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Why does this feel like a confession AND an announcement?
Thursday, February 28, 2019      6 comments

WTHeck?! Maybe because a slice of my gray matter feels a pang of guilt because I still miss Olive so very much. And yet I also think she would approve - truly. I certainly wasn’t planning on this. Not one iota. But here it is: We adopte... Read more
How about a game of keep away? : )
Tuesday, October 09, 2018      7 comments

Have I mentioned how awesome Spark is? Spark is just...SO great. In so many ways. When I was very physically active, the Spark Teams were a great challenge. When my disease(s) woke up and kicked in, I found new Teams to plug in to. Spark still f... Read more
Find the silver lining in this tragic day.
Thursday, October 04, 2018      7 comments

I had to as we drove to the animal hospital. I looked up and saw something brighter than silver a lining: a giant rainbow right over the animal hospital where we were headed. ‘That’s for Olive’, I thought. I tried to think of the good things ... Read more
My Four legged fur babe is home. Whoo!
Tuesday, September 25, 2018      12 comments

Olive is Home! But she’s soooo loopy from her current meds. Oh my. One of my Spark pals has lovingly referred to her over the years as a ‘stuffed Olive’ when she’s full of food (sweet). Currently with her so medicated and spacey, I feel like... Read more
Yes, I know she is a dog. I don’t have kids. She is a family member to us absolutely-
Friday, September 21, 2018      11 comments

So I had to lovingly tell those friends of mine who roll their eyes and think that because she is not human and that this discounts her – to please back off. My poor dog has been in the hospital for 6 days now. I’ve noticed that I’m going ... Read more
One neglected armpit, ugh...
Wednesday, May 23, 2018      7 comments

After stringing together too many ‘bad hand’ days in a row, it was time to go see a new hand specialist for my right hand. It’s been approximately a year since the digital sympathectomy on my right hand. I knew going in that it was not going to ... Read more
The Ol' Miss America Wave [wink wink]
Tuesday, October 24, 2017      9 comments

I can do that now with my left hand. How does that go again: wrist-wrist-elbow-elbow move. All with the hand cupped-Yes! And as of a few days ago, I was released from the big rice paddle splint. Whoo! It was great for shoveling popcorn into... Read more
Hand to Hand Combat
Friday, May 05, 2017      8 comments

Holy moly it has been a long time since I have posted. I will strive to spark it up and type with my non dominant hand. Does that burn extra calories?? Please call me the One Armed Wonder right now since I am going on three weeks of having... Read more
When the dog you love needs you, you step up - even with the act of stepping up physically hurts.
Monday, July 18, 2016      13 comments

I am wholly consumed with our little Olive. She injured her back doing something completely innocent. After two trips to the emergency room last week, she was admitted to the animal hospital. An MRI revealed another severely ruptured disc in her... Read more
Face to Face with gargantuan bitterness, still wringing out the stains.
Saturday, January 16, 2016      24 comments

My apologies in advance for this laborious and confusing rant. I'm still having quite a difficult time talking about this, so I'm hopeful that typing it out helps me move closer toward some answers, and further from tears. I was admitted to... Read more
Fuss - not a cute thing to do anyway, so why did I?
Sunday, November 08, 2015      13 comments

I want to send a Godzilla-sized thank you to the wonderful Sparkers who took the time to read my Conundrum blog, and for offering me some suggestions of what direction to take [whether to meet that fellow EM gal or not?]. I wanted to share ... Read more
Monday, October 19, 2015      13 comments

I'm currently back in the hospital for another round of treatment to try to revive my dying feet. I call them my 'dead Barney' feet since they often vacillate between roaring fire red and deathly purple. And always pain-filled. My hands, face an... Read more
Getting "Grilled Cheese'd" in a Pannini Press
Friday, June 19, 2015      13 comments

Have you ever heard that phrase before? Where you feel like you're getting squished, smashed, burned and charred - getting grilled cheese'd in the panini press! That describes how I feel right now. Some of my wonderful spark friends have lovi... Read more
Stage Left
Friday, June 12, 2015      15 comments

Sometimes I feel like my bed is actually a stadium chair, and the nurses and housekeeping staff that come to visit and spill funny stories are the performers. I've got a front row seat! I am definitely entertained, and feel very blessed des... Read more
Puppy Miracles DO Happen. Amen for that!
Monday, March 23, 2015      16 comments

Spark support is awesome for 4-legged critters as well as people! : ) As Tony the Tiger would say, Olive has been doing 'Grrrrrrrrreat!'. These past two weeks we have seen great progress with her mobility. Yes! (Arms up in the air, waving like... Read more

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