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Caregiving Can Wear You Down #RealTalkAboutCare

Since Thanksgiving weekend, I've been sick with an upper respiratory infection (URI). As an asthmatic, URI's tend to go to my lungs. My son, too, is sick and in bed (no way for [...]

Shedding a Few Tears

It's been a year. It's been a year since I noticed that my mother hadn't taken her turn in Words with Friends. It's been a year since my mother was verbal. It's been a [...]

I'm at a Loss…

My son has missed WAY too much school this year. He's attending a private school where he gets one-on-one attention and learns at his own pace, so he simply falls behind and the [...]

Flight Back Home

Friday, July 15th Last Saturday, the day after we returned from Oregon, my mother was psychiatrically hospitalized for the third time since her stroke last November. Yesterday morning, I met with the treatment team [...]

Writing on a Plane

Travel Journal from Las Vegas to Portland On my way, our way, to Oregon to visit family. Tonight driving out to the coast to stay at the Adobe. Tomorrow Jennifer is visiting from [...]

I'm a Good Daughter, I Promise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxJaUmMNrHY Okay. I pulled into a parking lot to adjust the camera. I like driving with the windows open. So we're going to get a lot of, we're going to get a lot [...]

Catharsis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s31OdVbkV6o Ok, so, um, I've always sort of put myself out there. Way before I ever had therapy or was interested in psychology. It just is my temperament. And, not only is it [...]