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cynthia at the sandwich life
Champaign, IL
Life as a 40, oops 50-something--- juggling work, life, children and a great husband who is a stay-at-home-work-your-head-off Dad and living with cancer, and all the various challenges and joys of life as we live it....
Interests: in no particular order: americana music, gardening, my family, cooking (not baking), old buildings (I tend to like them best before they're restored even though I'm all for historic preservation), antiques...mostly 19th century american, reading (sometimes respectable stuff and sometimes anything set in regency england), roadside architecture, mid-19th century american glass, old roads, hosting parties and house concerts in our slightly ramshackle house, laughing at my boys, admiring my boys, missing those I've lost, loving those I have.
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mmm...I don't think the 40-50+ market is what they are aiming for...lol
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I have been granted permission. I give you the first official band photo of Shrimp On A Farm. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at The Sandwich Life
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The hardest thing when watching a beloved friend suffer, in this case, from fucking cancer, is the helplessness of not being able to do anything. On Saturday I was messaging with a friend and when I again said, "anything you... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Sandwich Life
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A quiet weekend thus far. Started Saturday with a 7 am work Skype call. I did my best to look awake. Later a wonderful brunch with my beloved friend Boo. I came home full of blood Mary and gluten but... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at The Sandwich Life
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I ate pizza last night and today my stomach is protesting. When did this happen....that I couldn't eat whatever the hell I wanted? I remember hearing the phrase 'iron stomach' when I was 18 and not being familiar with it.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at The Sandwich Life
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These songs just keep going through my head. Things ain't what they used to be. But then again, maybe they are. Almost 50 years later. Mother, mother There's too many of you crying Brother, brother, brother There's far too many... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at The Sandwich Life
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Ernie and I went to the Celebration of Life for Stokes (Greg Hill) today. Ernie was planning to walk down to it, but midmorning at work I realized I had forgotten something at home I needed for work, and had... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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It snowed. And I saw old friends. I think you have probably figured out by now....I was VERY happy. Pete and Pam Schleifer were in town for a family thing and alerted the troops that they would be at Fries... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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There's a strange feeling of limbo, or timelessness, when spending time with someone after surgery. Ernie's still in a fair amount of pain, trying to take just enough pain medication to dull it without completely knocking himself out. It means... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
Thanks Kathy----hope you are well...miss you!
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I'm tired today. Tired with relief that Ernie's surgery is over, so it's not a negative tiredness. This was a pretty straightforward surgery....repairing a torn rotator cuff. He's been in pain for months so I'm so glad to have this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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Surgery for Ernie tomorrow. He got the 12.30 slot....I was hoping for the early slot. I can't help but be anxious even though I know it will be fine. I'm not sure the boys appreciate my stress level. Also tons... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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Heart. That's what it really all comes down to, doesn't it? And as incredibly talented as these three tall guys are, the songs, the voices, the harmonies, the guitar playing, they've got it all....but one of the most important things... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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Sweet Eric Brace...look what he wrote about tomorrow's house concert: champaign, il / sandwich life house concerts 03/03/2017 6pm FRIDAY MARCH 3 Sandwich Life House Concert Presents: ERIC BRACE / PETER COOPER / THOMM JUTZ This is one of our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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February is over! This morning as we were pulling out of our alley, Ernie slammed on the breaks and said, "LOOK!" Our hellebore, most appropriately known as a lenten rose, was sweetly blooming on this first day of Lent. I... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
Lord only knows.... lol. See? I TRY to have a sense of humor about it!
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Friday seems a million miles away right now. I must push through the week somehow. Last night I hated the whole world and skipped dinner. Instead I ate a couple of roasted shrimp and a handful of pecans and downed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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I spent some time this morning, an inordinate amount of time really, getting the Sandwich Life House Concerts Facebook page relatively up to date. We've got next Friday's show with our beloved Eric Brace, Peter Cooper and Thomm Jutz, then... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
Thanks Susan. Bishop Hill is a great idea...I've never been there!
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Yep...you only have to do it once!!!
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I got home from work last night in a foul mood. When I walked into the dining room I saw flowers on the sideboard. I smiled and started to thank Ernie and he said, "No, they're not from me; they're... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
Will do!!
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Along old Route 66 in Lexington....the remains of an old drive in... Just some sky, and country roads My beautiful boy with late afternoon sun Too full to stop, even though they had a sign about patty melts Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
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What a difference a DRIVE makes. As you may or may not know, I've been a bit blue of late. Nothing more than the time of year, coupled with memories and everyday worries...just one of those periods that we all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2017 at The Sandwich Life
It is a shock, isn't it Brian? I was stunned as well. I'm happy to hear your experience and thoughts of him. It's good to know he is in our combined memories. Take care....
Toggle Commented Feb 15, 2017 on RIP Ira Kleinberg at The Sandwich Life
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