Married to the love of my life for 35 years. Love my 3 great adult kids, my 2 wonderful sons-in-law, and our 3 lively grandchildren. Working at a perfect part-time job for me - editor and writer for a construction industry blog. Very happy to see this re-boot of Open Diary, where I made such fun online friends many years ago. Hubby and I now in the phase where we help our aging parents through their next transitions. Circle of life, it appears. We still are lucky enough to be able to just escape from time to time!

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Mom

March 20, 2019
Mom and me with Tom Braxton (jazz superstar!) and his lovely wife Sharon on SJC 2015! I only have this photo and photo opportunity because I am a huge jazz nut and an excellent groupie! Mom has follicular lymphoma. I noticed that her leg was quite swollen, so I had Sis take Mom to the…
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  • Getting ready
    March 17, 2019
    Awesome friend and family gathering at my cousin's home. Met cousin's wife's cousin and her kids and grandkids! Hosts were so so smart because at outdoor crawfish/crab feast, the host and visiting dogs each had their own butcher bone to enjoy! Loved seeing my dear friend, cousin's daughter and he...
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  • Deep breath
    March 7, 2019
    So.  Mom, dementia Mom, is full of lymphoma. Sis's first reaction was "wait, we didn't want to scan and treat cancer, right?" I said, yes, but we didn't scan, but we found it anyway.  3.5 weeks ago I noticed that Mom's left leg looked really swollen.  I asked Mom if it hurt, and she said…
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  • Theme 46
    March 7, 2019
    Tell us how you would change yourself if you did not have to be committed to your job, your family, and your current life. Easy answer.  I would use all of my talents and money to allow myself to listen to the best jazz (both smooth and traditional) live and on CDs which I would…
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  • Amazing weekend left me with to-do list
    February 18, 2019
     I really need to get some sleep since I will apparently have to drive back from our house north of Houston to San Antonio and then on to our property past Kerrville, and then back home again sometime this week.  Hubby and I had a lovely fun weekend just now for the 38th anniversary of…
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  • Amazing Anniversary Weekend!
    February 17, 2019
    This weekend, Hubby and I took a trip to the area where we are building our future retirement and soon vacation-base home.  We did this in celebration of the 38th anniversary of our very fabulous first date on Friday the 13th way back in February 1981! We started this weekend with an ambitious go...
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  • Aging Parents – Mom has a “note!”
    January 7, 2019
    Holiday’s went very smoothly including the gathering at the skilled nursing facility that my father-in-law was living at that weekend. All gatherings progressed with peace and harmony. Seriously, Hubby and I had so much fun! The best for us was the start of our Christmas weekend on Friday Dec 28 ...
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  • ok ok just dipping in…
    December 28, 2018
    Christmas-f#=holiday about to commence tomorrow.  Hubby and I are fine for whatever/whenever.  Don't matter. There will be drama.  I just saw Sleepy Gene's title and without reading, this may be more of the same. (did not read yet!) Thought about complaining about my in-laws.  Good drama, but may...
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  • He sees you when you’re sleeping
    December 26, 2018
    He knows when you're awake.  Creepy lines even for me as a kid when I "got the joke"! I LOVE  keeping the mystery of Santa alive.  I have no idea how well (and if) my daughter is doing that with our grandkids. Hubby and I have had a lovely Christmas with church on Christmas Eve…
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  • Going Offline
    November 8, 2018
    Heading out early (too early!) tomorrow.  Going away from all the sadness, obligations, decisions, family asks, etc... Hubby and I have rented a monohull for two for the next week in the BVI.  Couldn't have come at a better time. We just finished helping Hubby's Dad out of his house in east Texas...
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