The Spot

It was July 22, 2015, when we found out Keith had colon cancer. The doctor called us on the phone after a routine colonoscopy. We were standing outside in the yard when I put the phone on speaker so we could both hear what he had to say. It was seventy-hundred degrees, and sweat drippedContinue reading “The Spot”

It’s more than just coffee!

When I come into the kitchen in the morning, my coffee is already made. Keith fixes up the pot while he makes his espresso in his machine. Although sort of a tiny thing, it feels peaceful. I feel loved. The day to come may be filled with absolute madness, but in that moment, all isContinue reading “It’s more than just coffee!”

Leave A Bottle Day… Let’s go!

In case you didn’t know, you need to hit the road. It’s national “Leave A Bottle of Wine on the Porch of a Friend Who’s Struggling Day”. 🍷 If you see it here on social media, it must be true, right? I mean “Daughter’s Day” caught on, and that’s never been a thing. Anyway…I’m stillContinue reading “Leave A Bottle Day… Let’s go!”

Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021

Things I learned today… I started to crochet a blanket last night, and I had forgotten how much I loved it. While I was yarning over and hooking and turning, I realized that a crocheted blanket is one continuous string of yarn that is continuously looped and pulled to make stitch after stitch. The stitchesContinue reading “Things I Learned Today / Sunday, August 15, 2021”

Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Day After Surgery

I remember thinking people would probably send carnations. We would probably receive a “Get Well Soon” flower delivery or two. Keith would wake up groggy and be in some pain. He would have sutures and a surgery wound to deal with, and he would be sore. It would take time to get his gut workingContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Day After Surgery”

Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Surgery Eve

August 9, 2015, was a Sunday. We packed a bag or two to head to the hospital early on Monday morning. Keith completed all the pre-surgery protocols the week prior, so he was ready. Check-in would be bright and early. Keith’s colon cancer (adenocarcinoma) was discovered at a “routine” colonoscopy. I use quotation marks becauseContinue reading “Opportunities, PTSD & Vikings: Surgery Eve”