Thanks for the kind words, MK, Lori and Bev. I was glad to see Luci post, too. I think of her and the rest of the "old group" often.
I am staying busy and life is good. We just have the two grandchildren, Melanie will be 4 next week on Aug. 4, and Luke turned 1 in March. The kids are still in Indiana, and I suspect they will be for a long, long time. SIL got a promotion earlier this year, a good sign that Lilly wants to keep him around.
Son Peter is still living with us. He has his space in the basement. Would like to see him move on with this life, but I fear he is going to stay single.
My mother is doing fine. She and I have not taken another trip together. Instead, she has taken a couple of shorter trips with my youngest sister who also lives her in the Twin Cities area.
I had cataract surgery on both eyes this summer and will go in for eye exam in a week or so for lenses to correct my astigmatism and for close up work such as reading and stitching. I am surviving with a pair of $10 reading glasses from Walgreens in the interim. It seems really strange to see well without glasses or contacts.
I am still CL-ing the Breast Cancer Support Board at iVillage. It is a calm and friendly place once again. We have a really good group of women on the board. No (cross my fingers) trouble makers anymore.
Thanks again for the nice welcome. Hugs to all, Lauri
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