Posted in November 2014

of banana pillows and bouncy dolls

of banana pillows and bouncy dolls

{image is a photo of Brooke’s Christmas list, detailed below.} Christmas List 1. brand new PlayMobile 2. Banana Pillow 3. Really big bouncy doll 4. Rainbow ribbon 5. Dora Kit / set 6. Soccer ball 7. Giant Fire truck to ride in 8. Dora Soccer figurens 9. Characters I like Stickers 10. Huge Dinosaur 11, … Continue reading

welcome, jerry

welcome, jerry

In a revealing conversation, Jerry Seinfeld tells Brian Williams he’s observed in himself behavior that makes him think he may have autism. “I think on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,” said Seinfeld. “Basic social engagement is really a struggle. I’m very literal, when people talk to me and they use … Continue reading

always my baby

always my baby

  Yesterday morning, I posted the following on Diary’s Facebook page: A couple of years ago, Katie gave me one of the very best birthday presents I’d ever received. Over the course of a couple of months, she had dug through pictures and curated those that meant the most to her. She then collected them … Continue reading

a hug

Image is one of may favorite pictures in all the world – Oomah holding Brooke as baby, 2003 Sunday afternoon … We are sitting with my grandmother. She’s been in and out of sleep since we arrived. Mostly in. It’s hard to tell now when to go, to leave her to rest, and when to … Continue reading

her decision

her decision

{image is a photo of Brittany Maynard with her family a week and a half before she ended her life} Brittany Maynard died this weekend. Her death, at 29, was tragic and heartbreaking. She made a choice that I believe that she had a right to make – to die when she felt the time … Continue reading

now i’ve heard everything

now i’ve heard everything

{image is a cover of the DVD, Elmo’s World: Families, Mail & Bath Time!} Brooke loves Elmo’s World. I mean she really, really, REALLY loves Elmo’s World. At eleven, she shows no signs of slowing down nor “growing out of” her love for the furry little red monster and his crayon-colored world. One of her … Continue reading