Ten years long
Monday, April 03, 2017      13 comments

Ten years ago I lost my daughter Erika. She was a heroin addict and overdosed. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her. These ten years have been pitifully long and amazingly fast. I've survived. I just miss her so much. 24 is too young to d... Read more
Back to Work
Wednesday, January 11, 2017      4 comments

The new semester started on Monday. It's going to be interesting this semester, because I'm not in the classroom. I'll be taking students to clinical but that's it. Part of me is going through withdrawal, but the rest of me is looking forward to... Read more
Why are people so hateful?
Thursday, December 22, 2016      12 comments

I generally don't get into political stuff on Facebook, but tonight I responded to a post on someone's page--a person I've known all my life. I made sure I wasn't name calling, putting anyone down, or being disrespectful because I don't treat pe... Read more
Another sad day
Monday, October 26, 2015      9 comments

Today I lost my Aunt Helen, one of my mom's sisters. She was as much a big sister to me as an aunt--only 11 years older than me. She lost her fight with pancreatic cancer today. She was named for my grandma, who Aunt Helen is helping in th... Read more
Getting to that time in life....
Thursday, October 15, 2015      4 comments

Tuesday was not a good day. I found out that my uncle who is also my godfather passed away suddenly. My heart is breaking for my aunt who has Alzheimers. He was her rock and they've been together for 66 years. Not looking forward to this weekend... Read more
RIP, Father Maurice Gallagher
Monday, May 25, 2015      6 comments

20 minutes ago I lost my uncle to a stroke. Father Maurice was 94 years young, 65 years a priest, and truly one of the best men I ever knew. He always had a smile on his face, and was the most loving person you could ever hope to meet. I knew th... Read more
Another wedding
Saturday, February 14, 2015      3 comments

Well, Adam got married today. Very simple, just us, their witnesses, and Chuck and the kids. I hope that he and Jennifer will be very happy. Every mom's wish, isn't it? ... Read more
Feather and Fan Shawl
Saturday, June 21, 2014      7 comments

Well, I tried something new--a feather and fan shawl. It was interesting, but I managed to finish it. I gave it to DD Jennifer as a going away gift. The colors suit her perfectly. ... Read more
The best dad in the world
Sunday, June 15, 2014      2 comments

Happy Father's Day to Joe Gallagher, father, farmer, conservationist, tree stump philosopher-- he will ... Read more
Great cartoon
Saturday, May 24, 2014      4 comments

A new cartoon from Lion Brand--with the wish to 'share widely'. Enjoy!... Read more
More snow
Friday, February 21, 2014      6 comments

It's sad when the snow pile is higher than you are--another 10 inches of snow last night. This is John in our driveway. ... Read more
You gotta see this....
Friday, January 17, 2014      6 comments

This is an actual breed--Mangelitsa. Does this mean we can have our bacon and wear it too?? ... Read more
Turmoil in the house again...
Sunday, January 12, 2014      2 comments

Tomorrow we're getting the living room and kitchen painted. We're having John Joseph and his boss do the work for us--it'll be worth having it done quickly instead of John and I trying to do it. But for now all the furniture is either in the cen... Read more
Time to get serious part 2
Tuesday, December 31, 2013      4 comments

Well, I decided to set goals and see if that helps. Long term goal: lose 30 pounds by June 30 Short term goals: lose 5 pounds by January 31, exercise 60 minutes at least 3 times a week, try to get my 8 cups of water in every day. We'll see... Read more
Laugh for Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 30, 2013      6 comments

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