Early this morning Max (our 4-year-old border collie/golden retriever rescue baby) and I went on a walk. As is often the case, a simple one hour walk relieved some stress and allowed me to sort out my often jumbled thoughts. As usual, the beauty of our Houston neighborhood soothes me. This may be hard… Read More Thank my lucky stars
You know how the saying goes about what to do when life gives you lemons…but what about when the lemons are being hurled at you at major league pitcher speed, and you have no bat or glove? When you are already so bruised and battered that you just don’t think you can take. One. More.… Read More Lemons
Anyone remember when most things were REAL? Before everything was made of plastic, laminate, particle board, or synthetic fibers? Before every ingredient in our food, body care, and cleaners ended in -phate, -kyl, or a long abbreviation or number? I know some of you will probably stop reading right now and blow my post off… Read More Is Everything Fake & Toxic?
There was a time in my life not so long ago ‘though it seems like decades, that I didn’t think about cancer or hospitals or caregivers and patients daily. In fact, I think I probably went several days or possibly weeks in a row without thinking about these subjects. Why wasn’t I more aware?? I… Read More Birthday wishes
I’m feeling a little melancholy today. The 4th of July…..so many great memories!! It’s always been one of my favorite holidays because it’s such a laid back family oriented holiday. No pressure to buy gifts or make a huge deal out of things. Throw something on the grill, crack open a watermelon, grab a… Read More Happy Independence Day!
Today hasn’t started off very well. Last night was of those hospital nights where sleep just wasn’t destined to happen. It wasn’t for lack of preparation. We knew we would be up early as B was supposed to be taken down for dialysis at 6am, so I got the diffuser going at 9 with sacred… Read More Ramblings & Gratitude
My husband’s favorite singer is Bruce Springsteen. Although we aren’t up there with some of those Bruce groupies who have seen him in concert hundreds of times, we have been able to catch him 3 different times since we started dating in 2007. We have most of his albums, all the books written about… Read More Waitin’ on a Sunny Day
One awesome thing about our new “normal” is that I’ve managed to find time to garden. I’ve spent countless hours in the yard preparing a place for a vegetable garden, cleaning up the jungle that was our front yard when we moved in, and potting flowers. Some of my fondest memories are from playing in… Read More Gardening is cheaper than therapy….
The definition of the word Caregiver is pretty straight forward–“a person who provides direct care.” Yet, so often as a Caregiver I find myself NOT able to give care or at least not care that will really help. When I have my “down” days, the source is most often this feeling of helplessness. Whether… Read More Caregiver Rant
“Are you warm enough, honey?” I hear her as they round the corner in front of where we are waiting to be seen at the 10th Floor ATC. “She” is a 60 something petite woman pushing her husband and a couple of bags in a wheelchair. If he answers her, I don’t hear. He has… Read More Salute