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Chockablock full life
Friday, December 13, 2019      17 comments

Even without weekday grandchild babysitting (after ten years of that joyful duty) I keep quite busy, thank you very much. ... Read more
Just lovely!
Sunday, December 01, 2019      18 comments

Thanksgiving went so well over at my son and wonderful DIL’s new house. emoticon They pulled it off admirably ... Read more
Broke my 50 year streak!
Thursday, November 28, 2019      24 comments

I have cooked Thanksgiving dinner every single November since 1968. I’m getting pretty good at it, though some meals are better than others. ... Read more
Not easy but I am (mostly) doing it!
Friday, November 22, 2019      17 comments

My November goal was to go AF (alcohol free) until Thanksgiving. Doing well so far...not perfect, but pretty well. I do not expect perfection from anyone or anything. My sleep is even better than it was (cbd oil is also helping there). M... Read more
Meditating every day feels sooooooo good!
Saturday, November 16, 2019      18 comments

When our Grammy and Papa day-care ended this year (after ten years!), now that all three are in school all day, I thought I would have a hard time filling my days. Hahahahahaha! ... Read more
Not really!
Monday, November 11, 2019      17 comments

So many spark friends commented how kind and generous I was to offer up the expensive eye drops I can no longer use (I developed an allergy to it, and yes, my doc found a substitute that works for my glaucoma). Not really (well, somewhat, I ho... Read more
I know, strange, right?
Friday, November 08, 2019      14 comments

Do you or someone you know have glaucoma and use Combigan eye drops? ... Read more
Not usually a worrier but...
Wednesday, October 30, 2019      19 comments

sometimes things just get the better of me. My son is very sick, three years past a very serious diagnosis, but living with that sadness and stress is now just part of daily life in our family. I feel like we all do the best we can to keep e... Read more
All good news!
Monday, October 21, 2019      20 comments

Hooray...my wonderful dentist says she can fix my broken tooth without doing a crown, which would be more than $1000, more if I need a root canal. ... Read more
Wednesday, October 02, 2019      22 comments

I’ve been breathing deeply and being kind to myself since I got on the scale the other day and saw I was up 2-3 lbs (for no apparent reason, btw). I am not my weight. I feel great and look fine. I am a strong healthy woman. Blah, blah, b... Read more
CBD oil...yes or no?
Monday, September 30, 2019      14 comments

My son, who has been living with stage IV cancer for 3+ years now, has long recommended CBD oil for my aches and pains and poor sleep. (Hahaha...only because I pushed back on the medical marijuana (for which I am eligible due to my glaucoma) t... Read more
An Ok scan
Friday, September 20, 2019      17 comments

My son Pat’s scan went well yesterday...status quo..no new growths, minimal shrinkage of existing tumors but minimal growth in a few others...so continue biweekly chem and bimonthly scans. We are all well aware of the bleak 5 year survival ... Read more
Staying positive can be stressful!
Thursday, September 12, 2019      15 comments

My sparkfriends know that I am one of those almost sickeningly positive people... think Suzy Sunshine times ten. ... Read more
And summer comes to an end
Friday, August 30, 2019      18 comments

My amazing DIL went back to work this week, preparing her classroom for another year in her 7th and 8th grade Language Arts class so we have seen quite a bit of the kids lately. Today is their last weekday off...heading back to school on Tuesd... Read more
The birthday boy!
Sunday, August 25, 2019      18 comments

Some of my sparkpeeps may remember that I almost lost my dear man five years ago when he got three (!) hospital acquired infections in his brain after a simple out-patient procedure for a herniated disc in his back. It took almost a year for h... Read more

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