Sunday, January 19, 2014

An Excuse Not to Write

During a two-week visit with an in-law, there were many times when we both coexisted in his thoroughly organized home office. Equipped with two computers, two chairs, two desks, a printer, multiple file cabinets and plenty of files and papers, we comfortably sat side by side, yet with ample room in between. While immersed in our own particular documents and online work, we respected each other's need for quiet and concentration. It was during one of the quiet times that I noticed a file on my desk that contained his handwriting. His penmanship was quite similar to mine; it was almost illegible.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

CaringBridge Author

Towards the later part of 2013, my husband was diagnosed with Myelodysplasia or MDS. We were told that MDS is a disorder in which the bone marrow fails to make the correct amount of good, healthy blood cells. The disease therefore can affect the red cells, white cells, and platelets.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Polar Bears in The Bahamas

In the Netherlands, it's known as "The Nieuwjaarsduik." Folks in the United Kingdom refer to it as "The Loony Dook." In the United States it's often called "Plungapalooza." What the heck am I'm talking about? The annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Swim, of course.