Driving up to Mendocino to attend my brother Hal’s 30th Annual Abalone Dive. Frying up fish and chips with fish caught 8 hours before. Finding a wetsuit to fit my post-chemo body that I can actually afford to buy. Using … Continue reading
Realizing that my daughter has been bitten by the horse bug. Wondering if we can afford to keep her in boots and riding tights and lessons. Driving 700 miles round-trip to deliver puppy to his birth home in the Trinity … Continue reading
Driving up to my Aunt Nancy’s ranch in the Trinity Alps in far northern California, where she has stunning views of snow-capped peaks, a few hay fields, a lovely ranch house with a wrap-around porch, chickens, a root cellar, and … Continue reading
Actually getting up at 6 a.m. on a Sunday morning to run-walk the 100th Annual Bay-to-Breakers footrace/costume contest/bacchannal.
Starting to feel like myself again after nearly 9 months of medical drama. It’s not over yet, but it’s definitely, infinitely better. Ignoring this blog for the better part of two weeks. Reconnecting with a long-lost, and much beloved, aunt … Continue reading
Wow. I haven’t done a “What is NOT Cancer” post since just before New Year’s. The end of chemo and a second surgery took more out of me than I realized. Too, too much has been all about cancer. But … Continue reading
Managing to find acceptable components for a costume that my daughter Erin wears for her school play, the Gilbert & Sullivan operetta, HMS Pinafore. Buying a Christmas tree. Managing to do most of our modest Christmas shopping on-line. In a … Continue reading