Christmas letter 2016

Christmas 2016

Dear Friends,

If you’ve been keeping up with our blogs and Facebook you know what’s been happening in our lives – the short answer is that things revolve around Glen having been diagnosed with liver cancer in February of 2016. You can visit the blogs at:

phoebesplace.wordpress.com My long running personal blog
coffeesready.wordpress.com This one is more about Glen

 

The highlights of the year are more about what is happening rather than what did happen except for a few choice items –

  • Jessi, Brandon and the kids (Eion and Emma) returned from their three year posting in Japan and, after a short visit with us, went to Holloman AFB in Alamogordo, NM.
  • I am dogless and miss Sissy much as Jessi and family took her with them to New Mexico
  • Glen moved to Assisted Living in June. We gave up his studio so I consolidated into a single studio when Glen moved
  • Jenn took a trip to Kansas with friends. As she lives close she visits us frequently

Life is good! And it continues. My activities between visits with Glen include:

  • Taking piano lessons – a new thing I’m enjoying a lot!
  • Playing flute as often as possible and practicing whether I have something coming up or not which takes serious discipline.
  • Knitting….LOTS of knitting! And a little crochet
  • Quilting although not a lot at the moment because the Christmas tree is on the sewing cabinet making it really hard to open!
  • Swimming and other exercises as I try to control my weight and keep my hands, knees, hips and legs/feet flexible
  • Walks although not as much as when Sissy was here. I am on/off about the possibility of getting a dog
  • Chair Volleyball! Wow! What fun! And surprisingly good exercise
  • Four hours a week at St. Columba as church administrator
  • Singing in Wesley Encores the mixed voice choir which started three months ago
  • Various other activities at Wesley and St. Columba

I will post this to both blogs and Facebook as some friends only access Facebook or one of the blogs not necessarily all three and, of course, my non-internet friends get a hard copy!

Love, Christmas Blessings and hopes for a Joyous New Year!

Becca/Becky/Rebecca DeShaw

Author: bdeshaw

Mom, Grandma, Puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence

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