Category Archives: family

it all adds up

Those helpful hands belong to my daughter. We were putting blue squares on the design wall (which is actually a length of batting clipped onto the drapery rod in front of my office windows).  Nancy does a lot of the … Continue reading

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happy mother’s day

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers, grandmothers and aunts out there! How I wish I had a photo of luscious flowers to put on the blog, but it is 47 degrees, windy, rainy and overcast here.  Not only are … Continue reading

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you never even called me by name

During the eight days of Banjo Man’s hospital adventures, I was treated kindly by many, many strangers who worked for the hospital systems.  And such kindness was very much appreciated. To my bemusement (is that a word?) the women at … Continue reading

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home never felt so good

Banjo Man is home from the hospital. Sound the trumpets!!! I am trying not to hover. He is following a specific diet and I am in charge.  The discharge nurse said, “If you miss us and want to come back … Continue reading

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i think it’s sunday

Actually, I had to sit here and take a few moments to figure out what day it is. Sunday. It has been a week since we went to New Haven for Monday’s surgery. A lot has happened since then.  As  … Continue reading

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home again and it feels so good

Yes, we are home from the hospital! The folks at Yale-New Haven Hospital took excellent care of Banjo Man and “Suites” hotel where I stayed was absolutely wonderful.  The security officers who drove people like me back and forth between … Continue reading

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banjo man is doing well

The operation went off without a hitch and without any surprises. The doctor was pleased and saw no obviously cancerous lymph nodes. He was taken to the operating room at 7:30 and returned to the recovery room at 1:30. By … Continue reading

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getting ready on easter 2022

First of all, let me wish you a Happy Easter.  I hope there is chocolate.  Ham.  Beans.  Pie.  Jelly beans! And a lovely new pair of white ankle socks with lace around the cuff (if you were a child of … Continue reading

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little again

Good morning. Son Will texted this song to me yesterday.  I wanted to share.  It seemed especially poignant this week, as the walls close in and we worry about the upcoming surgery and the road ahead. There are times when … Continue reading

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hunting tapioca

Have you made tapioca pudding lately?  If so, where did you find the box of Kraft tapioca (aside from the back of a shelf in your kitchen)? Hint:  nowhere. Two weeks ago I desperately needed tapioca.  My friend Harley Chick … Continue reading

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