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This is a rare weather prediction for the Sierras. Where we are in the foothills there is lots of rain BUT THERE WILL BE WINDS. High winds. Since we’re on the eastern side of the Sacramento Valley that is where the high wind warning is. I’m not sure how I feel about this. In the […]
It’s been so long since I last blogged. Nearly every week at least one acquaintance asks me when I will post an update. It’s not at all that I don’t want to, it’s much more complicated. I had an opportunity nearly two years ago to be a patient expert on a mixed panel for PatientPower. […]
Yesterday Mike went off to have a bone marrow aspirate, Dr B. wants to check what is going on with his bone marrow, whether Mike now has the added benefit of MDS / myelodysplasia / myelodysplastic syndrom and also do some genetic testing on the sample….
One of the side effects of living with cancer is the magnification of experiences. I see with clearer eyes, hear the noise, the hush and silent voices and feel with a depth that draws tears, laughter and hugs instantly. I am acutely aware of time, careful to invest in it with heart and mind. I… Continue reading The Caveat
Grandma benefits include watching kid movies with the little ones! I’ve seen “Moana” at least 25 times, and many, many other classics of course, but the one that I have slowly fallen in love with is “Bolt”. It’s a story about a girl and her dog, Bolt, who are the “actors” in a superhero cartoon. … Continue reading Barking at the Moon
Family, celebrating accomplishment, friends forever, oh the wonder!
I used to feel that I was in a race for Pink Slips between cancer and retirement. If cancer wins, it owns my retirement – and this body of mine! If retirement wins, cancer may still be lurking, but, Yea! I’ve made it to that reward most working people are working towards. Allegedly, the Golden […]
Here’s an example of Henning Mankell’s writing: ” How do you survive?’ she asked. “you get out of the house as fast as you can”. “That’s not what I meant. How do you survive when you’ve lost everything you own?’ ‘We need very little in order to live.’ ‘But what about all the memories? The […]
A sunny day at last. Actually, yesterday was nice too. But rain/snow is forecast for the whole week. I guess we’ll get thru. But when the sun is out and it’s almost 60 degrees, I start to want to go out and do yard work, or garden. or get back out to the barn for […]
First things first. I’ve been trying to sort through my Alsatian photos…Yes, we were in Alsace, lovely Alsace!, for the holidays…I wanted to surprise you, but too much time has passed, so I might as well…fess up! 😉 Here, finally, are a few photos of Strasbourg, where we spent the first part of our trip,…