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Lucy's First Communion
Monday, May 22, 2017      8 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
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

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