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Last trip to Houston
Monday, May 27, 2013      3 comments

This week is our last trip to Houston. Danny has one more appointment at M. D. Anderson, on Wednesday. I will be so glad when when we are done, though I admit that I have liked Houston much better than I ever expected to. And I can't say enou... Read more
Burned Ears...
Thursday, May 23, 2013      2 comments

I spoke a bit too soon about how well Danny has done when I mentioned his 'inflamed ears.' Inflamed they were, and that was Monday. On Tuesday I looked really closely and saw that they are way beyond inflamed, as in badly burned. Burned to th... Read more
Things Going Well
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      2 comments

I am enjoying the very powerful air conditioning here in Houston at the Ronald McDonald House and feeling sorry for my older two kids, stuck at home with no A/C. I know exactly how miserable they are. But I can't get it fixed when I am not hom... Read more
Woe is me!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      2 comments

Disaster has struck! Our air conditioner has broken. Truth be told, I suspect resuscitation will not be possible this time, and it has finally kicked the bucket for good. Meanwhile, our period of mourning has already begun. It is HOT in this... Read more
Somewhat Discouraged
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      4 comments

I am feeling depressed and discouraged. I knew I had gained weight since my son's cancer, plus moving to Houston, to a situation (Ronald McDonald House) where free, delicious, abundant meals are provided on a frequent basis, but I figured I rea... Read more
Mother's Day
Monday, May 13, 2013      1 comments

I am so very blessed! Today I was able to spend most of the day with two of my three children. My daughter Cecily came home from college for the summer last night. Of course, her flight was delayed four and a half hours, but hey, she made it ... Read more
Proud of myself
Friday, May 10, 2013      3 comments

I normally don't manage to even come close to five servings of fruits/vegetables per day. I do like most veggies, and I am OK with most fruits. But I just can't manage to eat that many servings, especially when I am cooking for myself. I am n... Read more
Tuesday's Turmoil, or The World Turned Upside Down
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      1 comments

Ok...I have been very concerned about Danny's weight gain. Very concerned. When he was so ill, he lost weight because he couldn't keep anything down. He got down to about 95 pounds, which is actually a pretty good weight for his height, thoug... Read more
Monday's Musing
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      3 comments

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Thursday's Trim
Friday, May 03, 2013      1 comments

OK, I admit it; trim and Thursday just don't have the best alliterative punch, don't you know. But it was the best I could do. I brainstormed synonyms for hair, haircut, shave, etc., and trim was all I could come up with that starts with 't.' ... Read more
Happy Hump Day!
Thursday, May 02, 2013      1 comments

Well, I am no longer totally down in the dumps over a lot of sad and upsetting disease diagnoses. I am still very unhappy about them, but I have mentally picked myself up and, taking some good advice, am trying to concentrate on doing the best ... Read more
Tough Tuesday
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      1 comments

I would normally have been posting something fairly upbeat about how well Danny has been tolerating his treatment this week, and how smoothly things have been going in comparison to weeks one and two. However, the recent inoperable brain cance... Read more
Saturday's Sweat
Sunday, April 28, 2013      1 comments

On a lighter note...I just want to mention that personal hygiene is very important to me indeed (just in case anyone was wondering). However, with that said, I do not normally take more than one shower in a day. Generally seems like a waste of... Read more
Frightening Friday
Saturday, April 27, 2013      1 comments

So unbelievable! Childhood cancers are very rare, childhood brain tumors are even rarer. These are just not common things. So it is beyond a bizarre coincidence that the three-year old daughter of a friend from church has just been diagnosed ... Read more
Therapy Dog Thursday
Thursday, April 25, 2013      2 comments

Danny was so excited to see the announcement that therapy dogs would be coming to the Ronald McDonald House. This place really is wonderful for sick children. He could hardly stand waiting for them to arrive after dinner (Pei Wei tonight - I'l... Read more

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