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Thank You All!

We got to the hospital earlier than scheduled this morning, but as soon as we checked in the nurse said that Jared was a priority and they got him immediately prepped for the surgery without waiting for the scheduled time of his surgery. He…

In the Night

We are all sleeping fitfully this night. JJ fell asleep on the couch as soon as we got home from a whirlwind day of medical exams and tests. He has been video-chatting with a friend across the country. He is actually handling this quite…

Near, Not Alone

First thing this morning I called the specialist, as directed, to get an appointment for our son JJ. The doctor took a moment to look at the reports that had been sent to him and then said that he wanted us to get to…

An Unwanted Journey

Today we started out on a new journey, one that we never wanted to have to take. Last night JJ told us about a health issue he was having. First thing this morning we went to a doctor about it. She told us to…

Interesting Things

On Monday, EJ and I went to the book sale at the library. We can’t resist book sales. We ended up buying another couple dozen books for $3.20. As we arrived at the library, we saw an older man on foot pull a good-sized…

My Birthday Gift

Today is my birthday. I am <mumble, mumble> years old. 🙂 For my birthday gift, EJ is going to build floor-to-ceiling book shelves along one wall of our living room. I can’t wait. We have an upstairs room stuffed with books; it will be…

Enjoyable Temptations

This was one of those days when I was busy from sunrise to sunset. However, it was an enjoyable busy and an enjoyable day. I woke just before 7:30 a.m. and immediately started making challah bread. I knew we had errands to run, so…

Autumn Projects

  Yesterday morning EJ and I got another load of firewood from our friend RB’s place.  We just put the wood into the back of the pickup truck rather than try to pull the trailer home. Today’s wood was heavier–we took the lighter pieces…

The Apple Thief

After JJ left for school and we had eaten breakfast and cleared a bit of sleepiness from our heads, EJ and I drove to our friend RB’s place in the country to get a load of the firewood that he said we could have….

“Come Little Leaves…”

Autumn is here! Every day is beautiful in autumn, no matter what the weather is. I like rainy autumn days because I feel cozy. I like sunny autumn days because the sunshine lights up the colorful trees. The two maple trees in our front…

Autumn Chores

Autumn has arrived and the leaves are changing colors, although they aren’t yet as beautiful as they will be in a few weeks. Even though we’ve had some warmish days, they feel cooler. The nights are definitely cooler–some nights the temperature has dipped into…

The Hospice Store

Today was a splendiforous day. I love that word. It just rolls off the tongue. It means magnificent and wonderful. After JJ had left for school, EJ and I set off to the hospice store in a nearby town. The hospice store is a thrift…

A Dagobah Day

Order and sanity is returning to my home. The cats all seem to be in good health…or on their way there. After we took Luke to the vet the other day, we put him in the bathroom.  The bathroom is smaller than the back…

Not the Worst of Summers

It also has not been the worst of summers. It has also not been the best of summers. Compared to problems many other people are experiencing, our lives are greatly blessed and our problems are small. I have a loving husband. My son is…

A Blessing and A Curse

“May you live in interesting times” (Phony Chinese curse) Sometimes co-workers greet my husband with “How’s life?” EJ usually replies, “Boring. Very Boring.” They always respond, “Oh, that’s too bad.” EJ says, “No, it’s good. Think about it: ‘Boring’ means there’s no explosions at…

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