Tag Archives: family

An Unexpected Autumn

So, our son tested cancer-free, we lost a dog very suddenly, and gained a puppy, also not planned. The puppy, Teddy, is fine — he’s smart, likes his walks, needs challenges to keep from being bored, much like our kids … Continue reading

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Patio Time = Time to Reflect

Saturday wasn’t special, as it began. Our dogs have no respect for weekends, holidays, or lazy days. They begin campaigning in their not-so-subtle ways about 5 a.m. Whoever wakes first and pets them to keep their whining at a minimum … Continue reading

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Mid-April Update

So the last 2 weeks I scored over 100 miles. This week, featuring American Home Week, 2 listing appointments, and driving my business partner (currently without car and license to drive it) around, my cycling goals have suffered. We had … Continue reading

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Highs and Lows, Mere Days Apart

The highs: spending time on Easter Sunday with our son’s girlfriend and her dad, visiting from Russia, tasting wine and sharing a picnic lunch at V. Sattui, our 20th anniversary of doing so, then tasting wine again at Benziger Winery. … Continue reading

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Cancer Sucks and I Hate It

Tonight a friend of ours for nearly 40 years is lying in a hospital in Mississippi, dying of lung cancer that metastasized in his bones and lymph nodes. He’s maybe 64, he has adult children and grandchildren who won’t age … Continue reading

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What Fulfillment Feels Like

Yes, I know the blog title isn’t grammatically correct — in this context I don’t care. Our daughter, our firstborn, came home from Brooklyn earlier this month, with her new BF. We’ve talked about him, she discussed her concerns about … Continue reading

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