Archive | October 2013


I found out yesterday that my brother is dying. He is 51 and has Acute Myeloid Leukemia and he is suffering from fungal pneumonia right now. They have sent him home to spend the next few weeks there. He is Florida, I am in Minnesota. I lost my job a year ago. I cannot go to see him and that makes me sad. He is my older brother and I love him, I am so sad. I wish I could talk to him and ask him what is going through his mind; how does anyone go on with their day knowing they are dying? There is no dignity in dying this way.

I love him . . .



I “found” a nice board to follow on Pinterest, it’s called Daily Grind and it shows old coffee grinders, a cup with coffee beans on it (my favorite)and some cute coffee sayings. Check it out!

My 22 year old son Benjamin and I went to the local mall because he “discovered” how much he liked mocha at the Holiday gas station where he works – Yes, I said the gas station!! He wanted to go to Barnes and Noble to see if he likes other mochas, so who am I to say no to the question “Hey mom, do you want to go get some coffee?” 🙂 So he got a Venti Mocha at Barnes and Noble which brews Starbucks and I just got a brewed coffee. Ben works nights at Holiday so this was about 10 in the morning.

We walked around the mall for a bit and before leaving he got a small mocha to go. Around 2 he said he thinks the coffee is giving him a headache and that he had the first one around 3:00 am and it started shortly after that. I have heard other people stating they get headaches from Starbucks coffee and if I drink their espressos I do too. So what is behind this headaches from Starbucks coffee, you ask?? I really don’t know. But I am going to research it and will have a follow-up blog!