When my husband was first diagnosed with cancer, we began to reckon time differently. Under more normal circumstances, we might refer to “the year Daniel was born.” Or “ the year the girls graduated high school.” Four years ago, we began to mark time by my husband’s diagnosis and treatment. One year was called “the year Daddy had surgery.” The brutal summer of radiation was called “the summer of radiation,” and a recent brief respite from hormone therapy was called “the medicine
Have you been married a long time? We just had our 25th. Sometimes in a long marriage you may feel that your spouse has lost the ability to surprise you. Mine hasn't. The last several years of our life have been brutal. The daily stress of dealing with the three c's - cancer, kids, career - were really wearing on us. Most days end with us completely exhausted. We needed a get-away. Several years ago, one of my brothers moved to Mexico. He lives near a large lake in a gated
I live in one of the greatest states in the country - for crime and corruption. Only in Illinois do we have: 1. Several corrupt governors. One is currently in prison (Ryan) and one is on his way to prison (Blagoavich). 2. The Daley machine legacy. 3. Interesting crimes, as we await the Supreme Court heresay decision which will decide the course of the murder prosecution of Drew Peterson. 4. So called "flash mobs" who roam the wealthy areas of the city preying on unaware pedestrians,
Get Christine's latest e-book! Available for immediate download. Have you ever had these thoughts? • This isn’t fun anymore • Things are spinning out of control • There’s only one of me and 4 of you • I feel like I’m a hamster on a treadmill • I feel like I’m drowning • There’s too much to do • I feel angry all the time • I always have to pick up the pieces after everyone else If so, you need to read What to do when ... MOTHERING IS A MESS.