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2018
health
migraine
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twenty18

miracle?

i vividly remember my first migraine headache. i was 6 years old, on the bus home from first grade.  i thought i was actually dying. when i got home and told my mom (since she definitely wondered why i got off the bus sobbing) turns out this was totally normal (for our family) both my parents […]

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family
memories
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Giving Thanks

I was lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving ‘back home’ with my parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews and a random of assortment of other family and friends. Had a chance to visit with cousins i have not seen since before we moved from Missouri in 1986, and catch up with others i see somewhat […]

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serious shit

It looks gross but it saves lives!

I spent the morning watching Sherlock Holmes, while hooked up to a machine that takes my blood out of one arm and removes the platelets and then send the red cells and plasma, etc.  back in the other arm.  It takes close to 2 hours most times but the results are a bag of platelets that […]

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Weirdest Laundry Phenomenon, EVER.

catching up on some laundry today and i washed a bunch of socks.. everyone knows that is the best way to end up with less socks as they disappear during the washer/dryer process.  however today was a little different.  as i reached in to grab the clothes from the dryer i found this in the last handful… […]

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family
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mending the rift

I will tell you something not a lot of people know… my big sister and I had a very very big fight a few years before she died

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2014 revisited, a more fair review

OK, after a little more thought and not having been blindsided by the loss of another loved one (extended family, but family still).  i have decided to offer 2014 a second chance at a review… i still conclude that 2014 offered more than its fair share of unpleasantness compared to past years, i lost my […]

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The year in review – basically 2014 sucked

i was going to try and write a coherent and thoughtful post about both the good and bad things that happened this year to commemorate my ‘new’ blog but the more i sit here trying to put it together the more i am dwelling on the bad/sad things that i went through this year.  2014 […]

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are we crazy? BIke the Bay – Aug 24th

my husband and i have recently started bike riding again, we have both mountain/trail bikes and hybrid road bikes.  a friend who is a much more active rider talked us into signing up for a 26 mile casual ride in downton san diego called Bike the Bay.  to say we are unprepared for that ride […]

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memories
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Vacation Bible School

Everywhere i turn lately there is someone talking about vacation bible school.  either their kids or grandkids are going, or they are helping run it at their church. i am not a religious person. if i had to label myself i would probably go with agnostic (agnostic vs. atheist).  but i do fondly remember those […]

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family
memories
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So, there i was…

standing in the kitchen looking confused, trying to figure out what to have for lunch.  tomato soup was an option as was some chef Boyardee something in a can. (it doesn’t matter which variety, they all taste pretty much the same).  and then as I peeked into the fridge one more time I realized I […]

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