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Oh the Places You’ll Go… in California

Living on the West Coast opens up a whole new scope for sight-seeing that I’ve never had access to before.  I have no idea how long we’ll be here (a year?  ten?  A lifetime?) but I’m eager to see all I can while it lasts.  With that in mind, Mom and I booked a bus… Continue reading Oh the Places You’ll Go… in California

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City Sights: California Academy of Science Edition

Now that I’m feeling better, I can actually do some sight-seeing with Mom while she’s here.  So after the Blues Festival on Saturday, we decided to visit the California Academy of Science in the Golden Gate Park.  You know, that place with the grass on the roof. Yeah, that place! It was chilly and windy… Continue reading City Sights: California Academy of Science Edition

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Back at Home

Howdy, strangers!  It’s been a week since the reversal surgery, and I was discharged from the hospital on Monday.  Thanks for all the kind comments, texts, phone calls, and cards while I’ve been out of the blog world!  I’ve missed writing! In case you’re wondering how it all went down surgery-wise, the big picture answer… Continue reading Back at Home

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Big and Small

Surgery and healing has been a rough ride… I’ve been trying to keep positive and busy.  And while I’ve also been trying to enjoy this time for what it is, I’ve also been thinking of all the things I’m looking forward to… AFTER the 2nd surgery… which is suddenly here!  Wednesday, actually. So here’s the… Continue reading Big and Small

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The Amazing Baked Potato Bag

Have you ever heard of these things?  My Aunt Phyllis (of Treasure Box in the mail fame) has done it again!  Another fun care package arrived, filled with useful household items–magnets (with storage!), a plastic bag holder, two packs of playing cards (I’ve been playing Solitaire obsessively), and… The Amazing Baked Potato bag! I’ve never… Continue reading The Amazing Baked Potato Bag

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In the Moment

Right now, I am: :: anticipating Sam’s return to San Francisco after a 3-day conference :: watching a fourth consecutive Arrested Development episode on Netflix :: working steadily on a cross-stitching project :: satisfied with my photo-album-reducing project progress :: thinking of sewing projects I could finish today :: listing tasks on my mental To-Do… Continue reading In the Moment

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Words of Comfort: Group Love

I’ve received such an outpouring of love and support from family and friends during this time of illness, surgery, and healing. Thank you everyone who thought of me–and as the cards have piled up, I’ve wanted to express my gratitude in some way.  I know you’re not supposed to send thank-you notes for a get-well… Continue reading Words of Comfort: Group Love

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Words of Comfort: Postcards from Far, Far Away

I’ve received such an outpouring of love and support from family and friends during this time of illness, surgery, and healing. Thank you everyone who thought of me–and as the cards have piled up, I’ve wanted to express my gratitude in some way.  I know you’re not supposed to send thank-you notes for a get-well… Continue reading Words of Comfort: Postcards from Far, Far Away