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T99, wait no 99k

So as i sit here this morning enjoying my coffee and a quick crossword puzzle before the rest of the household begins to stir, the phone rings. i see my mom’s name on the screen and know it is time for  a strange phone call from mom! i can hear a  lot of background noise and realize […]

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memories
random mutterings

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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serious shit

So I have been thinking….

I have decided the time is right to let everyone know… i am a straight cisgender woman.   all this uproar about who gets to use what bathroom, and i have finally decided to say my piece. i grew up a tomboy, raggy jean, t-shirts and a really, really short haircut.  getting me in a […]

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strange phone calls from mom

catfishing. no really…

today’s random call from mom was to find a way to determine the weight of a ginormous catfish based on it’s species and length.  thank you Missouri Department of Conservation, i will be forever grateful for your assistance 🙂 (the fish was 46 inches and according to the chart 44.47 lbs)      

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strange phone calls from mom

phone call from mom!!

Mom and Dad were camping this week with my aunt and uncle.  I have gotten a few updates via pictures and text over the last few days as usual.  this morning as i am driving home from dropping the husband off at work my cell rings, it is mom.  i grab it and put her […]

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book review

Book Review – Whistling Women by Kelly Romo

  Addie Bates has an opportunity to return to San Diego where her life changed abruptly 15 years ago.  As part of the 1935 Worlds Fair, she has the chance to reconnect with family and find forgiveness for something she has never even really forgiven herself for. The story is told through Addie and her […]

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A new category – Strange phone calls from mom.

so the other day, my cell phone rings, and it isn’t a number programmed in my phone which isn’t a big surprise because i am terrible about keeping my contacts updated. i answer it and it is my mom, i have a moment of concern because i know she was with my dad at a […]

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exercise

Bike the Bay again

Well, we did it again, we rode over the Coronado bridge at the start of a 25+ mile Bike the Bay bike ride.  I was actually able to enjoy the view a little this year as I wasn’t stuck against the inside barrier sucking wind the whole time.   it was much more fun and relaxing than […]

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Oceanside Pier

      Yesterday afternoon i walked down to the commuter train and took it to the last stop headed west.  this is where i ended up. Oceanside Pier, it is a beautiful place to enjoy the view of the sea as well as watch fisherman bring in their catch.  i have always loved the […]

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