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
Sometimes you just need to go back to your roots for some comfort food!!! Now, before I start in on this healthy recipe, let me tell you, that if available, I would choose REAL fried catfish with fried hushpuppies EVERY SINGLE TIME. However, pulling out the propane tank, burner, pot, peanut oil, etc. at our… Read More “Fried” Catfish Po’boy
So you’re post stem cell transplant, post chemo, post surgery, or for whatever reason, you just don’t feel like eating or drinking! In a normal healthy person’s life, this isn’t a cause for alarm; however, in the case of someone who has been sick for a while and has already lost weight and can easily… Read More Quick protein filled smoothie
Essential Oils seem to be the latest craze as they are popping up everywhere! If you don’t read anything else in this post, please read this: The EO market is NOT regulated!! Just because the bottle says that it’s pure, doesn’t mean it is!!! Just like “Fragrance” on a label basically means “filled with MANY… Read More Essential Oils & a few of the reasons I fell in love with them