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mother earth

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  waves roaring to shore / a powerful reminder / of mother earth’s gifts ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved. Advertisements

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celebrating the good days

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Celebrating my psychic whisperings that my chemo is working, I like to take advantage of the days that my side effects are on the low end of the activity range. When we got up this morning, we knew the weather … Continue reading

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gliding through the weekend

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being with my love / makes a summer day complete / sunshine and sweetheart ♦   ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦    Regardless of the burning feet and hands, we had a nice time … Continue reading

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easygoing summer day

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    people watching and / listening to blues on the / open air patio ♦ boardwalk heat rises / while ocean breezes exhale / a sweet cool respite ♦ date with my honey / sharing laughs in the fresh air / … Continue reading

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napping and basking in last week’s serendipity

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The fatigue from cancer and the treatment still surprises me as I find myself wondering how I can feel so tired from doing so little. An afternoon at the medical center is enough to wipe me out for not just … Continue reading

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Point Fermin in San Pedro

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With the holiday weekend following a week of chemo, our activity for the weekend needed to minimize walking. We decided on a short drive up the coast to San Pedro where we stopped at the Point Fermin Lighthouse and park. … Continue reading

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relaxing amid color

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After all the recruiting for votes for METAvivor in the Pinkwell Challenge and the days of Xeloda® side effects, especially hand-foot syndrome, today I relaxed amid color on the way to and from the Den salon for an appointment with my … Continue reading

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shaky hands: no calligraphy but still shooting—photos, that is

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After spending the morning between naps and trying to write letters to friends and fighting the urge to freak out because my hand shakes so badly I can barely write longhand or calligraphy, I decided to go out on the … Continue reading

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Hallelujah: back home, monitoring elevated blood glucose

After a long day monitoring my blood glucose which came up 491 this morning for no good reason after days of good levels, I have finally made it home. Exhausted to a frazzle and ready to climb into my own … Continue reading

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neighborhood sights

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Except for the pen show a couple of weeks ago, it has been weeks since I have been out of the loft to do anything but make a trip to the cancer center for treatment, tests or doctors’ appointments. Today, … Continue reading

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2012 annual LA international pen show

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The Los Angeles International Pen Show convenes every February. Pen companies from around the world attend this popular show that features antiques, new old stock and brand new stock. My acquisition of fountain pens began many years ago while working … Continue reading

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bone mets: radiation 4 of 10

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Early morning the radiation oncology clinic is quiet except for the handful of employees setting up their Varian® treatment machines. Omar, my technician is preparing for his first patient of the day: guess who. By the time we start around … Continue reading

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simple life, awesome pleasures

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As I wrote yesterday, I am at the oasis this weekend, and it is pure bliss. Writing, editing, organizing my digital photos and also digitizing photos from albums. Finally. Unlike cleaning house, which is for me simply work with the … Continue reading

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afternoon at LACMA

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Keeping the weekend free from thoughts about you-know-what, we went to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). The special exhibit currently running is Tim Burton’s art, but it was too crowded for us to wait in line. We spent … Continue reading

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family outing

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This summer I’ve been lucky that family members have been able to come to visit me in California. First, one of my two sisters and my great-niece visited us last month. Now my niece and her husband are here, and … Continue reading

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out with a real camera

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Last week I wore my Faslodex® fatigues, relegating me to staying home and napping frequently. This week I could not miss the opportunity to get out to do some scootin’ and shootin’. Enjoying the eagles on my computer and taking … Continue reading