I think all plasma donation sites should have this on the home page: if you have veins that like to hide or jump at the elbow and you have a hard time giving blood, don't bother showing up to donate plasma!!! That would've saved some time and made my day better. I tried to go … Continue reading Nurses and needles and veins, oh my! Prepping before donating blood or plasma.
This is beyond New Year's Resolutions (which are already on shaky ground). This is about an over-arching goal I need to work on, to keep it simmering in the background as I try various other things. I discovered this goal probably a week after writing those initial resolutions. In 2018, my goal is to do … Continue reading 2018: This sleeper must awaken…
My Copy: 9781584301578 (image from umich.edu) I thumbed through my book collection when I got home this afternoon, desperate for a quiet and uplifting story after dealing with 30 screaming and hyped up students. I salute parents who can do holiday or birthday parties for kids, because I don't know how the hell you do … Continue reading Passage to Freedom: The Sugihara Story, by Ken Mochizuki & illustrated by Dom Lee
Every year I say I won't make a list. I won't fall into the gimmick of making a list of New Years resolutions, because it's just another digit on the calendar turned and nothing else has really changed. And they never work longer than a few weeks. But there's a mental milestone that seems to … Continue reading Reduce, reuse, recycle my New Years Resolutions…
Out of curiosity, I took the Briggs-Myers personality test a few months ago. They were right when they said the results might be eerie...they called me a "moderator" type (at least some of my fave actors, scientists, and writers have the same type--makes me feel a bit better). I felt like yes, okay, it's just … Continue reading Learning to say “no” for your health
A lovely sequel to "The Holy Man," whereby the Holy Man, Joe, must help his replacement, Anna, learn what she must because he is growing older. However, Joe's original teacher, Chen, is sick
My Copy: 9780452281905 (image from amazon.com) The third stage of Pelzer's memoirs: his adulthood and the learning curve that never stops. I appreciate reading the honesty in the pages. Dave isn't a perfect person going "woe is me" when bad things happen; he's trying to understand them as best he can and falls into bad … Continue reading A Man Named Dave, by Dave Pelzer
I'm glad I waited until today to actually write this, because yesterday was a mix of very volatile emotions, as was the night before. I needed a bit of frantic energy, time, and self-destruction in the form of cheese and greasy meat before I felt ready. My dad's been in the hospital since the other … Continue reading How NOT to tell someone about your worsening health.
Seriously, this week sleep and I have become estranged. I know one thing that would help is no more coffee after about 1 p.m. (duh), but otherwise, the thoughts bounding around my noggin like rabbits don't help...
The past few months online have been a revelation for me as a woman, because I've seen honest dialogue about women's issues begin and squeamishness start to pass. Guess it's time to throw my hat in the ring and go searching for the answers I need from women who work and live and think differently.