Author Archives: inmycorner

About inmycorner

This blog began as an opportunity to tell my Dad's stories. I sat with him and the computer and together we told stories. It was a wonderful way to get to know Dad. He was 9. He and Mom had a wonderful life together and since she passed away a year and a half before him - Dad was ready to join her. I no longer tell his stories but have found stories of my own. The impetus to resume this blog was the discovery that I had stage 4 ovarian cancer. Since blogging had been so therapeutic for my dad and I to get through our grief, I felt maybe this would be a good outlet to process my situation. I also hoped it may serve as an outreach to anyone else who is facing this very ominous journey. So far, so good.

The Wind Beneath Her Wings

Remember that song by Bette Midler?  “Did you ever know that you’re my hero?”  I still cry when I hear those words.  My mother gave me a figurine once – a mother cuddling her daughter.  On the bottom was a … Continue reading

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What’s in Your DNA?

“Not to worry, Stacey.  I know you are not a criminal.” Well, I knew I wasn’t too.  But it still made me review my life with a fine tooth comb and really think hard about whether I should have “released … Continue reading

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My Mother Would Have Been Pleased

“Want to stay for a coffee,” asked my friend Vandie this morning after she had lead my through a long-overdue workout in her basement studio. “I won’t have a coffee, Vandie,” I stated, “but I would love a visit.” Little … Continue reading

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Dig Deep, Stretch Far

It was a long fall.  Or so I think I remember it being that way.  I recall the trees were hesitant to give colour to their leaves and, once they had, the colour was rather, well, lack-lustre.  At least that’s … Continue reading

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Thank-you, Mark and Bea

The floor is vacuumed, washed.  The dishes are done.  The fridge is cleaned.  Washroom scrubbed and family room tidied.   It is the day after magnesium.   Still I am seemingly quite fragile, after all, it was quite a day yesterday.  The … Continue reading

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Carpe Diam!

Run – don’t walk! When the chance is there to play… Gulp – don’t sip! When life’s cup is full to drink… Smile – don’t grin! When joy fills your heart… Live – don’t exist! When memories are there for … Continue reading

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Christmas Minus One

The table is set – something’s missing. The favorite meals are purchased – “something’s” missing. The house is decorated – something’s missing. The Christmas Eve games are planned – something’s missing. The house is quiet – something’s missing. The family … Continue reading

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May the Road Rise to Meet You

One of my all-time favorite blessings turns out to be a traditional Gaelic blessing.  The images fill my heart and lift my spirits.  I’m not sure why I connect to it so much, but I guess some things speak to … Continue reading

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Flat Upon my Back

It’s when she says, “walk in your hands” That I begin to breathe, I know that’s supposed to happen all along …. it doesn’t come with ease A downward dog, to me, you see Is not my normal thing To … Continue reading

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The Hours in My Life

How would you respond to the question,  “how are you”, if you were still alive three years longer than anyone had expected?  Wouldn’t you be inclined to say, “great!”?  Don’t you have an obligation to be great?  After all, you … Continue reading

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