Seventh Sunday of Easter

May 16, 2021 - It may just be chemo weariness. But I don't think so. I am tired of war, and lying, and hatred, and prejudice, and gree...
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A Pattern to Enjoy

May 15, 2021 - As a teenager, I imagined a career as an architect. I was, still am, fascinated with design and construction. And so now...
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Good Days Ahead

May 14, 2021 - I've noticed today that there is a difference in how I feel compared to my previous experiences after chemotherapy. Fati...
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Fatigue Fog

May 13, 2021 - My primary side effect during the first week to 10 days after each chemotherapy treatment is fatigue and low energy. I h...
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Double Take

May 12, 2021 - Have you noticed recently that the trees are two-toned? The first leaves of spring have been joined by new leaves this w...
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Celebrating with Peonies

May 11, 2021 - Today is Michael and Amy's 25th wedding anniversary. Wow! How can that be possible! A friend, Lynn Taylor, brought this...
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Chemo #3

May 10, 2021 - Today is my third chemotherapy treatment. Honestly, I do not want to do this again. After experiencing two chemo session...
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Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 09, 2021 - The Common Lectionary readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter include Psalm 98, Acts 10:44-48, John 15:9-17, and 1John 5...
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Far from Solitary

May 08, 2021 - It's tempting to consider one's situation as unique. Easy to think you alone are experiencing this life-altering event....
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At the Frist!

May 07, 2021 - I made it to the Frist to see the Picasso exhibit! Yes, I have lost hair, haven't shaved my face in about three weeks! E...
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A Near Normal Day

May 06, 2021 - Wednesday was a near-normal day. Beautiful sunshine. 68 degrees. Added more salt to the pool, the water is so clear and...
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Paradise Needs a Little Help

May 05, 2021 - It's gardening season at the Hideaway. The season is long here, as it is with most gardeners. Getting your fingers in th...
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More Complicated Than I Thought

May 04, 2021 - Monday's blood test should have been easy. I was cool and calm even when the tech appeared and said she would have to st...
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Monday Means Blood Test

May 03, 2021 - If it's Monday, I am giving blood for a test. It's a 30 minute drive to the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center. They do offer va...
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Learning Love

May 02, 2021 - The epistle lesson for the Fifth Sunday of Easter is 1 John 4:7-21. Portions from this passage include the following: "...
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Not Yet

May 01, 2021 - I'm a fan of mystery. The kind of mystery that the author reveals an answer at the end. Or the kind of mystery that is...
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