Eat your Heart Out, Degas

Edgar Degas.  You know, the Painter and Sculptor of Ballerinas. From France. 100 Years Ago he created Little Dancer of Fourteen Years. Degas was blind when he sculptured the little dancer. He spent 3 years creating this masterpiece.  She stands 3 feet tall. Miss Doodle 2 loved the Dancer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. And […]

A Visit from the Archbishop

I’d Love to Say that We All are Home. But we’re not. But there is a Light and it’s getting Brighter and We are Moving Forward. So Easter was Celebrated in the Hospital.  Together. Thank you for Your Good Wishes for a Speedy Recovery. Heart Warming and Greatly Needed. Your Wishes Guide Us to See the Beauty and Magic […]

Ready to be Back to Crazy Normal

When Craziness Falls from the Sky, What Do You Do? Deal with It. Yes.  Of Course. This is What We Have Been Doing. Tough?  Sure. Nutty?  You Bet. Feelings of Longing and Despair and Hopelessness?   Afraid So. But the Flip Side of This??? A Family Together Who Will Remember and Appreciate Life. Never, Ever Take […]

Great Airfares with Lessons Learned

Travel Insurance. Do You Purchase Travel Insurance when you book Airfare? We Never Did. Never needed to.   Never thought about it. Our Summer Trip.  Booked in January for the Best Airfare. Ahhh France in June.  A Paris apartment on the Left Bank.  Visit to the Palace of Versailles.  Croissant Breakfasts every day.  Tenth Century Walled City […]

A Month of Tuesdays

It started with Taco Tuesday. Eat a Taco.  Ten Minutes Later Severe Belly Pain. And went downhill from there. ER.   Hospital Admission.  Tests.  Questions.  Treatment. Pain. Each Week We Try to Move Forward.  Follow Protocol.  Take every Test. And then Comes another Tuesday. The Path gets diverted.  Or challenged.  It Doesn’t go our Way. We were […]

Moms and Hospitals…How to Survive without Losing Your Mind.

Week Five in this High Rise Ultra-Exclusive/Crazy Expensive Room. Working to Get this Kid Out of Here and Well. Working Hard to Get Our Lives Back to a Silly Normal. But Before We Leave, I have some Tips for Making It Through. When Your Child is in the Hospital… For Mom. Take Care of Yourself.  […]

Keeping it Together

Another Week.  More Time Logged in the Hospital. That’s Ok.  We’re Keeping it Together. Holding On Tight and Taking Strength from Each Other. Challenges and Battles We didn’t Sign Up For. Who Ever Does? My One Tip to get through Any Nonsense that is Thrown Your Way? Sharing Meals Together. Sometimes in the Hospital.  Sometimes […]

Softening Spring Break

We didn’t See this Coming. We never stopped to Look. We happily jogged along.  No Cares.  No Scary Book. Excited for a Break for Spring. With Plans for Places Far and Wide to Ring. Spending Spring Break at a Hospital from Dusk to Dawn? We Must Put Our Big Girl Pants Firmly On. And Together Try Our […]

With Eyes to the Family

Holistic Healing.  Including the Whole Family in Patient Care. I watch in awe as this experience unfolds. I never had any reason to be aware of the World of Hospitals. But now in the thick of it, I appreciate all that is put into play. Each Family Member in the Equation is Attended to.  It is Quite […]

2848 Emails

When I’m stressed, I clean. Cleaning is mindless, but relaxing. And Laundry is the Best Form of Cleaning for Me. I Set the Cleaning in Motion.  The Machines Do the Work. It Frees Up My Mind to Take Stock of Things. To Think.  To Reflect.  To Move Forward. And So it is with Emails. With […]