Battening Down the Hatches

Last week we had a super intense storm, which blew in and out very suddenly, with lots of wind, thunder and lightening. As I was securing our deck while the wind kicked up–bringing chairs and lighter plants inside, putting more solid things down low–a lightening bolt flashed and struck a power line in our alley. […]

Feeling Prickly

Much of the first month of COVID-19 Lockdown here in Chicago was challenging. However, for myself, there was also a feeling of newness, almost excitement, with schedules and expectations being different. Embracing and making time with old friends was wonderful, learning how to use ZOOM was a novelty, and only setting my alarm clock once […]

You Are Feeling Very Sleepy…

A number of Tamoxifen’s possible side effects: Excessive tiredness Depression or anxiety Weight gain or loss Increased bone or tumor pain Thinning of hair Hot flashes Some symptoms of stress can include: Fatigue Depression Excess eating or smoking Poor memory Increased alcohol consumption Anger/hostility Difficulty making decisions Frequent mood swings Negative thinking Distractibility Feeling overwhelmed […]

A Safe Harbour

  Harbours: Safe Protected Calm waters even in the roughest weather Gathering of boats and passengers from all over Place to mend sails, fix broken rudders, and clean the hull Trade Restock supplies Hiding place It was probably decided last fall that I would not be returning to my old school for the 2018-19 school […]