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Miami sunset
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      19 comments

Had a pretty easy travel day yesterday.... Good thing as my dear man's back is not well and last week we were not sure we would be able to take this vacation at all. We took the train to Boston then flew to Miami. We pack very lightly and ... Read more
All is well!
Sunday, July 23, 2017      18 comments

My dear man and I are heading down to Anguilla (the quiet and beautiful island near St Martin in the Caribbean where we owned our second home until this past November) in two more days. ... Read more
I am ALL that!
Monday, July 17, 2017      18 comments

I am inordinately proud of myself for walking for over two hours today (almost 12k steps, just under 5 miles for me), although it was almost by accident. I brought my car in for an oil change to the place I usually use (and trust) near my old ... Read more
Better and better!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017      19 comments

My son is nine days post-op today, home after six days in the hospital after life saving and life changing surgery. Every day he is feeling better and doing more. Thank you, visiting nurses!!! Yesterday he got his first shower and shave an... Read more
One day at a time
Monday, July 10, 2017      20 comments

My dear son, Patrick, is home, where he will continue to recuperate from his major surgery. The latest scan shows no cancer anywhere in his body. (He lost several body parts to get to this goal.) What more can we ask for? ... Read more
Good news
Saturday, July 08, 2017      18 comments

After a tough first few days, my son has had a few good ones and has been eating more and walking a bit more. Jean said he is like a new man this morning and is off several meds. If a few technical medical issues resolve in the next 24 hours... Read more
Much better, thank you!
Friday, July 07, 2017      14 comments

Patrick had a much better day yesterday, getting up for a few short walks and one longer one, getting adequate pain and nausea medication management. He still has a long road ahead of him but he knows it will only get easier from now on. The... Read more
A difficult day
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      14 comments

Oh. My. Goodness. That was so hard. My son was in such pain when we got up to the hospital in Boston to visit him late this morning. He cried talking about his pain, which made him start coughing, which caused awful pain,which made him v... Read more
Three more days
Friday, June 30, 2017      15 comments

I know it is a cliche, but I am in awe of my son's grace and bravery in the face of his battle with stage four colon cancer. He has already undergone months of chemo and then lost half his liver, then radiation and now will have surgery on Mon... Read more
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      31 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

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