|Pam & Jeff at Sideboard|
That same week Bob and I flew to San Diego for a celebration of life for a dear friend Ash Hayes. He and his wife Juanita have always been special to us and we made sure that we could be there for his event. It was very emotional and the military color guard was there to present Juanita with a flag. Ash worked in Washington DC for a while and was in charge of the Presidents Council on Physical Fitness. Bob and I met him when he was working with the CSU system and we became close friends rather quickly. He was a kind, loving man and a true gentleman. He will be missed but he lived 94 amazing years on this earth and touched thousands of people. Rest in Peace Ash🙏
We also were very excited to have breakfast the day after the service with Leo Cullina and his wife Mary! Leo used to work for me when I ran the Healthcare Team. I don't remember how many years ago that was, and Leo is not at Intel anymore but we picked up as if it was yesterday. It was so wonderful to see him. My only regret is we didn't have enough time together, and we forgot to take a picture!
I also saw my sister and my girlfriend Andi this month and we had a great time at lunch and did some shopping at Stoneridge in Pleasanton. Later that day I took an Uber over to Kristen's new house. It's so big and beautiful and I'm so happy that she is a first time home owner! We had a great time unpacking and shopping and trying to get things all set up.
|Barry Bonds -AT&T Park|
He's always been one of our favorite players and is such a great guy. I had the
|Pam & Barry -Harding Park|
|At Les Mis!|
Infusion #16 was uneventful and even though we were at UCSF for most of the day I survived. Bob was out of town so Kristen went with me and she was able to work while I rested and got my infusion. My Katy Perry shoes were a huge hit on social media and my friend Monica gets all the credit for that! They were a gift from her😊
|Infusion #16 Roche Trial|
Later that night we attended the Alzheimer's Assoc East Bay Walk event. My niece Monica was there with her darling daughter and I was so happy to see them! And even though I was tired from my infusion I spoke at the end of the event (cried a little) and asked everyone to please get involved, form a team, and raise a lot of money for research and programs!! It was a long day but supporting them is important to me. They have been a bright light as I go down this journey of living well with Alzheimer's.
So that's what my month has looked like! Pretty busy most days but I also find myself with no plans and nothing to do on some days. Today my friend and mentee Rebecca is coming over with her cute baby and that will be amazing! I can't wait to see how much he's grown since the last time I saw him. Babies are the best medicine to cheer you up and make you smile👶
It was a busy month and the fun continues next week with a few days in San Luis Obispo with Bob and some time at the Spa with a very dear friend who lives there. I can't wait!!
Thank you for your support. Thank you for reading my blogs and for your comments and feedback. I found out a few days ago how important they were to some of the folks I met. I promise to continue to share my story and my journey for as long as I can. It's helpful for me too! That way I can look back and see what happened in my life and how things have changed.
Have a great weekend and God bless you always💜🙏