The WOO at the end

Sep 17

The WOO at the end is what matters. Our seventeen hour flight from Texas, USA to Queensland, AUS ended up taking us twenty hours.  There was bad weather on the east coast of Australia last night, so we had to go around the storms.  We didn’t have enough fuel to maintain the rigorous safety standards, so we were required to make a refueling stop in Noumea.  I...

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Race day details

Sep 12

Hiya, There is still time to sign up for Saturday’s Race for the Cure if you are interested.  Here is the link to register, and our team name is “Do Today Well.”  You can donate on that page also.  I am a procrastinator myself, so I have a special love for all the last minute folks who sign up. For anyone meeting up with me/us on Race Day, here are...

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Eve Eve Eve

Sep 12

In our family, we count down to special events in Big Sleeps.  141 Big Sleeps, 40 Big Sleeps, and now we are down to 3 Big Sleeps.  It’s Aussie Eve Eve Eve, people. In 3 Big Sleeps NanaRoz, Maren, Greta and I leave to see Nana’s side of the family, all of whom live in Australia.  Mom (Roz) was an exchange student in high school where she was placed at my...

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Little Buddy

Sep 10

Little Buddy

      My children are four years apart in age.  Four years, and two weeks, to be exact. Maren was an only child for all of her baby and toddler years.  I have magical memories of those years with her.  Some moments were magical, at any rate.  Many days were long and frustrating and I wondered if being a stay-at-home mom was good for either one of us.  But the chaos...

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NED-iversary

Sep 04

Today is my very first NED-iversary (also known as my cancer-free anniversary). Forgive me while I imagine a balloon cascade, confetti galore, trumpets sounding, and angels singing.  Because that’s what I’m doing.  All. Day. Long.  There is a spotlight from heaven above shining upon me and I am leaving actual sparkles wherever I go. While I put Maren on...

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