Erin looking for Lightning – Tues. Apr. 7, 2015

Erin and Clark love rain. I realize that rain is very necessary
for our current drought conditions, but I prefer a sunny day.

Erin was watching for lightning bolts and then counting the
number of seconds until we heard the thunder. At first, it was
about 5 seconds, so the storm was about 5500 ft away, then
4 sec, then 3 sec. Then, we had a downpour.

Erin has been very cheerful and happy the past 3 days.


Eggs – Fri. Apr. 3, 2015

They are very creative in Traverse City.

Tommy and Egg – Fri. Apr 3, 2015

Tommy is enjoying coloring Easter eggs. He likes to ham it up. Barbara

Erin and Easter Cookies – Fri. Apr. 3, 2015

Erin received Easter cookies, soon after the
boys received some from her.

Tommy and Paco Easter Cookies – Fri. Apr 3, 2015

Erin sent Tommy and Paco a pail of Cheryl’s Easter cookies which they received yesterday afternoon. Shortly after we received these photos from Steve, Erin received an egg carton of cookies from my Berkeley friends, also sent from Cheryl’s cookies.

Happy Easter to all!

Erin – Dinner at Matteo’s – Sun. March 29, 2015

Tonight we went to dinner at Matteo’s pizza in 5 Points Shopping Center in near in Carmichael. Clark had pizza and Erin had gnocchi with prosciutto and spinach which she raved about. (Middle and Right photos)

I had the pan seared cod with white polenta and asparagus. (Left photo) The polenta was to die for, probably the best that I have ever had. We ordered a tiramisu to share, but Erin resisted, and Clark had a few bites. So guess who ate the rest? It was wonderful. They make it themselves.

It was a delightful night to have eaten outside in their pretty patio area, but we automatically asked to eat inside. It was 82 degrees at 6 pm … the perfect temperature for outside eating in Sacramento.


Visit to Rehab – Fri. March 27, 2014

I took Erin to her 4th visit to Kaiser this week. When she saw Dr. Lallana on Tuesday, Erin complained about not being able to read more than a few words at a time or to write the way she used to. So, Dr. Lallana said that he didn’t think her speech could be improved at this date, but that maybe there were reconstuctive methods of improving her intake of communication. So, he referred her to Speech Therapy.

The speech therapist was happy to see Erin again. He said today was old time day; he had seen another former patient today. I did not mention the reconstructive idea and didn’t go into the office with her.

When she came out, I was disappointed that there wasn’t another appt scheduled. Erin thought that he wasn’t sure why she was there. But, he did give her his card, and said to call him if she wanted to.

Erin seemed in good spirits afterwards, and has mentioned him several times since the appt, so I guess it was worth the visit.



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