Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tough Road Ahead...

Sorry I've been out of the loop. I wish I could say it was good news, but it's not. My middle son was just diagnosed with chronic lyme disease. We don't know how long he's had it, but symptoms started getting really bad last summer and got progressively worse. We were clueless. He was bitten by ticks several times over the course of his life (we live in a tick-prone area and we do a lot of hiking). He never developed the telltale signs like a rash, so ...
Anyway, he has to be on a long course of different antibiotics, which will probably make him sicker. There are so many different symptoms that it's tough to know what you are dealing with. We only saw 3 or 4 doctors before we actually visited a lyme-literate doctor. (Some people actually go to 10 to 30 doctors before they are diagnosed.) Very scary disease so please keep him in your prayers.

I've attached a link to a video so you can find out more about this silent epidemic -- warning it's over an hour long and it's a little scary.

Monday, April 22, 2013


We have a sweet pair of pets that we acquired when I returned home from skiing. You see, my middle son decided he wanted two ducks and bought them. Without asking. We weren't quite sure we were keeping them, but we all fell in love with them. they are (I call them Quack and Jack):

They quack me up..hee! hee!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Scenes from the Barn Sale

Went to the Barn Sale today with a friend. Loved everything (as usual). Didn't buy anything, but dreamed a lot about buying things. Here are some of my favs...

Did go to a consignment sale for clothing and bought a huge bagful of clothes, which means I will have to get rid of some things. My new motto: "if things come in, things go out." For $27. 65 I got: a mid-length spring raincoat from the Gap; a fun, hand-painted pair of sandals; leather clogs (hardly worn); two adorable tee shirts; a jacket and a very sweet Sweet Pea shirt. So, I averaged about $3 per item..pretty good deal, don't you agree? I love bargains!!!
By the way, what ever happened to 40 bags in 40 days, you may ask? I ended up with 26 bags for donation, consignment or trash (not too shabby and I beat last year's record). Some day I will make it to 40 bags...

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Mountain Air

 Miss me? Well, I've been away again. We drove up to Massachusetts to watch my son play lacrosse and then headed up to Maine to ski at Sugarloaf over Easter. We attended a beautiful summit/slope side service on Easter morning, watching the sunrise above the mountains and then skiing the first tracks on the pristine snow. Then we did a bit of hiking in Massachusetts on the way home. A wonderful family time and great exercise, too.

Should be posting a little more frequently now that my travels are over. Hard to be back.