The year 2020 sucks bricks in so many ways, it’s hard to decided which ones are worst.   Surely the pandemic, with the present POS at the helm…   Followed closely by today’s devastating news–that Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died.   Mitch McConnell will do everything in his wicked power to place another far right/Trump…

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I’m no longer a Christian (that is, I no longer believe Jesus is the son of God or that he rose from the dead–I’m still a huge fan of his parables and sayings, though!) so I have no dog in the fight.   But I do have a bone to pick with “Republican Jesus” and…

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Good Friends Are Forever oh….my…gosh… I am in tears of gratitude as I type this. I just collected today’s mail, to discover a note from Susan Rossetti and nine of my Cle Elum High School classmates (Class of ’69), Lynda Colclasure Lien, Becky (Scott) Montgomery, Val (Chase) Barrett, Jeri B (Francisco) Porter, Susan (Thompson) Daniel,…

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This morning I woke up to a tobacco-colored world.   Looking north from my home   The air outside is ten times worse than anything I encountered in Los Angeles.   Looking south from my home   Our county has asked us to remain indoors because the air quality is dangerous.   My back yard…

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Here’s a short report on various and sundry stuff:   Deaken Contest: Deaken remains in the running in his category at America’s Favorite Pet, but I’ve let my friends who have been voting for him know that I’m not expecting them to keep doing it.   I didn’t realize there are four rounds, or I…

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I saw the surgeon yesterday for my one week post-surgery follow up.   As I feared, one of the drains has to remain in place until the fluids being drained by it decrease quite a bit more.   But other than that, the incisions are healing nicely and the nipple grafts look viable.  It sounds…

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Still feeling fine.   I notice that, first thing in the morning after being in one position all night (prone on my back because I have drainage tubes coming out both of my sides), when I get up the first time, there is a feeling of “ouch-ie”/extreme soreness while my chest interior (where the surgery…

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I am immensely saddened to learn of the passing of actor Chadwick Boseman, whose talent was as enormous as his heart and his being…   My first memory of Boseman was seeing him portray Jackie Robinson in the motion picture 42.   Because I’m a lifelong civil rights advocate, I had read Robinson’s book about…

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This morning Jackie captured an image of my purr-sonal “home care team” as they ministered to my recent surgical “wounded-ness.”   Cats are truly amazing animals. They can sense your wounding, whether it’s physical or mental/emotional.   This image shows what my cats are doing any time I get prone since I came home from…

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Dr. Goldsberry-Long’s office called today to find out how I’m doing. When I said, “Great! No pain medications at all in over 24 hours and I feel just fine! No redness of  skin near the drain tubes, drainage down a lot and less bloody. No fever at all.”   Lucy said, “That’s wonderful! You’re our…

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