• Washington DC Things to Do - #Travel #WashingtonDC #NationalMall #VietnamMemorial #WWIIMemorial #KoreanWarMemorial

    Washington DC Things to Do

    There are several other things that we did on our trip to Washington DC that I feel need a mention on the blog. The monuments, restaurants and museums that we visited definitely deserve to be mentioned. Washington DC Monuments On our second day of our vacation, we visited the monuments at the National Mall. This is a beautiful park area that is full of statues and monuments that represents some of the most important historical moments in our country. Below you will find a slideshow with pictures from the Vietnam Memorial, Korean War Memorial, World War II Memorial and the Washington Monument. There are several monuments that we did not…

  • Museum of the Bible Review - #travelblog #WashingtonDC #Museum #travel #tourist #TheFrozenMind #review

    Museum of the Bible – Review

    [metaslider id=2281]The Museum of the Bible was the first thing on our list of things to do during our vacation to Washington, DC. It opened last year and it is one of the reasons that we stopped talking about this trip and started planning. The Museum of the Bible was the highlight of our trip so I am going to review it separately from the other things that we did in Washington, DC.  As I review this museum, please note that I will also review the accessibility at the end of this post. Museum of the Bible Overview: When we first entered the Museum of the Bible, there is a…

  • Review of the State Plaza Hotel in Washington DC with a rating for Handicap Accessibility - #WashingtonDC #travel #hotel #review #travelblog #TheFrozenMind

    Washington DC: The State Plaza Hotel Review

    Last week, my husband and I went on a much needed vacation. This trip was very different to other trips we have taken because I needed my wheelchair. This opened up the possibilities for issues during the trip. Because of this, I want to do reviews of the place we stayed, how we traveled, the things we did and the places we ate and I will be including accessibility as part of my reviews. I am going to begin with the State Plaza Hotel. Why I chose this hotel: Reviews! The online reviews on State Plaza Hotel were very high and even the ones that were not had 1 nice…

  • Make Family Dinner Easy tonight with this Easy Peasy Baked Ziti! #recipes #easymeal #cookforacrowd #italianfood #weeknightdinner

    Easy Peasy Baked Ziti

    This Baked Ziti is a meal that has been a regular on my menu for years. I have made this several times for large groups because it is easy to make and just as easy to make in large quantities. I do need to tell you that it does use a canned sauce but that is one of the reasons that it is so incredibly easy. I “doctor” up the sauce with fresh meat, mushrooms, onions and spices and no one will know unless you tell them.  There is a time and place for a homemade sauce so if you have time to make one, you can do that too.…

  • Use these tips to pamper yourself on days that you don't feel well. - #chronicillness #selfcare #pampering #pamper

    4 Ways to Pamper Yourself When You Don’t Feel Well

    Why Pamper Yourself? As I am writing this, Hurricane Florence has been pounding the North Carolina coast for 24 hours and is starting to slowly start her journey south toward me. All of the models show very little likelihood that it will make it here and for that I am incredibly grateful. That doesn’t exactly mean that I am completely “out of the woods” so to speak. The Barometric Pressure started dropping around 3 am and has continued to drop significantly through out the day. I have had a hemiplegic migraine that morphed into a nasty headache with nausea and all over joint pain. I feel like I need to…

  • Why I Hesitate to use my Mobility Devices - #disability #mobility #wheelchair #chronicillness

    Why I Hesitate to Use My Mobility Devices

    Over the past couple of years, my ability to walk long distances had decreased drastically. Very little activity will leave me exhausted and sweating profusely. I made a decision to get two different types of mobility devices so I can get out of the house for longer periods of time. There is just one problem, I am hesitant to use them. I guess I have to admit here that pride is one of the reasons that I am not eager to use my wheelchair and my Rollator. It is obvious that I worry way too much about what people are going to think. I do need them because when I…

  • Flawesome Award - Celebrating the Flaws that Make you Awesome! #flawesome #positivity #mentalhealth #award

    The Flawesome Award

    I was nominated for The Flawesome Award by Kate at Kate Days a Week and by Duncan at Tales of a Bearded Man. I am honored to have been nominated by these two amazing bloggers. They are both 2 of my favorites so be sure to go show their blogs some love! Now on to the Award: This award was created by the amazing Sophia Ismaa. She wanted to create an award that celebrates our faults and this is definitely an award that I can support. Here is Sophia’s description of this award: “It’s time to celebrate the flaws that make you awesome. How many times do we see an award that…

  • Trying to accomplish too many things at one time is a recipe for anxiety! #goals #laddertheory #anxiety #mentalhealth #success

    The Ladder Theory: How to Tackle Life One Thing at a Time

    A few years ago. my daughter was having severe issues with anxiety. She had just turned 18 and felt like the world was coming down around her. She thought that she had to have her entire life figured out. There were too many things to focus on accomplishing at one time and it was paralyzing her. This is when the “Ladder Theory” was born. I was sitting on her bed and she was completely distraught because she was so overwhelmed with all of the things that she thought had to be done right now. I wish I could take credit for what I said but honestly, it just flowed out…

  • KNowinf the regulations for traveling with medications will make traveling easier. #travel #regulations #medications #chronicillness #flying #airline

    Airline Regulations for Traveling with Injectable Medications

    In a few weeks, my husband and I are traveling to Washington, DC for a vacation. I am so excited about this trip and I am busy planning and making sure that I have the things I will need. Traveling with Hemiplegic Migraine has its challenges. I have no clue how my body will react to flying but I do know that pressure changes do trigger my episodes. There is a lot to prepare for to make sure that I have the necessary medications and supplies needed to make the trip a success. The things I am the most concerned about traveling with is my injectable medication. Of course, I…

  • A Vacation is a great time to take time for relaxing, reconnecting and sharing with your spouse! #travel #AChronicVoice #LinkUp #relaxing #Sharing #Reconnecting #marriage #relationships #chronicillness #Thefrozenmind

    Relaxing, Reconnecting and Sharing on Vacation – A Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice

    Last month I participated in my first Link Up Party by A Chronic Voice. I had a lot of fun writing that post and I am now going to do this every month. I find using the writing prompts challenging and fun. This month out of the prompts, I have chosen relaxing, reconnecting and sharing because it goes along with our vacation this month. This is how the Link Up works. Every month a new Prompt is posted on the Link Up Page on A Chronic Voice. Each month there are 5 prompts listed and you must write something about each one of them in the post. Then you submit your…