Living independently as senior citizens, we have been posed with a hard fact and harsh reality over this last misadventure in American healthcare– It’s not a question of If. It’s a question of When. Something Happens.
We had a near miss these past ten days. Yuri got a hospital infection that led to pneumonia, and the Dragon reared its ugly head on the first day at rehab.
When Monday came around after an excruciating weekend of grass pollen, Yuri woke up unable to breathe. Early and mid-mornings are known to be the worst times for pollen release, but when the EMTs arrived at 6:30 a.m., there was no question of his difficulty. In the ER,
On a beautiful summer’s day twenty-five years ago, my mother left her beloved garden and euphemistically passed on, transitioning from her physical state into the ethereal. Flowers from her garden graced the connecting rooms with their fragrances, spreading a comfort blanket over what was happening imminently– her death. It was her birthday.
A month can be a long time. What is a month– thirty days, four weeks in certain months, and five weeks in others March, May, August)? A short time that can change your life around.
The Canadian wildfires are burning. More than 100 million people in the U.S. were affected by the air quality. How long has this been going on before the public is warned about it becoming a potentially deadly event?
Normally (sixteen years), Memorial Day Weekend, Yuri and I would recount how the latest BobFest show has gone. Pat Guadagno and Tired Horses’ BobFest was a reunion of some of the best working musicians to celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday and music.
These are Yuri’s Spring Days. Having missed them the past two years, we’re enjoying the budding trees and fields, awash in Nature’s Spring Green color palette collection.
The storm reminded us of Nor’Easter 2010, rocking New Jersey back then into a state of emergency. People hunkered down. But not the 400 fans who witnessed a historical event– Kinderhook’s reunion.
Two years ago, Yuri and I took the first of two Pfizer shots at the Rockaway Mega Site, NJ. We knew nothing about it. No one told us anything about the possible adverse effects.
Cooking. The basics for life. A human need. Eating good food brings comfort, so we align ourselves with comfort food. Creature comforts are not frivolous; they are necessities
Reunions are joyful occasions, especially with loved ones. Having loved ones around for the sad life moments may be the only way one can get through tough emotional times