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This is our baby. Please keep up the prayers
Friday, December 27, 2013      22 comments

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, st... Read more
Still needing prayers
Thursday, December 26, 2013      16 comments

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
Prayers needed
Wednesday, December 25, 2013      18 comments

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
Friday, December 20, 2013      7 comments

No one can resist this sweet little face: And no one can resist *this* sweet little face: And... Read more
Hero worship
Thursday, December 19, 2013      9 comments

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
Saturday, December 07, 2013      8 comments

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
Goodbye, Carey
Friday, December 06, 2013      7 comments

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!
Thursday, November 28, 2013      10 comments

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
Gobble gobble
Thursday, November 28, 2013      3 comments

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
Tuesday, November 26, 2013      9 comments

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
Monday, November 25, 2013      15 comments

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
Saturday, November 23, 2013      6 comments

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
Puppy genes!
Monday, November 18, 2013      9 comments

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: ... Read more
Last post about cleaning...probably
Saturday, November 16, 2013      8 comments

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
Cleaning progress
Friday, November 15, 2013      7 comments

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

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