Author Archives: Climbing Downhill

About Climbing Downhill

Wife and mother of grown kids, in my 60's and dealing with MS, making life's moments count and trying to offer something of value to others along the way. https://climbingdownhill.wordpress.com

Windows to Weather

There’s a window in the front of my house. When I look out of it, some days I see the sun shining bright and some days it competes with clouds. Some days water sprinkles from the sky, while other times … Continue reading

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Merci Train Car

Sitting on our state’s fairgrounds is a train car with an written explanation. This train car grabbed my attention. After learning more about it, it grabbed my heart. For it proves that even after things as senseless and barbaric as … Continue reading

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Two Toddlers and the Toe

Having two toddlers in a room can create some sweet moments. Having two toddlers in a room can lead to some challenging moments. Having two toddlers in a room will certainly provide some humorous moments. Little Miss sat on the … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-STAYBRIDGE INN – MADISON EAST, WI

In December of 2020 and in April of 2021, we stayed at the Staybridge Inn on the east side of Madison. The suite had a separate living area, bedroom and bathroom. The living area was similar to the picture shown … Continue reading

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Facebook Flames

Social media can be a minefield. That’s exactly what it was when I saw the entry of a friend there. We’ll call her Diana. Diana could be very kind, but she also clearly had anger issues that were made apparent … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-HOLIDAY INN WICHITA EAST I-35

Last July, we traveled to the Wichita area in Kansas and needed a hotel for two nights. We chose the Holiday Inn Wichita East I-35. The hotel is beautiful with it’s warm colors and sleek designs. It was the first … Continue reading

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Recalculating

When GPS technology was first available in our vehicles, and a change in direction was necessary to reach a destination, the device would alert the driver with the word “recalculating”.  In a similar way, when MS affects the body, changes … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-EMBASSY SUITES, OVERLAND PARK, KS

In February of 2020, we stayed at the Embassy Suites in Overland Park. That was more than a year ago, so the layout and features could have changed between then and now, but I will post the pictures and opinions … Continue reading

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What is it About Raspberries?

Is it their unique, sweet taste? Is it the familiar crunching of their seeds between your teeth? Is it the way their grid sections form together into a fascinating dome shape? Is it the hole inside of them that is … Continue reading

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Hotel Review-HAMPTON INN – DERBY, KS

In November of 2019, we spent a night at the Hampton Inn in Derby, Kansas. The bathroom was small compared to other hotels we’ve stayed in. There wasn’t a lot of room around the toilet to maneuver. The sink was … Continue reading

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