Monthly Archives: December 2014

I Dreamed

I dreamed of roller derby last night.  When I woke up, I remembered that that is not my life, and I cried and sobbed and howled on Mary’s chest. I did not even dream of skating.  My mind somehow remembers … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve ~ Day 10

I have been scared.  Mary and I committed to visiting her family during Christmas, and I did not know if I would be able to make it.  Between the fact that I have not traveled more than 2 hours by … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice ~ Day 7

Yes, a day late, but not a dollar short.  Let us pretend that it is still Sunday, December 21st. Winter Solstice.  An ending.  A beginning.  Winter solstice is the longest night of the year, a tipping point that spills us out … Continue reading

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Exile ~ Day 5

I am an introvert. Mary is an introvert. We understand each other. Since my brain injury, I am home a LOT. I get lonely, but as a natural homebody and someone who enjoys my own company, it has worked out … Continue reading

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Intrepid Crew Member ~ Day 3

I knew it was not going to be all roses.  Really.  And Day 2 was not a flower I would care to keep.  Most of my energy was used up on family matters, and I faced another day tired and … Continue reading

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Brave Frontier: Day 1

I thought I would at least chronicle my first day on leave. For those who want to skip to the conclusion:  It went great! The day went like this: Wake up at a reasonable time, have a slow morning.  Enjoy … Continue reading

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A Reasonable End

When I was injured in January and not able to work full time, I started using Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time.  For those who are not familiar – as I was not before my injury – FMLA is a federally … Continue reading

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