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more errands

less stitching. What was that old commercial? “more taste, less filling? Anyway, it was a day of running family errands, sitting in the car and otherwise listening to an audiobook. The Eldest had an appointment for which she needed a … Continue reading

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And a new tire

After getting through my 0800 conference call and waiting on George to finish his, we went and picked up Dani’s car and dropped it off at the tire place. The guy there took one look at the old tire and … Continue reading

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Directions

Actual directions in Mission Bay, SF.  Turn onto 7th Street. Turn left on 16th Street. 0.5 miles later (and several intervening streets – Turn right on 4th Street. Who laid out these streets anyway? Alex misses the Chicago street grid … Continue reading

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the prickers are back

In case you don’t remember what a prickly pear looks like in its cactus form – this is the one that is budding like mad in Dani & Alex’s front garden. Green when not ripe – and you can barely … Continue reading

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the whole family

and we wound up skipping the pictures. It is Sunday. With George’s birthday tomorrow, it seemed more sensible to celebrate today. WIth all four of our adult children in the area + SILs + grandson we elected to hold a … Continue reading

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I have flowers

which are just starting to open. And it wasn’t just one lovely bouquet. I have three!  There is a vase of bright colored blooms in the living room next to my stitching chair. The large  vase on the dining room … Continue reading

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Actually on time!

In fact, early. So the only thing late at all about Thursday’s trip to UCSF is my delay in hitting the send button. With our usual disorganization, there were five of us going in different directions, all at about the … Continue reading

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Ear, Ear

‘ere it is! First things first!  Meet the JackRabbit. Pattern from Cottage Garden Samplings stitched with the called for threads – except for the flower, I substituted Forbidden Fiber Cos Galaxy on 16 ct Earthen by Picture this Plus.   … Continue reading

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It wasn’t our car

Most of the time I just mention what I am doing and seriously resist talking about other members of the family. But this morning I just can’t resist. Since I have been home on my longest day of the year … Continue reading

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Not worth 0500

One of the downsides of living on the US West coast involves time zones. What may seem like a perfectly reasonable time to you, in London, Geneva, or Copenhagen is not all that great from my point of view. Especially … Continue reading

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It went well

and the pups were not alone. Alex’s surgery that is, proceeded without complications and Dani had him back home at a reasonable time. I had spent part of the day out with the dogs. George went back to their house … Continue reading

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a day with the dogs

or, in fact, my second day with the dogs. Mostly consisting of letting them out, chasing them back in, and ignoring the cats on the other side of the fence. Alex is holding his own – surgery is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Not that many points

and Senior’s Day. It was the last home game of the season. Following their usual pattern, the women’s basketball team did well in the first quarter, not great in the second and third, then got it together in the last … Continue reading

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By one point

It was a busy day. Alex was seen by Ortho who scheduled him for surgery next Wednesday. Even better – they think they might be able to put him into a boot by two week after which means that he … Continue reading

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Cooking is not my thing

It is not that I can’t cook. And by cook I do not mean ordering take-away, pre-prepared meals, or heating up left-overs. It is just that I really get no joy out of it. But that is probably reasonable: I … Continue reading

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and most of the day in the ER

Not seeing a lot of options, we took Alex back to the ER this morning. The staff was extremely nice – and easily accepted that increasing pain, lack of meds and no assurance that his ankle was healing made for … Continue reading

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It might be funny

if the whole thing wasn’t so appalling. Talking about Alex and his broken leg. Last Friday night just to jog your memory. And then the insurance people. The order of events is about as follows: ER visit on Friday night. … Continue reading

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My valentines

Today were the pointer sisters.     who are demonstrating the only time during the day when they were well behaved. Otherwise, they were running like mad, begging for food and behaving just about how you would expect for two … Continue reading

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A hard loss

No, not a family member or a football game. But the Cal Women’s Basketball team lost in overtime. I can’t say that either they, or Utah were consistent. Errors were made on both sides. Actually all three side – the … Continue reading

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Not as planned

Obviously for anyone today. Most certainly, Alex did not expect to be still at our house with heavy splint on his leg and a lot of pain. I didn’t expect to be running back and forth from here to their … Continue reading

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