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Friday’s Letters – September 16, 2016

The Crandall Typewriter, from the Martin-Howard Collection

Dear Dress for the Wedding – You are beautiful and glamorous and have just the right amount of sparkle.  I wish you had come with shoes already matched. Or that you could play nicely with the amazingly pearlescent snakeskin booties I saw today at the store!

Dear Moscow Mules – You’re awesome.

Keep the Faith.

angela pea


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Friday’s Letters – August 26, 2016

Friday's Letters

Dear Water Heater in the Garage – Thank you for your many years of service. Thank you, too, for exploding the moment we all left the house in the morning, and spending all day pouring a hundred million gallons of water all over the floor and flooding the garage.  You gave me a perfect opportunity to heartlessly toss dozens of boxes of ‘stuff’ and a pile of wood scraps my Darling Pack Rat Mr. Pea was keeping for SomeDay – without a single peep, comment or raised eyebrow from him!!  Oh Frabjous Day! I can walk straight to the cabinet and open BOTH doors all the way!  I can walk all the way around each of the cars AND get to the freezer without navigating an obstacle course!

Don’t Store Stuff in Cardboard Boxes on the Floor.

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

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Friday’s Letters – August 28, 2015

Friday's Letters

Dear Summer – You have been incredibly kind to us this year, holding back [slightly] the triple digit temperatures.  Thank you.

Dear Las Vegas – Wow.  You are just as amazing as I imagined  We had a marvelous time, and can’t wait to visit again.

Bellagio

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Do something spontaneous….like running off to Las Vegas!!

angela pea

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Friday’s Letters – May 29, 2015

Friday's Letters

Dear Architect – Your Dad and I are so very, very proud of you, and not just of your accomplishments.  Every time we look at you, our hearts are humbled  with wonder at the man you have become.

Kevin Pereira Senior Portrait

Congratulations, Son, on your graduation.

I pray that the world is kind to you, and that you find joy in life

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

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Friday’s Letters – April 10, 2015

Friday's Letters

Dear Architect –   A full ride scholarship is an amazing thing.  Dad and I are SO PROUD of you!!

Dear Cherry Ames – I miss you.  Do you think that will fade in time?  Good Luck with your interview!!

Dear Princess Pea – Your yoga picture still amazes me.

Dear DirtBike – Rockets that look like pencils are, well, – rocking.  I’m glad the physics experiment went well and nothing caught on fire.

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

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Minutes – December 15, 2014

::thankful for

  • today!
  • coming days of celebration to be shared with friends and family
  • coffee and shortbread cookies
  • remission – I’m still happy dancing over my news

::praying for 

  • the young people in our life as they navigate through finals this week
  • Raymona, for continued healing
  • our family.  Mr. Pea’s mom is finally coming to live with us.  Mr. Pea leaves on Friday to pick her up and bring her to Texas.

::remission – I’ll continue with check ups every three months for another year,  then graduate to every six months for a few more years.  My next milestone is March.  If I’m all-clear then, long-term survival statistics take a giant leap UP!!

::delicious 

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spinach Salad
  • Meatball Subs and Broccoli Salad
  • Chicken Soup
  • Tamales, Spanish Rice and Green Beans
  • Salmon, Garlic Roasted Potatoes, Peas
  • Chili and Cornbread
  • Leftover Smorgashboard

::fun – So much going on!  We’ve been taking advantage of the unseasonably nice weather and hitting the bike trails.  Mr. Pea and I did a fourteen mile ride – FOURTEEN MILES!  It was Mr. Pea’s first time back on wheels since his knee surgery, and it was fabulous.  His knee is healing GREAT!  This ride was so much easier than our previous ride, for both of us. We were laughing at ourselves about how excited we were manage fourteen miles.  A little over a year ago, twenty to thirty miles was a ‘casual’ ride.

::this week –  Work. School. Lots of preparations at home for Mom Pea’s arrival, including removing furniture, packing up the remains of the kids’ belongings and hunting down a wheelchair and/or walker.  Wrapping presents, a trip to the post office.  Christmas Party at Rodeo Goat and stroll through downtown to enjoy the Christmas lights.

Keep the Faith.

angela pea