Thursday, March 27, 2014

TBT: Forging Ahead

Looking back and throwing back to when I discoverered this quote, read a great book about The Reeves thus discovering a hero in Dana.  I loved this photo so much I tried to re-create it with Jimmy.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Decent Days

Nobody move. The last few days have been... decent. Jimmy has that semi-refreshed look in his face and it's a relief. The world seems like a better place when he's having an okay time. 

Heyyyy, Tuesday. 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Two Things

1) Throwback
A happy moment I found on my phone camera roll. I think this was a year ago-ish. I can see happiness in both our faces. I love this picture.

2) Jimmy Meets Baby Sofia
Are you kidding me? Today our friend's one-month old daughter got some face cuddles with Uncle Jimmy. Jimmy was tired but sweet Sofia baby cuddles helped a bit. I like this whole look.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Waving the White Flag...

[But just for today.]

This injury is kicking. my. ass. I feel beaten and beat down. I'm tired. I'm exhausted. I'm waving the flag. I'm waving the Spinal Cord Injury flag. Okay injury. You frickin' win today.

Jimmy is also very tired and tired of the "always something." It's so exhausting. I'm being so whiny and I don't care. It's hard. I'm tired. I want to go to bed.

I want to pull four different covers over my head and go to sleep.  [Four might be excessive. Will I get sweaty? If I get uncomfortable, it will add to the anxiety. I digress..]

Jimmy has been having a rough patch lately. I have been having a rough patch lately, though they are very different patches. We went to couple's therapy today to discuss how we're holding up through our own things that really do intersect quite a bit. It's tolling to put it all out there and risk coming across like a nag to your partner. But even when things get super tense, our therapist can maneuver us back into friendly waters; he truly has a gift.

Maybe that's why I'm so tired and feel beaten. Cause I therapied myself to hell and back today. Jimmy is napping. He's smart. He knows what's up.

I ate sea-salted chocolate cashews and then swiss cheese and now feel nauseous. Yay, bad food decisions based purely on emotions.

I will be better tomorrow. Almost certain of it. It's always better tomorrow. Or at least different. I will have learned something from the wonderful therapy hell we put ourselves through today and will, perhaps, navigate with a smidgen more wisdom.

Right now I'm going to climb onto the couch under the afghan and take a lesson from Jimmy who is getting a thick nap in. He's got it right.

Come to me afghan.  Also, Seinfeld is on. The one with the horse and the beef-a-rino and the marble rye. The syndication Gods are good looking out for The Moores. 

Shut up, you old bag.  

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Oh hi. Remember me? I'm a girl who used to occupy space here. Apparently I needed time to hibernate, replenish, and remind myself to exhale. It's good to be back.

I'm sitting on my patio watching the sun inch down and, while it's still pretty cool out, I can almost feel the warmth that will soon be here.

The squirrels are starting to scope out the trees that they used last summer/fall. Jimmy and I would watch the Mamma's fend off any unwanted visitors barking up near the wrong nest. For whatever reason, after a massive squirrel fight we witnessed, we dubbed it, "Squirrel Gate." 

What have I been up to?

1) Spinal cord injury stuff: dealing with an array of things going on with Jimmy. Some big, some not so big. Some causing me to overreact, when in reality, I know deep down Jimmy is gonna be okay. 

2) Reading: Skimming this, running through that. Just finished Tina Fey's book. Man, I love her even more now.  It's probably good to have a hero for when I finally realize that Bridget Jones isn't actually real life.

3) I just checked the DVR. There are 92 unwatched items in there. So, yeah. Guess we haven't been watching TV.

4) I got to hold a newborn belonging to a dear friend this past weekend. A newborn's lips are like the greatest thing. So squishy. Pretty great meeting this baby and getting reacquainted with her other boys. 

5) Jimmy and I watched some movies recently. Today we watched Nebraska and I absolutely adored this film. There's something soothing about a black and white movie and then Will Forte not doing sketch comedy? He brought something endearing to his role.

I love movies sometimes.

Jimmy watched and he didn't pretend to not be watching like when I put on the Kardashians, or some crap like that. He definitely, all the way watched.

Tomorrow is Friday. People are happy on Fridays. Have a good weekend!

Does he have Alzheimer's?
No, he just believes what people tell him.