Friday, July 16, 2010

NPR Story

Please take a moment to read the NPR story titled "Minus A Leg, Still On A Mission In Afghanistan". The soldier featured in the article is one of my former patients. I was thrilled to see it!


Tuesday, July 06, 2010

So I know I haven't written anything in a long time, either here or on The Sandbox and I'm sure some of you are wondering "where's Clara? Is she still around?"

Yep, I'm still around. Still taking care of the wounded and trying not to let the things I see overwhelm every aspect of my life which, lately, has been very difficult. You simply wouldn't believe the crud that has transpired or the hell we have been subjected to. I can't even write about it as I just do not have the desire to relive those memories.

My puppy is good, she makes me laugh on a daily basis, which I'm glad for. She's such a goofball with her antics that it never fails to bring on a smile or a chuckle. I have somehow (not completely sure how) ended up with an abandoned cat. I'm not a cat fan, never have been and probably never will be. When some neighbors moved out, took their dogs but abandoned their cat outside in the winter right before a huge blizzard I didn't have the heart to let her fend for herself. So I started setting food out so she wouldn't starve. One day when a nurse friend, who had just returned from Iraq, was staying with me the cat ended up in the house. The next thing I know the cat and the dog are good buddies. Now cat and puppy sleep side by side and play together. I've been looking for a good home for her, somewhere other than my home but so far no one wants to take her. Hmm. . . .