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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
Stories from the nursing home/rehab
Wednesday, January 19, 2011      5 comments

I have stayed with my father in the short term/rehab section of a lovely nursing home for several months. Nursing homes are no longer a place for throw-away people. They are becoming more luxurious to meet the demands of our culture. This b... Read more
Savoring the moment
Sunday, January 02, 2011      4 comments

While the rehab world is still dark and quiet, the nursing assistant steals into the room with a big styrofoam cup of black coffee. I unwrap myself from comfy nest in the afghan and lower the footrest of the recliner, cradle the warm cup in my h... Read more
January 1
Saturday, January 01, 2011      6 comments

It has been raining. Snow is melted. Temperature is in the 50s. Not bad for Michigan on January 1. A new year. Did you realize today is 1/1/11? For all my wonderful friends at Spark who have stuck with me through good and bad, even wh... Read more
Land of Beginning Again
Friday, December 31, 2010      8 comments

I heard this poem on the radio this morning. It was a springboard to a conversation among regulars on a talk show. I wish that there were some wonderful place Called the Land of Beginning Again Where all our mistakes and all our heart... Read more

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