July 8, 2014


Not Complaining

I’m not complaining. I know better than to complain. Anything that is bothering me or causing me pain right now either has a solution, or some time and patience will take care of it. So, instead of complaining, I am gently requesting one, small thing. I think it’s okay to ask for. I mean, it’s […]

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July 7, 2014



It’s Day Four post-surgery and cannot even believe I am sitting here typing this right now. But, before anything, let me just say thank you. Thank YOU. For all of the support, the prayers, the laughs, the notes, the wishes – all of it. You will never know how much all of that meant to […]

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July 3, 2014


Firing the Starter Pistol

So. No more days. Last night I had dinner with my parents, and dropped Leah and Benjamin with them to spend the night so that I can report to the OR at 6:00am. That last part seems particularly cruel, no? But, yes, 6:00am. Some paperwork will be signed, some discussions will be had, some kisses […]

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June 23, 2014


Entries for a Missing Page

There is a blank spot on my calendar. July. Like, the page might as well just be ripped completely out and discarded. There are these things that keep coming up that I want to write down on that page, but, there is no use. I won’t be able to attend. I find myself making all […]

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June 19, 2014


A Preview

I had hoped that I’d just roll through June quietly ahead of my surgery, but, what’s the old saying? People makes plans, and the gods laugh? Turns out I had to have some minor surgery yesterday because being a woman is awesome – until it isn’t. My understanding was this procedure really wasn’t all that […]

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June 5, 2014

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Life Goes On: All On One Page

I’m a list-maker. Well, sometimes. At least for the important things. When it occurred to me that I will be out of commission for a few months, I realized there are things only I know that need to be written down. I realized they needed to be somewhere, not just because I won’t be able […]

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June 2, 2014


Adorned with Story

While I have a penchant for jewelry, there is very little I wear consistently in my every day dealings. I haven’t added to that in quite some time, but I am going to shortly. I promised myself I wouldn’t add to my collection on a whim. Each piece I buy from here forward must not […]

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May 22, 2014

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Swimmy Turns 13


Dear Leah, Today you woke up thirteen. It’s funny, because your bat mitzvah was a few months ago, in my head I’d sort of already thought you were thirteen. So, here we are, on your ACTUAL birthday, and now it feels weird. You’re more teen than kid now, in just about every way, but you […]

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May 21, 2014

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July 3rd. 6:00am. That is my starter pistol firing shot. I will admit, having to hear the “real” aftermath of the surgery I’m having was not fun. I was sort of in a funk for a few days about that and a few other things. I’ve learned the way you view things makes a lot […]

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May 17, 2014

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Broken Break

I’ve learned a bit in the few weeks I stepped away. I guess that’s the point, right? I’m not sure I love all the things I’ve learned, but there was a definite theme of “reality check” and they’re there and that’s that. The most unsettling thing I’ve learned is that what the surgeon tells you […]

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