Monthly Archives: January 2015

A Year Later

I remember the morning well.  I was exhausted from an impromptu trip to Connecticut for a funeral, but made myself get out of bed anyway.  Our league was trying out Saturday morning practice.  I was one of the people who said it was … Continue reading

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Day 35 ~ Crash and Burn

Sunday.  The morning did not begin the best way possible.  I wake on the couch.  I started on a soft, fluffy, warm yummy bed, but left about 4 am because I did not want to wake Mary with my coughing. The … Continue reading

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Running Out of Time

Something happened three days ago, in the afternoon.  It was quite unexpected, inexplicable, from nowhere.  I began to feel a sense of urgency.  I began to feel like change was coming.  For the first time in a year, I felt … Continue reading

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Day 33 ~ Normal Forgetfulness

I turn off the shower and the last of the warm droplets slowly run down the drain.  As my hand leaves the lever, I suddenly startle awake.  Did I put conditioner in my hair?  I touch my hair reflexively.  It feels wet, and … Continue reading

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Three Gifts of Influenza

Most experiences are not all good, or all bad – rather like people.  As the flu leaves my daily life, I want to take a moment and highlight three gifts resulting from the last three weeks of fever, hawking phlegm, exhaustion, pink eye, and deferred tasks. … Continue reading

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Day 29 ~ No Reason To Rush

It is 4 pm. Do you know what I have done today? I woke up, ate breakfast, read a book, got the mail, ate lunch, and then napped. In the past 15 minutes, I have cleared my head enough to … Continue reading

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Day 26 ~ A Happy Moment

Mary and I have been sick for weeks, months, years.  Well, honestly, she has been sick for 15 days, and I have been sick 10 days.  It feels like months.  We have each other for company, but otherwise we have dropped off … Continue reading

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