I wish I could tell you that last night wasn’t horrible. That the migraine that had already wasted most of my yesterday had not just continued to build as the day crept forward.Continue reading
On what’s in that hole.
It’s 4 AM when it begins. It’s my mind. My heart. They’re awake. Both of them. Wide awake. Again. Processing. Remembering. Pondering. Aching. Heavy. Burdened. Continue reading
On hoarder bonding, helping people feel better, and holding tight to a lap full of squish.
I was cancelled from my shift at the hospital the other day. I know, it’s a little crazy to think that nurses would actually be turned away right now when all we’re hearing about are the nonstop reports of the impending invasion of COVID-19.Continue reading
On the brain, the heart, and waves that just won’t stop.
I was telling one of my nursing friends yesterday that I still get that little squeeze of anxiety Continue reading
On being okay with what is, even when you think it’s not there.
I started out my Monday with my phone ringing at 0511. Apparently we’re short-staffed again Continue reading
When it’s a tad chilly in Orlando.
What perfect weather to tell you about Continue reading
On getting what you never asked for.
As we rush around today trying to make the wishes Continue reading
On muffin dates and eyeballing that shadow in the back corner.
It always starts the same way. With a silly grin, Ruby Wren takes my hand, we walk through the big sliding doors together, and she starts saying, Continue reading
On signs, symptoms, and pain control.
“Pain is what the patient says it is.” These words are first spoken to us very early Continue reading
When you recognize that family sitting on the couch.
I want you to know that I see you there. I may be in and out of the room Continue reading