Monthly Archives: March 2014

Prepare all you want – you are never ready.

Mom was tired out. She couldn’t eat. Everything tasted like metal. Water was the only thing She could tolerate. She slept a lot. She watched tv. She didn’t complain. On a bad day  She would say she had the ‘yucks’. … Continue reading

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Mom did not want to die.

She found the energy Somehow To get to the clinic For another appointment. Only to find out Her blood work was too low. No chemotherapy. The disappointment I saw in her face Broke my heart.   It happened twice in … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning At -17 Degrees!

  Where does the dirt come from?  I have worn out this saying.  I am always shocked to see that cobweb swinging in the air or that dust bunny bounce and twirl across the floor.  Seriously, where does it come … Continue reading

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My kitties. (I had to write this. It was expected.)

  Max. He brought him home, For our daughter. A cute, little kitten, For a four year old girl.   As he grew, She grew terrifed of him. Max sensed that fear, And thrived on it.   Max would block … Continue reading

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The professionally edited version of The first twenty-four hours.

I sent this post to TImothy Pike, freelance copy editor.  Many of you have commented on this post when it was posted previously.  I believe Timothy tweeked it to be even better.  If you have some work you want edited, … Continue reading

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When Mom was diagnosed with cancer.

We both had jobs. We both had families. Now… Mom had cancer. Mom was pivotal, In the care, Of her daughter. Mom was the leader, Of the family at large. Our children’s care giver. The nucleus of our universe. Without … Continue reading

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Forever Ever – Ships

Mom always said, “A good friend is the one you can immediately rekindle with even after a long time apart.” I had a ‘friend’ who tried to own me.  It took me a while to realise the ‘friendship’ was really … Continue reading

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Home renovations

We have lived in our present home for nearly twenty years.   Our tiny little doll house (our first home was 450sq feet) could fit inside the double wide garage!  We joked about how little furniture we had. “Shall we put … Continue reading

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The fear of the unknown.

Suddenly, I was very nervous.  I wanted to laugh at myself but my gut instinct told me to listen. I had never needed any medical tests before.  I was extremely healthy.  This ultrasound was my first ever.  As was this … Continue reading

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Celebrating Dad’s 80th birthday without him.

Tomorrow he will be eighty years old. When a parent grows old, You realise you have too. Relationships, Change with time. That’s life. Sometimes, Time evolves, And relationships, Roll with the changes. Sometimes They don’t. In order to spend time, … Continue reading

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