Friday, May 31, 2013

Waking Up Is Hard To Do........

I tried to publish this once and my computer acted up. I'm trying again because I think it's worth it.
Hope it works this Yes, success!!!  A group of  nurse/anesthesiologists. Enjoy it singing.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


I've been thinking about this word a lot lately. Whether it's my job, fighting cancer, or working on a book , it seems to me that it keeps coming back to perseverance. Aakriti has some good advice.

That doesn't mean you will conquer, although I do think this component is essential to complete any battle, but it will give you the satisfaction that you gave it your all. There are times when the fight seems impossible and you are completely exhausted, but that doesn't mean you are done. It means you need to recoup, to refresh, to rethink and sometimes abandon the battle for a day or two. It gives you perspective to approach the problem in a different way, and occasionally a much easier way. I know I have often wasted a great deal of energy insisting on doing it my way, which at the time, I believe is the only way (of course, I am also stubborn) and yet with a little distance, a bit of discussion, or searching, I find it and it is the Ah-ha moment. I will conclude by saying give yourself a little space but don't give up. The battle is often the prize.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


 I was lying on the couch wondering when he was coming home.  It seemed like  a long time.

 I didn't know how much longer I could wait. So, I took a long stretch and slept for awhile.

 And then, he walked in, unwrapped this big package and it was a MINK blanket. WOW oh WOW
 He was so excited because he got it in Clearance for $4.97, and, of course, he started to dance.

Sunday, May 12, 2013


There are many Wonder Women in my family and I am grateful to all of them on this Mother's Day.

Happy Mother's Day, Cindy
But today, I want to profile a special mother, my cousin Cindy. She has two grown children, Chris and Nicole. Chris has had hodgkin's lymphoma, which he seems to have under control and her daughter, Nicole,who, recently, had a stroke, which has left her partially paralyzed. Cindy has dealt with all of this as a mother, even though she became a victim of breast cancer. She managed to conquer that once, but it has now returned and she has been receiving chemo and radiation for the last year. She has managed that but then her husband developed congestive heart failure and had been rushed to the ER many times. This past Thursday he died. He was a wonderful man and great partner for Cindy. 

I know I and all your family and friends are here for you. Please join me with prayers and kind thoughts  for a mother that has accomplished wonders.