Starting out

with a birthday –

Shana #37

Shana #37

Since it wasn’t going to be possible to take her out to diner – we elected breakfast at the Claremont. It is the first time we have been there since Fairmont Hotels took over the location. To say that there is a bit of renovation and redecorating is a massive understatement.

Noah, as always comes up with some of the best gifts (the giant rubber duck, some companion green frogs). Ours were a little more mundane but as well appreciated.

After breakfast the two of us had a bit of a run around as I attempted to find some insect repellant as it turns out not to be routinely stocked when “not in season.” Not that insects really care about seasons if they are alive and biting.

Anyway, car to BART. BART to SFO. SFO -> FRA via Lufthansa. I should have time between planes tomorrow to further fill you in.

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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5 Responses to Starting out

  1. Alison says:

    Happy Birthday, Shana!

  2. Vera says:

    Bon voyage Holly. Enjoy and stay safe.
    Look forward to your reports and photos

  3. Clint says:

    Zandra was just asking if you had fallen off the face of the planet.

  4. Steven says:

    Shana is so, well, “shayneh”.

  5. Isobel says:

    Wish Shana a happy birthday.
    Where are you off to now?

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