Fireman, Farmer, and Priest

Today, we listened to the homily of our favorite priest. He always has a way of sharing his humanity while leading through the explanation of the Scriptures. Today he told about when he was a child and role played, as all children do. He would pretend he was a fireman and load up his wagon […]

Part Of Her Being

My mom’s 2 pianos haven’t been tuned for a couple of years now. She had been using the same gentleman for many years, but the last couple of times he came, my mother wasn’t happy with the sound. He was getting old and we thought it was probably time to find someone new. But that […]

Peace Be With You

I got together with my prayer group last night. We read and talked about this Sunday’s upcoming Gospel. In this reading, Jesus Christ appeared to His apostles after He was resurrected. The first thing He said to them was, “Peace be with you.” In our meeting, we talked a lot about that elusive peace that […]

Amazing Astronomy

We talked to my brother on Facetime tonight. He showed us a recent photo of the M95 galaxy that he took with his fancy new equipment. Unexpectedly, he also caught a moving object. Through the incredible technology that we have and much research, he discovered that it was an asteroid located in the asteroid belt […]

The Fifth Dementia

My mother read an article in the magazine “Brain and Life”. It talked about the importance of music in the health of your brain. A band named the Fifth Dementia, is made up of people with different backgrounds and music abilities. But what they have in common is that each person either has a neurodegenerative […]

Spa Day Two

The past 2 days have been full of relaxation and conversation. It felt amazing to be pampered. And I enjoyed chatting with many different people. Yesterday, the young woman who did my nails and I found quite a lot of interesting things to talk about. She told me that she had recently become certified to […]

Super Patient Nurse

I took my mom to her long awaited eye doctor appointment today. The nurse who did all the preliminary testing and such was super patient and cheerful. When she was testing her vision, “Better 1 or 2 . . . 1 or 2? Now 3 or 4 . . . 3? 4?” she gave my […]

Loving Body Parts

I have been taking an online caregivers class that teaches relaxation techniques. Today we did a type of body scan. When the exercise was done, the leader asked how we felt as we were led to scan each part of our body. One participant said they just felt grateful for each part. I thought that […]

Peace With Cookies

My mom read an article in a magazine today that asked the question if peace can come from cookies. The response was, might as well try. My mom suggested that the next time there is a protest, we should bake tons of cookies. Then we can bring them to the protest and just start handing […]

Outpouring of Encouragement

A friend whose husband has Parkinson’s had come to the difficult realization that it was time for him to be placed in a memory care facility. He kept trying to walk on his own, which he is unable to do, and was falling on a regular basis. While it was an incredibly painful decision, she […]