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Joanne Heim
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Good Wednesday morning! Mom and Dad brought the camper to the house on their way home from Colorado Springs last night and we are busy packing today (for me, that means my bed is covered in piles of clothes) before... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2020 at Joanne Heim
Good morning, friends! Can you believe it's June 1 already?! We have been back in Denver for almost two weeks and summer is finally arriving this week with the warmer temperatures I love. Our drive from Arizona was pretty uneventful.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2020 at Joanne Heim
As I wrote in my last post about our summer plans, we are going back to Denver for the summer to be together and close to our doctors in the midst of all of this uncertainty. And today is the... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2020 at Joanne Heim
Hello friends and Happy May! I saw a picture on Facebook yesterday that said you realize how anti-social you are when there's a pandemic and your life doesn't change much. I told Mom and Dad about it and we all... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2020 at Joanne Heim
Good morning, friends! I thought I'd say a quick hello and check in to see how everyone is doing. I see from Facebook that many of you are reading and doing puzzles and taking walks to get outside--all of the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2020 at Joanne Heim
When we first spent time here in northwest Phoenix in Surprise in 2017, we were glad to discover how great the library here is. Located across the street from the Surprise Stadium (the spring training home for the Texas Rangers... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2020 at Joanne Heim
Dear friends: Good morning from Denver on this Christmas Eve! Mom and Dad and Maddie drove back to Denver in early December and I stayed home in Arizona until about a week ago when I flew here (after a six-hour... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2019 at Joanne Heim
Mom and Dad and my Maddie-dog are on their way home to Arizona and will arrive later this week so my summer of living on my own is quickly coming to a close. It's been a great few months and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2019 at Joanne Heim
After not working for many months, my blog is back up and running--thanks to my friend Susan (the friend I wrote about the last time I blogged last fall) Since then, we came to Arizona (Surprise, to be exact) in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2019 at Joanne Heim
(Monday morning) Say what you like about the internet and social media, I love it! While there are dishonest people out there who misuse it and misrepresent themselves, I have benefitted enormously from it and have met some wonderful people.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Joanne Heim
I have been weary this week and have felt a lack of oomph most every day. Some is physical, but a lot is simply the weariness of life and the heartache that goes with living in a broken world. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2018 at Joanne Heim
(Thursday morning) Good morning, my friends! Mom and Dad are off in the camper for a couple of days by themselves and my 9 o'clock coffee date got pushed back to 10:30 so I have some extra time before I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2018 at Joanne Heim
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These past four months in Arizona have flown by so quickly. It's hard to believe that we leave on Tuesday to head back to Denver. I'd like to stay here longer, but I am looking forward to going home too.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at Joanne Heim
Seven years ago was a pretty big day for me. I got up early, drank a lot of coffee, had a nice long quiet time and put on my running clothes before heading down to the treadmill in the basement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Joanne Heim
One year ago today, I passed the test and received my drivers license after more than five years of not driving after my stroke. It was a big dream/goal of mine to drive again and accomplishing that has been wonderful.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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For the month of November, I have been using Facebook to be thankful by posting something for which I'm thankful every day. Since Thanksgiving is just days away, I thought I'd take some time to record those things here too... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2017 at Joanne Heim
[Thursday afternoon] Before I get to what's on my mind this afternoon, I want to thank you all for the comments you left on my last blog post. I love getting comments from you--either here or emailed to me in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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I started blogging more than a decade ago. I was in my early 30s, a busy mom of young children and living in San Diego. I mostly blogged about parenting, marriage, cooking and crafting. I spent my days volunteering at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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[Sunday afternoon] As a family, we have decided that late August/early September is a really good time for us to travel since the weather is still warm and most people are busy with back to school and staying close to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2017 at Joanne Heim
Mom and Dad are heading out of town for a couple of days to attend a cowboy music festival in Westcliffe for much of the weekend. Maddie and I are staying home together, which is getting much easier now that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Joanne Heim
(Tuesday morning) I promised that I would post my notes before the weekend ended, but it didn't happen. Sorry. Yesterday was full to the brim and it's only now that I have some time to sit down and get my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2017 at Joanne Heim
Six years ago, I suffered a massive stroke. Many of you know the story... it was told extremely well here on my blog thanks to Toben, who kept everyone up to date and provided me with the details in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2017 at Joanne Heim
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One of my big goals for 2016 was to start driving again. To be honest, it felt a bit out of reach. I do know a bunch of stroke survivors who drive, but it still felt unlikely to me. How... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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Hey y'all! As always, it's been ages since I've sat down to catch up... It's not intentional and there are no hard feelings. It's just life and all the many things that fill each and every day to the brim.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Joanne Heim
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Today is a pretty big day. The camper is parked out front and we will be packing it full of everything we need for a month before leaving tomorrow for the Pacific Northwest. We will stop in Billings tomorrow night... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Joanne Heim