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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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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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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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Father/Son Super Bowl

“We’re here! Superrrrr Bowlllllllll!” – Text Dave has been blessed this year with a couple of companies that have gifted him with football tickets. We got two sets for the championship games with the San Francisco 49ers and then he couldn’t believe it when another company gave him two super bowl tickets! As luck would […]

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Our KipMan

“The only fault I have ever found with dogs is that they don’t live as long as we do.” Jackie, My Dog Trainer First, Kip is still with us… I have had a hard week. Our beloved Kip is failing dramatically and I’m grieving terribly. Scrambling to see what is wrong and if it can […]

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Back to School…

“But there are advantages to being elected President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret.” – Ronald Reagan I don’t know if this happens to all of you, but it happens to me – every fall. When I’m out and about seeing all the school supplies overstocked […]

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Napa Excursion

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.”  – Anthony Brandt What a lovely family day we had on our first ever trip to Napa. It was a late start, but we enjoyed what little time we had there. We had lunch at Mustard’s Grill. Which grows almost all it’s […]

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Family Visit

A rose can say “I love you”, orchids can enthrall, but a weed bouquet in a chubby fist, yes, that says it all. ~Author Unknown It’s the 4th of July holiday weekend here in the States. Our Independence Day celebration around the country. Fireworks, American Flags, barbecues, family gatherings, children in awe and animals hiding […]

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Transitions

“The family.  We were a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another’s desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that […]

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Family Event

“Mommy – I can’t wait until I grow up and have blond hair and blue eyes like you.” – Tani, Age 4 Montana and I were getting ready together for our day in my bathroom. I was putting on my makeup and she was preparing for me to do pigtails or a braid, whichever trend […]

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I Haven’t Weft!

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”- Thomas Merton Sorry I haven’t been posting lately! It has been a wonderfully busy time for me! I have been taking a weaving class from Robyn Lynde of Meridian Jacobs farm in Dixon, CA. The class, my friend Kathi and I took, […]

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GO TERPS!

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, you have to be in their lives today” – Anonymous What a wonderful trip I had in Maryland visiting our daughter Montana. She was an athlete for four years at Maryland and was giving a little speech at the year end swim and dive banquet. It coincided with […]

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Montana’s Senior Day Video Montage

“A daughter is a little girl who grows up to be a friend.”  – Author Unknown I stayed home while Dave flew for a fast and furious, in Montana’s words, “fleeting” weekend to University of Maryland, home of the Terrapins, better known as the TERPS, to attend her Senior Day recognition ceremony for her final […]

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Update on Dave…

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life — It goes on. —Robert Frost” This photo was taken in May 2007, a year before Dave’s MM diagnosis on the lovely day of our youngest’s HS Graduation. This May she will graduate from College! Good news. Dave has had a sudden burst […]

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Thanksgiving

“Treat your family like friends and your friends like family.” – Proverb Dave and I are off to Huntington Beach for the Thanksgiving Holiday Tradition. We are taking our beloved Kip with us who will celebrate Thanksgiving at Dog Beach and love it. Like a parent with a child, I take such joy in seeing […]

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“There’s nothing half so pleasant as coming home again.” – Margaret Elizabeth Sangster Finally! I’m home at last! I got in around midnight last night from Miami via Minneapolis/St Paul. A long day of traveling to be sure. My phone went on the fritz part way through my trip and then with all the traveling […]

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Maryland

“Talk may be cheap but intelligent conversation is very expensive these days. Ask anyone with a kid in college.” – Unknown Well we made it, not too worse for wear. We arrived at Rosehaven Wednesday morning at 6 am. Paula was up of course, and we hugged and went to bed. I slept a couple […]

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“The Drive”

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and, like a dream, glides away.” – Sarah Helen Whitman Montana’s summer is coming to an end and we are, very shortly, headed in her car, back across the United Sates to Maryland where she will attend her senior year of college. 0

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Hud Arrives!

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Buddha Our 23 year old son arrived late Saturday night from Tampa Florida to spend about a week with us before flying to Maryland to visit friends, before he begins his new job in the South Miami area for Valley Crest. He has graduated from […]

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