12 YEARS

What to say that hasn’t already been said on this blog? It’s odd to say we feel lucky. My husband being diagnosed with an “incurable” cancer at 43 hardly comes off as feeling like a blessing. But, everything is relative. I have been immersed in the wor…

Parenting under the cancer cloud

Tim has told me, several times, that the hardest thing for him about having MM is having our daughter mixed up in this. He worries, as do I, about what effect it has on her, and what would happen to her life if MM takes him from us. Liv is&nb…

She’s an upper classman

We have just returned from dropping our daughter off for her 3rd year of college. Surreal. Other parents have told me that this is the fastest 4 years of your life and they were not kidding. It seems like yesterday we were dropping her off for the…

Current Situation

On Facebook, which I spend WAY too much time on, there is a thing folks do where they post a picture and comment that this is their “current situation.” Usually, it’s a pic of them on some tropical beach with a slushy, rum-spiked, umbrella-adorned&nbsp…

It’s the holiday season

It feels like I just took down the Christmas tree and got my house back in order and here we are again. It’s been a fast year. They’re all fast. I swear, the older I get, the faster they go.So, we will start with Tim. He is taking a month off chemo. Th…

Nothing stays the same

Well, the only thing that doesn’t change in life is that everything changes. My dad’s life is unrecognizable from what it was less than 2 months ago. At times it’s surreal. At other times, so much has happened since 9/2, it feels like a lifetime of str…

I need a bigger fire extinguisher

I have often said that my life feels like a constant battle of putting out one fire just for another to crop right up. Well, these days, that theme keeps playing out over and over. So, last we knew, both my apartments were re-rented after 2 broken leas…

I CAN’T EVEN…………………………….

In the last 4 months, I turned over both apartments in our 2-family, both due to broken leases. Buying a 2 family home for a future investment seemed like a good idea at the time. Not sure it was and Tim being diagnosed with MM 13 days later?…