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  “The simplicity of it is, we’ve been living our life. Apparently so have many others. It’s a positive.” – Lori Puente, Myeloma Caregiver  I was noticing a few things in my stats and so like following bread crumbs, it took me to old haunts. Blogs. Websites. I began to wonder, “Oh yeah, how are […]

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    “Change is the only constant, whether it’s in music, culture, dance or fashion.” – Sonu Nigam     First, I’ve missed you guys, although many of us have migrated over to FB and the various groups there that offer us information, hope, and inspiration.  I’ve felt for some time, as you may recall, […]

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Weddings and …

“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.”  ~Antoine de Saint-Exupery Almost three years ago our wonderful nephew and his relatively new girlfriend found themselves in that situation that is as old as time, unexpectedly pregnant. Both still at the beginning of their college experience, neither […]

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So Much Good Stuff!

“What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.” It surely has been a long time since I have posted! Some of us have stayed in contact on FaceBook in one of the MM groups and so I haven’t felt overly disconnected, but disconnected nonetheless. What can I say, but we are doing extremely […]

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“A piece of me goes with them.” – Lori Puente We lost another giant soul in Myelomaville last week (Hanna – Margaret’s heartfelt tribute). Some of us knew it was coming, but it still hits you hard. Every time this happens I feel sadness and meloncholy. Each time someone relapses and goes back for more […]

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Musings

“There are things we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go.” – Unknown First of all, we had another stellar report from our recent post maintenance therapy check up in Arkansas. David continues […]

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Monterey Excursion

“The journey not the arrival matters.” –  T.S. Eliot Dave and I went on a road trip to Monterey, CA. So for weeks we were trying to get away to just DRIVE in the new/used “CaliCar” we recently got. Top down, destination known or unknown, just hit the road jack! Weekend after weekend was obligated to […]

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MIA, AWOL, APB!!!!

“Preaching for life changes requires far less information and more application. Less explanation and more inspiration.” — Andy Stanley MIA: Missing in Action AWOL: Absent With Out Leave APB: All Points Bulletin I didn’t intend in any way shape or form to be absent from you for so long! I have much to catch up on […]

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“Let no one think that flexibility and a predisposition to compromise is a sign of weakness or a sell-out.” – Paul Kagame The two things that helped me through this ordeal (and other challenges in my life) is flexibility and adjusting my point of view. Karen touched on this in her insightful comment on my last […]

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“Superman’s not brave. You can’t be brave if you’re indestructible. It’s every day people, like you and me, that are brave knowing we could easily be defeated but still continue forward.” – Unknown In my last post regarding Dave’s exercise update I mentioned that our trainer is encouraging Dave to revitalize and renew his love for […]

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“I have to exercise in the morning before my brain figures out what I’m doing.”  – Marsha Doble I thought you might like an update on Dave’s progress. As the week wore on heading to his first day, his confidence began to wane. My little humorous quips were met with distress and annoyance. I toned […]

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“Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.”  – Plato For those of you who made a wish for Dave on my behalf, thank you! 2

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“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” – Bernard Meltzer When we moved to California from Bangor, Maine I was in the 2nd grade. The weather here was conducive to wonderful long hot summers with loads of lakes and rivers to […]

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Family & Friends

“But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes My 1st cousin, once removed… meaning she and my father were first cousins and their fathers were brothers. The Hudson Boys, there were six of them. Uncle Herman, Jean’s father, was my father’s favorite Uncle. Her mother Corine, was about as […]

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MishMash – 9

“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown Wow! Once again I am absent from blogging for too long! But… rest assured I have been busy, good busy, with both my life and with things in Myelomaville. So much to catch you up on. […]

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Just Stuff

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.” – Robert Louis Stevenson. It has felt soooooo good to be back on my blog. Sometimes topics just flood my mind endlessly and then other times I’m all dried up! Being away from it with little to no connectivity made it pretty […]

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“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” – Brian Tracy Needing or asking for help from others often pushes us way outside our comfort zone. We are the ones […]

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MishMash – 8

“There is no such thing in anyone’s life as an unimportant day.” – Alexander Woollcott, American Author Wowsa! What a trip! I was gone for about 11 days traveling back east to visit with our daughter Montana. Dave flew to Baltimore after his business meetings in Rochester and we had a fast and furious weekend […]

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How Sweet it is

“Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.” ~Author Unknown I haven’t posted in a while!!! Been swamped with life! A good thing in Myelomaville. So know when I’m absent for a while things are probably going gang busters!  We have had a lot going on of late. Dave finally got over […]

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“I don’t mind because I was knitting and when I’m knitting, I’m happy.” My cousin Robin when I told her I had to pull out and restart my project. So much going on. Writing on the eight labyrinths backlogged all my other newsy stuff. Last week I had a Myeloma Meet-Up with some MM folks […]

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