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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sad news

I heard from a cousin today who told me she was in the hospital and that things aren't looking good for her. She began chemo treatments about a year ago for leukemia, but her doctors now tell her the chemo is no longer working and that there is nothing they can give her. I drove over to the hospital in Roseville and spent about an hour visiting, and also got to meet two of her sisters whom I've never met before and who are in town to spend a couple of days with her.

As I have said many times, I don't normally drive on weekends, and try to never drive in Roseville which I think is the most confusing place in greater Sacramento. I remember it from when I lived here in the 1980's, but it has grown so much since then I find it very congested with traffic and easy to lose my bearings in. Today the drive over and back was through very light traffic - thanks to the Super Bowl! I don't have any interest in it but had to be thankful for it keeping most folks indoors and watching the game.

I promised my cousin I'd come back during the week to visit again. Jeannie & Donald re-hung the closet doors for me today, and Donald took a look at the range hood and found he needs something or other in order to hang it. He will come back tomorrow to finish the job, and maybe I can get him to switch out the kitchen ceiling fan with the basic light fixture I bought to replace it. The ceilings are too low for ceiling fans to be all that effective, and I think I will buy several tower fans for the heat of the summer. I'll leave the windows open day and night, and catch the cool Delta breeze that sweeps the city in the early morning. Believe it or not, Sacramento can be cold on summer mornings and then the temps can rise to triple digits by afternoon. Of course if you have to be in the direct sun it gets hot very quickly.

I'm hoping to begin a regimen of walking around the park several times a week. I drove around one area and found the route to be about 1/2 mile, which is a good start. There are many more areas that can be added to the walk when I'm up to it. I'll leave Lady behind so that I can do a more brisk walk - she could stop the momentum every few steps to sniff the pavement, grass, bushes, or whatever. Plus there are hundreds of dogs in this neighborhood, most of them small barkers. I'll have enough of them yapping away at me.


  1. So sorry to hear about your cousin:) It was great that you could spend some time with her:)

  2. Yes... so sorry to hear about your cousin.

    Good plan to start off with 1/2 mile and HAHaaa lady slowing you down... haaa they do like to sniff and such.

  3. Ditto on being sorry about your cousin. Cancer is a hideous thing. BTW, walking can be the best thing you can do for yourself. Helps your entire body, lifts the spirits, and gets you breathing fresh air. OH right, you are in Calafornia, do they have fresh air there??? (grin) Or is the smog only in L.A.?

  4. DD worst smog i was ever in was on that Gulf coast,,,lololol.
    Good for you, Gypsy, use it or lose it,,what i had to face too.

  5. I loved Sacramento area when we lived there, Jim not so much. It's good to walk, still can't do it daily even though I have good intentions. So sorry about your cousin, our thoughts are with you and the family.

  6. Give your cousin a hug for me and be careful getting over to see her.

    Have fun on your walks remember to take your camera at least once so we can see how much fun you are having.

  7. Sorry to hear about your cousin and hope that you will be able to spend some more time with her.