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Christmas picture TBD
DECEMBER - In progress
NOVEMBER - Thanksgiving
Once again it is time for "Turkey in the Trunk" as we trek over to
Woodside to join the family to celebrate this year's blessings.
Most of the Daly's are home and the other Lee's come down from San
Francisco with Zia's Mom.
OCTOBER - Happiness
Lillian LOVES warm fleece lined
clothes. Jo-Ann found a treasure trove at the local Carters
outlet. Pure joy when opening a shopping bag at the start of
one of our regular visits to San Francisco (where it is cold 364
days a year).
SEPTEMBER - Volunteering
John's CIDP is controlled enough so that
he can volunteer two days a week this month doing rough electrical work
on 10 homes in nearby Martinez. Here is some of the electrical
AUGUST - Eight of Nine Lives
Meshach got into 'something' during
one of his outings and used up a few of his nine lives. Don't
ask about the vet bills. But, with some shots to take care of
whatever it might have been, he has made a full recovery. But
out lives were stretched out a bit most of the month as we watched
over his slow recovery.
JULY - Birthday #5
We are once again blessed to be able to host the Birthday celebration
for our granddaughters. If you want to experience pure joy, see a band
of 5 year olds playing in our wonderful yard. Click picture or
link arrow for more details.
JUNE - Another Wedding!
Friends and neighbors John and Kristen
ask if they can use our yard (which backs to theirs) for a wedding
for 100 or so. We keep the 'front 40' green despite the
drought so that all can enjoy the outdoor, garden wedding. It is our
joy to participate in their commitment.
MAY - Visit from a friend
Laura Lee (no direct relation) comes to visit San Francisco for the
first time since 1972. She is a dear friend from college days and
Peter's Godmother. We have a great time playing tourist and
catching up. Proving once again that old friendships never die.
APRIL - Easter at Grandma's house
Really a continuation of the birthday
celebration is an Easter Egg Hunt at Grandma's. Jo-Ann has been
perfecting these treasure hunts over the years and the excitement of what
may lie beyond the wall is contagious.
MARCH - Birthday
Jo hits a milestone at 70 and what better way to spend it than with the
Grandchildren and Brother Peter and Kate. Son Peter's birthday is the
same day so we have a 'twofer'.
FEBRUARY - Sisters
Jo-Ann treks off to Florida to visit
her Irish twin sister Avis Daly for a week. A visit with
sister Carol is also on the agenda because she lives in the same
town. Lots of shopping and cocktail parties with friends.
Unfortunately, she retuned with a gnarly cold that sidelined her for
over a week.
JANUARY - CIDP Update
John's CIDP (click on Picture for more) is still with him but relatively
controlled. But no more climbing around on ladders or trench work
at Habitat for Humanity. And standing for more than 15 minuets is tough.
He has reduced the amount of
IVIG treatments to two days every 6 weeks. Better than the