Will at play

Friday, April 7, 2017

April 2017

April 2017

The first week of April kicks off with a very busy and interesting week. Last Sunday, we video conferenced with Alison at Austin's house in Peach Tree City, GA. She is happy, engaged and looks great. She will graduate in a month. On Monday, she texted that she was having a bad day and would talk on Tuesday. She got an A on her Econometrics exam. On Wednesday, class was cancelled because of a Tornado warning in Alabama. Thursday, sunny, go figure. Alison's week in review.
My week in review included new church on Sunday, it was ok, but have decided to stay with my churches. Volunteering in the 4th grade classroom, next week is Spring break, Math and English, grading papers. School environment can be intimidating and has changed very little since I was in the 4th grade, low tech, classroom cluttered with over 30 students, a challenge for the teacher and students. After class, off to Pedi and hair appointments. Meanwhile handymen Scott and Dennis worked on and completed several projects on the to do list, relief. The sheep are back for fire prevention. Garden beautiful, also got some trees and shrubs removed just in time for a rainy end of week. Dick and I are a team and so much in love with each other. The house and kitchen are now wheel chair friendly for him to be able to do what he loves in the kitchen and around the house. Consulted with Bertita Graebner on her Facebook professional page, we used Facebook video chat. It was a productive session with overcoming technical challenges and learnings. Bonus was testing video chat with sister, Sheila, and catching up. Talked to Mom, too, she is doing well and going to spend next week with brother, Bob. We have another new addition to the Dixon family. Niece, Katie and Drew are the proud parents of baby girl, Reagan. Life is good, next step finish taxes planned for Saturday.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Carmel Highlands February 2017

To me what is important is family, environment including sea. So living in Lincoln is great given our trips to Carmel Highlands, Sonoma Coast and Hawaii!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

2016 Holidays continued

2016 Holidays with Family-December

Alison came home for the holidays last Friday night. On Saturday, she started right in on putting up the Christmas tree and trimming it. It is about 90% done. I taught a Facebook class on Saturday and again this Saturday. Visited with Mom last Thursday, it was great to get together. I hope that she adjusts to her new place and is happier. It is really nice and the food is really good. Amy visited last night and has concerns that she sent in an email. I responded. We will see what happens. One foot in front of the other, one step at a time.
Continuing on with the holidays-we had great meals -lamb, pork, fondue, roast beef, caper chicken-all prepared with love in our hearts. Also took many long walks with Alison and sometimes shorter walks with Millie. Alison wrapped all the presents and put them around the tree. We woke up Christmas morning and opened them. I went to mass at St. Joseph's in Lincoln. Alison and I went down to SJ, Dick stayed home. We had a great Christmas with the Dixon family. The week before, we went to Ginny and Bob's for lunch. They live in Orinda. Jerry, Carol, Laurie, Bill and Wilann also joined us. Austin, Alison's boyfriend came in on Dec. 30. Rob and Finley came in before that. We had lunch at the house with Dylan, Kyle, Ryleigh, Finley and Alison. They all went to South Lake Tahoe to ski and for New Year's. I went to church on New Year's Day at St. Augustine. We had Roast Beef with Alison and Austin after they came back from SLT on New Year's Day. Then D&J off to Sea Ranch on the 2nd. It rained all day. Had a house full, Michelle, Rob, all the kids except for Alison & Austin-they went to Yosemite and stayed in El Portal. Ginny & Bob came for breakfast and a visit on Jan. 3, they stayed at a hotel in Gualala. Then they left. Michele, Kyle and Ryleigh and Brett also left. Kyle and Ryleigh leaving for Houston today, Jan. 4 from SFO. Last night Rob made delicious pork chops, veg and mash for dinner including apple sauce. We played cards, read, watched Abandoned and then went to bed. It rained hard all day yesterday. Today, Jan. 4, the weather is nice, light wind, over cast. I have been on a couple of walks so far. Saw deer, Harbor Seals and pups. Alison and Austin will explore Yosemite Valley today. Dylan and I are a team in starting (Dylan) and stoking (J) a fire. Austin leaves on Friday-6th, Rob and Finley on Saturday-7th, Dylan on Sunday-8th, Alison on Monday-9th. All in all, it has been one of the best most family inclusive holiday season ending 2016 and beginning in 2017.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

November 2016 so far

Let's see busy November so far-last week, 60 surprise birthday party and November birthdays at 2428 in San Jose, lovely! Had Kett's and Bennison's over to our house for a nice lunch last Thursday. Cats on Friday in Sacramento at 24th Street Theater with Sloane and dinner treated by Sloane at the Meridians. It was very nice.
Today errands, shop and hang out at the pool and beach.
Oh yeah, on Thursday the 3rd traded in the Mercedes for a 2016 Town & Country minivan, more comfortable for Dick. No wonder it seems that we have done a lot so far in November, whew! Alison went camping last weekend with Austin and Drew and his girlfriend. She had a fun time. She arrives here on Thursday!
Tuesday, November 15-Had a rough sleep last night with Dick's oxygen alarm going off every 5 minutes for a couple of hours. I could not disable the alarm. Had a nice morning eating our toast with team and villa before going to the pool and hot tub with Dick, very nice. Talked to Alison, she is doing really well in school and is excited to come to Kauai on Thursday.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Will missing you today and always

Will, thinking of you and loving you on this 7th anniversary of you leaving this earth. Even though time passes, love in my heart for you is always there. Spending time with Alison at Auburn University. I am happy to be here with her. She is such a help to me.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Labor Day 2016

We had a wonderful Labor Day 2016 in Palo Alto and San Jose. Ri chard and I drove down early in the morning-traffic was light. Visited with Christine Braelow in Palo Alto in the morning, we had a lot of fun, The frui, cookies and coffee hit the spot. Then we were off to Billie's in San Jose for the Labor Day pool party with fam
ily and friends. Lovely Day all around. Traffic on the way back to Lincoln, light as well. It pays to travel to the Bay Area on Holidays.