How is My Pre-Med Girl Gonna Make It?

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This condition is called Vasovagal syncope which causes you to faint because your body overreacts to certain triggers, such as the sight of blood. It’s actually a hereditary condition she got from her father. He also faints at the sight of any blood.

Fortunately for Cait, she only faints at the sight of her own blood. She’s got no problem swimming in other people’s blood.

Good thing for her, since she’s currently scribing at a couple of Emergency Departments.… Read more

Just Appreciate the Meme, Ma

Cait is going through “a phase” where she prefers to be independent in every imaginable way, including relationships. Some of it, I think, stems from being in a time-sucking pre-med program with a concurrent job in an ER, while looking at looming med school debt. So I wasn’t surprised to get this text. Yet I can’t help myself but want to encourage her to be more open to all of life.

And, just like her, she snapped me back to … Read more

Surprise Present

mulberry tree with berries I have lived in this house, on this property, for a very long time. The longest I’ve lived anywhere by double.

And I like to think that I’m an observant person because I usually am.

But this totally slipped by me for who knows how long. Until a few days ago.

(Actually, it was Cait who noticed it while home because her two roommates contracted covid. But that’s another story.)

A MULBERRY TREE!! Bearing mulberries. Lots of them!

So, of … Read more

Looking for an Unusual Christmas Gift?

lifelike stuffed toy australian shephard

As I’ve previously shared, Cait has serious puppy hunger. And she flip flops back and forth between getting an Aussie now (the power of Kiera lives on) or waiting a bit.

I try to remain neutral and supportive because I know there is never a “good” time to get a dog. You just have to decide to make it work. So I listen and look as she shares feelings and Australian Shepherd breeder websites.

I thought that I might … Read more

“A Good Sailing Day”

The winds, they are a blowin’ today. Skies are blue. Clouds are billowing. Air is crisp. And I LOVE it!

From early childhood and my first sailing days, these kinds of windy days have always made me feel excited and alive.

I guess I’ve passed this onto Cait. Not the love of sailing part, necessarily, but with assigning the description of windy days to “good sailing” days.

So when she, likewise, shares with me that it’s a good sailing day … Read more