Monthly Archives: May 2010

oh, so this is what they mean by relaxed…

I’m in Whistler with Kate. It’s 8:30 pm. I am in my pajamas. I have a glass of wine. My body feels like jello. This is very, very good. Back up to Thursday. I flew to Vancouver for my annual … Continue reading

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a small vacation, hold the drama please

The past two weeks have been full of heart-stopping drama. Literally. Two weeks ago Toby was in the hospital with his “heart fluid does he or doesn’t he have a cancerous tumor” escapade. He doesn’t, and he is absolutely back … Continue reading

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re:read and re:new

My plan is to spend Tuesday on a plane, leaving my folk’s home, going home to the other home. And then working like heck for two days before I leave for Vancouver to visit Kate in her new home. In … Continue reading

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i’ll take seconds

My dad is doing great. This was serious stuff, but somehow the combination of circumstances, the people around him, his care, and probably his own quietly (but deceptively stubborn) nature have given him, and us, a second chance. My brother … Continue reading

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home

Dad is home. I am going home tomorrow. I only lived in that house for four years and that was 34 years ago. Most everything I knew has been repainted, rearranged or replaced. But it’s where my family will be. … Continue reading

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family matters

Thanks for all of your good wishes yesterday. Dad had an angiogram and angioplasty. He’s been in three hospitals since Tuesday.  I think the procedure was somewhat successful. Doug and Mom sound tired and hopeful. Neal and I will be … Continue reading

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no change, at least not yet (please)

Yesterday morning I wrote the post about my dad, aka Crafty Grandpa. A few hours later my brother called and said Dad had a heart attack and was in ICU. At the time, we didn’t know it was a heart … Continue reading

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crafty grandpa

I am pretty sure my girls have the only grandpa ON THE PLANET who does crafts with them. Dad has helped them create more school projects (castles made out of paper cups and paper towel rolls, anyone?) and costumes than … Continue reading

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everyone loves bikes (at least in our family)

My folks have been here for a few days.  And the Amgen Tour of California was also here today. The combination worked well, because my dad’s photos are so much better than mine. Alex was going to stay in school … Continue reading

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king toby says happy monday

Toby so owns us. On Friday we thought the best news we would have was that we could bring home a sick dog. We were hoping we would have him through the summer, or at least until after Kate came … Continue reading

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