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Need I say more?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017      22 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
Just getting by...
Tuesday, March 28, 2017      21 comments

Finally went to the doctor yesterday after nine days of coughing, hacking, fatigue, sinus pain, etc. I knew it was too much to be a cold but had no fever so waited it out with tons of tea and honey lemon drops and rest. Meanwhile, my dear ... Read more
Updated and the beastly patient
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      14 comments

As if my wonderful DIL doesn't have enough on her plate right now, my son is being cranky and highly irritable... to her especially. Cranky when she tries to get him out of bed (he should do some walking every day). Cranky when she sends the... Read more
Sunday, March 19, 2017      16 comments

When I traveled to Dana Farber in Boston (only an hour and a half away but it took me THREE and a half to get home in Friday night-St. Patrick's Day traffic) I was saddened to see how my dear son was sttill suffering four days after his surgery ... Read more
As good as we could have asked for!!!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017      19 comments

My son's surgery (lost half his liver to colon cancer that has spread) went well. The docs saw no spread of the cancer to the remaining part (the smaller lobe) of his liver. He will be in the hospital (Dana Farber) until Saturday, then at ho... Read more
A nervous wreck
Sunday, March 12, 2017      22 comments

How dare I feel so scared and nervous about my dear son's surgery tomorrow when he is facing this with such strength and dignity? His docs are doing all they can to keep him alive to raise his family. I cannot stop moving, tearing up, nibbli... Read more
Self-care or self-sabotage?
Friday, March 10, 2017      15 comments

Not sure if I am rocking myself in the cradle of loving kindness through a difficult time in my family's life OR sabotaging my own success with a bout of self-pity. ... Read more
Five day countdown
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      16 comments

My dear son's pre-surgery testing went well and he is still scheduled for surgery to remove the larger lobe of his liver in hopes of stopping the spread of his advanced colon cancer (see previous blogs) next Monday, the 13th at the Dana Farber... Read more
Hotter shoes...from the U.K...good shoes?
Sunday, March 05, 2017      14 comments

A beautiful catalog came in my Sunday NYTimes....never heard of this brand but the new customer prices are tempting. I am looking for a few pairs of casual shoes. The reviews online are not great but people tend to complain on those sites ... Read more
Another pic of me and my sisters, out walking
Monday, February 27, 2017      14 comments

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Saturday, February 25, 2017      18 comments

I am so very fortunate to have two sisters I adore and who love everything about me! emoticon This past weeken... Read more
One day at a time
Thursday, February 23, 2017      21 comments

My family is still on hold...counting the days until March 13th, the date for my dear son's first surgery in his battle with stage IV colon cancer after four months of miserable chemo. Here he is with my wonderful DIL, my sis who was visitingl... Read more

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