The people who we see out in the world who also have one arm. They are strangers to us. However, there is often recognition, identification, wonder and curiosity.
Sammy Mermaid is now an elderly dog. He is grey bearded, slow like molasses on walks and loves to lay in the grass in the backyard. He doesn't love stairs. He is reminding me that aging is part of the process for humans and animals alike.
Roasted tomato soup + coconut milk + fresh basil. The gluten eaters make grilled cheese on crusty sourdough bread to dip into the soup.
Trusting intuition. When your kid sees approximately 13 specialists at "the best" Children's Hospital in the world, you may make the assumption that a dental specialist from that hospital will also be the best fit. When it's not and the appointment is twilight-zone strange, trust your gut. Get that second opinion. Make a new plan.
Watching old videos of the kids with the kids.
What I'm noticing about my 44 year old body. Flip flops hurt my feet, if I wear them for more than a few hours. My body aches, unless I consciously move it every day. I need more rest, more vegetables and fruits, more dense nutrition.
Pema before bed under the covers. The ancient air purifier is on high and serves as a white noise maker so I don't hear the rest of the awake family.
Walking on the beach this morning and it feels like summer is over. The dogs are back and the out of towners are gone.
Sniffles and sinus infections.
He is teaching a friend how to drive a standard. Even though he just learned how to do it himself. I cannot believe that senior year is about to begin.
Starting to read the book about College "Success" for people with Physical Disabilities. Wondering why a resource like this doesn't exist for people with chronic illness.
The realization that I detest the word success.