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In memory of my mother
Saturday, May 07, 2011      12 comments

Changing my profile picture for Mother's day. The pictures were taken in 1942, the same year she married my father. I miss you, Mom. Looking forward to s... Read more
One big happy family
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      6 comments

The deed is done. Sis decided last week to give up her house and move in with us. She has been here since we brought Dad home from rehab in February. I will be forever grateful. It's been an emotional week as Sis closed a chapter of her lif... Read more
Dream perch in a flood plain
Monday, April 18, 2011      3 comments

It's snowing. An hour later, the daffodils took a nosedive into the snow. Three inches of snow are in the forecast. We've had some very windy days. They had a commu... Read more
Rainy Saturday thoughts on caregiving, support, tears and pain, getting organized
Saturday, April 16, 2011      5 comments

Today is the helicopter egg drop at church. Yesterday was extremely windy and cold. Today I woke up to rain beating on the windows. Everyone has been praying against the weather report for this day. The sun just broke through the clouds a few m... Read more
Birthday thoughts
Thursday, April 14, 2011      6 comments

It's been an interesting birthday week. Everyone here has been so kind. Thank you for the birthday messages and goodies. We've heard that age is a state of mind. To a certain degree that is true. As I became older, I still felt and acted y... Read more
A new decade
Monday, April 11, 2011      7 comments

Today I enter a new decade. ...My steps are less sprightly than then, My face is a well-written page, Maggie, And time alone was the pen.... -George Johnson Let me advise thee not to talk of thyself as being old. There i... Read more
Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake
Monday, March 21, 2011      4 comments

Plantains, black beans, sweet potato, kale, Kashi 7 whole grain pilaf, amaranth, polenta, and spicy ancho sauce. Total Fat 9g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 380mg ... Read more
Over or under?
Saturday, March 05, 2011      5 comments

There is a proper way to hang toilet paper on the roller. I am adamantly sure about this. It is shocking how many approach this solemn duty with wanton disregard for c... Read more
A Few More Pictures after the ice storm
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      6 comments

Here are a few more pictures after the ice storm. ... Read more
Pictures of yesterday's winter storm
Monday, February 21, 2011      10 comments

The snow melted last week. The sun was shining. Blue skies. Spring in February? Yesterday it snowed and snowed. Then the sleet started and continued for several hours. One of our therapists from a Detroit suburb told me she had 10 inches ... Read more
Life after Rehab, Chapter 2
Sunday, February 20, 2011      2 comments

Sis, who was helping me care for Dad after we came home from Rehab, has been admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and gallbladder problems. She was insistent that we find someone to stay with me, because Dad can be difficult to transfer (from... Read more
Life after Rehab
Friday, February 18, 2011      11 comments

We brought Dad home from Rehab on Feb 1, after more than 3 months of both of us being away (3 visits to hospital, 3 visits to Rehab). Sis #2 has been staying with me. She has been a big help, caring for Dad in the daytime while I learn to mak... Read more
Murmuring and complaining
Thursday, January 27, 2011      7 comments

I am reading Joyce Meyer's book, POWER THOUGHTS. I quickly realized that I would need to take it at a slower pace, going back and meditating and journaling as I read. One of the keys is controlling the energy-draining power of complaining. ... Read more
Target date: Feb 2
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      5 comments

We have a target date for Dad (and me) to come home from rehab: Feb 2. I know rehab is short term but it still shocks my system after being away from home since sometime in October to contemplate home and all the changes this will bring. It ha... Read more
What others think of us
Tuesday, January 25, 2011      3 comments

There comes a time in our lives when we realize that it matters a little less what others, and especially strangers, think of us. Ah, the perks of age. We even revel a bit in our eccentricities. There was a glorious freedom in the quirky s... Read more

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