Our little patient is doing pretty well, all in all.  She is tapering off the prescription pain-killer, resting a lot, and doing her best to fill up on foods with no substance. Good times.

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The Teeth of Wisdom

May 19, 2015 — 13 Comments

When Sarah posted on FB today about her wisdom teeth removal, one of her special English teachers, Mr. Nichols, posted the following reply:

Just so you don’t worry–there isn’t actually any wisdom in the wisdom teeth. You are not, in fact, less intelligent after they are removed. Try it. Analyze a Russian novel or something. It is all still there.

That made both of us smile.

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(For a report on Sarah’s college retreat, scroll to the bottom.)

I am always amazed by people who have creative decorating gifts. I mean, truly amazed. The Decorating Gene Genie obviously missed me when that particular gift was being doled out

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Wednesday marked an important anniversary of something that happened in Alexandria, LA fifty-eight years ago.

Steve was born!

Hooray!

Since he was in Charlotte with his family on his actual birthday, we celebrated early.

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Layers of the Day

May 11, 2015 — 24 Comments

Yesterday’s celebration of Mother’s Day had a variety of layers.

I was presented with a gorgeous corsage by my one true love.

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Meagan was put on bed rest this week since she is still eight weeks out from her due date and having contractions.

Here is her recent FB post:

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Old School

May 4, 2015 — 40 Comments

See this fella? This was taken back when we Steve was but a youngish youngster, right around High School graduation time.

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Sixty Months.

May 1, 2015 — 44 Comments

Five years ago this month, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a bilateral mastectomy. 

You know what I found out during that (unfun) time?  I learned that things that had once seemed impossible and undoable are actually quite doable when you have no choice.

I did cancer. I was not undone by cancer.  And as of this month, I am a 60-month survivor.

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