Category Archives: Scotland

Taking Back My Life, One Country at a Time

I did it!  I went to Scotland for two weeks, not only survived, but also had a good time.  Of course, it was different from traveling when I was healthy, but it was a giant triumph.  Traveling is one of … Continue reading

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It’s a brand new day, it’s a brand new year

Amazing isn’t it? Its Easter and I am finally getting around to catching you up on New Years. Scary! On the bright side, as you already know, my entertaining duties have only been forsaken for school. In no uncertain terms, I … Continue reading

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Life with the rich and famous

And then there was silence. I know, I know, I have been a major slacker lately. I can admit that, in fact I have consistently admitted that to everyone who asked me where that update was hiding. To which, I must say, … Continue reading

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Ch ch ch Changes…

We have moved! Aha! You think, “I knew that was coming.” Yes, well, the migration patterns of the Shawn and Kristen this year have been quite erratic they seem to have abandoned their usual westward migration to California and gone … Continue reading

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I Finally Met a Scot in Scotland!

Alright, that settles it! I’m cold! Cold! Cold! Cold! Brrrrrr. It appears that we have hit winter; Scotland style and it ain’t pretty. I have already broken out the heavy artillery, silk long johns, polar fleece liner to my coat, … Continue reading

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Santa is Selling Kilts in Edinburgh!

Life Before Chronic Pain This weekend we made our very first trip to Edinburgh.  My mind was full of castles, cute shops, good food…all the things a tourist such as myself could possibly want.  Well it didn’t quite work out … Continue reading

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What Do You Mean You Won’t Tell Me What to Think?

I firmly believe that my brain has melted, drained out my right ear and made a wretched mess on the living room floor.  What I have left is the brain of an infant that is overwhelmingly distracted and entertained by … Continue reading

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