Tag Archives: crisis

Buried in Clutter, Lost in Denial

Our elderly neighbors seldom come outside despite the park-like setting of their suburban yard.  We watch the exterior of their home deteriorate from lack of paint, boards coming loose and holes from animals welcoming decay. Three walls of the home’s … Continue reading

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A Messy Riot of a Life

I am the “Queen of Plan B.”  I pride myself on being flexible, being able to drop whatever I am doing if something more important presents itself.  Something more important could mean responding to a serious health crisis of a … Continue reading

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Long Distance Equals Losses

Visits home from California and Arizona usually center on crisis – coming home to help with medical needs or attending a funeral.  So, when my sisters visit this time, just to spend time with mom while things are stable, it … Continue reading

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Who Am I?

My heart is heavy. Trying to catch my breath I feel so unsteady. Concentration is a thing of the past along with patience and my inborn sass. I look in the mirror and I can’t see, the woman I knew as … Continue reading

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In a Moment Life Changes

We watch and listen to daily newscasts of multiple traumatic situations that occur within our community and throughout our world.  Sympathetic to the families whose lives are affected, until the routine and demands of our day blur our memory of … Continue reading

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