Thawing Out

(Editor’s Note: Today, we welcome a new blogger to our team. You can connect with Lisa, who cares for her father, on her profile: @lisarae.)

gone-with-windWell, here we go again, thawing out and melting away another short-lived winter event.

Everyone here is so ready for spring. Except Daddy. He wants more snow cream. He was disappointed this time because unlike the last snow, this time there simply wasn’t enough to make a batch.

I see our buttercups trying to peep up in the cold winter soil and will be so glad when they show themselves again. Mama and I planted the buttercup bed one year and had the most fun doing it. Every year when it blooms it always reminds me of that afternoon we spent laughing and playing in the dirt together.

I’ve found memories are priceless. You can’t have enough and you always wish there were more.

As I’m sitting here with my coffee this afternoon (seems I always have coffee or tea with me lately) I can’t help but think of all the things I need to do and should be doing. One goal I have for 2014 is to come to reason with the fact that if it isn’t done today, there is always tomorrow. Scarlett O’Hara reasoning nonetheless, but hey, in my world of caregiving, it helps with stress. There’s still laundry to be done, dinner to plan, oh and Coco to be fed. She keeps reminding me of that as I type by constantly meowing. Trust me she is neither hungry or needy she just wants me to feel guilty. She knows at 5 p.m. a portion of food magically appears and will continue to.

I wanted to start blogging again because I have missed it. To be able to share a snapshot of my life with you. So from time to time I’ll also be recommending books (can never get enough good books), new recipes I’ve tried, possibly some wellness/beauty info that I use and even some music to incorporate for different reasons.

Hope to keep you all entertained somewhat, and it may be that I do tow posts a day once I get into the groove–one in the morning, one at night. We’ll see how this works. Trying to figure it all out.

Until then ~


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About Lisa

I've been doing the caregiving thing for 5 years now. When we lost my sweet Mama, the only option available for Daddy besides a nursing home was me and caregiving. So, here I am. Each day is a challenge and he continues to teach me so much. About him, the relationship he had with Mama, and about myself. These are precious days I know I've been given, and I do my best to embrace them no matter how difficult they can become. I try to make lemonade out of lemons the best I can ~

5 thoughts on “Thawing Out

  1. Avatar of PegiPegi

    @Lisa, your dad may be the only one disappointed with not enough snow! Love you sharing the memories of you mom. Look forward to your next blog.

  2. Avatar of CasandraCasandra

    Welcome Lisa! I look forward to reading more of your blogs. I think taking on caregiving should automatically come with free coffee or tea… it’s where I spend most of my money : )


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