My Birthday, Halloween, & Scan Results

  (This is a long overdue post that sat in my draft folder for over a month! Yikes!) For me, October was a blur of changing leaves and trying medications. I am really proud to say that I worked hard at getting healthier and by now, December, I am stable on some fantastic drugs (the … Continue reading My Birthday, Halloween, & Scan Results

Summer Recap

I believe what I would remember most about this summer (and the quickly approaching end of it) was 1.) Trying to come to terms with the demands of my own health, and 2.) A fierce nesting phase as I tried to both prepare to launch my new graphic design business and transform our house into a rather lovely … Continue reading Summer Recap

June Recap

June was a bit of a blur, awaiting Dan's CT scan, awaiting Dan's results, and blowing off steam afterward. I'm so sorry to have left everyone hanging after my announcement and no follow-up post! For shame. {I hope you all concluded that no news is good news!} I recently read "10 Tips for Coping with Scanxiety" … Continue reading June Recap

North Valley Road

  The llamas are splendid No rain to drench their coats. They remain woolly and soft, regal in posture. I envy their quiet eyes The Western sky is nature's best white-blue, a slow stretch above the horizon, underneath a canopy of cottony clouds--  a pale swatch echoing stillness The orchards are empty with smoke rising from … Continue reading North Valley Road

Two Weeks In Photos 10/28 – 11/11

  We said goodbye to Dan's mom, Char, on his first chemo day -Thursday, October 30th. She had stayed with us for for 23 days. For some people, this could sound like a mother-in-law nightmare, but I am so fortunate to say that it was a mother-in-law miracle. I love Char so much and cherished … Continue reading Two Weeks In Photos 10/28 – 11/11