New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2007 by Joyce

I keep thinking "Happy Birthday" instead of "Happy New Year" tonight.  I think it means I’m tired.  Or confused.  Or both.  So, let me say (very deliberately), Happy New Year.  No boo-boos this year.

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Tags: Go Joyce Go · My Brain (& the AVM)

Drive me nuts

December 31st, 2007 by Joyce

C&D have been sick, and I have been very tired, so we’ve been spending most of our time at home.  They’ve kept busy, though, playing and eating and occasionally wiping their noses on my shirt and pants.  (So we’ve also been busy doing laundry.) Eating peanuts kept us busy for a good long while. But […]

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December

December 30th, 2007 by Joyce

 

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Listen

December 27th, 2007 by Joyce

We have colds.  I can’t imagine from what because we don’t go anywhere, really.  Carmen came down first; the first sign of her cold was that she seemed awfully short-tempered.  By afternoon that day she acted congested and cranky.  She and David requested relief from their old arch enemy, the blue sucky bulb.Until I made […]

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Tags: Dynamic Duo · My Brain (& the AVM)

A little hole in my head. (My Brain Post-AVM)

December 26th, 2007 by Joyce · 1 Comment

MRI without and with contrast, October 2007.

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Christmas Story

December 25th, 2007 by Joyce

The Christmas story holds more weight and magic than it did before I had C&D. When they swam and squirmed in my womb, I listened to our advent hymns and thought of Mary’s awe in knowing that she, a girl with no pretentions, would soon bear a child that would change the world.  Even textbooks and […]

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That Noah, he gets around

December 25th, 2007 by Joyce

This Christmas was a quiet one, and included a lot of sleeping on my part.  Christmas Eve I slept most of the day away, then washed up for a quick dinner and candlelight service at church.  I prepped C&D briefly, explaining that we were going to celebrate Jesus’ birthday, and for this birthday we won’t […]

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