Tag Archive: Family

Jun 21 2015

Campfire Stories

Two of my grandkids have been staying with me for the last few days. Friday night I started a fire outside and we looked at the stars when it got dark. (Seeing the moon, Jupiter, and Venus all in the same part of the sky right before sunset was really cool!) I didn’t have any …

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May 31 2010

Remembering Anita

This weekend and I drove down to Newport OR. We visited my parents and did a few things in the area, including a wonderful visit to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. (Said visit resulting in many pictures of wildlife, including some amazing pictures of bald eagles I want to share soon.) We left early today because …

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Apr 18 2010

Couldn’t ask for a nicer Spring day; except, you know, I could

It really has been a nice day. The weather has been damn-nigh perfect. I got to drive around in my convertible with the top down a lot, listening to an audio book about Australia that spent much time waxing rhapsodic on the number of ways you can get killed there. And I spent most of …

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Dec 25 2008

Tis the morning after the night before Christmas

And there are floes of wrapping paper and piles of unwrapped toys. No way were those kids disappointed! Santa did me good too! He always knows what I want. (Screwdrivers!) Also I got some nice presents from my daughters. Including a bag of socks, one of my favorite things to get for Xmas. Cleanup first, …

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Dec 24 2008

Twas the night before Christmas

And all through the house the toddler is crying, her brother is talking, and their cousin is bouncing… That’s right, I’m alone in the house no more. I have children, children’s S.O.s, and grandchildren. The two boys are old enough to be overly excited about tomorrow. The little girl is just not very happy right …

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May 30 2007

Happy Birthday Anita

Today is Anita‘s birthday. Go over to her blog and wish her a happy one!

Jan 25 2007

Anita update #8

It is beginning to seem like all these updates are bad news. In my last Anita Update I described how her previous chemo regime had not worked as well as hoped, and how she was beginning yet another one with a different drug. Such a change from a year ago, when we had good news. …

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Jul 16 2006

Anita update #7

In my previous update I mentioned that Anita was starting a new chemotherapy drug/regimen. I have bad news: It didn’t work. Two weeks ago we found out that her CNA marker numbers are about double what they should be. Also there may be new nodules as well. So, being as it wasn’t working, the existing …

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Mar 05 2006

Anita update #6

I didn’t do a health update for Anita when we had good news, partly because so many people found out right away that it seemed redundant. But now that makes this update seem like I only mention the bad stuff: Anita’s recent followup scan showed some spots on her liver are growing again. We found …

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Dec 02 2005

Anita update #5

Yesterday (Thursday) was the sixth chemotherapy session for Anita, and the last for a while. It was a bit off-schedule; otherwise it would have happened a week ago on Thanksgiving. Instead of doing it on or before the holiday they rescheduled for last Monday, but on Monday morning her blood numbers (white and red blood …

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