Category Archives: family

This is 46

   If you had told me on my 45th birthday that I would be a cancer survivor by my 46th birthday, I probably would have told you to f$&@ off. Why the hell would I get cancer?   And then … Continue reading

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Crochet Love

   As soon as I finished gushing about gorgeous crochet in my last post, the Splendid Sampler folks released Block 11, Crocheted Thoughts by Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish, made to honor her grandmother who loved to crochet doilies. … Continue reading

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Around here

We’re trying to figure out how things work without this dear sweet boy. We lost him suddenly last week to a stroke. There is so much I could say about Pistol, so many stories and memories. He was my steadfast … Continue reading

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More adventures

It’s been a great summer for adventures! Wonderful small “a” adventures. Rather than fretting about the unattainability of big “A” Adventures, it’s way more fun to jump in the car and go do some fun local-ish thing. Like actually going … Continue reading

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Now that’s a summer weekend!

Oh my goodness! I need a day off to recover from my long weekend off! The final tally was: Loon Lake, Spokane Indians baseball, Coeur d’ Alene Lake for a reunion of dad’s cousins, the Color Run and a last … Continue reading

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A day in the life

Every year I mark my birthday as a vacation day on my office calendar. Sometimes I take the day off and other years I decide to work. A few weeks ago I decided to take the day off. I had … Continue reading

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Birthday trips…they’re a thing now

We’ve done birthday dinners in my family for a long time. The birthday person gets to choose what and where to eat, including dessert. Lately we’ve added birthday trips into the mix. Mom, Dad and I all love to poke … Continue reading

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