Archive for August, 2018

Pain-free moments.

I got out of bed this morning, pain-free. It has been more than two years since I have been able to say that. The recent shots I had in my knees has taken away the sharp pains I had with every step. Yesterday I was afraid the shots didn’t work. I do know that after [...]

National Grief Awareness day.

On August 30, National Grief Awareness Day recognizes the time it takes to heal from loss doesn’t have a prescribed course and is a reminder closure comes in many forms. On National Grief Awareness Day take stock of those in your life who have been effected by a form of loss.  The death of a [...]

Flying time.

It is starting to feel like fall to me. Time to get the pumpkins out of the attic. Soon, sadly, the lid will go onto the pool. I love living in a city that experiences four seasons. Where did the summer go? Why do July and August seem to fly by when January and February [...]

Joe, Scarlett and a sign.

I had trouble sleeping last night. I came downstairs and sat on the couch. The room was bright because of the lit digital photo of Joe on his snowboard and the moonlight that shown through the window. As I often do when I can’t sleep, I talked to Joe. I talked to him about what [...]

A simple prayer

This is a time of new beginnings for many people. This is also a time of uncertainty for others. I love this simple prayer. I think it is a good one for right now, for everyone. A Prayer by St. Teresa of Ávila Let nothing disturb you, Nothing frighten you; All things are passing; God [...]

Bone broth.

Well, in the quest to live a pain-free life I did this yesterday. While that might look like a nice cup of tea, trust me, it’s not. It is a hot cup of bone broth. I have a lot of joint pain. I have arthritis in my knees and there are days that I feel [...]

A normal day.

Yesterday, John and I got in the car and went exploring. We drove through the city and neighborhoods. We found ourselves in Lawrenceville at the restaurant Piccolo Forno. Our meal was great, but what I liked the best is that I really enjoyed my time with Johnny. It felt normal and familiar, but it has [...]

Today is the day.

Today is the day! Please say a prayer today that this drug works for me. I have put this drug off for two years. Now, I feel it is my best chance to have a normal life. I have a lot of eggs in the Humira basket. Thank you!    

Joe’s purple flowers

When Joe died we received many, many plants and flowers. We received a hydrangea plant from one of his friends, that we placed on the side of our house. I took this photo this morning. Seeing those purple flowers make me very happy. I hope that wherever Joe is today, that he is blooming where [...]

The unimaginable.

I was texting with a friend this morning. She is going to see the show “Hamilton” this weekend in DC. We are going in January in Pittsburgh. She told me about a song, “It’s Quiet Uptown.” She said it makes her cry. Said it makes her think of me and Johnny. I listened to it. [...]