Um…Happy New Year? We are embarking on a New Year that is yet again, filled with uncertainty. Maybe I was being overly optimistic, but I really thought that by the time the summer ended, we would have also seen the end of the Global Pandemic. These days, I can’t keep up with current guidelines that […]
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The Day Amanda Died | The O’Brien women: Sarah, Marlene and Amanda | Behind every strong person is a story that gave them no choice. September 24th, 2021 “She looks beautiful” my niece said. I glanced at my unconscious sister whose almost black hair contrasted starkly with her pale skin. Amanda was lying in a […]
Amanda O’Brien Obituary | Amanda and her daughter, Devon | It has been a month since Amanda died and I feel physically sick with grief. The week that I knew she was going to die, I got an EKG. My chest hurt so bad. The doctor said my heart was fine for something that felt […]
With Halloween around the corner, I wanted to share a recipe for the coolest glow-in-the-dark slime. Instead of adding glow-in-the-dark paint to the basic recipe, I wanted to add glow in the dark objects to clear slime to see what would happen. I found candy skulls and bones sprinkles (the kind used to decorate cakes) […]
| Amanda O’Brien | Even though it has been 10 days since my sister died, the scent of burnt sage still lingers in my nose. I would have imagined by now that it would have dissipated, but every time I inhale I get a whiff of smoke. It’s smoke mixed with other things, like the […]