Summer camp

Aug 10

I went to summer camp when I was a kid.  It was summer camp with enthusiastic counselors, bugs, archery, a woodshed, a lake with kayaks and seaweed, a how-could-it-possibly-be-this-cold pool, four square courts, a Friday night dance, wood cabins with quaint names, and a big hill.  I was probably about ten-years-old when my nine-year-old sister and I got dropped off...

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Most-aged face

Aug 03

Most-aged face

  Last week I was gifted an opportunity to travel to a majestic place with wonderful girlfriends in honor of my friend’s special occasion.  The girls spent the week at camp, and Brad kept the home fires burning.  Focused time together with girlfriends was a treasure.  We stayed in a historic inn, and I loved the aesthetic. Every exterior wall and the primary...

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Savoring summer

Jul 10

I’ve been writing a lot, but I haven’t managed to put a bow on anything for you recently.  So today is a blank page and clicking keys. Maren has managed to catch a summer virus that has her laid up.  It has forced a real slow down — no friends, no playdates, no outings — as a midpoint in our summer. Maren and I have many new freckles, and...

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Up and running

May 01

So much to catch up on. Some of you may have noticed that my blog was hacked.  Yes, some malicious human hacked my blog and embedded malware in the files.  Who does that?  I have had some not-nice thoughts about a person who would hack a cancer blog.  I also had several adrenaline-fueled anxiety peaks wherein I thought all my writing was gone.  I spent about ten...

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Non-traditional wishes…

Apr 19

It’s about to be birthday season around here.  We’re celebrating the last days of Big’s 10 and Little’s 6.  Special girls, special times. You’ll appreciate this moment-in-time with my daughters. Big is increasingly hard to shop for (sort of), and after much discussion, she has asked for “kindness revolution” supplies.  She...

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