Ice skating and other new, joyous things

The one-year mastectomy anniversary came and went, and my annual health exam and labs (so far) passed in pretty good standing. My ANA titer was elevated, indicating autoimmune activity of some kind, or worst-case scenario, an early indicator of metastasis. My other lab results were good, though (some were their best ever), so the hope... Continue Reading →

Wearing Face Masks Strongly Confuses Counterparts in Reading Emotions

Full study available here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.566886/full While mask mandates have relaxed in some areas, many people continue to wear masks for various reasons, even when not required. School children are still mandated to mask up for school, although unmasking could be warranted due to: -Transmission and infection rates in schools are lower than in the general... Continue Reading →

Summer is (almost) here!

Spring came and went, and summer vacation is here. Here in Minnesota, the temps reached 91 degrees Fahrenheit today, which certainly made it feel like summer. Earlier this week the girls and I visited the scultpure garden (photo below). That day also happened to be my 41st birthday. A short while back, Alan surprised us... Continue Reading →

Hello

April is almost over. I got my nose pierced last weekend--a milestone of sorts. I've wanted a nostril piercing since I was a teen, but never thought my nose or face were "good enough" for such a thing. And then suddenly, I just did it--because I wanted to. And, I love it. A few days... Continue Reading →

Birthdays!

Pisces birthday month is in full swing! Anna turned ten on the 14th and Alan turns 41 today. Happy birthday to Allison and Ocean and all the other March birthdays out there, too. We're in the middle of a Mercury retrograde period in Pisces, which has made for some emotionally draining events for some of... Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day and other things

Tonight I arrived home to a special dinner, flowers, cards, and dessert made my sweet family. I did not take pictures, but I think I just might remember it forever, anyway. This is the recipe that Anna used to make the super yummy chocolate mousse we had for dessert. We also watched a cheesy, romantic... Continue Reading →

Happy birthday, Mia!

Mia turned fifteen.  We had a wonderful day of celebrating.  Here is our joyful, loving, lovely girl, and behind her are photos of her when she was a wee one.  

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