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Four Angels and a Cigar – Part 2


The Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minnesota

My incredible husband (my guardian angel) took me down for the first few days of appointments.  He was an incredible help – not only because I didn’t feel comfortable driving (with dizzy spells), but he also commandeered the schedule and guided me to where I had to go!  For the rest of the week, my oldest daughter Alex (another guardian angel) took over.  I was so thankful for their guidance and company – the whole process was overwhelming.  (I realized after I published Part 1, the title should have been Six Angels and a Cigar!  Tim and Alex were beyond angels!)

It was 7 days of appointments…only 2.5 hours the first day, but the other 6 days were 6-10 hour days at the clinic.  Add in two more trips in June for a total of about 2 1/2 weeks more at the Mayo…I was poked, X-rayed, MRI’d, spun in a chair, tied down to a table so they could flip me up and watch me almost pass out, sat in a capsule (during which I pretended I was captaining a space ship), and gave enough blood for all the mosquitos in MN to be jealous. Read more

Four Angels and a Cigar – Part 1 of 4


{After I read this blog yesterday: Finding Your Voice, I was inspired to publish this series of posts that I had started writing last year.}

No this is not a joke post, although you may find a few things funny on the way to the cigar.

And so here we go…

Let’s start with a little background: Read more

Don’t Pull Your Pants Down in Class


Thank you teachers…

For all the things you teach our kids to do…

And not to do.

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Hope this brings a smile to your Monday as much as it did mine!

Patty O

Photo credit:  Nathan Cryder

 

Booster Cables Attached…Charged and Ready to Go (Chug, Chug)


How do you start blogging again when you’ve taken such a long break? (It’s been almost 5 months.)

This is the question I’ve been struggling with for a few months.

I figured I needed a catchy title…which, of course, prolonged the process. Read more

The Deep, Dark Well and the Bright, Shining Son


Imagine you’re in the bottom of a really deep well.

Overwhelmed and haunted by memories:

A loss that cut deep in your soul.  Arguments with loved ones.  A history of past abuse.  A history of deep shame.

Memories of (insert yours here). Read more

Choosing Excellence

We try our best making daily decisions and yet sometimes....... Join my journey in learning how to "choose excellence" in this beautiful, full life. The Valley of Shadow of Death, Israel 2014, Psalm 23:4

The Poem Explorations of Mr. Creery

Perhaps, I like this life.

Weavings of a Wayfaring Woman

Prose, Poetry, and Musings of a Bush Teacher

Margaret and Helen

Best Friends for Sixty Years and Counting...

Blog of an Artist

Creative Design, home decor, travel and Inspiration

𝐹𝑖𝑔𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝐼𝑡 𝑂𝑢𝑡...

𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙘𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙨 𝙖𝙩 𝙖 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚.

Bristles & Thread

Home sweet functional home.

An Odd Fashioned Girl

Tiny budget. Big ideas.

Diary of an Aesthete

Follow the Journey ☩𓀙𓃦☉

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