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cynthia at the sandwich life
Champaign, IL
Lover of backroads, americana, 19th century American glass, architecture, neon, and my guys.
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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I have moved my blogging to my business site. Time for a change after 14 years! The site is very much a work in progress but that's where you will find me! SandwichLifeConsulting.com Onward! Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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1. Well, damned if I didn't forget to announce the best news yesterday. My sister's surgeon's office called and the margins were all CLEAN and the one lymph node they took was fine. Best POSSIBLE news! She'll still have radiation... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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Yesterday afternoon lasted about 48 hours. I kid you not. We left the house around 1:30. We got to the Cancer Center. There was a sign saying no visitors allowed but I just went in and nobody stopped me. Their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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1. Yesterday was just one of those days. As I've mentioned, chemo has turned Ernie's feet into weird dinosaur claws. The other day he asked for help trimming one of his claws and I looked at it in horror. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
Oh no, I am heartbroken to heart this. I send my love, to you and to your family. I'll email you later. ❤️
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2020 on Monday Already? at The Sandwich Life
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It was a good weekend. Quiet of course, but overall good. Pretty peaceful except for a long, intense conversation with Owen about how hard it is to be hemmed in by so many forces both internal and external. We ended... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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I gotta say, I'm finding this drizzly, dreary, rainy Saturday kind of delightful. I'm curled up in the media room with Ernie. He's watching some car restoration show, I'm reading a trashy novel and half watching. I've got a blanket... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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My sister sounded good when I talked to her just now. Thanks again for all the kind wishes and prayers. I know it meant a great deal to Debbie as it did us. Now, onward to healing, and then down... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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I'm sitting in the living room working. I'm listening to Ernie and Owen bustling about the kitchen making pizza. Well, I think Owen is primarily the bustler, Ernie is advising. It smells enticing and it's so nice just to hear... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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1. I have a headache, which is unusual for me. Is it just the roller coaster of the week having its way with me? I don't know. 2. When we heard the news that the election had finally been called... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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Friday. What a week. Yesterday I let myself wallow in worry and grief. Today, as I told Ernie, I am rising like a Phoenix. Phoenix Cynthia. Just a few pictures for you today. Ebay isn't the wild west it was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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Well. Here we are. I feel mentally worn out today. I talked to my sister, Debbie, yesterday. Her surgery is on Monday. I so wish I could be there. I will be on her shoulder though, as our Mom would... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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You know you made a good dinner the night before when you start talking about it in the morning. Friday felt like Saturday so I don't know what yesterday was but it turned out quite nice for a whatsit kind... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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It's Friday and I'm in a ridiculously good mood despite the whole damned world. Thanks for all the anniversary wishes. Ernie and I were a tad giddy yesterday. We just really savored our anniversary this year. Maybe it's the contrast... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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I've got tons of work to do and the election news makes me incredibly anxious but damn, I feel good today. Thirty-two years with the one I love. Happy Anniversary, Ernie. I am utterly brilliant for having captured you. Thanks... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
KILL CITY! Thank you. That was an incredible night. So glad we had it. Love,C
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This one hurts. And it's hitting Ernie really hard. So, so, so many memories of seeing Billy Joe...from the first time we saw him at Main Street Pub in Chicago before Tramp On Your Street came out. We bought a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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A super busy week. Between that and my ongoing nausea at the thought of Trump pulling out another election win, I will leave you with a day in pictures. And yes, it comes down to cats and food. The perfect... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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Lovely day yesterday. Started the day reading in bed and ended it that way too. Perfect for me. In between we chatted to Leo about his middle of the night train chase, looked at video of heritage units and chatted... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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2020 has not been a good year for any of us. It started out rough for us right off the bat with Ernie's cancer rearing its ugly head, then David Olney's tragic passing, the beginning of the pandemic, Nick Rudd's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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I'd say it's been a hell of a week but I think I've said that several weeks running. It's been a super busy week, but of course that's good, just tiring sometimes. In BEFORE times, as a friend refers to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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Thanks for the heaps of kind words and offers (and the donation for a good bottle of wine ♥️). Like everybody else, we are hanging in there. The good news is that Owen and Trinity had another test and were... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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Time for an update. Owen and Trinity were exposed to COVID. Her sister, with whom she lives, tested positive. She and Owen tested negative yesterday. They are quarantining here and will get tested again in four or five days. We... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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1. I feel so dull of late. We did see some friends this weekend so that helped---it was lovely...but I want MORE! It's not just the lack of socialization or the lack of house concerts (sniff, sniff) it's the lack... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2020 at The Sandwich Life
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A few more pictures of Bingo's. I wish I'd walked down to get pictures of the gas station and restaurant. Sometimes I'm too quick when I take pictures. I need to take my time. Anyway....probably my favorite spot from the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2020 at The Sandwich Life