I am so unfathomably sore. I am still waiting for the day when I start being strong, and stop JUST being unable to move. Some day I hope to be able to say, “Yeah, you like this body? Thank Pilates.” In the meantime, I’m just going to crawl over to the shower and try to keep standing long enough for some relief.
(Oh, and by the way, no, that’s not me in that photo. But with a little perseverance, it will be.)
For those of you who read my blog, but are not part of the blogging community itself. I would like to make an appeal. For several months, I have been following the story of brave Annika and her equally courageous mother, Moreena.
Well, Annika has been in and out of the PICU at
So folks all over the blogosphere are setting up fundraisers. And no, this isn’t a scam. In fact one of the immediately mobilized help-sites states:
DO NOT cut and paste this text and email it to all of your friends. We do not want to become spam; we do not want to have the email message show up in our inbox five years from now when Annika is happy and healthy and living at home and causing her mother no end of trouble. Practice responsible internet fundraising! Link to the pages so that interested people can always get the most recent information.
I cannot imagine the sheer horror that I, and many of you, would feel if this were to happen to Kajsa. So while I am not the most financially stable person in the world, I do have a big mouth. I figured that I could use it to share with others who may have more resources...or even ideas.
This page links to most of Annika's help pages.
Thank you for caring.
A Johari window is a metaphorical tool intended to help people better understand their interpersonal communication and relationships. It is used primarily in self-help groups and corporate settings as a heuristic exercise.
Well wouldn’t you know, I found an interactive online Johari window. So I’ve begun one for myself. And I would just love it if you would be willing to give me a little feedback. Yes, I truly am a sucker for these self-indulgent forms of pop therapy.
Oh, and by the way, anyone can create one. If you decide to do so, I’ll gladly share my thoughts about you, too.
For vegetable stew:
For potato pancakes:
Per serving: calories, 420; total fat, 12 g; saturated fat, 1 g; cholesterol, 0
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe By: Bon Appétit January 2003 via Epicurious.com