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I can't believe summer is almost over!  The older I get, the faster time seems to go by.

(I read an article recently that said this is due to the fact that as we get older, each period of time is a smaller percentage of our overall lifespan, so that's why a summer seems to last forever when you're 10 but not so much when you're 50!)

I'm in the midst of another tapering of my pain meds, so won't be doing much this weekend, but we are going to a Mariner's game tonight, to watch Felix Hernandez pitch.  Maybe a bbq at my sister's cabin on Monday.

How about you guys?  Any plans?

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Motorcycle riding and mountain biking today and tomorrow. Take a day trip to the Mobjack bay with my wife on Sunday. See my dad and brother in Charlottesville on Monday.

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Is this you being laid back, Jeff? Laughing

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Routine.

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I'm going to a bar called "The End" to see my cousin's friend play in his band.  Other than that just the usual things getting done.  Maybe I'll do something spontaneous=)  

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and I'm impressed that you have the energy to go out to a bar at night.  Go Helen (we expect a selfie or two when you get back)!

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Hubby and I just spent a wonderful few days away, visiting Lake Tahoe and then down to the Reno Rib Cook off, where we ate a whole selection of ribs until they were coming out of our ears. It was great! 

And as you have read, we hooked up with Nana, who is also visiting Reno. 

Great times!

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...been at Burning Man. I'm an artist that has shown work there 6 of the last 9 years. The organization found out about my situation and if I make it I have a free ticket for next year. As I've said, the support and encouragement I've gotten has really inspired me.

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Would love to see it!

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We have plenty of Burners coming through town. Never been, myself. Sad about the death out there, this year. The first in a very long time. 

I would also love to see some of your art work. 

ketziah35
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I am with my parents now. I will be heading home on Monday. Having a blast with my family right now and I am thankful for my visit.

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Glad you're getting time with family.

UncleBuddy
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Today we go into the city to pick our daughter up from the airport (she and her b/f were visiting our son, DIL and grandbaby down south). We're hoping that we don't run into road closures because of Obama's visit. Tomorrow the hubby and I are going to a winery with friends to do some wine tasting. Monday we'll probably just relax and spend the day together. We are doing some remodeling in our house, so I have to pack things up and move them into a back room. I can't wait for it to be started and done with.

Lin

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that can be pretty overwhelming.  Hope it's not too stressful for you!

Maybe an extra glass or two of wine would help?

(we need an emoji slugging back a drink)

UncleBuddy
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A glass of wine sounds really good right now. Don't know if I want to go back out to get it, though. I'll have to give it some thought!

The remodeling will be a lot, but it's something that needs to be done. We're having the contractor rip up our carpets so he can sand and polish the wood floors (our dogs destroyed our rugs). We're also redoing our kitchen: new cabinets, counter, lights, backsplash and tile floor. It's a lot ,but I am hoping he can do some of it while I'm down south visiting our granddaughter for her 1st birthday. Our older daughter is expecting her first baby, so we have another blessing coming in march. Hopefully my sister will hold down the fort with my brother and dad while I'm away. All should be good because I have a nurse visiting my brother 2x a week and I also have someone who cleans the apartments once a week. It's so much easier with the new apartment.

Enjoy your weekend. 

Lin

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Cool

Well, everyone in my family seems to be working, except my son who is interested in a new female friend more than mom!! I am NOT ready to give up summer yet, so, I am scooping up a friend and heading to the shore for some great food, a day of shopping, ocean absorbing and listening to some great outside music from a few bands!!  I think a lobster salad (with butter and not mayo) on a croissant will be had!  

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I am so jealous!  We have our Dungeness Crab here, which is delicious, but lobster seems to only really show up in any quantities around New Year's Eve.  I would love to be able to grab a lobster sandwich whenever I wanted one.

And yes, butter.  ALWAYS BUTTER. Foot in Mouth

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My daughter's boyfriend is asking her to get married today.

He asked my husband and I for her hand last week (how adorable)

She has no clue........

I am over-the-moon-happy

And most importantly 3 years ago while undergoing all the cancer-stuff I never thought I would ever see this day, ever.

I will update and let you all know how he did!

This is truely what life is all about!

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hippiechicks
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OH MY!!!!!   That just brought tears to my eyes!!!  So so happy for you!  I know the feeling of not thinking you will see that day .. I am still in it!! That is just incredible ... good luck to them both and congrats to you and your husband! ENJOY  Laughing   

Best of luck to them as they begin their life together. 

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Enjoying my 15 year old granddaughter alone. My husbNd went dove hunting in Az. My granddaughter and I are hoping for some peace, quiet and lots of snuggles!  My family and friends think I can't be alone so they tend to come by. We will hide out!  Just kidding. I'm honored by my support system. we may go down to the beach for dinner!  Have a great time everyone

 

Yolanda

 

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sounds like a wonderful way to spend the weekend!

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annalexandria
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What a wonderful milestone, and I know getting to be part of that when things are so iffy for people in our situation makes it just that much sweeter.  Do let us know how it goes!

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Well my friends.... he did it.  My daughter is now engaged.  They were up in the beautiful mountains of NC where he asked her.

They face-timed us and both looked so happy.  My daughter looked so so happy and in love.

I am truely blessed that I am here to see this.

Each minute is a gift.

Love to you all.  Next we have a wedding to plan.........

UncleBuddy
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This is something to look forward to! Have fun planning the wedding! Congrats!!!

Lin

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Our normally amazing pitcher gave up a record 4 home runs, and the Mariners had a pathetic showing, but you couldn't beat the view from our cheap seats!

Plus garlic fries.

 

UncleBuddy
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Clouds look dark, I hope it didn't pour

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but Safeco has a retractable roof, so even if it did, we'd stay dry!  Kind of a necessity in this town.

UncleBuddy
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I love looking at your pic. The little one is adorable! Children can really make our days so much brighter!

Lin

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In Reno and Lake Tahoe, it's beautiful here. The water is a blue and aqua color. Beautiful 

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annalexandria
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Getting out in nature is the best medicine, imo.

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annalexandria
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thankfully my youngest is 10.  I am in awe of people who manage illness along with a toddler!  I could barely do either one on its own...

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I ended up putting about 100 miles on my motorcycle and another 30 mountain biking and threw in some weight lifting. I had a great vivit with my father yesterday. I had to start Xeloda today and go for infusion this Friday for the first time in 3 weeks. I felt to damn good over the past couple off week. Tons of energy, No stomach issues and moutain biking at a level I thought I would never achieve again. I drank a few beers last night feeling sorry for my self about getting back on the treatment wagon. It almost brought me to tears. I am writing this already feeling fatigueded and nauseas fro Xeloda. Chemo can really beat you down in an instant.

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I am so glad that you got yourself a really good weekend in before the Hell starts again. 

May you have the least amount of side effects. If only I could wave a wand and make it so. 

Sue - Trubrit

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I know that the times I could steal away from chemo and all the crappy side effects, go to the beach or the mountains for a bit, made a big difference to my spirit.  Treatment is so draining and disheartening.  I'm really sorry you have to go through more of it. Frown

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