Archive for April 2007

April 27, 2005 – The Diagnosis

The sun rose as usual in Benton, Arkansas, on Wednesday, April 27, 2005. The birds sang, the dogs barked, all over the world people went about their business like any other day. Todd had accepted his new position in Pennsylvania and given his three week notice just days before. We were preoccupied with list upon…

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Just Some Stuff

Today is my parents’ 54th Wedding Anniversary. It’s hard to believe it was four years ago that my sisters and I had a 50th Anniversary reception for them. I’m pretty sure it’s even harder for them to believe they’ve been married for more than half a century. I can’t imagine what it must be like…

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My New Normal

I’m not sure if it’s because I’m at the anniversary of my diagnosis and surgery, but I’ve been rather contemplative. Usually I’m pretty shallow, but lately I’ve been thinking deep thoughts. A lot of work for a simple, superficial gal such as myself. I’ve been struggling lately with what has become my new normal. My…

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What Was Going On The Year I Was Born

I’ve got nothin’. I have a million things worthy of my blog (which isn’t saying a whole lot) but very little time and even less gumption to post anything. So I’m cheating. Gotta love blogthings! In 1965 (the year you were born) Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the US Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara…

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Family Traits

When I was growing up I thought my mother had a superhuman sense of hearing and overly developed olfactories. I believed she could hear a whisper on the other side of the house and smell what the people two blocks away were cooking for dinner. So one day I told her she had ears like…

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Random Musings

I have nothing brilliant to post today. Not that “brilliant” is a word used to describe my blog, but anyway… Before I go on I have to mention the shootings yesterday. My heart goes out to the people affected by this tragedy, which I’m guessing is just about all of us. But the families and…

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Spring Break Tourism – Part Two

Friday April 6 This is where I went. I think the stress of trying to ignore intense itching for a few days finally caught up with me. I’m not usually a napper, but boy did I nap that day. I think it was only a 20-minute power nap, but Todd says it was several hours.…

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Spring Break Tourism

I’m finally getting around to posting pictures of the touristy things we did while Tim and Rachele were here. I’m kicking myself for not snapping a shot of the no parking sign, but it’s probably for the best. I’m sure no good could come from having that evidence in my possession. I guess I just…

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Doctor, Moronic Highway Work, Doctor

This morning I drove into Philadelphia to see the nurse practitioner at my plastic surgeon’s office about a possible hernia. Remember that ice storm we had a few weeks ago? Well, after scrubbing three toilets and two bathtubs, I went outside and helped the kids shovel the ice off the drive. I either pulled a…

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AND THE WINNER IS…

The smart, lovely, magnificent She guessed $350 and the next guess was $200. I’m sad (very sad) to say the ticket was $301. I’m happy (very happy) to say I had absolutely nothing to do with it. Todd had dropped Rachel and me off so we could get her to a restroom because she has…

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