Medical, memories, Uncategorized

Fly free, Ada.

"How many towels, d'you think we need?" I asked my partner. "I dunno... Six?" "Hmmmm," I said before reaching out and grabbing handfuls of towels, washclothes, and a hospital gown. "This should be plenty." We both sighed, and turned back out of the linen closet. As we got to her room, I turned again to… Continue reading Fly free, Ada.

Husband, Uncategorized

“Where’s Waldo?” Or, Emma has a lot of… Thingamajigs

I am pretty sure when I moved to Wisconsin on January 1st, I promised I'd show you - my faithful readers - around my house. I keep putting it off because my house is in general too much of a mess... But it is in decent shape currently... sooo... About time I'd say. Only took… Continue reading “Where’s Waldo?” Or, Emma has a lot of… Thingamajigs

memories, Movies / TV / Netflix, nostalgia, Posts With Off Site Links, teenage years, Uncategorized, youth

Throwback Thursday: Remembering the ’90s

So I came across this post by The Emma Edit today... and I thought "Hey, it's a Thursday... and, MAN, do I love the '90s..." SO, here I am to answer the same questions from her part one and two on this topic. I know you're excited. You're hiding it well... but I can tell.… Continue reading Throwback Thursday: Remembering the ’90s

kids, Medical, memoir, memories, Uncategorized

“That was NOT OKAY! NOT. OKAY!!”

Well, since my emergency post from last time seems to be a success, I decided I'd tell you about another emergency I had to deal with once. Not life threatening, thank goodness... But it was adrenaline inducing nonetheless for me. I am fairly certain I haven't written about it here before. Many, many moons ago… Continue reading “That was NOT OKAY! NOT. OKAY!!”

Medical, memories, Uncategorized

“He’s Coughing Up Blood… What Do I Do?!”

Early morning sunlight blinded me for a moment. "Oh God," I sighed at the general direction of the sun as I lifted my hand to shield my face instinctively before pulling my visor down in front of my windshield. I yawned and started to consider whether my coffee was yet cool enough when I realised… Continue reading “He’s Coughing Up Blood… What Do I Do?!”

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Uh-Oh… She’s Baaaack…

Hello Lovelies! As you can see, I have un-protected my blog again... So consider this my GRAND REOPENING! Haha As you can also see, there have already been quite a few changes made to my site. Though my url is still iwillnotliveinvain.wordpress.com, the title of the site has changed (to "Nevertheless...") as has my name… Continue reading Uh-Oh… She’s Baaaack…

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Pending…

So I don't wanna be a jerk and just do this without telling you all first... but I'm going to be making this blog private for awhile while I figure some stuff out, possibly change some stuff around... but please don't leave Me! 🙂 I'll un-private it once I work out what I'm wanting to… Continue reading Pending…

Fiction, Posts With Off Site Links, Uncategorized

The Storyteller

Hey guys - I'll be back to quality programming soon... I swear! But for now: I have just started a new Facebook Blogging group specifically for Storytellers... Bloggers that like to tell stories, whether they be fiction or non-fiction. I've joined a handful of blogging groups on Facebook, which are going okay at the moment… Continue reading The Storyteller

Best of, David, depression, Husband, Medical, memories, relationships, Wyatt

Happy Little Compartments

Compartmentalization: without realizing it; it's what I do. I divide my mind into happy little compartments. No... Not all of them are happy. The ones that are not happy... Well, I happily ignore. Well... I ignore them in any case. Self destructive behaviour I've had in the past, behaviour that I am ashamed of that… Continue reading Happy Little Compartments

Movies / TV / Netflix, religion

The Keepers

I just watched all 7 hour-long episodes of The Keepers on Netflix - over the course of two evenings. My God, how I wanted to give those ladies a good old fashioned squeeze! Not sure if a bear hug from a stranger would be comforting at all for them, but during episode 3 or 4… Continue reading The Keepers

Fiction, Harry Potter, Medical, memories, nostalgia, support

My Little Ravenclaw Heart

Today I'm just going to muse on writing/blogging and general whatever-comes-to-mind topics... so if you have enough of that already on your feed... then... well... Move on if you must. I'll at least vaguely attempt to make it interesting haha. Last week was CNA appreciation week and as such there was a display put up… Continue reading My Little Ravenclaw Heart

books, Dane, Husband, travel

Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

The thing about ridiculously long road trips - which I suppose are not really all that ridiculous, but increasingly feel ridiculous as the trip wears on - is that the driver inevitably needs something to divert her attention just enough as to not cause insanity to set in while at the same time not so… Continue reading Hitchhiker’s Guide to… not losing your freaking mind

Husband, Uncategorized

My own house

My grandpa has but months to live - they finally gave an actual prognosis to him yesterday. I'm skeptical that he'll take that long (4-6 months) though I did tell my mother last week my opinion was that if he decided he had the fortitude and will to live I could see him making it… Continue reading My own house

depression, Medical, memories, teenage years, Uncategorized

Nurturing the Neuroses

I didn't really think my childhood was odd. I didn't notice the behaviors any of us may have had that possibly weren't quite right if you really thought about it. Depression and anxiety run rampant through me and my siblings. We compartmentalize, we cry or get angry for no good reason at times... We have… Continue reading Nurturing the Neuroses

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Recording for Posterity

Radio silence ended it seems... at least for a moment. Rae is back bitches! Woo! Haha. I don't have any particular topic to write on or story to tell at the moment, but since it's been 10 days since I last wrote here I figured I was due to write an update. On Monday I… Continue reading Recording for Posterity

teenage years, Uncategorized

Omnilinguism Goals

A year and a half ago I submitted my answers for our St John Cadets end of year yearbook - the "fun" question that year was what superpower I'd want to have... I answered I'd want to be Omnilinguistic - otherwise the power to know all languages. One of my teen boys decided he liked… Continue reading Omnilinguism Goals

Excerise, kids, relationships, Uncategorized

I will fight, for those who can not fight for themselves.

You guys - Geek Emma had some excitement yesterday in the form of... Squeeeeee.... The new Wonder Woman movie! To be honest I've never watched the old show with Lynda Carter and I haven't read most of her comics (though I do have an anthology of the war-time comics that I plan to sit and… Continue reading I will fight, for those who can not fight for themselves.

memories, nostalgia, Uncategorized

Where on Earth has all the time gone?

My Grandpa is not doing well, as Finding Reverie's post the other day indicated. My Grandma had an accident at the hospital today as well... And while she was cleared of any major injury (though she is apparently looking pretty beat up), all these events plus my having started to work with Geriatrics have started… Continue reading Where on Earth has all the time gone?

memoir, memories, nostalgia, teenage years, Uncategorized

I Never Even Saw it Coming

So many blog post ideas... so little motivation.... Hi, y'all. It's me... finally with my work training schedule slowing down... I have one more day this week to work before having a six day break before my rotating part time schedule starts. So I am hoping I can get myself on here more often and… Continue reading I Never Even Saw it Coming

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Suddenly,

Our Grandpa is not doing well…

Finding Reverie

It all happens at once. Nothing prepares you for the rush of emotions you feel when a family member suddenly has stage 4 cancer. One minute they seem fine. The next, they are rushing to the ER. Coming down with pneumonia. Losing touch with reality. They can’t stop coughing. It’s too late for treatment. Suddenly, they’re weak and helpless. Suddenly, they don’t know who you are anymore. Suddenly, they’re bed ridden. And moments….Just moments ago, they were fine. Just moments ago, they were picking strawberries with you and teaching you to ride a bike. Just moments ago, they took you to one of your favorite restaurants and ate Zuppa Toscana. Just moments ago, they were watching you catch fireflies and driving fast down a country road hill so that you could feel a thrill…

It’s almost numbing. You don’t want to believe it. You think of other things to take your mind…

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