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I woke up at 3:40 this morning (not anything unusual for someone my age) and realized that I am desperately missing having someone to tell about my day. After thinking I ought to review some options and deciding that I … Continue reading

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{pretty, happy, funny, real} May 16, 2013

It’s been so long since I last participated! In the meantime I’ve had a breast cancer diagnosis, a mastectomy and reconstruction, and my beloved husband (who has Parkinson’s) has had to go into long-term care. After 48 years spent together, … Continue reading

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Can’t Seem To Get Over Shame

I posted on the 13th about looking forward to going to my book club meeting.  It was a good and lively meeting, and I enjoyed it.  Until I was driving home, that is.  Then I began to feel as though I … Continue reading

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I Love My Book Club

Before I get started on the topic of the book club, I want to mention that for the past few days Ricardo has been feeling better.  I think he’s finally recovering from the infections he had, and from the medications used … Continue reading

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A Little Breathing Space

I have been touched by the kind messages I’ve received from readers, some of them wondering how Ricardo and I have been getting on.  Since I have a bit of mental clarity right now, I’ll just bring you up to … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes – Friday March 30

                            I don’t know if I’ll make it to seven takes today, but I’m just going to dash in and see how far I get! ONE – I’m extremely pleased that yesterday I made some really good egg salad sandwiches!  … Continue reading

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Diagnosis: Breast Cancer

I have avoided updating for a long time because of great sadness over Ricardo’s Parkinson’s.  Back in December, we thought he would have to go into long-term care at the beginning of 2012.  And then, somehow his condition settled down and … Continue reading

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Poetry Friday – BEGINNINGS by John Harney

                                      Ricardo and I celebrated our 47th wedding annniversary this past week!  What does that have to do with Poetry Friday?  It gives me an excuse to post a love poem that is a favourite of mine, and which reminds … Continue reading

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Some Contentment to Begin 2012

                                                                                               I see that I haven’t shared anything that has been going on here since October.  We’ve spent that time, mostly, immersed in the process of letting what we understood with our minds move into an understanding of the … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.   Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC … Continue reading

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