Sunday, December 28, 2014


I went to a middle school band and choir concert recently. Of course, I was thinking about when I had concerts of my own. I was in choir as well as band. Although I never really liked band very much—I played French horn—but I played because my parents thought it would make me look well-rounded. On college applications.
Those who know my story know I went to a small state school. I left with my degree and beloved husband. It doesn’t seem like anyone’s plan, but it has worked out so far. I still wouldn’t change a thing. Except for all of this blasted corn… 
Also, happy New Year to you and yours.

Saturday, December 13, 2014


The switch Alison uses to type. The top one is for her thumb, the lower one is for her pinky. One letter at a time. A bit difficult to keep in position when coughing a lot. - Chris
 Guess who finally got her TPA? OK, it was not for the reason it would usually be used. Some of you might be wondering what is TPA? For the non-strokies and such, it’s the clot-busting drug. It is also used to treat heart attacks. It can also be used to treat pneumonia complicated by empyema with loculated fluid. Some of you already know what that is because you’re smart. I must admit that I didn’t know before. And the people who don’t know, you can Google it. Anyway, I was sick and it has taken all this time for me to feel well enough to blog. No, I’m not completely better. I still cough a lot, making it really difficult to use my switch. Anyway, if you ever have a stroke, you want TPA. And fast.