My sister is recovering in the intensive care unit of the amazing university hospital she is in. I have not seen her since just after surgery; I hear she is already looking so much better. I will return to Los Angeles to help care for her when she comes home later this week; in the meantime, I'm at our home near San Diego, taking care of things so I am prepared when I return to her home.
It is a happy, sunny, day with a light breeze off the ocean. I am sitting at my husband's desk, where I can see the ocean for approximately 100 miles from north to south. On a clear day (rare anymore), you can see Catalina and San Clemente Islands just offshore. On days like this, the outside observer would question why I would want to move and leave this behind.
Thank you so very much to all of you who have sent loving messages and good thoughts our way. You are my "other" family and your support means a lot to me. ---Martie