Father’s Day Is Hard For Us

(Topic: Grief, dealing with grief, triggers, pictures, loss, stillbirth, pregnancy and infant loss) Hi Friends, Charlie was born on Father’s Day. This weekend is so, so hard for us, every year. It’s odd, how my mind works. It doesn’t know what date Thursday was that year, or Friday, or Saturday – I only remember the

Adventure Pookie: Rochester NY

(Topic: Travel, Pookie adventures (weighted bear)) Hi Friends! Recently (at the end of October) we went to Rochester NY. We met up with friends, explored, and had some work stuff too… Here are Pookie’s adventures!! Visiting friends can mean gearing up with a cup of tea, while in your comfy clothes! Actually, I’d been explaining

Pookie Visits Living Treasures “Wild” Animal Park

(Topic: Weighted bear, Zoo. Caution, last picture is of our stillborn son) Pookie chillin’ on a carved tortoise Hi Friends! As you saw a week ago, we like to visit animal parks. We recently went to “Living Treasures”, a local park in New Castle, PA. While not expansive, all the animals were well kept, and

Pookie Visits Pymatuning Deer Park

(Topic: Zoo, weighted bear)   Dear Friends, Hubby and Pookie and I recently took an excursion to a local privately owned animal park. These tend to be smaller than zoos, sometimes allow more feeding animals, and occasionally are more focused on rescue or philanthropy, though that depends on the particular institution. Some are great, some

Baby Shrug

(topic: knitting) Hi Friends! I had to wait to post pictures of this, because I’ve given a few of these to friends and didn’t want to spoil the surprise! Lately, it seems like many of my friends have had (or are about to have) babies, and I wanted to come up with a gift that

Make Way For Pookie!!!

(Topic: sightseeing) Hi Friends! A few weeks ago, I got to go with hubby to Boston, where he was attending a conference! Pookie came too (I’ll talk about the travel experience another time). While my personal goal was to see the ships (the last time I was in Boston for a conference of my own,

Sometimes, I Cry

Dear Friends, Today has been a roller-coaster of emotion. I want to talk to you about that, actually. I am speaking purely from my own experience, and everyone grieves differently. That said, I am guessing that I’m not the only one who has experienced something like this… The day is fine, but there are little