Archive | February 2012

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My Tommy-centric Life

Tom comes home tomorrow. He’s been away for a week. The first six months of marriage he only had to travel for work once. It was to Hawaii. Being the good wife that I am I volunteered to tag along to do his laundry and such. I patiently waited for him on the beach while […]

Fainting Goat Syndrome

After my last post it occurred to me that folks might wonder what fainting has to do with narcolepsy. Narcolepsy has some fun symptoms which include; hallucinations, sleep paralysis, excessive daytime sleepiness and cataplexy. Cataplexy is a sudden loss of muscle control due to sudden strong emotions like laughing or crying. Or, as in my […]


I completed a sleep study a few weeks ago, at the behest of my neurologist (never mind why I have a neurologist in the first place… it’s a long story). I was surprised to find out that I have very mild sleep apnea – which, as it turns out, almost everyone has – but not […]

Knitting for Dummies

Last fall I decided it was high time that I learned to knit. After all, how could I ever expect to win ‘Homemaker of the Year’ without this essential skill? So on a visit home to MI I called up my ‘ol pal Dawn, the creator of my favorite scarf, and invited her to an […]