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so much love

I’ve been overwhelmed–in the best way–by the cards and gifts and thoughtful things that my friends and loved ones have sent me. You all have no idea how much it has meant to me.  I want you to know that … Continue reading

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the mystery ride

Last Monday we loaded everyone up in the car and headed to Massachusetts.  This was a big day.  I had rested for two entire days in order to have the energy to make the trip.  Banjo Man had taken the … Continue reading

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life without mosquitoes

We can’t believe we can enjoy the patio without getting bit by mosquitoes!  Maybe it’s because Banjo Man had so much brush cleared around the property?  That’s one theory. I wear mosquito-proof clothing, as I am not supposed to risk … Continue reading

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the oncotype

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard of the Oncotype DX Breast Recurrence Score. I never had either. It is now my favorite word, my favorite test, my favorite scientific breakthrough in the complicated world of breast cancer. The Oncotype … Continue reading

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two of a kind

I couldn’t resist taking these pictures of Banjo Man and his oldest son. I thought they were so darn funny sitting like that as they waited patiently for the Funny Grandson to select a doughnut (which was a very exciting … Continue reading

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a special operation

Laying across my sewing table is the Funny Grandson’s beloved Winnie the Pooh.  Well-loved Winnie has been in desperate need of stuffing and repairs for several years now, but the FG couldn’t bear (pun intended!) to let anyone–even his seamstress … Continue reading

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go ahead and shuffle

When I was a kid, my Great Aunt Laurabelle had one of these.  The family was big into playing Canasta and everyone knows you have to have a card shuffler if you’re playing Canasta. She was a fun, loving, generous … Continue reading

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whales, penguins and pasta

Yesterday we all piled in the car and headed south to Mystic, CT to the aquarium.  So much fun!!! Banjo Man was particularly taken with the African penguins.  We could barely tear him away from watching the little guys. The … Continue reading

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any excuse to eat a doughnut

Sunday morning was the Rhode Island Donut Tasting Event, produced and planned by Party Grandma. Aunt Nancy drove. First stop was a local little coffee shop that sold the state’s famous Allie’s Donuts.  We bought six of them, all different … Continue reading

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they’re here!

Yesterday was the best medicine ever!  Waking up to the Funny Grandson eating blueberry pancakes started the day off right. And then a walk on the beach–5000 Fitbit steps!–followed by a trip to town for beach chairs and beach passes, … Continue reading

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