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So, how would YOU handle it?
I must begin by saying that for me, Thanksgiving kicks off the Happy Month. I am a December baby, and so is my father and another cousin or two. Then I married another one. Plus, there was Christmas,
Alexandra Lynch 11/28/2014 11 12 - -
A new road for us
As many of you know, this year has been an interesting one, in the Chinese curse sense. But things are better. Things will continue better. On September 29th, we got a letter from Social Security.
Alexandra Lynch 10/11/2014 15 50 - -
We have a timeline! Whoa!
We've been drifting along with him just getting better and better, and suddenly we got a timeline from physical therapy: they think they can have him ready to go home at the end of next week, the ...
Alexandra Lynch 07/01/2014 3 11 - -
And just like that, it changed
One of the features of my husband's life that neither of us was looking forward to was the routine required by insulin-dependent diabetes. He'd received the diagnosis when he went into the hospital.
Alexandra Lynch 06/26/2014 51 189 - -
Only original parts, rather weak....
Well, it's been a while since the last update, but in my defense, I've been busy. And so has Bear. Currently he's sitting up watching a movie. And when I say sitting up, I mean it.
Alexandra Lynch 06/24/2014 4 15 - -
Breathing, speaking, eating...
All things we take for granted, usually. We haven't been lately, and progress back has been achingly slow. They have weaned Bear off the ventilator. It sits in the corner of his room. If he doesn'...
Alexandra Lynch 06/13/2014 15 27 - -
The sleeper awakens!
Bear is awake! They took him for his tracheotomy yesterday morning, and woke him up this morning. They will start ventilator weaning tomorrow. That's a week to two week long process. I'm very ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/28/2014 8 16 - -
I want him to come home!
I came in today to some good news. They will do his tracheotomy on Tuesday, May 27, and wake him up the same day. He will have been asleep 22 days...most of the month. It's been a long month for me. ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/22/2014 6 20 - -
A move and a plan and a plea
I walked in Friday to discover that they were moving Bear to another hospital. I was slightly annoyed, as apparently plans had been in the works for a few days and no one had bothered to let me in ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/17/2014 7 17 - -
Well, this sucks.
Bear is much less deeply asleep these days. If I speak to him, he twitches his lids a bit, or moves a hand. Still, if they let up on the sedation, they'd have to pull his tubes, and they are not ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/12/2014 9 24 - -
Not freaking out just yet....
I was awakened this morning by Stupid Junior Cat going "YOW! YOW! YOW!" with the regularity of an alarm clock behind my shoulder. I swore at him, swatted at him, finally accepted that I was awake at ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/08/2014 13 25 - -
Ventilators and donations
Well, the update on Bear is not so great. He couldn't cough very well and his blood gases weren't good, so back on the ventilator he went, and there he'll stay all day. This was not the way I wanted ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/07/2014 5 20 - -
It was a quintuple bypass...
As the title said, Bear got a quintuple bypass, not a triple, Monday afternoon. He was on the ventilator all night, and they pulled it this morning. He is himself, though feeling run over by a truck.
Alexandra Lynch 05/06/2014 35 56 - -
It's just an asthma attack....
Sometimes your world gets turned upside down. And it's a good thing. Many of you are aware of the struggles with poverty that Bear and I have dealt with. We don't have utilities on, and we only ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/01/2014 49 38 - -
We are going to get F-ed over for Christmas
I am asking all the smart people I know what I can do to avoid it. We were profoundly thrilled back in the fall when my husband Bear got a job locally driving a cab. Not a lot of money, but ...
Alexandra Lynch 12/10/2013 42 100 - -
Brothers And Sisters: Preparing Him Room
(I begin by apologizing for lateness; plumbing and routers are both afflicted.) Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on ...
Alexandra Lynch 12/01/2013 45 20 - -
Holidays and coming out
"Just sent an email to my parents about us. Keep good thoughts!" Thanksgiving is coming, and of course my boyfriend's mother said, "I know you've been seeing someone. Why don't you bring her?" ...
Alexandra Lynch 11/12/2013 11 17 - -
a poem for Samhain
There is a time when fall shades into winter. Leaves mostly down, fields shorn close, and at night the cold begins to bite. The canning jars and drying racks are put away, onion braids hang in ...
Alexandra Lynch 10/31/2013 3 20 - -
The Foodstamp Gourmet: Workarounds
These diaries are for trading recipes, hints, tips, tricks, and workarounds for eating well while poor and/or disabled, since they go together in America these days. It's not about the politics ...
Alexandra Lynch 09/30/2013 11 30 1 -
The Foodstamp Gourmet: Part 4: Leftovers
These diaries are for trading recipes, hints, tips, tricks, and workarounds for eating well while poor and/or disabled, since they go together in America these days. It's not about the politics ...
Alexandra Lynch 09/19/2013 11 27 2 -
The Foodstamp Gourmet: Part 3: Precooking
These diaries are for trading recipes, hints, tips, tricks, and workarounds for eating well while poor and/or disabled, since they go together in America these days. It's not about the politics ...
Alexandra Lynch 09/09/2013 27 59 7 -
The Foodstamp Gourmet: Part 2: Shopping
So now we have our list, neatly written up and readable. We've allowed for snacks and lunches and restocking the pantry back to normal. Now you need to shop. And there are some things regarding the ...
Alexandra Lynch 09/07/2013 42 42 2 -
The Foodstamp Gourmet: Part 1: The planning
I was told that people would be interested in a series of diaries on what someone eats on food stamps. So I'm doing one. I'm not interested in getting into the theory of public assistance here; we ...
Alexandra Lynch 09/06/2013 69 88 4 -
The Foodstamp Gourmet: Prequel
I was told that people would be interested in a series of diaries on what someone eats on food stamps. So I'm doing one. I'm not interested in getting into the theory of public assistance here; we ...
Alexandra Lynch 09/06/2013 165 107 5 -
Books That Changed My Life: Anna Maria's Housekeeping
I am a historical buff, with interests ranging widely. I am also on a very limited income, and I read fast and copiously. So once I got my Kindle, I needed things to put on it to beguile the time ...
Alexandra Lynch 08/23/2013 15 14 - -
A Poem for Lammas
Alexandra Lynch 07/31/2013 21 19 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Responsibility
Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious language, but may ...
Alexandra Lynch 07/14/2013 17 14 - -
On The Summer Solstice: Storyteller Tradition
This diary is written for the pagans and other interested people here, to celebrate one of our sacred holidays. Please enter here as you would into any religious service, with respect, and if you can'
Alexandra Lynch 06/21/2013 2 9 - -
Brothers and Sisters: The Magic of the Story
Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious language, but may ...
Alexandra Lynch 06/09/2013 32 26 2 -
WYFP: Nine-fingered edition
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we ...
Alexandra Lynch 04/27/2013 106 35 - -
Want to congratulate an Eagle Scout?
My eldest son is going to have his court of honor on May 2. He'd be delighted to hear from Eagle Scouts in all walks of life at this proud moment. If you message me privately, I will give you his ...
Alexandra Lynch 04/10/2013 17 4 - -
Dear Mr. Saletan (NSFW)
Dear Mr. Salaran, you bring up a few good points in ...
Alexandra Lynch 03/10/2013 64 13 1 -
Brothers and Sisters: Garden Catalogs of the Soul
Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious language, but ...
Alexandra Lynch 01/13/2013 24 21 - -
Brothers and Sisters: Time to clean it up
Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious language, but may ...
Alexandra Lynch 11/25/2012 43 38 - -
I'm related to WHO?
I have long felt myself to be a pretty ordinary person in most respects. True, I am what society considers weird, but even in those circles I am a pretty middle-of-the-road type. I assume that my ...
Alexandra Lynch 08/24/2012 138 116 1 1017
KosAbility: "I just twisted my ankle, it's no big deal"
"It's no big deal," I would say. "I'll go home, wrap it, ice it, stay off it a few days, it'll be fine." Until the time it wasn't. KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every ...
Alexandra Lynch 06/17/2012 102 61 2 467
"I don't care what she wants" I said
...as I tied off the 75th contractor bag full of old clothes, children's toys, and random stuff, to be sent to Goodwill. "No one should live like this. It's not healthy for her mind or her body." ...
Alexandra Lynch 06/16/2012 169 130 4 1025
I don't want her going home to that
I spent this afternoon and evening with my mother in law at the hospital. She is eighty, and stubborn, and until a few weeks ago was twice as active as I am. She is in the hospital now with a UTI ...
Alexandra Lynch 06/05/2012 24 19 - 167
Kosability: Brain Fog
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with ...
Alexandra Lynch 02/05/2012 84 69 - 348
The problem with comedy today
Today my husband was bullied online for making spelling and grammatical errors. As it happens, the bully knows my husband in real life; he and his girlfriend attend a club where my husband and I are ...
Alexandra Lynch 01/31/2012 10 5 - 77
Brothers and Sisters: Garden Catalogs of the Soul
Welcome to Brothers and Sisters, the weekly meetup for prayer* and community at Daily Kos. We put an asterisk on pray* to acknowledge that not everyone uses conventional religious ...
Alexandra Lynch 01/15/2012 58 33 - 172
Count your blessings
I think we all have elements of our childhood in our holiday celebrations. There are certain foods to be prepared and eaten, certain songs to be sung or listened to, and certain activities to ...
Alexandra Lynch 12/16/2011 18 37 - 184
The expected disaster
As I stood at the door of the plasma center Monday night, having done my part for those with immune problems and having earned $20 for five hours of boredom, I discussed the weather with another ...
Alexandra Lynch 12/01/2011 10 13 - 75
I'm poor, but I brought the turkey
This is the first diary of several, in which you get to hear about me and cooking on food stamps. True, I could have volunteered to do a couple of the cheaper side dishes for the local hobby group'...
Alexandra Lynch 11/27/2011 70 92 6 521
KosAbility: Life with Lisfrancs injury
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, who love ...
Alexandra Lynch 06/01/2011 38 49 - 184
Pain
"If you're not in pain today, we can go shopping," said my friend. "If you're waiting for me to be out of pain before we go shopping," I said, "you can wait fifty years and take my ashes." I live ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/18/2011 112 128 2 787
I need some help from the community
We got a call Wednesday that my father-in-law's caregiver had unexpectedly died.(In fact, Dad was the one to find him dead.) Suddenly, I was faced with something that I was absolutely unprepared for.
Alexandra Lynch 09/19/2010 47 26 1 82
Wiccan Weekly Writings
Wiccan Weekly Writings are first, an opportunity for me to talk about ideas brought up by various quotations from a Wiccan point of view and secondly an opportunity for members of this community,
Alexandra Lynch 09/08/2010 25 19 - 53
Wiccan Weekly Writings
Wiccan Weekly Writings are first, an opportunity for me to talk about ideas brought up by various quotations from a Wiccan point of view and secondly an opportunity for members of this community,
Alexandra Lynch 09/01/2010 9 8 - 26
Wiccan Weekly Writings
Wiccan Weekly Writings are first, an opportunity for me to talk about ideas brought up by various quotations from a Wiccan point of view and secondly an opportunity for members of this community,
Alexandra Lynch 08/25/2010 30 27 1 43
Wiccan Wednesday Writings
Wiccan Weekly Writings are first, an opportunity for me to talk about ideas brought up by various quotations from a Wiccan point of view and secondly an opportunity for members of this community,
Alexandra Lynch 08/18/2010 7 8 - 21
Wiccan Wednesday Writings
Wiccan Weekly Writings are first, an opportunity for me to talk about ideas brought up by various quotations from a Wiccan point of view and secondly an opportunity for members of this community,
Alexandra Lynch 08/11/2010 7 16 - 46
Wiccan Wednesday Writings
Wiccan Weekly Writings are first, an opportunity for me to talk about ideas brought up by various quotations from a Wiccan point of view and secondly an opportunity for members of this community,
Alexandra Lynch 08/04/2010 20 14 - 61
KosAbility: Fibromyalgia
KosAbility is a community diary series posted at 5 PM ET every Sunday and Wednesday by volunteer diarists. This is a gathering place for people who are living with disabilities, who ...
Alexandra Lynch 07/28/2010 151 65 3 56
A letter to my father (trigger warnings)
Dear Dad: I will not be sending you a card. I will not be calling you. I will remember you. When my husband swears at the recalcitrant nut he's trying to take off, I will fight a panic surge. He ...
Alexandra Lynch 06/20/2010 53 31 - 56
I got a letter from the RNC today...
Much to my surprise, a " 2010 Congressional District Census comissioned by the Republican Party" arrived in the mail today. I thought that everyone might like to know what is inside ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/14/2010 29 11 - 99
This is how it reminds me
I normally wouldn't write about this stuff. But I think I need to say it, because I am again frustrated by someone who thinks that pregnancy is nothing. I wrote this last time this came up, and ...
Alexandra Lynch 05/09/2010 25 10 - 201
WHEE: Getting healthier when you're chronically ill
WHEE (Weight, Health, Eating and Exercise) is a community support diary for Kossacks who are currently or planning to start losing, gaining or maintaining their weight through diet and ...
Alexandra Lynch 11/27/2009 47 22 - 39
After HCR, immigration is on the table.
Of course, I don't have a source in Congress or the White House to tell me this. I deduce it from a phone call I got tonight. I'll tell you about it over the jump.
Alexandra Lynch 11/19/2009 25 2 - 111
The Table of Remembrance
Food memories are something everyone has. The scent of it cooking or the taste of it on our tongue transports us back momentarily to places and times past. We remember family gatherings that are now ...
Alexandra Lynch 10/31/2009 5 6 - 56
My season of abundance
As a pagan, I am getting ready to celebrate the last of the harvest festivals at the end of the month. We've gathered in the last of the tomatoes, and had fried green tomatoes for dinner, and put up ...
Alexandra Lynch 10/13/2009 30 22 - 193
Baking up a new knee-opinions wanted
I'm getting ready to do some baking. I love to bake. Love it, love it, love it. It's hard work, but it's satisfying to my soul. I'm getting ready to do a bake sale. You see, my husband's knees ...
Alexandra Lynch 08/29/2009 46 12 - 25
HCHS: Every Step I Take
In the fall of 1997 I had a husband I loved and a two year old son. My husband drove a truck for a living and was gone for a week at a time. One Wednesday evening I decided around five pm that I ...
Alexandra Lynch 08/20/2009 9 23 1 534
Bayh writes back on healthcare
I wrote Senator Bayh urging him to support a public option. This is the email I got back. I am, incidentally, totally unsurprised, as I am sure most of us will be. But I thought you'd like the ...
Alexandra Lynch 06/25/2009 49 20 - 39
A letter from Mike Pence on healthcare
This is a letter from Rep. Mike Pence (IN-O6) written to a constituent. I think it gives us valuable insight into the talking points of the pro-AHIP people, and knowledge is what we need to win. I ...
Alexandra Lynch 03/07/2009 17 13 - 189
A little research on the ads on Rush
I had the thought last night, “Who the hell advertises on Rush anyway?” I find his rhetoric worrying and frequently flirting with sedition. But after all, someone must think he’s ...
Alexandra Lynch 03/03/2009 42 16 - 17
WAYWO 2/1/09: Fantasy bedroom makeover edition
elcome to the weekly series WAYWO, What AreYou Working On, which is aimed toward crafters and creative people in our Daily Kos community. We welcome all sorts to come in and talk about what is ...
Alexandra Lynch 02/01/2009 49 17 1 20
IN-House Race Liveblog
Here are the numbers for the Indiana House races as I just saw them reported by WISH-TV Channel 8 News . The incumbent is listed first. I also listed the district'...
Alexandra Lynch 11/04/2008 9 6 - 15
Early Voting in IN: Change is in the air
For the last two elections I’ve voted early. And each time it’s been a different experience. I’m in central IN, in the 6th district. It’s one of the poorer districts of IN;
Alexandra Lynch 10/13/2008 20 27 2 18
She Had A Seizure On My Kitchen Floor
(written 6/6)Today was a good day. I got a lot of kitchen cleaning done, and a clean kitchen always makes me want to cook something, especially a recipe I hadn’t tried before. Tonight, I ...
Alexandra Lynch 07/07/2008 354 423 5 67
Looming Decision (non-candidate diary)
Every day, my husband and I have an uncomfortable decision looming over us. No, it’s not who to vote for in Indiana’s primary...we’re both decided on that. It’s not whether ...
Alexandra Lynch 03/14/2008 7 9 - 133
IN-06: Debate between Pence and Welsh
Alexandra Lynch 10/30/2006 15 13 - 8
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