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Another dreaded countdown
Friday, June 23, 2017      17 comments

My son Patrick's next surgery, the big one (see previous blogs), will be in ten days.😕 We all understand that this surgery is life-saving and there is no avoiding it. That does not make it any less scary and life altering (losing his entire... Read more
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      13 comments

Funny story! Today was a busy family day... it definitely took a village! emoticon My dear man took number... Read more
More heartache for my family
Friday, June 09, 2017      29 comments

As always, I am trying to stay grounded and positive but now we have more to worry about 😕 My sweet grandchild Lucy, 8, has been having some strange spells lately...spacing out and then speaking gibberish...then coming out of it gasping for... Read more
Kids' b-day party
Saturday, June 03, 2017      15 comments

My niece has just one daughter and she goes somewhat over the top every year for her birthday party. Today Sophia, whom I adore, turned 7. 🎂 They invited all of her first grade classmates, plus her many cousins...probably 30 kids altoge... Read more
Lucy's First Communion
Monday, May 22, 2017      15 comments

What a lovely event. I am not a believer but the service was so nice, with a young vivacious priest in a church right next door to a university campus. Lucy took it seriously and was nervous but very happy. All her family was there and the... Read more
Just love flowers!
Saturday, May 20, 2017      19 comments

Any flowers. Any time. Inside or out. I started buying myself fresh flowers many years ago...probably about when supermarkets started carrying them so cheaply (long before the buy local movement). But I guess I fell in love with flowers ... Read more
Happy 8th birthday to our first grandchild, Lucy!
Monday, May 15, 2017      15 comments

Boy, did this little baby girl change the lives of so many people...she has no idea! Here she is with her beloved Daddy. They even look alike! ... Read more
So far, so ok...
Friday, May 12, 2017      19 comments

My son finished five days of the targeted radiation of his colon cancers on Wednesday. He felt well enough to drive himself to Boston (almost two hours, or more, depending on traffic) and, in fact, was happy to have a reason to get out of the ... Read more
Life goes on
Saturday, May 06, 2017      19 comments

I was nervous about going for my annual physical the other day but my doctor was thrilled that I have not regained any of the 20+ lbs I lost last year (haven't lost any more, either..well, bounced up a few over the holidays but lost them in Janu... Read more
Things I am doing right
Thursday, April 27, 2017      16 comments

Eating mindfully. Eating less. Reducing carbs (my preferred and previously successful WOE). Moving more (walking, rejoined the Y, exercising in the pool, PT exercises). Getting to bed earlier (so, reading more...yay!) Meditating more. ... Read more
Moving forward
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      18 comments

My son is in Boston today to begin preparing for his next surgery, which will happen at the end of May. He felt well enough to get himself there (almost two hours away) and to go it alone. Patrick and his wife, my wonderful DIL, went up there ... Read more
Need I say more?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      24 comments

Here she is. Our sweet little adorable first granddaughter, Lucy. Many of my long time sparkpeeeps have 'known' her since she was born and through ... Read more
Happy Easter!
Saturday, April 15, 2017      18 comments

My dear man and I are feeling better each day, but, oh, my, how weakened we are after just a month or so of illness! ... Read more
All is well
Thursday, April 13, 2017      17 comments

Seriously. My life, just like yours, is full of amazing, soul-enriching, wonderful people and experiences. Except when it's not. ... Read more
Who, ME? An emotional eater?
Monday, April 03, 2017      16 comments

Hahahahaha...I have never thought of myself as an emotional eater, never binged, don't sneak food, never eat in my car or after dinner, or when upset or sad or mad... Those things are just not part of my coping strategies repertoire. ... Read more

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