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Relax. Nothing is under control.

The AC man came and for a total of $85 he tuned up our perfectly good unit. Patrick can rest easy now. I knew all along that things were fine but Patrick needed to process this in his own way. … Continue reading

12. April 2016 by Shannon
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Our AC is leaking and we’re all gonna DIE!

Our AC is on the fritz again. I’m sure some hose is clogged because it’s bubbling and gurgling and spewing water all over the garage. The dry wall is no longer dry. It’s pasty. Pastywall. Patrick mumbled to me the … Continue reading

11. April 2016 by Shannon
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Everything looks the same

I got the news yesterday that I have to have surgery again for my endometriosis. This is my 8th surgery for this insidious disease. Eighth. The ever-present pain and nausea are robbing me of good days, so I don’t really … Continue reading

29. March 2016 by Shannon
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Going it alone

I got out of the shower today and dried off. I brushed through my hair and then stood in front of the mirror and just looked at myself. I looked at my 40-year old body and I felt sad. I … Continue reading

28. January 2016 by Shannon
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We’re all okay

I don’t like to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.  I finally admitted that out loud last night when my husband came into our room at 11:45pm and found me reading in bed.  “It’s depressing,” I told him. … Continue reading

01. January 2016 by Shannon
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We Walked 6.ache Miles Today

We don’t waste any time. Or Advil.  After flying across the country, we walked six point ache miles today, the very last of which was an incline so steep we had to choose between a staircase or stretching our calves … Continue reading

05. May 2015 by Shannon
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Honeymooning

We’re on the plane to San Francisco. It’s been a lovely journey so far, save for the puddle in which Patrick is forced to sit. Two hours into a five hour flight, he spilled his water and it trickled down … Continue reading

05. May 2015 by Shannon
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For Every Dog An Angel

I had a horrible dream last night.  It was the stuff horror movies are made of —  I was climbing up an embankment on the corner of a busy intersection, trying to get to the sidewalk above my head.  The ground beneath … Continue reading

31. December 2014 by Shannon
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Saint Nick saved my life

The weather in Florida has been beautiful the past few weeks.  Sunny and clear with highs in the high 60s to low 70s.  Perfect time to open the sunroof and go for a drive.  I did just that today on … Continue reading

17. December 2014 by Shannon
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Let her shine

Dear Emma, It’s my first day without you and I miss you so much it hurts.  I haven’t been able to put my heart back in my chest since you went away yesterday. Seeing you go was the hardest thing … Continue reading

12. December 2014 by Shannon
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