July 10, 2021 – In a funk.

I’ll be honest, I don’t feel much like writing today. If I had my druthers, I’d rather post a picture. But I cannot do that because when I initially started this blog, I made a promise to write every day for a year, a promise I’ve already managed to break. I then made a modifiedContinue reading “July 10, 2021 – In a funk.”

May 19, 2021 – At a Crossroads

As my mother often says (or used to say before dementia entered the picture), “I don’t know up from sic ’em.” Seriously. I don’t know whether I’m coming or going these days. It isn’t just me, however. My husband seems to be suffering from the same affliction. We had a long heart-to-heart this evening aboutContinue reading “May 19, 2021 – At a Crossroads”

February 18, 2021 – Change is hard!

My life has been in a constant state of transition since my transplant. I am trying to do better and be better and not merely ‘exist’ any longer. The thing is, ‘existing’ is easy. It requires very little effort. Before my transplant, a typical day consisted of going through the motions, eating, sleeping, ‘waste’ management,Continue reading “February 18, 2021 – Change is hard!”

December 26, 2020 – A nose for sweets.

My favorite movie as a child, hands down, was ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’. And I’m not talking about the crappy version with Johnny Depp, I’m talking about the fantastical version starring the beloved Gene Wilder. I identified with Charlie and my heart soared at the end of the movie when he and GrandpaContinue reading “December 26, 2020 – A nose for sweets.”

November 29, 2020 – Facing the Consequences

My mom is a big fan of all-things-holiday and other celebratory events. She used to host all of the traditional family meals, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas. In addition, she never failed to bake a pie or a cake for each of her children on their birthdays, along with treating them to a meal at the restaurantContinue reading “November 29, 2020 – Facing the Consequences”