Tag Archives: Single mom

Sunday’s Saying

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.”  Dennis P. Kimbro

My Life In Knots: Cables

IMG_6334I discovered the joy of knitting cables late in my “knitting career.”  For years I deliberately stayed away from knitting anything with cables, assuming they would be too difficult for a bang-it-out-and-get-it-done knitter like myself.  That theory got quickly put to rest with the discovery of this pattern on Raverly (Cable Hat).  I’m now hooked.

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Friday Fun Fact

Pizza.jgpAccording to the National Restaurant Association about 48 million Americans order delivery for the Super Bowl.

Who’s To Say Caregivers and Parents Can’t Get Sick?

When my daughter Savannah was 13-months old she developed severe idiopathic thrombocytopenic (ITP) and needed an emergency blood transfusion. She – thankfully – survived, but I, no surprise, came down with a bad cold while she was in Pediatric Intensive Care (PICU).

“Why are you sick?” the haughty Indian resident examining my daughter during her morning rounds asked. Her indignation seemed to imply that I somehow violated an unspoken hospital rule that states kids can be in dire straights moms but must remain steely strong.

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Wordless Wednesday

Grand Central Station

Sunday’s Saying

“Nothing is impossible.  The word itself say “I’m possible.’!”  Audrey Hepburn

To The Curiosity Seekers Who Ask About My Daughter’s Medical Condition

It’s a dance in which I know all the steps too well. I bump into an old friend or acquaintance and after a moment of polite chitchat the conversation takes a sharp left turn and the tone becomes serious. “How’s Savannah doing?” they’ll ask.

This is where I falter.
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