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Happy Birthday, Mom!
Monday, April 01, 2013      1 comments

Today is the anniversary of both my mother's birth and death. I find it difficult to believe that it's been 22 years since she died; but she is not gone. I feel her presence when her familiar sayings pop into my head; when I cook some... Read more
My beautiful, sweet Meka is gone...
Wednesday, November 21, 2012      6 comments

My beautiful, sweet assistance dog, Meka, is gone. I have not even begun to know how much I will miss him. Today, we consulted with the doctor at the Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group. We were seeking clarification with regard ... Read more
Down and up again...
Monday, November 19, 2012      1 comments

More on my assistance dog, Meka... Yesterday I had decided that given Meka's continued inability to stand, I needed to consider euthanasia. My vet had suggested getting further diagnostic workup done at a specialty vet hospital. However, I ... Read more
Difficult days.
Friday, November 16, 2012      7 comments

My beloved assistance dog, Meka, is having a difficult time right now. On Sunday, he was unable to stand up when it was time to get his breakfast. Finally after several hours we were able to get him standing and walking, though not well, b... Read more
All Saints, All Souls, Sandy and Dad's Birthday
Saturday, November 03, 2012      4 comments

November 1 and 2, All Saints and All Souls Days in my Catholic tradition, are celebrations of our connectedness with those who came before; those who are recognized as saints by means of the process of canonization as well as all the other faith... Read more
Sandy in Brooklyn
Monday, October 29, 2012      4 comments

Sandy has been beating up on New York, along with about a third of the country. We've been ensconced at home and not out and about taking photos. Fortunately, we haven't had too much in the way of drama that we can witness from our windows... Read more
Mother's Day
Monday, May 14, 2012      0 comments

I thought that in honor of Mother's Day, I'll post some photos of my mother, grandmothers and one great grandmother,along with photos of me and my children. ... Read more
Yes, it takes an earthquake to get me to blog again...
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      3 comments

I was visiting a relative in a nursing home this afternoon and just as I was getting ready to leave, I felt a little vibration in my chair and thought that maybe it was due to work going on in the building and then it increased to outright shaki... Read more
Reporting In
Sunday, May 01, 2011      2 comments

Yes, weeks ago I did say that I'd post a blog the next day; didn't happen! It's been a combination of some health issues, my own and family members, (nothing life threatening, but irritating and attention consuming, nonetheless), and a myri... Read more
I'm back
Friday, February 18, 2011      2 comments

Yes, it's been a long time. I promised myself I'd post today and I'm just getting in under wire, so the content isn't going to be earth shaking. Between cabin fever occasioned by the snowstorms that plagued us from just after Christmas... Read more
Christmas and Snow Photos
Friday, December 31, 2010      2 comments

It's very late and I'm very tired, but I wanted to share some Christmas photos and some pictures of our snowstorm. Three of them were taken earlier on in the storm but one has a fair idea of the street conditions after the storm. I'll catc... Read more
This little piggy is black and blue!
Monday, December 13, 2010      2 comments

Thursday evening, I was getting ready to lead the phone support group that I lead for the MS Society and decided to use the bathroom before we started. Just as I was getting ready to leave, the phone rang. I knew it wasn't time for group... Read more
I'm a little bummed...
Thursday, December 02, 2010      4 comments

Even though Monday was relatively nice, I was completely exhausted. The weather yesterday was overcast and drizzly and today has been awful; raining most of the day, with high winds. Such weather does very little for my mood or my body, I'm ve... Read more
Sunday, November 28, 2010      2 comments

With the preparations for Thanksgiving dinner, and then the following downtime, I wasn't able to post. I hope that everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful day! (I hope those of you who don't celebrate Thanksgiving also had a w... Read more
Down another size
Sunday, November 21, 2010      5 comments

I went shopping yesterday and saw some coats on sale that I thought I might like. When I looked at the 18-20, the salesperson said she thought it looked too big, so I went down another size and the 14-16 fit perfectly. I could hardly believe i... Read more

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