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
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
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
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
This morning I chose the essential oil blend “Joy” for my morning meditation/prayer time. Last week as an attempt to become more emotionally and spiritually centered, I began this practice. My affirmation for today was “This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). I… Read More JOY
It’s interesting–the older I get the more I realize that I don’t really have control over the big things in my life–that’s up to a much higher power than I. What I do have power over is the little things. Control over attitudes and reactions, control over words, control over daily habits. These are within… Read More Little things mean a lot.
I discovered smoothies several years back when I was trying to find sneaky ways to get more fruits, veggies, and other nutrients in my family’s diet. The ease and variety of these drinks continue to keep me interested! With cancer and chemo, there are many days when my husband doesn’t feel like eating but will… Read More Smoothie Recipes!
In my last post, I wrote about some of my thoughts on health. Now, don’t get me wrong; I fully admit that I don’t have it down or am the role model for health. I’m a 49 year old woman who struggles daily on many levels. However, I have read a lot written by those… Read More In case you didn’t believe me…