Thursday, July 11, 2013


Well for over a year now my blog has been quiet.  I haven't had much time or energy for writing.  In the summer of 2012 my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Let me just start right of by saying CANCER SUCKS.  I packed up her home and she came to live with me and we fought like crazy to beat it, but in the end she didn't make it.

Here is my favorite picture of her:

I love it because this is how I think of her funny, vivacious, welcoming.  She thoroughly enjoyed people and she thoroughly enjoyed me.  So I think for awhile I'm going to write about her.

Cancer sucks

Grief sucks

and Death is not easy...

You may not want to read my blog for awhile.

Thunder Shirt for People

My kids showed me the above video of this cat.  It was kind of cute but when the cat put on the Thundershirt it just didn't want to move.  Then I had a thought thunder shirts for people are basically weighted vests.  They can be incredibly calming and comforting for some and ineffective for others.  I've seen weighted vests work wonders for some, allowing them to feel calm and focused.  I've seen others who absolutely hate it.  So as in the case of the cat make sure it is calming and if you do try a weighted vest or neck wrap and it doesn't work - take it off!