Note: This is long, but kind of has to be as it covers a lot of ground - it's about the past, the present, how the body works, and why I've been so quiet. This Halloween, there will be no chocolate for me; no Halloween goodies. An "old friend" (and I use that term very… Continue reading The End Of Chocolate, And Why I’ve Been Quiet
"... he looked into my eyes just like he was looking into my soul to make sure I was all right. I have never forgotten how I felt. I had never had anyone look at me like they cared that much." Two years ago today, I lost my boy, my constant companion & guardian for… Continue reading Looking Into My Soul
So, I've been thinking about something (those who know me know it's time to groan). What follows is long and rambling, but, there are questions at the end. Specifically, I've been thinking about dogs, cats, companion animals, and farm animals, and how our society expects different behavior from the owner of a companion animal versus… Continue reading Animals: Thoughts and Considerations
The National CFIDS Foundation maintains a Patient Memorial List of people who have died of causes relating to CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), also known as CFIDS (chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome) or ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis). They updated the list tonight, and I got notice of that through my Facebook feed. I thought I'd just… Continue reading There are no words.
There are some moments that stay frozen in time, frozen in my memory. Moments when everything changed, in the space of a heartbeat: Virginia Beach, 1999. Rhiannon was 4. We were playing in the waves, standing in hip deep water; I was holding her while the waves came in and broke on us. Laughing, giggling.… Continue reading The Space Of A Heartbeat
We're approaching a landmark in time... one I don't want. The one year anniversary of Shunka's death. If today was all PMS anger & frustration, yesterday was all PMS tears. I had a dream. Shunka was lying here beside me on the bed, and in the dream, I rolled over & put my arm around… Continue reading On Shunka