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April 2015

What's Cookin'?

Since my diagnosis, I've realized that we've been in a bit of a rut, culinarily speaking -- the same plain meals, week after week. Breakfast: cereal. Lunch: Lean Cuisine, applesauce cup. Snack: granola bar. Dinner: some type of meat, starch (rice, potato, toast...), occasional vegetable, ice cream. Intersperse this with various candy, chips, and soda and it's no wonder I'm staring down diabetes. So changes must be made; I gotta get off my ample ass... Read more →

The Messages Are Getting Louder

It's getting late -- 10:30. Joe's already gone to bed, but he had the last of his skin cancer removed yesterday so he's allowed. This bit was a mixture of basal cell and squamous cell, a lovely cancer stew on the tip of his nose. He's got a big wad of bandage on the wound, kinda like a bulbous white clown nose. We toyed with the idea of painting it red, but decided against it... Read more →

A Year Goes By Like Nothing

One year ago today, this happened: Here are ten things about that momentous day. We got up really early to be ready when the movers arrived. They were a half-hour late. It didn't matter -- they were great! Tom the Foreman explained everything and we pretty much got out the way, busying ourselves with last-minute packing and loading the car with delicate stuff. I was especially impressed with the care they took with my Gramma's... Read more →

Brunch, Bras, and Socks

It was such a pretty day, that we decided to spend much of it outside. First we headed off to Petco to replenish the cat necessities, then we went to lunch. We tried a new-to-us joint called the Black Powder Tavern, just outside of Valley Forge Park. It's very nice -- a little on the noisy side -- but attractively decorated. On Sunday, however, they do not serve lunch, just a brunch buffet. Well, I... Read more →