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Me and JP, Conversations with a 5 year old…

JP is our youngest grandson who turns five in September! He and his mom and dad lived with us while they were building their house a year ago.  Though they’ve moved into their new house now, we still get to pick him up from preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays and spend the afternoon with him.  And next year he’ll be in kindergarten all day.  He’s so full of fun and remarkably wise for his years!  Can you tell I just love him to pieces?

Many of you know I had breast cancer last year, along with chemo and losing my hair, and it’s growing back in white and curly!  So I thought new pictures of me and JP were long overdue.  I’m debuting them today, along with a very appropriate JP moment 🙂

JP:  Nana, want to play I Spy?

Me:  Sure, you want to go first?

JP:  No, you do it, Nana.

Me:  Okay.  I spy, with my little eye, something white.  (I’m looking at the lampshade in the family room)

JP:  I know, I know.  Is it your hair, Nana??

Me:  Hahaha, no.


Lazy, hazy days and crazy-ass curly chemo hair…


Okay, those are my excuses for not posting much lately.  I go outside into the sunshine and I’m not motivated to write.  I’m motivated to garden and pull weeds and maybe wash the windows or paint the little piece of trim above the front door.  And go to the gym now that I’m finally getting over this frustrating sinusitis, the second time since chemo.  Apparently my immune system will take some time to recover.  I’m trying to eat well and work out regularly.  But not write…

My fiction piece The Reunion is starting to bore even me, so I can imagine how you felt if you read it.  It’s on hold for now.  I’ve been reading a lot lately and some is for NetGalley, so I’ll need to post some reviews soon.  If I get motivated….

My hair gets crazier every day.  It’s almost two inches long now and thicker and white with some dark mixed in, especially in the back.  And curly, like Mary’s little lamb curly. And what do people say to me who haven’t seen me for awhile?  Oh, your hair is SO white or SO thick or SO curly!

No, really?  I say this with a shocked look on my face and touch my head.  My God, what happened?  You know, we don’t have any mirrors at the house!  Well, that’s what I’d like to say anyway.  Then they tell me how cute it is.  Uh, huh, sure.  But no one is rushing out to get a really bad perm like mine.  Or stop coloring and highlighting.  The only good thing is the speed with which I can shower and get out the door.  Blow drying doesn’t make a difference at all, so air dry it is…

But enough whining about me.  😉  How are you all?