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Call me the Crazy Cat Lady... a title well-earned!
Wednesday, April 24, 2019      13 comments

There has been a lot of fun and new stuff going on since I got involved in cat rescue two years ago. In fact, April 2017 was my very first experience: I grabbed a pregnant feral cat off my porch and put her in our bathroom. She had kittens hou... Read more
Sooooo, this was my morning...
Thursday, July 14, 2016      7 comments

I dreamt - not unusual, I dream every night - I dreamt I was walking down our main street brushing everyone's hair with our new cat brush (we'll get back to that later). Then I was driving with DH, taking movies back to Blockbuster Video... tha... Read more
The Isak Dinesen Cure
Monday, March 14, 2016      8 comments

"The cure for anything is saltwater: sweat, tears, or the sea." - Isak Dinesen It's a beautiful, balmy, sunny Sunday morning in Southern California, and I'm outside catching some rays for a dose of Vitamin D... and to be alone, to regroup ... Read more
Hi Scott ~ It's the Super Bowl again
Sunday, February 07, 2016      7 comments

Dear Scott, You've been on my mind a LOT lately, even more than usual. It's hard NOT to think of you when it's time for the Super Bowl. That's because your party in 2008 was the last time I saw you, heard your laugh, got to hug you and say "... Read more
Super Bowl Sunday - Letter to Scott
Friday, February 04, 2011      19 comments

Hi Scott... it's going to be Super Bowl Sunday again. I can't believe it will be three years since I last saw you! I remember every minute of that day: you BBQing pl... Read more
Countdown to Palm Springs
Tuesday, August 10, 2010      9 comments

This is my countdown week to me going away from home for a week alone: I rented a small studio-size condo in a Palm Springs resort complex with a huge pool/spa area, and will take time for a "personal retreat." Although I'll miss DH and Kaile,... Read more
Another Step on My Spark Journey
Monday, July 26, 2010      14 comments

I wrote the following in my journal yesterday morning, figuring it out in my head as I typed. Because my feelings were so intense, I wanted to do more with it; perhaps post an edited-down version on some of my teams' threads. I decided to "Blo... Read more
Celebrating Scott's Life 2010
Monday, March 01, 2010      18 comments

I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to write today, but I know I want to acknowledge the second anniversary of my son's death. First of all, to my many Spark friends & teammates, thank you for your caring & support! When Scott was killed t... Read more
Another Senseless Death...
Monday, January 11, 2010      24 comments

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time – it’s not really my thing – but I feel compelled to write, and I want to share what has happened. I am overwhelmed by my emotions. I’m stunned, angry, devastated, and confused. It's been a few days,... Read more
Scott's Special Days 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009      5 comments

It's been a long time since I've posted a blog; I've "written" several in my mind, but couldn't get my thoughts down on-screen. However, Friday, February 27th - the first anniversary of Scott's death - is approaching fast. It will be a tough d... Read more
We're going to a party...
Saturday, July 19, 2008      4 comments

Tonight is the big party my stepdaughter has been planning to celebrate her dad's (my DH's) 60th and her grandmother's (my MIL's) 80th birthdays. It's turned into a family reunion, with people flying and driving in from all over to attend.... Read more
Slowly working on getting it together
Tuesday, June 10, 2008      12 comments

The last month-plus has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. After an especially rough grief counseling session, I crashed and burned... I stayed down and out for a full week, completely off-line and self-isolated. Then, somehow I ma... Read more
A Realization - A New Start with Hope
Friday, May 02, 2008      11 comments

I had a realization. This is probably a big "DUH", but it took this long for me to truly understand it. I've been floundering for several weeks, both emotionally and physically. I've been binging for at least three weeks, turning to food for ... Read more
A Memorial to my son Scott
Saturday, April 26, 2008      24 comments

Please take a look at the Memorial DVD I created for Scott's funeral. It was difficult to do, but is a good remembrance. I watch with Kaile to help her remember her beloved Uncle Scott. He's in her life, in all our lives, even now. You c... Read more
One Year Spark Anniversary
Monday, April 07, 2008      7 comments

One year ago I finally had the courage to take a look at Sparkpeople.com and committed to truly trying to change my way of living. So much HAS changed since April 2007... This past year brought learning about Spark and making baby steps t... Read more

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