Category Archives: personal diary

Make me a list –

I don’t know what to do with myself today – I usually make lists – Lists keep me going – I know what to do and I have plans and I can do things – I want to do but … Continue reading

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Wait for it…

Just wait. Two days more. Nothing changes other than my awareness. Yet. I worry. I wait. I worry. What if? Don’t say it! Just wait.  Have faith.  Move forward.  Keep busy. “Tell your doctor.”  “Don’t forget.”  They say. That pain … Continue reading

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Why do I write?

“I’m off to write my blog,” I explained to my 12 year-old David this morning.  He had risen good and early to capture every moment of his two-week vacation from homework and volleyball practices. “Will you read it to me … Continue reading

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Do you know why today is so great?

I woke up to snow this morning, wishing that Kevin would neglect to bring a coffee and wake me up to go for our walk.  I was tired.  I listened carefully for sounds of his feet on the kitchen floor … Continue reading

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A Normal Day

This morning, I forgot to thank You for this day I got up, got my family off to work and school and then proceeded to walk the dog.  It was a glorious morning.  It was crisp, a little windy, and … Continue reading

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The mind is willing…

The mind is willing but the body is unable. How many times did I hear my Dad use this very quote?  Did I ever pay attention? No.  It wouldn’t have done any good anyhow – what could I do to … Continue reading

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And so am I

Haze Days This is my favorite time of the year.  It only lasts for a few days and then it is gone for another full year.  If you blinked, it would be over.  My cousin, Jan, referred to it as … Continue reading

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Tomorrow it is!

“You are low on your neutrophils, Stacey.”  Candy, my nurse, advised me today during my visit to determine how “fit” I was for chemo. My heart sunk to my feet.  That would mean a delay.  That would mean my “new … Continue reading

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A New Perspective

Remission Origin:  Remissio Meaning:  Freedom “I am free!”

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My mom would have been proud!

There are times.  There are moments.  You know the ones.  The ones that you are afraid to share with anyone else for fear they may think you are bragging?  This is one of those moments. My staff and students nominated … Continue reading

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