 years and was sharing some really awful stuff with me. I felt bad for her & her children. After she left, I was alone in the lobby thanking God for Husband & how blessed I am to have him. Then the song Wind Beneath my Wings started playing on the music system.

I rest my case!!

THIS is why I do what I do!!!!!

Hi Joaner,
I am so stoked about you coming to the TBI conference in May. I know you will do a fabulous job. I have been super busy with the 3 councils I am on. But things are working great. If you have any questions or ??? don’t hesitate to let me know. And I know this question is probably eating you up inside….”NO” “You don’t have to wear a lampshade”. :)
I AM SUPER PROUD OF YOU !!!. And I can’t thank you enough for being the influence and motivator to help me be what I am today !!! Love you bunches Joaner !! Say Hi to John also .

Cool beans baby!!!

Episode 20- Joan and John Miller | Happie Heads
Posted on February 19, 2018 by Michael Jensen

Joan and John are a delight. Witty, rambunctious, and sincere are just a few adjectives I could use to describe….

What a day!!!

My plan was to cook a great dinner tonight for Husband using my crockpot.  I put in all the ingredients, put on the top and turned it on. I decided it was time for a nap so I laid down for a few hours. When I woke up  (1 & 1/2hrs. later)  I checked the crockpot to see if it was warm. It was then I realized….I FORGOT TO PLUG IT IN!!  I plugged it in and then went on to do some computer work which turned out to be a bad idea. I thought I’d add some kale to my dinner and make a couple salads. Then I went back to screw up some more things on the computer. Forty five minutes later I checked the crockpot only to discover I hadn’t put the lid on correctly so it wasn’t tight. If we eat tonight (other then PB & J) it’ll be a miracle!!!

It’s what we do!!

What a great day I had at Central Catholic with Jeannette Robart & Cynthia Slauson Thurber representing Oregon Impact. We spoke to four classes and they took part in games that showed what it’s like to drive impaired, and how it’s impossible to text and drive and remain safe. We were invited back to do it again tomorrow for three additional classes! Saving lives is what Oregon Impact is all about!!

A Sunday complete with touching more lives!

 What a great interview Husband & I had this morning with Michael Jensen of the podcast Happie Heads. He asked fun and important questions about how both of us did, and still are, walking down our path of brain injury. He even bought a copy of ‘Learning to Make Toast’ which he will promoting on the podcast!

Next time it’s French toast!

I’m certainly glad when I can my pears I use water as opposed to a light syrup. When putting my jar back in the fridge after getting pears for Husband’s & my breakfast, the bottom broke off the jar and pears spilled all over me and the floor. Then I noticed when taking my meds I prepare for the week, I accidentally traded something I need to take on a daily basis (or it could get attitude ugly over here) for an anti diarrhea.

I’ve had better, and far worse, starts to the day!!!