Duck and cover!
Jul02

Duck and cover!

Image source: Wikipedia. Copyright 1997, Hollywood Pictures. There have been three times in my life when I was under crushing stress for such an extended period of time that when it was over, I truly had no idea what to do with myself. The first time ended in medication and therapy. The next two times, I have been much better equipped to deal with it. I’m sure everyone knows what this is like on a small scale, if not on the...

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‘Q’uirky

A couple of months ago, my daughter was having a issue at school where someone took a little too much notice of one of her artistic habits. You see, like most creative people (myself included), when my daughter is getting ready to draw, she has a little tic. It happens in the moment when she is completely lost in thought and overwhelmed with the flood of ideas in her mind. She is excited at the idea of drawing something, but...

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‘L’ala, how the life goes on

The first chance I got to hold my baby after her PICU stay. I was sharing a vastly abbreviated version of my daughter’s emergency heart surgery in 2001 to some people a few days ago, as part of the explanation for why she has to have open heart surgery this summer. Often, when I recount some of the crazy horrors in my life, I find myself a bit out of my body, looking in on the scene and saying, “you are too calm. These...

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C is for things better than cancer
Apr04

C is for things better than cancer

You wish you could be this awesome. There are so many better c-words in English than cancer. (Stop snickering.) Cupcakes, Christmas, crafts, cruise, Cancun, create, couch, corn dogs and cocktail to name a few. Hell, I’ll take Cesearean and carbuncle over cancer any day. Give me a cohort, coefficient or a colorectal exam. I might even take cholera. Keep cancer. I have (and had) no plans to write about cancer today –...

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‘B’abies
Apr02

‘B’abies

I know this probably doesn’t look like an evil place to you, but the infusion center feltlike it was the end of the road for mybaby dreams. Blogger’s Note: I am participating in the A to Z Challenge for the month of April. In my last blog post, I mentioned that I had come across this challenge. Actually, I’ve since remembered that I didn’t just stumble on it – my co-worker, Diane, told me about it several...

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You are beautiful

The other day, I noticed one of my beautiful friends had changed her social networking profile pic to a Post-It note, of all things. So, I took a closer look and noticed it said that I was beautiful and fabulous. It included a handy website address as a point of reference. Since my friend is not prone to promoting marketing messages, I decided to take a closer look. The website was Operation Beautiful and one of the first things I saw...

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