Archives in Category: Me/Family

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Diversion

I don’t visit the radiation oncology department on weekends, but the specter of my week day routine still exists. Which is why it’s great to have Buddy visiting for three days. It’s hard to believe he leaves tomorrow

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House Guest

My son, Keith who prefers to be called Buddy, arrived today.  We haven’t had any time together since July, and a lot has happened since then. So since I picked him up at the South Bend Airport around noon, we

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Back from the Holidays

It’s been over a week since I’ve blogged. It wasn’t intentional, but I know that whenever we have houseguests my personal routine goes out the window.  No piano playing, no reading, no blogging.

It’s natural if you want

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Christmas Day

We were four: Earl, Kevin, Lonna, and me.  And we woke to several inches of snow and blowing winds, which was fine since we had no place to go and no worries about family members coming to us. It was

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All is Calm

It’s Christmas Eve Day, and we’re settled in for the time being. Three of us are napping; the fourth is watching football. A winter storm warning is in effect, so there will definitely be a white Christmas. I’ve had my

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New Traditions

In past years, I would be knee-deep in wrapping gifts, prepping food, and tearing my hair on this date, even if I started holiday planning early. It’s the nature of the holiday.

But this year, we are not exchanging gifts

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Christmas Dinner

The number of guests at my Christmas Day table continues to change as my sons and their partners struggle with relationship issues, travel issues, weather issues, and cat care issues.I can’t really solve any of that for them, but whoever

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Boston Marathon

No, I’m not running the Boston Marathon on April 16 (four months from tomorrow), but I plan to be there to support my son Kevin who is. It’s his third Boston and also the fifth anniversary of the bombing. It’s

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Surprises

The several inches of snow we received in the last 24 hours wasn’t a surprise, since I’d checked online to see what the weather would hold. But the rest of the day was filled with pleasant, unexpected delights.

S and

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Day Two

With emails and voicemails from friends encouraging me to “Hang in there,” I’m on Day Two of restricted activity.

In the spirit of the day, I haven’t even gotten out of my nightgown or washed my face. Haven’t

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