Friday, December 30, 2011

Happy New Year!

The views down at the coast were to die for...

**Ahem...*** I meant this view. ;) That bright orb is the sun, and it was suspiciously out nearly everyday I was there. Odd.

Well, 2011 is swiftly drawing to a close dear friends. It had some highs and some lows, for sure. During my extended stay on the Oregon Coast caring for my heart patient, well, the power port on my trusty laptop finally gave up the ghost. All that classwork we did together...all the blogging we did...I feel like I should have it bronzed. So trying to e-regroup, but wanted to send out a happy new year!

During my time in Oregon I was lucky enough to spend some time with some old school Oregonians...lunch with my Great Auntie Irene, age 94...and one of her 11 children, Marilyn. ELEVEN. She made lunch for six of us -- turkey noodle casserole, a tomato balsamic salad, and apple cobbler... and upon setting it on the table barked "Starin' at it ain't gonna make it taste any better. EAT!"

And also some time with one of the newest Oregonians! And on the occasion of her second birthday too! If little Lena knew how much I love mac and cheese she would not likely have been so generous with it...

And her Momma too! Welcome back to Oregon, we missed ya!

I love Lena's independent spirit! She calmly communicated that she really had to have her own yogurt cup. My kinda girl.

And after exactly a month away from home, Doctor Amy gave the heart patient a clean bill of health and hit the road! It was lovely hanging out on the coast. More pix to come...when I can figure out my electronics situation in the new year. Bon voyage, 2011! Long live 2012! xoxo


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