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First, my apologies for the huge gap between updates. Last week was, well, “one of those weeks.” Between work, sleep, and the multitude of birthdays, I nearly forgot to breathe and did forget to regulate my temperature.

Let’s start out with the birthdays! I want to wish a HUGE happy birthday to my friends and family:
My Daddy (August 15)
Cousin Lindsay (August 16)
Former Roomie Dorothy (August 16)
My Mama (August 18)
My “niece” Sasha (August 20)
My Uncle Mark (August 20)
My Gammy (August 21)
My other “niece” Alexis (August 21)

You guys make my world and I’m so blessed that you’ve been in my life for another year. I wish I could have been closer to all of you to help you celebrate your special days. Unfortunately, the birthday honorees live in five different states from Massachusetts to Texas to California so it was, alas, impossible. I do hope you all celebrated in the style worthy of your awesomeness.

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While tutoring last week, we took a trip to the Museum of Science. While there, we spent quite a bit of time in the Theater of Electricity. T seemed so enthusiastic about the technology that I joked she could be an engineer when she grew up.
“No. I want to be something else.”
“Well, what do you want to do when you grow up?”
“I want to cure mitochondrial disease.”

I do, too.

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We’ve had a relatively busy week. We spent the last four days driving into Boston for various reasons. This is not usually the norm. I usually go in about 3 times a week to meet with tutees and go to various medical appointments; Keith goes in to Waltham 2-3 times a week. This week just happened to be “one of those weeks”…

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The summer of 2010 will officially be heralded as the Summer of New Beginnings!

Some of the other beginnings’ ends:

  • Keith and I moved from our city apartment overlooking Fenway.  It was incredibly difficult to part with, but we’re on to new adventures.
  • I finished my last term (for now) at Harvard School of Public Health and am officially on leave.  The decision was difficult to make, but – in the end – should be better for my health and emotional well-being.
  • We said farewell to our beloved Tilly.  But I’ll say it again: It’s not really an end; rather, we’ve come full circle.

And the new beginnings:

  • We moved into a nice little place in Chelmsford, MA – just 20 miles north of the city. We’re rather excited as we love our new town and neighbors.  If you want the new address, please e-mail or call!
  • I’ve begun tutoring some amazing children.  Each has different needs and I love being challenged to find the best way to reach them.
  • I’ve taken up my post as treasurer of the New England Chapter of the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.  I love it and am incredibly passionate about my job.
  • A new blog!  The hope is to keep it somewhat updated so my friends and family can hear directly from me how we’re doing so no one has to worry.  I hope that – through reading this – you can better understand what we deal with and how we deal with it on a daily basis – with perseverance, laughter, and hope.

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