Author Archives: Randy Beal

Slow and steady

I just can’t shake this phrase today, everything I do I just keep hearing that phrase. I want to do everything quickly and get it done. That’s not the case, it takes time to do things right and I’m finding that out every day. This encompasses every area of my life, I want to eatContinue Reading


We have talked about buying a house in 2016 and it is really close. We want to have a new house built to fit all of our needs. Now that it is becoming a reality it scares the hell out of me. No longer renting and able to call maintenance when we needed them, it’sContinue Reading


I had a post in November called Hard about the choking fit I had at Merichka’s. My sister in law is in town for the holiday from Portland and she wanted to go to Merichka’s for dinner on Monday night. I didn’t want to have a repeat performance and was determined to get through theContinue Reading

Get over it

I have had two posts lately that have been kind of down in the dumps ones. I’ve taken some of my own advice to not wallow, but be happy. Why should I dwell on the negative things in life, I have challenges get over them. I just need to work a little harder to overcomeContinue Reading


This is now my 2nd recent post where I show my vulnerability, I cried recently and now I’m scared. I don’t know what the future holds period and I don’t know for me. All I do know is that I’m going to keep fighting and figure things out, there is always a new way toContinue Reading

Good week

I am really excited for a couple of things that will happen next week. First off I will be getting my new power chair on Monday. This chair will be used every day as I have grown too weak for the manual chair and this one will allow me to pressure relieve my butt andContinue Reading

Just cry

I’m at a place that I’ve accepted I have MS, woo hoo, that is just part of the battle. Accepting that is great, but things are still hard. Today, I was brushing my teeth and it was hard and I just wanted to cry. As usual with me I didn’t let the pity party lastContinue Reading

So much

I have so much going on right now and I love it. My mom recently said to me, a busy man is a happy man, and I agree with that. Here’s what’s going on: I recently added a new page to Facebook and twitter account (HandsThat) and I’m working on areas to grow that, I’mContinue Reading


Last night we went to Merichka’s for my wife’s birthday dinner. I can’t believe she’s 36, we’re the same age for about a month. I didn’t think I was really weak, but quickly realized I was. I got only 3 bites into my sandwich and I had a choking fit and was done eating atContinue Reading


It is no secret that I love to talk, not sure if I always have something of importance to say though. If you ask my wife I never have anything of importance to say. 🙂 I have been noticing that my speech is a little labored, especially when I’m more wore out. I will neverContinue Reading