This is our baby. Please keep up the prayers
This is Brianna, dressed for her Christmas concert on December 16. She was so excited for the concert; just look at that grin.
Now she is lying in a hospital bed, sti... Read more
Still needing prayers
Brianna spent all of Christmas day intubated and unconscious. They attempted to bring her up out of the sedation in the afternoon, but she didn't wake up. They resedated her for the night so that her mom--who is still recovering from her recent ... Read more
My 6-year-old grand-niece was life-flighted to the hospital last night with sudden seizures. As of this morning, she is still intubated and sedated, and they don't have any answers as to what's going on. My niece, who herself spent three days in... Read more
You can't hurry love
No one can resist this sweet little face:
And no one can resist *this* sweet little face:
And y... Read more
This is my hero:
This is Ernestine Shepherd. She is a runner and body builder.
She is also 77 years old.
And she was a pudgy couch potato until she was 50.
... Read more
Icy streets and step counters
Wow, I got a new insight today, thanks to my Spark Activity Tracker. We had a bit of an ice storm last night, just enough to turn all the sidewalks into skating rinks. I took the dog out walking on our usual routine path. It's .75 miles long and... Read more
My stepfather died yesterday evening. We had a house full of people when my sister called, and I just sort of fell to the floor. Everyone was wonderful and kind and stuck around to see it they could help, but of course there is nothing to be don... Read more
I get the bad-a$$ badge after all!
I went to bed last night, absolutely decided that I wasn't going to run in the Turkey Dash this morning. I went to bed late, and I didn5k.'t set an alarm.
I woke up at 7:00 and thought, "Oh, no. Not happening." I went back to sleep.
I... Read more
Tomorrow my girls and I are signed up to do a 5k "turkey dash" in the morning. Erin and I did this particular 5k last Thanksgiving with our friends Karla and Anil.
But last year Thanksgiving morning was about 45 degrees and sunny. This yea... Read more
Collapsing from relief
We got the word on Rebecca's MRI today. There is no sign of her tumor returning. This means that she can proceed to chemotherapy. It's not a light at the end of the tunnel yet, but it means there is at least a tunnel.
The relief I feel is a... Read more
Not aimed at anyone here, just a rant
I don't know exactly what it is about today, but my FB page is flooded with slacktivism pictures asking that I "support cancer victims" by linking to some photo for today. As someone who cancer is affecting deeply at this moment, someone whose h... Read more
Cancer sucker-punches you
I think I'm doing okay with everything, and then the strangest things set me off. As I was searching for the largest possible turkey I could find, a woman cordially asked for how many people I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I almost couldn't m... Read more
We have the report on Shasta's breed. Just to remind you, this is what Shasta looks like. She's also tiny--15 pounds, and the tops of her ears just come to my knees:
A... Read more
Last post about cleaning...probably
I ran errands yesterday while the cleaning crew was here, because I didn't want to watch the progress. I wanted the before-and-after effect. I wanted the Cleaning Fairies to have come.
I was delighted with the results. It is all so very won... Read more
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I spent yesterday slavishly decluttering--because what's the point of a clean house if it's still full of junk? Now my entire upstairs is decluttered--on the surface, at least. Some of the closets and cabinets still need some work. But a girl ca... Read more