anniversary of an ending

It’s been five years since I sat next to my dad’s hospital bed, the one that was in a weird dark corner in the ICU, and held his hand as he told me and my mom about the decision he’d made. I remember his skin – papery, delicate. He bruised easily, like a peach. He…

Shorter, fatter,* happier + holiday days off

When last I left you, I was recovering from the twisted ankle I suffered on Saturday. On Monday, I worked then I took Mom’s car to get air in her tires then picked up some sandwiches for Jersey Mike’s. The rest of the day I took care of the financials and rested. On Tuesday, I…

~ 51 ~ and more

Let’s rewind to Thursday. I took the day off so Mom & I could have a SoCal adventure day. We headed out around 10 am and drove down to San Juan Capistrano and went to the restaurant where we had reservations for 11:30 am, L’Hirondelle, which is right across the street from the mission. The…

A taste of Greece

Friday nights these days for me are made for sleeping. I swear I get the best sleep on Friday nights. I woke up this morning with eight hours of real sleep meaning I still had an hour and four minutes awake (according to my FitBit and my CPAP) but eight whole hours of actual sleep!…

Mid-week check-in

I know that NaBloPoMo is supposed to be every day, but you know what, my days so far this week have been a bit lackluster. Not that that’s a bad thing! Monday and Tuesday were both rainy days so the mood was definitely cozy socks and binge-watching. I worked in the morning, then Mom &…

Weekend recap

Saturday morning I slept in, and it was magical. I didn’t wake up until after 8 am! That’s almost unheard of for me. I got dressed and left to get on a trail. I hiked about four miles on a flat trail, and it felt good, except that I developed a wee blister on my…

Productive day & A Few Good Men

So my sister, Sandy, tends to adopt things to bring home after vacations. Not a pet or anything like that, but a habit or a new thing to her that she enjoyed from her trip. From Costa Rica, she developed her coffee drinking. And in talking with her about what she might bring back from…

Germany to US (Munich > LAX) – day 12 (traveling home)

A day after the fact, but I was TIRED when I got home yesterday! We got up early to get our bags all packed and get ourselves ready to go. We left the hotel a little after 7 am and wheeled our luggage back through the streets of Munich to the bus stop. It was…

Germany (Munich) – day 11 (Old Town walking tours)

We slept in since our first tour wasn’t until 10:15 am. We left the hotel around 9 am to get coffee and get to where the tour met. There’s a coffee place directly across the street where we got cappuccinos and croissants that were both good. We had some time before we had to go…