I’m on an extended road trip, my second of the summer. Currently I’m in Chicago for the very first time. Tonight I’m taking the Chicago Architectural Foundation boat tour. This was on my list of things I really wanted to do while in this city. Now, it just so happened that with the weather and… Read More Go It Alone (or with your dog)
Tuesday was a day when I felt like I needed a day off. YESTERDAY was a day when I felt like I needed a day off. I would have called in sick for a “mental health” day had I had that kind of job. But I don’t, and I can’t (just like millions of… Read More Just need a day off, please
Every day Max and I take a walk. Sometimes we walk 30 minutes, sometimes an hour, but we always take a morning walk around the block. First, we check the bushes of my parent’s house for the cat that seems to always be lurking there. Max would love to play, but kitty doesn’t want any… Read More My life in a small town
I’ve always been an optimistic, glass half full, gonna be ok kind of girl. Even when things are at their worst, something inside me always thinks that some how, some way things will turn out for the best. Call it faith, call it hope, call it unrealistic; I call it ME. I’m not really into… Read More Reality is too real for me
Finding joy in the little things becomes easier the more you focus on one day at a time! We all need to remember that we have NO idea what others are going through unless we’ve walked in their shoes, and even then, everyone’s experience is unique. Hope is as necessary as air and water. A… Read More Random Thoughts from My Current Life
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
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….
Ever since I wrote about the little things and how they can help us feel in control of our lives, I’ve also been considering other ways that we (meaning I) can “deal” better. Another thing that I’ve noticed about myself is that since truly putting into practice the saying “take it one day at… Read More Just For Today
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.