Tag Archives: awareness

Day 363 – A Yankee Apple

New York here I come!   A New York Yankees apple was in order – a big thank you to all New Yorkers for embracing the Apple-A-Thon. Since I was born in Princeton, NJ and my Dad grew up in Upper Montclair, NJ – listening to the Yanks with my grandfather, Willard who was a […]

Day 360 – We Feel It

“A single arrow is easily broken, but not ten in a bundle.” – Japanese Proverb Last week a great article was written in the Huffington Post by Daniel P. Malito who writes about Rheumatiod Arthritis in their health section as well as for Creaky Joints. His article explains in clear terms what happens in the […]

Day 358 – Don’t Be Fooled By The Calendar

Don’t be fooled by the calendar.  There are only as many days in the year as you make use of.  ~Charles Richards Oy! Every day is made use of even the ones where we rest, reflect, and chill! I remember the days on end when all I wanted was some relief of my symptoms. I […]

Day 350 – My Mom’s Perspective

My mom has been with me everyday and at every step through each apple. She has cheered each high and she’s felt my lows probably more than I have. When she told me she was writing about her impressions of the last 10 years I felt a huge sense of relief. I cried when I […]

Day 343 – The Apple That Never Sleeps

This apple that seems to never sleep is so gosh darned excited to get to the city that never sleeps! I know I’ve been telling you all that information about the Apple-A-Thon is coming – and it is – but I’ve had a few details that have been harder to pull together than my insanely […]

Day 339 – A Real Treasure

There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island. – Walt Disney Today’s apple, post, and quote are for my friend Holly. First and foremost because she is a treasure. She is a sparkly, shiny box of valuable goodies. She is passionate, creative, and funny and she has AS. […]

Day 335 – Rules? What Rules?

If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.  Katharine Hepburn I set some rules upon myself on Day One of Art Apple A Day. They were: A 5” x 5” image – no other restrictions except that it could not be photographs or digital art. It had to be done by hand. […]

Day 316 – An Apple Carriage Awaits Midnight!

About a month ago I posed a question on my Facebook page asking people what their favorite fairy tale was because I was looking for ideas for The Daily Apple and I received some amazing suggestions. Initially I was thinking of doing a week of Fairy Tale Apples but I decided that I would go […]

Day 314 – A Good Man

I have been blessed with a good man. He is someone who I can laugh with, share my day, my successes and failures, and someone to lean on in the difficult times. Don’t get me wrong – we’ve had our times and our disagreements as all marriages do. Doug has dealt with the ups and […]

Day 312 – When To Kvetch

I grew up learning to gut through difficult situations. No Kvetching allowed. But my friend Michael of Spondyville started a topic today on one of the support groups for AS. He posed the following: In accepting having AS, and learning to cope, have you gone too far? By that, I mean, are you TOO good […]