Archive | October, 2011

All Hallow’s Eve….

October 31, 2011

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Happy Halloween!  We had a ton of ghosts, goblins, pirates,princesses and puppies this year and the kids (for a change) were primarily little kids.  No candy panhandling big kids this year, just tons of cute little ones.  How about at your house?  Mike was looking forward to seeing all the kids so we were outside […]

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Deja Vu, the VA, etc.

October 30, 2011

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 Talk about Deja Vu…!  Tuesday I got a call that my youngest brother had called an ambulance to take him to the hospital as he couldn’t breathe.  Turns out he has multiple pulmonary emboli which are causing the right side of his heart to strain and have periods of hypoxia…and a big clot in his leg […]

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Hawk Mountain Adventures

October 22, 2011

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Well, to be able to check out the new 12mm Pen lens AND the new E-P3 in action, I’m not above actually hiking up a mountainside.  Which is what I did today.  Now, of course, that was only one justification for doing this.  Mike purchased some whizbang binoculars before he got sick and this would give him a […]

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Things That Make You Go HMMMM….

October 21, 2011

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Photography.  High on my list of the things that make me go hmmmm.  I’ve become convinced I really should just resurrect my little Brownie Starflash (c 1960 and in pristine condition w. box, booklet and unflashed bulbs.  One roll of undeveloped film…do you suppose I could buy a roll of film for it?) since it is probably […]

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Orders Of The Day

October 17, 2011

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It’s Monday morning and as I face the new week I reflect on the old and wonder how to improve on it in the new week.  Yeah, I know.  It’s a weirdness I have, but there it is.  I expect I’m just never satisfied right?  I put on some music to think by…and not interested […]

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A New Fave

October 16, 2011

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Ricecookers.  How the heck did I live without one all these years?  I bought one…back not long before Mike got sick.  And then in a fit of buyer’s remorse instigated by the scorn of my kiddies, especially Chef Mikey, I stashed it in a cupboard and forgot about it.  Last night I needed rice…for an […]

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Saturday’s Child Must Work For A Living

October 15, 2011

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But a child that’s born on the Sabbath day is fair and wise and good and gay.  October 15, 1950 was a Sunday…and it’s the day Mike was born.  And oddly enough, all these characteristics of Sunday’s child are those that typify my husband.   Today’s his 61st Birthday.  The birthday that almost wasn’t.  I still […]

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Nueropsychology for (k)Nuckleheads

October 12, 2011

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Where I would be the head knucklehead.  I keep thinking there must be some science to this whole brain injury recovery that is somehow escaping me.  While I know that every situation, every brain, every injury, every patient, and ultimately,  therefore, every recovery, is different, the lack of information I have gotten on what the extent […]

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Project Healing Waters

October 9, 2011

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Project Healing Waters is a project whose mission is :  “to assist in the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active duty military personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.”   Locally, the LVMAC (Lehigh Valley Military Affairs Council) and the Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited joined forces to present a day of […]

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October Skies

October 7, 2011

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Did you ever notice that the early morning sky can have the tiniest bit of pink shading?  It’s October…and October has the bluest skies ever…so in the early morning light, the softness of the blue approaches the sky blue in my box of Crayolas…but not as full or rich yet because the sun is just […]

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Happiness is healing…

October 6, 2011

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On the way to the doc’s office today (yes, there is mild, very mild, COPD.  No meds for it at this time.  Just watch it.  Since it didn’t appear before the cardiac arrest and all the pneumonia/vent/mrsa/respiratory failures, it is probably due to that. )  I asked Mike my usual question. “Honey, have I told […]

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Turning Corners

October 6, 2011

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I have to wonder if we’ve turned another corner in recovery.  Memory is still not really better.  However, yesterday I noticed pieces of old personality returned…or were returning.  Not the best pieces either!  Enroute to speech therapy and his visit with the neuropsychologist, Mike argued with me endlessly about how it was most certainly not Wednesday.  And […]

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