Last spring, as I was approaching the first anniversary of my cancer surgery, which is just days before the first anniversary of my then-barely-pregnant-daughter's now-ex-husband walking out and saying he wanted a divorce, I wrote a post on my personal Facebook about lessons on service all the craziness of 2021* taught me (or reinforced for … Continue reading Just Show Up and Do Something (But Bring This List Along)
A couple weeks ago, I had a dream that someone broke into our house and stole all of our furniture. They left the computers, the television, basically anything that might have a little street value, and just took our furniture, our sofas and chairs, specifically. A few days ago (last week, maybe?) I had a … Continue reading Stress to Move Sofas
I got my After School Special. I got it in spades. I got it in buckets. I got it in dump trucks and front end loaders.
Three days after I last posted, I was diagnosed with invasive lobular carcinoma. So that was a real kick in the teeth, except, you know, a little bit lower and only on the left. My left, not yours.And that was just the first family crisis for the year. Needless to say, life has been "noisy" … Continue reading Life Has Been Noisy
A Facebook memory showed up today that has taken on new importance to me given all of the pandemic stuff that started affecting our day-to-day lives so shortly after I wrote it. The connections I wrote about have kept me sane this past year. Interestingly enough, if I had waited until this year to try … Continue reading One Year Ago Today: Gratitude for Social Circles and (what) Social Media (used to be)