It’s always one thing or another….

I live in the North Eastern part of the United States and we have had non-stop snow over the past three days. Day one, I did some laundry, sorted some items, and filled a few bags to toss out. After the weekend, I found out I had a traditional “snow day” on Monday, and I […]

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Like a Needle in a pandemic…

I’ll admit that the idea of a COVID19 vaccine made me nervous. I am the type of person who never gets a new product when it first comes out. I always wait until bugs are worked out. My initial plan was to wait it out to see how it goes. Obviously, if you’ve read my […]

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22 reasons why…

Today was a tough day. It was a typical work day with all the typical hassles that occur, but I felt like I counted down each and every moment until 2:25 pm. You see at 2:25 pm, I was scheduled for my first COVID-19 vaccine. My journey to this moment has been painful for many […]

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Overwhelmed…

I lost my dad after a battle with COVID-19 on November 10. Twenty-two days later, my Uncle also passed after being diagnosed with COVID a day earlier. Both were senior citizens. Both had pre-existing conditions. Neither one of them deserved to die the way that they did. Alone without the comfort of loved ones by […]

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‘Twas the night before a snowstorm

I wrote this in 2018. We didn’t have any snow in 2019, so I thought it would be fun to share this poem again. My blog has been pretty sad lately, so I hope this little poem makes you laugh. Be well my friends!

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They deserved better

Last time I posted about my dad losing his fight with COVID. Since then, I lost another family member. My uncle called the day after my dad died to tell us that he fell. My uncle had a myriad of medical issues, with one being severed COPD. My family (parents, cousins, etc.) followed guidelines and […]

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Dad

My earliest memory of my dad is squirting the hose at my mom with his encouragement. I remember my mom screaming in shock and my dad and I laughing hysterically at her reaction. My last memory of my dad, is his unresponsive face covered in an oxygen mask as I was crying “I love you” […]

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please

My 84 year-old father has Parkinson’s and degenerative arthritis in addition to heart disease, diabetes, and other medical issues. He is a fall risk and fell quite a bit. I was working with my parents on getting help, but could only do so much without their permission. They are fiercely independent. Over the summer, I […]

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Wish me luck…

Living with chronic illness is tough. Living with chronic illness when your elderly parents are struggling medically is also tough. Toss in a pandemic and the stress and anxiety are at an all time high. Then my dad fell and broke his hip and ended up in a rehab hospital. I was lucky enough to […]

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LAME JOINTS and social expectations….

Life has been stressful. I’m dealing with not only my job (online), flares, and a serious issue with my elderly parents. Stress is intense and it is taking a toll on me physically and emotionally. It’s always a fine balance in these situations. Trying to self-care while caring for others. Trying to stay focused on […]

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