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First Day at New Job
Tuesday, January 05, 2021      6 comments

Apparently my scheduling person (who is very nice in general) is something of a procrastinator, like me. *Last night* she sent me my new schedule. The schedule she gave me in December when I was hired, and which I had planned my days around, w... Read more
Pictures of the happy couple
Wednesday, December 23, 2020      12 comments

I thought I would share a couple of pictures of Henry and Elizabeth. Their happiness is a sign of hope for me. Nothing can make this Christmas anything but difficult, but I am so happy for them, and I know Danny would be, too, if he were here.... Read more
He popped the question!
Sunday, December 20, 2020      7 comments

So yesterday Henry finally popped the question. He took her to the park where they had had their first date. I'm sure it was very romantic. However, no pictures were taken. He should have known that his mother would want pictures! Then ... Read more
New Part-time Job
Thursday, December 17, 2020      9 comments

I mentioned earlier that I had an interview for a part-time job. It isn't very many hours, or much pay, but that doesn't matter a whole lot to me. I want a small job to take my mind off myself and my grief to some extent, and start thinking mo... Read more
Busy days
Sunday, December 13, 2020      3 comments

It's always the same in December; the early to middle of the month is crazy and I am running everywhere from pillar to post. Towards the end of the month, I have nothing to do. Which is probably good, because if I stayed this busy, I'd probabl... Read more
Projects always take longer than one expects
Sunday, December 06, 2020      6 comments

I am helping out with the children's religious education this year, as I mentioned in another blog. Today we had a meeting and decided, among other things, that we could use a miniature altar cloth to teach the children how to fold properly (li... Read more
A Lovely Thanksgiving
Friday, November 27, 2020      8 comments

My son Henry's girlfriend invited him, me and Cecily to a Thanksgiving feast at her house, together with her family. Her family is much larger than Henry's, all the more now that we are down from four to three. Danny was, and always will be, m... Read more
My Sunday
Sunday, November 22, 2020      5 comments

I have been helping with religious education for the little ones this year. I have always loved working with the young kids. Until recently, I did child care for the Sunday morning church services, but now I am, as I say, helping with religiou... Read more
Closure with Hospital People
Sunday, November 08, 2020      7 comments

About a month ago, I got an e-mail from Danny's oncologist, who got transferred from the hospital where Danny was treated, to a new position in another city. She had been contacted by someone at Danny's hospital asking how to reach me. The hos... Read more
Two Near Misses
Thursday, November 05, 2020      4 comments

Last Friday, I had two very narrow escapes from accidents. They frightened me a good deal. The first time, I was driving in the right lane on the highway. I wasn't speeding, just driving along minding my own business. There was a good bit of... Read more
Some technology successes
Tuesday, October 27, 2020      6 comments

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a total failure when it comes to things technological. Therefore, when I am actually able to figure out some problem involving even the simplest technology, it is by way of being a miracle. And yesterday and... Read more
Praying for our country
Saturday, October 24, 2020      8 comments

I have been feeling that our country needs a lot of prayer lately. For those who are Catholic, the site
/ has some good ideas. It has been up for a while, and they already have more than a million rosaries ple... Read more
Embarrassing moment
Sunday, October 11, 2020      6 comments

Today after church, I was talking with my ds and his girlfriend about a whole variety of things - where I had just been, a recipe of mine he wanted to make, our lunch plans, which we had to change at the last minute, because he had forgotten abo... Read more
Unpleasant medical tests
Wednesday, October 07, 2020      8 comments

I got a phone call today telling me that my doctor had ordered a colonoscopy and endoscopy for me, and did I want to schedule it? I said, "Oh? That's news to me." She said, "Your doctor didn't tell you about it?" And I said, "No, she didn't ... Read more
Conditioning Formulation with Oatmeal & Brightening Agents
Monday, October 05, 2020      3 comments

So I'm doing some picking up around the downstairs, and I see a bottle of shampoo sitting on the hutch. I immediately get annoyed at my dd, who is really bad about putting her things away. I put the bottle on the stairs to remind her to take i... Read more

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