There was a new nurse today at my doctor’s office.
She was young and eager to please.
She had trouble taking my blood pressure.
I didn’t mind, but she was flustered.
She succeeded the second time.
She was pleased, then puzzled and then upset to see me in tears…
Of course, it had nothing to do with her…
It’s just that she was young. Continue reading “An Encounter”
Out for a walk this morning, my heart is heavy.
My daughter-in-law starts two weeks of brain radiation today. Continue reading “Unexpected Figures”
Many of you know that our lives are in limbo waiting for a new treatment plan for my daughter-in-law. Continue reading “Still waiting…”
I am coming back.
I have not posted in awhile.
I have had great ideas. I have written articles in my mind as I walked with my dog Ginny.
But putting paper to pen or fingers to computer has not happened. Continue reading “I am coming back”
The devil is one of my oldest companions.
When I was a lazy child my Mother would scold me,
“The devil finds work for idle hands!”
So, I dutifully skulked off to my room or anywhere out of her sight.
Or, I found something to do. Continue reading “The Devil and Me”
All of my life I have enjoyed the comfort of my faith, my family, and my friends.
My faith has diminished and grown over the years as I deal with life’s ups and downs.
My family, while not TV family perfect, are there for me.
My friends, although scattered across the world, are there for me.
Continue reading “Faith Family Friends”
Somewhere along the way I learned that helping others gives me joy.
At no time is this more important than when I am hurting. Continue reading “Joy : Joy”
It seems as though a lifetime has passed since I started reading Orion’s Gift by Anneli Purchase.
Then, over a month ago, life was sweet and simple.
Now, adjusting to the new normal,* I am finding my way back to some of my pleasures such as reading.
Reading at the end of the day is my “happy hour”. Continue reading “Orion’s Gift (again)”
Today was a “semi-happy” day.
I will take that without feeling guilty.***
Continue reading “Semi-Happy Day”
I woke early to the sound of pouring rain.
I lay in bed for awhile enjoying the sound.
It was lovely, cool and dark.
Continue reading “Day 10”