White Christmas with snow-dusted ponderosa pines Christmas 2018 Christmas was both beautiful and bittersweet. We spent the holiday among snow covered ponderosa pines with close family, dearly missing our recently departed [...]
In Loving Memory of My Father. No Doubt He Made it through the Pearly Gates. Wednesday my mother gave me artwork and books to remove from her room, the room she [...]
Frustrated, Defeated and Hypomanic The weekend before last, I was frustrated, overwhelmed, feeling defeated, and mildly hypomanic. I felt like a failure as a mother, for I hadn’t been able to get my [...]
Trying to keep hypomania at bay. NAMI training this weekend. IBPF panel next Tuesday. Frustrated with parenting newly adult son with social anxiety and migraines.
Dad and Me Learning How to Brush My Teeth Unlike grief theories that propose defined stages, grief is not linear, nor is it universal. We grieve differently. Now I feel nothing. [...]
My father passed away. His illness and death took us by surprise. We had no idea that he had lung cancer, nor that his infection was severe, until last week. Thank you for [...]
My father is in hospice now. Prayers welcome. When I was a little girl, at bedtime I sent my prayers to the dead. One at a time, I sent them my [...]
My father was hospitalized last night for complications from a skin infection. Your prayers and best wishes are welcomed and greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Those who know me well would hardly be surprised to hear (or read) that my mind is fried. Focused? Who me, focused? Nope. Instead, one project or comment gets me going in one [...]
Working with a book coach, I’ve created character sketches, an outline, and drafted the first chapter of my book. All this while feeling sick and parenting a teenage migraineur.