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Celebrating the Fourth
Friday, July 05, 2013      1 comments

The Fourth of July is a holiday we haven't celebrated in a traditional way for quite a few years now. We used to go to the local Air Force base, which would have almost a fair - with food vendors, booths, games, a concert, and of course firewor... Read more
Monday's Mystery
Monday, July 01, 2013      2 comments

It is a mystery to me why our foster kitty, Pepper, has fallen in love with my daughter Cecily. I don't know how the cat knew which person in our family really doesn't like cats, but he definitely found the one. I had heard that cats seem to k... Read more
Sunday's Sickness
Monday, July 01, 2013      4 comments

Danny has been doing very little the past four days, since starting chemotherapy, but sleeping. He has eaten very little - quite a change from his usual very robust appetite. It reminds me, in a scary way, of how he acted before his cancer was... Read more
First Day of Serious Chemotherapy
Friday, June 28, 2013      3 comments

Although this wasn't the first chemo Danny had ever had, it was certainly the worst so far. The drug he had been getting along with his radiation treatment is pretty mild, as chemo drugs go. One of the ones he got today, Cisplatin, is toxi... Read more
Maxine Gets it Right Again!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      5 comments

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Monday's Misfortune
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      2 comments

OK, here I admit my total airheadedness. Most of the time I am pretty good about using common sense, thinking things through, etc. But, unfortunately, not all the time. Witness today: Danny had an MRI scheduled, right? So, like any go... Read more
Berry Picking
Friday, June 21, 2013      5 comments

Henry and I had been planning our yearly big berry picking expedition for quite some time. The orchard had put on its website that the strawberries were almost over, so we knew we didn't have much longer. Because of other commitments, today (w... Read more
Tuesday's Tragic Love Story
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      2 comments

I had always heard of animals, especially cats, seeming to know which people don't like them, and then sticking to those people like glue.......but I never really believed it. Until today. We have been fostering a very nice kitty named Pep... Read more
Out of Shape Worse than Before
Monday, June 17, 2013      3 comments

I am trying to put a little more time and effort into helping myself, since I have been expending so much time and energy on my kids lately. Today I finally started in on the lawn, as much for myself as for the lawn itself. I have a gigant... Read more
The Joys of Cancer
Saturday, June 15, 2013      1 comments

So......on Tuesday Danny and I saw the geneticist. He was a very nice guy, and very, very interesting to talk with. Danny was bored silly. Of course, he had gone to a sleepover the night before and not gotten enough sleep. In addition, we ha... Read more
Sunday's Stupor
Monday, June 10, 2013      1 comments

Today was one of those days. Actually, Saturday and Sunday combined into one of THOSE weekends. You know, the kind of weekend you look forward to with dread, and which fulfill every negative expectation. They then morph into the weekend from ... Read more
Friday's Financial Fit
Friday, June 07, 2013      2 comments mother had sent me a little extra money, and I used it to replace my broken dishwasher and washing machine. I was very pleased about this, needless to say, and I still sometimes just stare at them with a big smile on my face. And I als... Read more
Thursday's Thoughts
Thursday, June 06, 2013      1 comments

Today Danny had a follow-up appointment with his neurosurgeon. She was very pleased overall with how he is doing. She says he needs an MRI before he starts chemotherapy the 24th. I am sure the pediatric oncologist will be on top of that, but,... Read more
I love my AC
Thursday, June 06, 2013      2 comments

I am so very happy that my air conditioner was able to be successfully repaired! Mind you, it was not an inexpensive repair, but it was still far, far cheaper than a new system would have been. The repair guy said the new system would be aroun... Read more
Monday, June 03, 2013      1 comments

This summer is shaping up to be the busiest ever for me, and that's saying something. First, I had given my son Henry The Ultimatum: either he got a summer job, or he couldn't live in my house. This was a move of desperation, because he had n... Read more

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