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Monday, June 29, 2020

Surviving COVID-19 - Week 16 of Lockdown

Happy Monday everyone! It's been another busy month of 'sheltering in place'. I'm doing whatever I can to stay engaged and connected with my friends and family. I'm also doing a pretty good job keeping busy, active, and challenging  myself daily with brain games and puzzles. 

I continue to meditate, mostly outside looking at our beautiful roses! My favorite thing to do is to be out of the house, walking or reading and mediating. Sometimes the weather isn't cooperating so yoga and stretching at home, and a few jumping jacks keep me fit & motivated.

I also really enjoy knitting and listen to books on Audible but I am mindful of how many hours I'm sitting. I heard a phrase that stuck with me "Sitting is the new Smoking".  Yikes - If that doesn't make you get up and move I don't know what will. The good thing is that all of these activities, and my social connections keep me going and bring me joy💜

I had a PET scan last week and that went pretty well. It's part of my TAU clinical trial and I think I get them every six months. I was a little anxious when they gave me an infusion filled with radioactive dye, but I've done it before with no side effects so I tried to breathe through it. The only bad part is no one is allowed to come in the waiting room with me, so I was alone and Bob was out in the lobby 😩. The wait period for the dye to get into your brain is 75 minutes! Thankfully I had my phone with me and I listened to my book 'The Nightingale' and tried to chill out. Once I was in the scanner with some comforting Christian music I calmed down.

I've also had two infusions since my last blog. Both went fine, but the appointment I had last week also included an EKG, Dr visit, cognitive testing, MRI and then finally the infusion at the end of the day💉

We were there all day and unfortunately I had to wake up at 6am for an 8am arrival. I think I did pretty well even though I was exhausted and rested the whole way home. We spent a lot of time with one of the doctors too and it was nice to reconnect with him. He was in the room with me four years ago when I got my diagnosis and he's a very nice man. He gave us hope which is always appreciated. These trials are important to me - and they should important to everyone. Without clinical trials we will never find a cure for Alzheimer's so I plan on continuing the trials for as long as I can💪💪

I've also stayed busy attending the NorCalNorNeveda Alzheimer's Assoc Advocacy virtual forums every Wednesday. Every Friday I have a virtual support group too. It's with my peers who are also living with Alzheimer's or other dementia. They are very helpful and its so great to see everyone online and hear how they are coping with all the changes and frustration of sheltering in place. Some of my introverted friends are loving the 'stay at home' orders. Extreme extroverts like me are climbing the walls but making the most of the situation!

The highlight of the past month was all the connections I made and the fun phone calls and FaceTime calls with my Intel buddies and my family too of course. I also really enjoyed all the fun I had with my Longest Day event. I had been knitting a blanket and decided to auction it off as part of my fundraising. It went really well and one of my former Admin's from Intel joined my team too! It was so fun to connect with Dorothee. 

I was brave and went live online with two different video's to promote the event. I also went live on Facebook and shared who the winner was 😀 It was fun but these events/ activities do take a lot out of me. Any kind of work that requires executive functioning, memory, etc really messes me up. 

After the event on The Longest Day I had a splitting headache and had to lay down. Too much stimulation really messes me up. It's all part of my new normal. We raised over $2000 and I'm thankful to all of you who joined in the fun. Bob's cousin Paulette Keller-Knox won the blanket and I shipped it off to her this week. It really turned out well and I'm glad she's enjoying it!

Some of our restaurants opened up for outdoor seating (thankfully) and I've been able to go out to lunch a few times. Those days are my favorite and Bob and I were happy to spend an afternoon together outdoors. I've spent some time with Kristen too, wearing our masks and walking in Danville was such a treat and it was so nice to see people enjoying themselves safely.

Another highlight this month for me was definitely getting my hair colored! I had done it myself earlier during the shutdown but there's nothing like being in a salon with a professional. My stylist has been doing my hair for at least 10 years and so its always nice to see her too. Thank you Amy!! There's new protocol there and it took much longer than it normally does but it was worth it. And later this week I'm getting it cut too. I'm sure I messed it up when I cut it myself (twice) so I'm pretty excited to get it fixed up!

So that's about it! I'm doing the best I can to connect, reflect and stay active every single day. I've read/listened to more books these past few months than I have EVERY done before. My list making continues and I really enjoy making sure I get everything checked off. Yoga, meditation and resting with Rusty always helps me relax and take time to be present. I'm listening to my brain and my body and not pushing myself - and I hope you are doing the same my friends.

Thank you as always for all your support and texts, phone calls, FaceTime's and emails. When I'm feeling down I always get out my phone and read through all the nice notes I've gotten. Don't ever think that your acts of kindness don't make a difference for me.

Last but not least I would like to wish my daughter and her amazing husband a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! They were married on this day last year. Wow - Time sure flies. Much love to Kristen & Ryan today and always.


Have a great July. Stay home, stay safe, wear a mask. Together we will get through this! Love and blessings always🙏


Thursday, May 28, 2020

Week 11 - COVID-19 LOCKDOWN 😬

Happy Thursday to all of you! Here in California we are on Week 11 of the social distancing orders. Bob and I continue to make the most of it, but we are also really looking forward to spending time with our friends and family. When the time is right of course!

I might have mentioned this last month -- not having contact with people has been hard on me. I'm very much looking forward to being able to touch and hug my friends and family! To eat with them in restaurants and to walk with them in public without a mask on. I will be patient and I will continue to follow the rules and I will continue to pray that California and the East Bay specifically is taking the right measures to keep us safe. And I will do my best to count my blessings and keep my spirits high😊

Since my last blog I've had two more infusions for the Eli Lilly Tau clinical trial.They both went pretty well. We did have some issues with my veins back in April. It took them a while to find my vein and that's always painful and annoying. This week it went pretty well. I wore some cute Katy Perry shoes too and the staff and all my social media followers seem to enjoy them. I try to make the visits as fun as I can and entertain myself with posting about my journey and watching TV on my phone. I'm very thankful to be part of the cure of this horrible disease💜





Most of my days are spent listening to and participating in calls, video chats with friends, as well as joining all the Alzheimer's Assoc events and Advocacy training. The virtual art classes have been fun too! I've kept up my exercise routine too and have enjoyed walking on the Iron Horse Trail. There's more shade there and I can walk on the dirt which is better for my knee.

My brain is definitely getting tired and after two or three calls I'm pretty wiped out. Even calls or FaceTime with friends is exhausting. This month I was able to speak to one of one of my Intel exec's CJ Bruno. It was so good to hear his voice and catch up. We've been in communication via email but that's not the same as talking. He gave me some good advice (as always) and encouraged me to keep fighting! Don't worry CJ - I promise to fight to the end💪 

Yesterday I talked to Paul Sathis too! He and I were peers at Intel and really enjoyed working together. This is the first time we've connected since 2016 and it was great to hear his voice. Thank you Paul!

I've continued to knit almost every day and am almost finished with my project. It's looking really nice and I'm happy I stuck with it. I made some mistakes and had to start all over which is really annoying but I persevered and now its perfect! I'm thinking about auctioning it off to the highest bidder for my Longest Day fundraiser🧶

Kristen continues to check on me every day and sometimes we FaceTime at night while she's cooking. This weekend we're going to spend some time together - with our masks on of course. Hoping to get near the water so we can enjoy looking at something other than our backyards and neighborhood.

Bob continues to amaze me with all of his fabulous plant based meals. He's really enjoying it and I am the lucky one who gets to experience his culinary talents!  We do take breaks and order take-out but most nights he's in the kitchen for several hours drumming up some delicious food.
Master Chef!

I guess that's all that's been happening with me. I really appreciate all the text's and support on Facebook, and for the donations that have been coming in for our Walk2EndAlz. I know times are tough and I appreciate your support and donations.

So onward we go into June next week and with the next social distancing rules it will be interesting to see how Contra Costa County responds. I really wish my hair salon could open up but I can and will cut and color my own hair again if I have to! This is really minor compared to all the other issues.

I hope you're all doing well. I'm here if you want to talk/text/FaceTime. I appreciate your support and your friendship. We will get through this together and hopefully have some fun adventures soon. With lots of touching and hugging and laughing. Rusty continues to keep me sane and is almost always by my side😻

I'm sending ending virtual hugs, prayers and love to all of you💕💕
Rusty my caregiver kitty





Thursday, April 16, 2020

Happy Birthday to me🥳


Happy Thursday to all of you! I hope you have settled in to this new 'normal' over the past few weeks.  Here in California we are on Day 31 ☹️ I am happy to say I have adjusted pretty well. I've been home most days since my diagnosis in 2016 so this isn't too hard on me.  I've made the most of each day and am staying active and connected via social media. And the through good old fashion phone calls! Zoom has been fun too, and the Alzheimer's Association has continued our Early Stage Support Groups via Google Meets. All of these have gone pretty well. 
My last blog was written after only one week at home. Since that time I have picked up a few new hobbies and activities. I've been walking outside now since the gym is closed. I've found a variety of different types of yoga classes on TV and that's been fun. I did some dancing with Debbie Allen and have continued to knit almost every day! Like an idiot I also signed up for a squat/ lunge challenge! It's been challenging but I am definitely getting stronger and I'm not sore any more 😜


Every morning I make a list of the activities I have planned and post them on Facebook to share with my friends and family. I'm hoping it might inspire them/you to try something different during these tough times. I've taken  pictures every day of my walks, our garden, my kitty, my Zoom calls, basically everything. It will help me a few years from now when I try to remember what this COVID-19 LOCKDOWN was like. And its fun to post them on my daily Facebook updates.`

My friends and family have made this time bearable. FaceTime calls, phone calls, texts, cards, etc. Thank you all for your support💞Yesterday after my birthday call I was exhausted and had to lay down. My head was spinning! I think too much stimulation can sometimes be a detriment, but it was certainly worth it.


This week will be more of the same. I'm really enjoying the calls on Friday and the other events that Maria Shriver and the Alzheimer's Assoc are doing. Monday I have another infusion. Its #11 or 12...We need to be there at 10am but hopefully there won't be any traffic. Last month we got there in under an hour! No one was on the streets and it was so weird.

I hope you are all holding up well and staying active. Audible books have keep me entertained when I don't want to watch TV. Having Rusty and Bob at home is very nice too. 

Thank you for your support, your comments, your love and your commitment to ENDALZ💜 We will get back on the fundraising trail when the time is right. And hopefully you can walk with us in San Ramon on October 24th! Mark the date and have some fun 👯‍♀️👯‍♀️

Love and peace, prayers and good health to all of you! We will get through this and hopefully come out of it a little stronger🙏🏻🌹


Monday, March 23, 2020

Social Distancing - Week one

Greetings from an extrovert who is struggling with SOCIAL DISTANCING! UGH. I know its important and critical for us to stay home but I miss talking to people!!

Today is Day 7 of what I'm calling lockdown. It has been a pretty good day so far. I was extremely excited because I needed to pick up my Invisalign braces at the orthodontist! Getting in my car was wonderful and I turned my radio volume up loud and sang to every song! I had less that a 5 minute chat with one of the staff and thankfully walked away with several months of braces! Yippee. Now my teeth will continue to shift into place and the bonus was I got to experience freedom and talk to another person.

Today is Monday but of course it doesn't feel like a Monday. All the days seem to mush together and its hard to keep track of time and of the day. My last blog was at the end of February and some fun things have happened since then. The event I mentioned with Claire Day from the Alzheimer's Assoc was fabulous. We sat in front of the room together and Claire asked me a bunch of questions about my diagnosis, my journey with clinical trials, events I've been involved with, etc. Afterwards the staff asked questions. It was a lot of fun and since this was a pharmaceudical company I know they will potentially make some changes based on our conversation.

Friday of that week I also had an amazing lunch with one of my high school buddies. We hadn't seen each other since the Alzheimer's Assoc Walk last year. We ate outside and one of my favorite Danville restaurants and then walked on the Iron Horse Trail for a few miles. It was a lovely day, not too hot and definitely not too cold. Many thanks to Jane for taking the time to come visit me!

The following week I had another infusion for the Eli Lilly clinical trial, #10 I think. It went well and I posted some fun photos of my shoes which everyone seems to like. Two days later we were back at UCSF for an appointment with my neurologist. Dr Fanny Elahi. She is fabulous and I always love spending time with her. She was very pleased and happy to see that I haven't really changed from our last visit. She said I was doing great and that she is also very optimistic about BIOGEN and some of the other drug trials. Bob and I walked away very pleased! Kristen was listening on the phone too. It's helpful if we all have the same information.
Clinical Trial Shoes :)

I do feel well, good, happy and even though some tasks are harder for me I always find a way to figure it out. Executive function is hard. I know that for sure. For example, when I opened up my laptop to start this blog I couldn't figure out how to start a NEW blog! I couldn't remember which button/ icon to click on. Thankfully I finally figured it out. That's just one example but I think you get what I'm trying to say. I am good, I'm happy but I still struggle at times which is totally understandable and expected!

The following week was pretty boring. Hair cut, another neurology appointment with Dr. Sachdeva in Danville. She too said I was doing great and to keep it going! I got my annual teeth cleaning and was I happy about that, especially since five days later we were all on lock down due to COVID-19.

So that brings me to our current situation. This is not fun. This is not helpful for me and my brain. I am a HUGE extravert. I LOVE people, I love to talk and connect and spend time with my friends and family. This social distancing is not helping me at all. Thankfully I don't have any anxiety about it but I definitely spend most of my day trying to keep busy and keep my spirits up. Journaling, praying, meditating, yoga classes, dance classes, snuggle time with Rusty and knitting while listening to my Audible books.

Photo from our walk!

Bob is home and that part is nice but he's probably going a little crazy too. He's been keeping busy and thankfully he's picked up a new hobby and has been cooking for us! All plant based, gluten free and all delicious. Walking in the neighborhood has been fun too but I really just want to stop and TALK to everyone, and hug them and hear their story. This is a tough time for all of us so I will stop my complaining....

I missed Kristen's birthday because of this and that was heartbreaking😢 We had dinner plans at one of our favorite restaurants that we had to cancel. And I was hoping to spend time with her this week because Bob was going to be out of town, And I miss Celly too. We did FaceTime with her and Ryan, and we sang to her and let her virtually blow out the candles on a small piece of cake. But of course it''s not even close to what I wanted for her. My baby is 37 years old but she still loves her mom and I know she could use a hug right now💜

Time will tell how much longer we will be in this situation. As I said I am making the most of it. I'm not scared or fearful, I'm just missing the connection with others. I will continue to follow the rules and do my best to cope like the rest of you. The only one happy seems to be Rusty! He is thrilled to have me acournd and spends most of his time sleeping right by my side.

Later this week we will be back at UCSF for another infusion and I know their protocol will be much different than it was a month ago. It will be good to see everyone and I promise to post a picture of my new shoes 😉


Sending love and prayers to all of you around the country and the world who are in the same situation. We will survive this and if we all stay home we will hopefully minimize the incidents and deaths. 'Faith not Fear' has always been my motto🙏

Hang in there and please reach out if you feel like talking!


Friday, March 20, 2020

Lock down - Week 1




Hi everyone! I’m trying  something new today! One of my friends who is also living with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s turned me on to  Day One Journal. (Thanks Kelly). 

As many of you know I’ve been journaling every day since I got my diagnosis. Those journals have been personal and I’ve used pen and paper. Today I thought I would try this app and use it for one of my blogs! It will be an experiment so please excuse any errors. I can’t share it but I can copy and paste - hopefully I will be able to add it my Blogger account  I guess it worked !

Yesterday turned out to be a lovely day. Even with being on ‘lock down’ due to the Coronavirus 😢 Today is day 4 of this very scary time.  I am getting a little stir crazy and thankfully I finally had a reason to  drive  my car for the first time this week! We ordered lunch from one of our favorite locally owned restaurants and it was delivered curb side. No touching and definitely 6’ apart. 

Sideboard does a great job and uses organic ingredients so please check them out if you’re in the neighborhood. Their deserts are pretty amazing too!

Lunch was great and then I decided to listen to my book and knit. It’s actually not a great book but I’m almost finished with it so I will see how it ends. I only listen to books now using Audible. When I READ a book I have a hard time remembering and for some reason having someone read to me is easier. Plus it allows me to listen while I’m knitting and / resting with my kitty 🐈 

The sun was shining too and I walked around our beautiful country club, took photos and waved at my neighbors. Keeping 6’ away is difficult for me. I’m very affectionate and love people and love to hug my friends and family. This is a tough time for everyone so I won’t complain. I am not sick, my family and kids aren’t sick and we are surrounded by people who would be happy to help us if we needed it. I guess that’s all that matters right now. 

Having Bob home all week has been fun and he’s been doing all the cooking too. He started a plant based diet about a month ago. Since then he decided cooking should be his new hobby! That certainly works well for me🤣 I will eat almost anything that’s healthy and so far everything has been amazing. 

Today for breakfast we had vegan pancakes with cinnamon . No syrup but that’s ok. They are delicious, probably because they’re made with plantains. For dinner last night we had gluten free pasta with pesto and organic chicken. He also has an amazing recipe for crab cakes made with hearts of palm! So yummy 😋 

Since this is my first journal entry I will keep it short. Yesterday I was very active and happy and doing my best to entertain everyone on social media. Today I’ve already done yoga and have plans to try and finish my Alice’s Embrace wrap and finish this stupid book so I can find something better. Any suggestions?? Remember that it needs to be available on Audible!! It’s a gorgeous day again so Bob and I will take a walk and enjoy the fresh air. 

That’s it for today! I hope this app works out for me. It sure is easy to use and typing on my cell phone is very comfortable for me. 

Stay safe, stay at home and please wash your hands and take care of yourself and your family. Movie night and binge watching TV seems to make the days go faster. 

Thanks for all your support🙏🏻 Rusty says hi too💜


Monday, February 24, 2020

February Update ❤

Wow, February certainly flew by! It was another great month and the only downer is that we aren't getting enough rain and the flowers and trees seem to think it's spring time. Global warming is real and it is scary. I'm not an expert on the topic so I will just leave it at that. 

My shoulder continues to be a pain - literally a pain - but the physical therapy has helped me get more range of motion. Eric is my physical therapist and he makes the treatments as enjoyable as he can. I'm so thankful their office is in San Ramon. Icing it at night really helps and I'm hoping that some day I will be able to raise my left arm above my head again!

Bob and I had a wonderful day in Sacramento earlier this month. It was the Alzheimer's Association Advocacy Day! Thankfully we were able to drive up the night before and enjoyed a nice dinner near the hotel. The event started around 9am and if we would have driven from our house in the morning it would have been a very early wake up. I don't do well when I don't get enough sleep and Bob knows that so he kindly always gets us a room the night before for these early events.


There were over 250 people at the event and we saw many of our dear friends from around the State. Bob's college buddy and my friend Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, along with Assembly Member Monique Limon introduced Assembly Bill 2047, and Assembly Bill 2048.These two bills would promote greater awareness and earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer's and dementia! We were so happy to be there for them, to thank them for their support and to spend some quality time with Cecilia and other advocates from around the state.


Two days later we were on our way to Reno to help celebrate our grandson Benjamin's 3rd birthday! We decided to fly this time and that was definitely a good choice. The flight time from Oakland was only 29 minutes! Our visit was short but fun and we always love spending time with family. I was able to rest during the day which is something I do most days no matter where I am.

The following week we spent the night in San Francisco so we could attend another meeting with the Governor's Task Force. Former Secretary of State George Schultz was there along with many volunteers and some of the other task force members. I met Dr. Dean Ornish who works at UCSF. He has a  practice that focuses on Alzheimer's disease. I think his plan includes lifestyle, eating well and exercise programs. When they contacted me to make an appointment they told me that I would need to be at UCSF three times a week! That is definitely not something I could do, nor do I want to do that. I'm sure his protocol is helpful but I feel good most days and am continuing to live well, eat well and surround myself with people who lift me up.

Later in the month I had lunch with one of my high school buddies and we laughed and laughed and had a great time! I always enjoy my lunch dates. I have another high school friend coming to visit this Friday! Yeah, two lunch dates in the same month. Lucky me😃

Saturday I had an amazing and uplifting time at Oprah's 2020 Vision Tour in San Francisco at the Chase Center. Kristen and I went together and it was so inspiring, uplifting, emotional and FUN. We meditated, we danced and we wrote our intentions in our workbooks. We made a commitment to maintain a balanced lifestyle and to share our commitments with others so we could be accountable. 

I had no idea what to expect at this event. I was just thrilled to be in the same space with Oprah! Little did we know that we were only 8 rows back from the stage. She was literally standing right in front of us! There were over 15,000 people there and it was fabulous to feel the love and feel the energy in the room.  She reminded us that even during the greatest storms in our life, all is well, we are well. And she challenged us to be powerful beyond measure! There were so many great nuggets. There were tears and profound feelings of joy. Being there with Kristen made it special and so personal and we both walked away filled up and looking forward to making changes in our life and in our behaviors. I really liked this quote "You are here. You are exactly where you are supposed to be. Live in the moment and enjoy what you have💜"


This February has been amazing so far and even though I've had plenty of days that are pretty boring, I still make the most of them. I hope all of you had a good month too. And that you enjoyed your Valentine's Day and time with your family. This week I am looking forward to an event in San Carlos with my dear Alzheimer's Assoc buddy, Claire Day! We will doing a 'fire side chat' event at a pharma company who is working on research for AD. I can't wait to see Claire and to share my story with them. And to thank them for their research in helping us to find a cure. I will let you know how it went in my next blog 😊

Enjoy your day, enjoy your family, friends and work colleagues. Life is short and I hope every day you find joy and peace and love within yourself!


Thank you for all your prayers and support. I started my 2020 Alzheimer's Walk page but will be asking for donations as the year progresses. With your help maybe I can beat my 2019 individual fundraising number of $21,640💰

God bless you all! I hope you have a great week and can avoid all the negative noise about our upcoming election.... 

 










Friday, January 31, 2020

It's 2020! Bring it on 💪

It's Friday and its such a gorgeous day here in Danville! It's hard to believe how fast this month has flown by. It's been another crazy busy month and if I didn't have my calendar to remind me of all the things we did there would be no way for my brain to remember them!

My last blog was at the end of the year and it was fun to look back and see all the amazing events and activities from 2019. I have a feeling 2020 will be just as remarkable and challenging. Let's hope so!

I'm thankful for the Alzheimer's Assoc and their support and for my weekly support group in their office. I'm thankful for the opportunities they've given me to use my voice and share my story. It's hard to keep going every day and keep a smile on my face, but knowing that I'm helping others brings me strength and my family always makes sure I'm ok and not doing too much💜

We had a really fun Christmas season this year and I haven't mentioned it so I wanted to make sure it got into my blog. Which also means it gets into my long term memory! 



We spent some holiday fun with Phil, Elizabeth, Jonny, Phil and Ben up in Sparks a few days after Christmas. It was a wonderful weekend and even though it was really cold we had a blast. Benjamin is so smart and so fun and I'm grateful we were able to get up there. On our way home we stopped at my brother Bob's house in Auburn. Jonny came with us and we had lunch with him and Carol. I was so happy to see them, their kitties and to finally see their new house.  

We were able to spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with Ryan and Kristen, and Celly too of course. Ryan's mom & dad hosted Christmas Eve at their house with all of their family. It was a little overwhelming for me but everyone was very nice and the food was fabulous. Christmas morning we exchanged gifts and took some fun pictures! 
Celly was very happy to be part of the celebration! Bob and I went home after that and spent the rest of the day together. We opened our gifts and enjoyed the peace and quiet. Family time is great but so is time alone and some good snuggles with Rusty on the couch🐱

Earlier this month we had the pleasure of attending my cousin Jim Bonde's wedding. He and his beautiful bride Kathy were married at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. That venue was special, especially since Jim's mom, my Aunt Susie got married there many many years ago! It was so great to see everyone. Especially my Aunt Nancy! She's 92 years old, definitely has dementia but she knew me and all the rest of our family. She remembered Bob too! Time with her was a gift and I hope to see her the next time we're in Fresno. Family is EVERYTHING💗
Geary - Bonde -Barry family minus Bob :( 


I've had two infusions this month too. First one was Jan 6th and the second one was just a few days ago, Jan 27th. Both of them went well. They were able to find my vein but it did take a few tries. All the nurses are so nice and they do the best they can to make the experience pain free. I made cookies for everyone again. This time I made chocolate chip! They were very delicious and I'm glad to bring them snacks. They are all so kind and make these clinical trials almost pleasant!

Had a great lunch with two of my Intel buddies - JeanAnn and Melaine. We had a great time and a fabulous lunch at True Food Kitchen. I just love my lunch dates! Thank you ladies 😍 A few weeks later I had another date with my good buddy Rebecca. Time out and about with my friends always lifts me up and I am so thankful for all of your continued friendships. 

I spent a few days in SLO with Bob and that was fun. Getting there was a real pain thanks to travel delays but I survived. I made the most of being alone at SFO and watched some quality TV on my iPad, aka Grey's Anatomy😊 I'm thankful that I can still travel alone and navigate the airports without any stress. 

Next week Bob and I will be in Sacramento for our State Advocacy Day. I'm looking forward to that and I'm sure we will be posting photos and sending updates via twitter. We will be home for the Super Bowl this Sunday and that's just fine with me. I enjoy the comfort of our home and can't really handle crowds anymore. Go 9ers🏈🏈!!!

So that's my update this month. I hope you all had a great January and that you continue to surround yourself with friends and family. Love and blessings to all of you, thank you for your prayers, support and here's to an amazing 2020💜🙏💥