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Comfort.
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      11 comments

Firstly, I want to send a hug to everyone that took the time to send me sweet comments and Spark Goodies in response to the passing of my mother last week. Each word warmed my heart and I thank you all for taking the time to comment. I felt such... Read more
Mom.
Sunday, December 01, 2019      27 comments

My mom passed away 5 days ago. It has been a true surreal experience even though she had a very long and beautiful life. It’s hard to even put how it feels to lose a parent into words, but the key thing to keep in mind is there is no normal... Read more
Currently
Saturday, November 23, 2019      7 comments

The hustle, the bustle. I can accurately claim neither. Oh, I am not at all frowning at the overwhelming atmosphere of pushy holiday shoppers and the long lines; I am just going with the flow. Yep, I won’t fight it, I will just ease right alon... Read more
For Me...
Friday, November 22, 2019      8 comments

Life just keeps on moving on no matter how much we want to put the breaks on, even for a minute. The holidays are upon us, stress rises, “to-do” lists are pages long, hours seem to come and go at a faster speed and at the same time, we are all t... Read more
Now..
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      15 comments

No one is ever prepared to see your parent failing in health. I am at that stage in my life witnessing my mother developing a very recent onset of dementia and the helplessness I feel is almost overwhelming. I have done this before. My father ha... Read more
Slowly
Sunday, November 10, 2019      4 comments

About three times a week, I visit my mom who is in a loving Skilled Nursing Facility. She has resided there for almost 3 years. Because of certain health restrictions, she is unable to live in an assisted residence; right now her living situatio... Read more
It's You.
Saturday, November 02, 2019      6 comments

Looking back the past few months, my path in life has been a bit crazy. Recovering from a cervical 5 level fusion surgery in the middle of June has not been easy. I am constantly uncomfortable, my neck is stiff though I do have mobility to drive... Read more
An Abundance.
Monday, October 14, 2019      7 comments

It's hard to believe it's Fall while we in the Bay Area are still enjoying warm, sunny days - although the evenings are beginning to feel a little crisp once the sun goes down. But the trees are starting to shed their summer leaves and the glow ... Read more
Just To Be....
Saturday, October 12, 2019      3 comments

A beautiful day in the neighborhood…would you be mine, could you be mine….won’t you be my neighbor….. (I couldn’t resist…;o) So it is actually a perfect morning, not a cloud in the sky, high 70’s is forecasted today in our Northern Californ... Read more
Journey.
Thursday, October 10, 2019      5 comments

It’s simply wonderful skimming the blogs on this site and reading how so many people are trying to figure out how to lose the weight and look their best. Each writer has defined their own struggles and triumphs in hopes that it might be an incen... Read more
Slow.
Monday, October 07, 2019      5 comments

I read a wonderful blog this morning and it truly piqued my ever-growing interest. The blog was about slowing down, to get off the phone and begin to simply pay attention. It talked about looking for triggers, breathe, and invite passion into t... Read more
Now.
Thursday, October 03, 2019      8 comments

It’s been a joy ride ever since my new grandson, Lev Graham had been born; I have been walking on a pink cloud. He is so perfect, so beautiful and to watch my daughter become a momma are moments in time that just seems so magical. My daughter an... Read more
Lev.
Saturday, September 28, 2019      13 comments

I’ve been walking on clouds ever since my daughter, Jaimey, and her husband Justin became parents of Lev Graham on the 22nd of this month. He is my third grandchild, first for my daughter. He is perfect. And the new family is doing remarkably we... Read more
The Arrival!
Monday, September 23, 2019      19 comments

Lev Graham Tedrick, all 8lbs and 21" of him arrived yesterday with dark curly hair and a loud cry. Momma and Daddy are over the moon. ... Read more
Arrival Soon.
Sunday, September 22, 2019      15 comments

Well, my daughter is in labor; my grandson will arrive sometime today. His name will be Lev Graham Tedrick, Lev is the Hebrew word for "Heart." Jaimey and Justin came by for a visit yesterday, and I had this feeling ever since they left,... Read more

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