Sunday, December 27, 2009


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Waiting for a new post?

It's been a rough half-year for me. Well, for just about everyone, but on top of the economic and related societal stresses has been worsening health issues for me. Some are better, but what is still impaired is my ability to read and write, so I have been doing very little of either one.

Mike is fine, the chelonians are hibernating or brumating, according to their nature, and I'm just trying to get through the cold, gray, still gluten- and dairy-free days.

After having a wonderful week in June with Sidney while his folks were on vacation came the horrible news on July 5 that he died during the night. We are still grieving, for he filled a lot of space in our lives. At some point, I'll figure out how to put together a slide show with my favorite photos of him. For now, here's one of them, one that captures his joyful spirit:

This one, taken by Karen when she and Sid camped out under the plane at Orcas Island several years ago, seems to capture the essence of the emptiness he left behind:

Sidney, 1999-2009

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