Feb 262015
 
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4/365 Project

“How are you doing cognitively,” asked my doctor.

“Well,” I replied, “I used the cordless vacuum to do a quick pick-up of dog hair in my bedroom the other day. I vacuumed most of the room before I realized that the dust canister wasn’t installed.  Then it took me 30 minutes to find the canister. When I finally found it, I had no recollection of how it got there.”

“We have more work to do,” she said.

When it’s not completely disturbing, Lyme brain can be hilarious.

Feb 162015
 
Cracker Versus Crow

It was a beautiful morning. The dogs and I made our rounds around the property doing our daily chores. I cleaned the dog yard while Juno hunted for moles. Loki ran his daily perimeter check and implemented his standard pre-emptive strike, barking along the fence line to warn away any critters creeping too closely. The […]

Feb 032015
 
A Day in the Life

The day starts out innocently enough. I get up, do a few light chores, prepare my daily pills and sit at my computer, already exhausted from the morning chores. After receiving their fair share of my buttered toast, Juno starts to goose me. “It’s time to go walkies, now,” she tells me with a sparkle in […]

Jan 062015
 
This Side of Normal

I’ve been thinking a lot about returning to normal lately and constantly wondering what normal will be for me in recovery. After all, I haven’t really been “normal” in a decade. I think the first thing people wonder about someone who’s gone undiagnosed with a chronic disease for as long as I have, or longer […]

Dec 122014
 
Bad News Good News

The bad news is, I caught a cold. The good news is, after 9 years of not having a cold or a flu due to a broken immune system, I caught a cold! Wait! What?  I know, it’s hard to see the silver lining. But really, it’s great news that I caught a cold because […]

Dec 082014
 
Dingo Bells

Long time readers will recognize this month’s masthead from December 2009. I took a short cut and repeated one of my favorite cracker and criminal holiday adventures. As usual, Lyme and Co-infections company has left little in the bank for creativity. But the good news is, I’m getting closer to recovery. I swear internet. With […]

Nov 032014
 
Adventures in Dogcations

This year, we were able to get away for a few days for our anniversary. I’ve been wanting to go up North to a dog friendly environment and hike some headlands and river trails. Last year I was too sick to even sit at my computer and this year, though I’m still on plenty of drugs […]

Oct 272014
 
Thirteen

Thirteen years ago, I married that serious looking fella above.  It was a  little surprising for me to marry such a quiet, contemplative dude, given that I’m basically a loud-mouth Italian. But hey, it works and there’s not a day that goes by that I don’t thank my lucky stars that we found eachother.

Oct 232014
 
The Layers of Lyme

Mr. Wild Dingo sat in the kitchen watching me prepare dinner. He claimed he changed his routine from working in the office to the kitchen so he could spend more time with me. Knowing his passion for the economy of motion, I suspected it was easier for him to stay close to me rather than jump […]

Sep 082014
 
The Big Sulk

“Sigh.  Life’s just not fair.” You may be wondering why Loki is sulking like a child whose mom is making him leave Disneyland before he gets to ride Space Mountain . . . for the tenth time.

Aug 252014
 
Happy Juno-versary!

Last weekend, we all celebrated Juno’s 7th birthday and 6th anniversary with us. Instead of the typical family day with just the four of us, we took a very big hike in the mountains with some friends and dog pals. Juno is nothing if not social. She enjoys the company of other dogs on our […]