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Missing my mother-in-law
My mother-in-law, Ruth, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday night. She was 94 years old. Her health had been declining, and she developed a severe case of shingles that took too much of a toll on her already-fragile body.
Ruth was s... Read more
The Good and the Bad
The Good - My son had his cataract surgery on Friday. It went very well, with no complications, thank goodness. He's doing a great job with taking his eye drops right on time and sleeping with the eye shield (to protect the eye) at night. He ... Read more
It's been quite a year.
Thankfully, my husband is doing very well 15 weeks out of surgery (emergency quadruple bypass). He is still attending cardiac rehab classes 3 times/week and only has about 8 more sessions left to go. He also has an appointment with his cardiol... Read more
Mended Heart - My husband's surgery
My husband had been experiencing some pressure in his chest during exercising (while going uphill) and some pressure in his lower arms. He never really called it "pain." After the third time, I nagged him to call the doctor for a check-up.
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We had the wonderful pleasure of attending our son's college graduation last week! Four years have never flown by so quickly. It seems like just yesterday that we left him at his dorm to start his freshman year, and returned home to an empty h... Read more
Spring Catch up/American Idol thoughts
It's been so long since I last blogged (funny how that became a verb...)! Spring weather has been very roller coaster-ish here. Warm, cold, warm, snowflakes....you get the picture. We did have some phenomenal cherry blossoms though. So ephem... Read more
Well, this blizzard was quite a doozy. We were extremely fortunate that we never lost power during this event. Part of the blizzard forecast was for heavy, wet snow, which would have knocked out powerlines for sure. Luckily, we ended up with ... Read more
Snowmageddon part 2
Just when we thought we were safe from historic snowstorms....Snowmageddon hit the Washington DC area in 2010 - seemingly, just a few years ago. Now we're facing another "historic" storm. Unfortunately, I live in the area in which current predi... Read more
I'm not sure why, but my Grandma used to say that she would never live long enough to see my brother's Bar Mitzvah. Not only did she live to see him turn 54, she lived to see 6 great-grandchildren born.
Sadly, Grandma passed away last w... Read more
Tonight will be the 4th night of Chanukah. So weird not having our kids home to celebrate with us. No one is arguing over who will light the candles, lol!
We did have our daughter, her bf, and her roommate over for the second night. It ... Read more
We have been trying to take small trips in the fall since our youngest started college. We had been picking places that were a 3-hour drive or less from our home. This year, it was my turn to pick. I had been wanting to go to Boston forever (... Read more
A quick complaint
It would be so much easier for me to exercise (and look forward to exercising) if I didn't have joint pain.
Mini-rant over, and off to go use the elliptical.
Thanks for listening.... Read more
A great loss.
My son was visiting with a friend Sunday night. Suddenly, I received a text from him telling me that a 21-year old friend of his from college died. I called him immediately and wanted to pick him up. He said that he was ok to drive and would ... Read more
Beach and catch up
We went on a family vacation to Rehoboth Beach in DE two weeks ago. I'm just catching up on things now, and found that I have some time to share pictures. We brought along our daughter's bf this time. It was so nice to have him along; he fits... Read more
Having a better week so far. My aunt really doesn't like the nursing home...I really think a lot has to do w/the realization that this will be her permanent home. Doing what I can to visit and help, but her OCD has kicked into overdrive becaus... Read more