August 17th, 2005

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Puppies, lists, and a serious note

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Tomorrow markgritter's parents will be coming over in the afternoon, possibly also seagrit at some point. I wish this was a happy happy fun family occasion, that they were just vacationing in Minneapolis and came to meet the puppy. But unfortunately, seagrit's husband Jeff's mother has died, and they are here for the funeral. I didn't know Audrey well, but she gave me an awesome brother-in-law-in-law, and I'm really sorry for their loss.

Sarah says that Audrey's breast cancer was diagnosed way too late. Monthly breast self-exams and regular mammograms for people of the appropriate age don't solve everything, but they do catch some of the problems while they're at an early stage. Doesn't take long, and it can buy you years. Please take the time to do it yourself or encourage someone you love, depending on which is more appropriate in your situation. This is important.