November 2016 archive

Nov 30

St. Andrew is Back!

  In Scotland, and many countries with Scottish connections, St Andrew’s Day is marked with a celebration of Scottish culture with traditional Scottish food, music and dance. Schools across Scotland hold special St Andrew’s Day events and activities including art shows, Scottish country dancing, lunchtime Ceilidhs, dance festivals, storytelling, reciting and writing poems, writing tall …

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Nov 18

Giving Thanks, Day 18

Adapted from   Today is the seventh anniversary of my one and only zipline experience. I had been thinking about doing this since my kidney cancer surgery 3 years earlier.  I figured I had “extra years” and I wanted to do something kinda scary, yet fun. So, somehow, I decided on ziplining. All the following …

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Nov 11

Remembering our Veterans

I’m not sure how Veterans Day turned into a day to sell stuff, but then, most every holiday has turned into a day for stores to run “sales”.  Possibly, the original intent was to give our veterans a break but it has sure morphed away from that. Veterans Day is supposed to be a day …

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Nov 09

Giving Thanks, Day 5

Yes, I know I skipped a couple days…I’ve been in a lot of (physical) pain and it’s been hard to come up with things to be thankful for, other than meds. Today, however, I am so thankful for knowing my dear friend Alice.  Today would have been her birthday.   Adapted from   Another birthday …

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Nov 06

Giving Thanks, Day 4

  I was so thankful for Daylight Savings time this morning.  I had gotten to bed very late last night early this morning and had to be leaving the house at 7:30 am to ring handbells at church.   Hooray for that extra hour!

Nov 05

Don’t Forget!

Nov 05

Giving Thanks, Day 3

Today I am hugely thankful that the last major issue we had here was in 2013 when Tom had his heart attack.  That event caused me to start a whole new blog to post about our experiences.     Adapted from   January 27, 2013 was our 40th anniversary.  DH called me and said he …

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Nov 04

Giving Thanks, Day 2

  Today, since it’s a “teaching day”, I’m thankful for my piano studio, my students, and my piano 🙂   When I was growing up, my dad was a minister, meaning we lived in whatever parsonage the church chose to let us live in.  The one we had in Pawcatuck, CT had an upright piano …

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Nov 03

Giving Thanks, Day 1

  Today is the 29th anniversary of my pituitary surgery at NIH. As one can imagine, it hasn’t been all happiness and light.  Most of my journey has been documented here and on the message boards – and elsewhere around the web. My Cushing’s has been in remission for most of these 29 years.  Due …

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