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 […]

New Mexican Mexican

Food.  New Mexican Food. We live in New Mexico.  You know, the state where a wall is being batted around. Okay.  Don’t get me started. But anyway, I thought it would be fun to give you a quick lesson on New Mexican Food. It is Very Different from Mexican Food. New Mexican Food is all about […]

Some Mornings Need Stamped Toast

Don’t You Think? You Know.   Pictures Stamped into Bread before Toasting? Very Silly.  Some Mornings Very Much Needed. Of Course, White Bread Works Best for Stamping. We found a Good White Bread at Costco. Just Thick Enough and All Natural. I Know.  White Bread has zero nutrition. But some Mornings, we can forgo Nutrition for […]

Spring Ahead

An Ode to the Time Change.  Is it That Time Already??? Dr. Seuss-Style… Jump Up Here and Take a Look. Sun hits you in the Eye with a Strong Left Hook. Tonight Clocks Skip One Hour Ahead. Making Dark for Morning and Night Sun for Bed. But Spring is Here.  No Need to Wait. Middle […]

Eating Like the 1950s

Sometimes You Just Need Some Fun. We Certainly Did.  Do. A Silly, Local Restaurant here…66 Diner Delivers the Giggles. In Albuquerque on the infamous Route 66. And a Hop, Skip and Jump from the Hospital Center. Taking Some Moments to Sooth the Craziness that is Life. To Step Away.  To Share a Meal.  To Be Normal. […]

An Intersection

Intersection:  a point at which two or more things intersect, especially roads. It feels like we have reached the Intersection. Testing and Consultations and Examinations and Conferences. The Story takes Time to Develop.  To Ebb and Flow. I want to read the last page of this Story.  Perhaps not surprising with a Story like This. But […]

Following the Light

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” — Charles Dickens, Great Expectations Finally Scary February is behind Us. March has blown in. Watching the Light Swirl Around Us. Bringing Joy Each Day. Following […]

A Walled City to Stay

Forging Forward. All of the Scary Hospital Stuff will be Behind Us. Of this I Pray. And We Will have France in June.  🙂 A Family of 4 in France. VRBO makes it Easy to Find a Place to Stay. This will be our First Trip to France. Looking for Adventure in the Cities and […]

Doors and Windows

Back in the Fishbowl. Pain leads you here. Looking out of Windows. Waiting for All Clear. Lives on Hold Again. More Tests to be Done. Sleeping in Work Clothes. Early Rise to see the Sun. Doors here open with Security Tags. Young Patients ride quickly through. Parents hold Tight to Each Other. In a World they […]