It’s My Birthday MONTH

Things in Erin’s Head   It’s my birthday MONTH. Yes, I’m declaring the ENTIRE month of January for ME.  It wasn’t always this way… I used to shirk away from my birthday… Who was I to celebrate MYSELF? And if I couldn’t...

Epiphanies and Hope

Things in Erin’s Head    Dear Diary, It’s time for me to confess. The people really should know. It isn’t as though I was *hiding* it, per se… I really just learned it myself. So I have to tell them the story, so maybe they can see it too…  ***  This past...

The Tenderloin Debacle

Things in Erin’s Head   Whenever a holiday rolls around, 90% of the time Jerry requests a Prime Rib Roast. 99% of the time I say, “No.”It’s not that I don’t want to give him what he wants all the time (I strive to make all of his...

The Wheel of Topics

Things in Erin’s Head   Last week I had a glimmer of what I might want to write today. But I didn’t WRITE it, so it slipped away.  Yesterday, a different little somethin’ came to me while I was massaging (my best thinking happens a) when...

Christmas in the Hospital

Things in Erin’s Head   I can see it in my head. Just like it was yesterday. We were living in San Antonio, and Jerry was in the hospital after his liver resection. He’s in the hospital bed, his blanket in the perfect S-fold, holding a Christmas tree,...
Caregiver Gift Guide

Caregiver Gift Guide

Gifts for #TakingThePause  Welcome to my first ever Caregiver Gift Guide. We all want to share a little extra holiday love with the Caregivers in our lives; after all, they are navigating life in a way they never thought they would.  They juggle life’s regular...