Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Moment That Re-Directed Me

Life is funny sometimes. I do have a tendency to go from challenge to challenge or duty to duty in a reactive mode. I get so caught up in the process of “taking care of things and taking care of … Continue reading

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Mt. Everest Week of Challenges and My Base Camp

I am no mountain climber, so the odds of me literally climbing Mt. Everest are slim to none. No, my mountains are the challenges I have undergone throughout my life. Just like you, my challenges have been many. I have … Continue reading

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Bees ‘n Feet and Josh Toes

How interesting as my son battles his infected toes that this quote would be in Mutts comic strip. It is a quote by Ray Bradbury. “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their … Continue reading

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Not good news at dermatologist

We went to our outstanding dermatologist today. He said that it isn’t cellulitis nor is it athlete’s foot. Rather, he suspects Raynaud’s Syndrome, and had us make an appointment with my son’s rheumatologist for tomorrow. He also recommended that I … Continue reading

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Incremental Improvement in the Infection

It was a weekend of prayer and care-taking. Saturday afternoon and evening my son rested, but was feverish and achy. We determined after a few cookie-tossing episodes that the codeine in his pain reliever was making him ill. His toes … Continue reading

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Asking Prayers: Prayer Warriors Wanted

My son has lupus and sometimes his immune system literally fights him. He has had some kind of funky stuff going in some of his toes. He has been putting antibiotic ointment on them and draining them when they get … Continue reading

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To Bring a Smile to Your Day(s)

Just a quick little something to bring a smile to your day(s).

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Oh Write It On Your Heart!

Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year”. Watching the news this morning I saw Crosby, Stills and Nash talking about their current concert tour. Between that and Sir … Continue reading

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Rare Weekday Off And…

In my life as a tutor it has become rare for me to have a non-Sunday off. It had begun to make me feel very stressed. I am falling behind on all the tasks involved with running a household, and … Continue reading

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My Life-long Friendship with Books

Long-time readers of my blog will recognize some of this post. I am uninspired this week—so some of it is pasted in, but I have added some new thoughts to it, too. I decided not to wait any longer for … Continue reading

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Share Your World:Week 27

Share Your World–Week 27  Here are Cee’s questions for this week, and my answers. Hop over to  Cee’s blog  and join in the share your world joy 🙂  Questions: If 100 people your age were chosen at random, how many do you … Continue reading

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Definitely Catching My Breath

Saturday I attended the funeral for my cousin’s husband.  He was a dear, sweet, funny, remarkable man (he is on the left). He and my cousin had been married for 33 years and have two dear, sweet, funny, remarkable children … Continue reading

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Where to begin-part 2: Oasis

This is a week of reprieve and a bit of renewal. The events that have transpired, and your support, and God’s presence, have all been a welcome oasis for me. Medicare honored our appeal, and is continuing to permit my … Continue reading

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Where to Begin – Part 1

This week has been a war of attrition. Back in April, my mom had a bad fall in her home. She ended up in the hospital for about a week and a half, and then was sent to a skilled … Continue reading

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