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Eating like a horse
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      14 comments

We get our first basket from our CSA this Thursday. That means a lot more vegetables will be coming into my house, and will continue to come into my house throughout the winter. For those who don't know, CSA stands for Community Supported Agricu... Read more
Insomnia makes us do weird things
Wednesday, October 30, 2013      5 comments

I can tell that I've been watching too much classic, black & white Doctor Who. I just got up to make myself some tea and babbled out, "This unit requires stimulation to continue functioning under sleep deprivation stress. Re-caffeinate! Re-caffe... Read more
Signs that I am getting back in balance
Wednesday, October 23, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday I had a lot of work to do, but not a screaming deadline. So I took an hour to make a dent in the mess that is my sewing space. I cleared off all the junk that had just kind of landed in that space, and put everything away. I'm going to... Read more
Nostalgia for the kindest man I never met
Tuesday, October 22, 2013      6 comments

My husband sent me a link today to a gif on Boing Boing that he proclaimed to be "The Coolest GIF of the Day." I'm linking it here. Feel free to take a moment to peek at it. I'll wait. boingboing.net/2013/10/2
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Just a nice weekend
Monday, October 21, 2013      7 comments

So, DH's dad was here to visit this weekend, and we spent Saturday at Stan Hywet Hall. We love this place, because in addition to the house they have beautiful gardens, and it's just fun to walk around in them. But not Saturday, because it was P... Read more
The world's smallest sled dog
Saturday, October 12, 2013      11 comments

Ferrett and I have been watching Cesar Milan in the background while working, and one of the things that he emphasizes is giving dogs enough exercise. He rollerblades with his dogs, and encourages people to bike with them as well. I don't r... Read more
Wedding day!
Saturday, October 05, 2013      9 comments

Today I am officiating at my first wedding. Our dear friends are getting married, and they asked me to be their celebrant. I am excited and nervous. We are getting hair and makeup done now, and the wedding is at 5:30. It's a wonderful day!... Read more
The CureSearch Walk and beyond
Thursday, October 03, 2013      7 comments

Last Saturday we participated in the CureSearch Walk. It was a beautiful, perfect day, and the purple-shirted Team Rebecca people were out in force. We made up about a third of all the walkers. And we raised about a third of all the money. Our g... Read more
Mom update
Friday, September 20, 2013      12 comments

Mom is out of immediate danger. Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. I am so very grateful for them. It turns out that she isn't actually bleeding internally. We burn through red blood cells on a regular basis; we dispel them throu... Read more
Are you kidding?! Now Mom in hospital
Thursday, September 19, 2013      14 comments

Now? My mother is in the hospital. Yesterday they didn't think she was going to live. Normal red blood cell levels are a 9-10. People die when they drop to 6. Mom's were 5.7. Because of her previous health problems and the number of blood transf... Read more
Chemotherapy and radiation starting today
Thursday, September 12, 2013      20 comments

Becca and her parents have returned to CHOP. She is going through her first radiation treatment right now. This morning, her parents had to put a pill in her mouth that is, essentially, poison. Chemotherapy is a carefully concocted potion o... Read more
She's just a baby
Wednesday, September 04, 2013      5 comments

Tomorrow and Thursday evenings I will be with our friends, as they try to make something approximating the Jewish high holidays. At these events, I will do my damnedest to keep my self together. But. I am seething with rage and im... Read more
Becca: home for a few days
Sunday, September 01, 2013      12 comments

For those of you following Becca's story, the family arrived home for a few days visit before they have to return to CHOP to begin intense radiation therapy. I organized a potluck housewarming party at their house yesterday and at least 60 peopl... Read more
How to talk to people who are hurting
Monday, August 26, 2013      15 comments

When confronted with someone's grief or pain, someone's terror for a sick child or other loved one, someone's own illness, it is common and understandable to want to ameliorate that grief or pain or terror by cheering them up. STOP DOING TH... Read more
Struggling with faith
Friday, August 23, 2013      20 comments

I have gotten lots of comments and messages from people who are praying for Becca and her family. And I deeply appreciate those messages and those prayers. I am certainly praying as well. It's a comfort to know that people are sending so much he... Read more

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