Recap

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted. Anything interesting happen in the past month? Yeah, okay, I’ll just move right past that.

In case you’ve been more preoccupied with the news than with the funny pages (btw, I highly recommend the comics as an antidote), 2016 was a turbulent year in the PD characters’ lives. Certainly, they’ve managed to retain their sense of humor throughout all of it. For your entertainment pleasure, here’s a little recap.

Nanci has been challenged by her son Ben’s special needs and continues to navigate this new course.

Grandma Sophie has begun to deteriorate. Her dementia is a constant concern for her family. Jill, as usual, internalizes it.

Rob started traveling for work, which presented some new challenges (and comic relief) for the Kaplan family.

Amy entered in her junior year and feels the pressure of school and upcoming college decisions.

Jess is blooming into a full-fledged teenager, which presents new emotional and, um, physical changes.

And Jill is…well, Jill. Still nutty and preoccupied as ever.

A little peek into her Magic 8 Ball: she’ll soon face some physical challenges of her own.

Stay tuned. Until then, stay strong in 2017!

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8 thoughts on “Recap

  1. Thanks for the recap. It’s good to review what’s happened in my “favorite” family’s life, as we do with our own family.

    Comics is indeed a good antidote to real life. I appreciate you’re not getting involved with current events. The issues you deal with in the strip are difficult enough to handle!

    Thanks for being an oasis of sanity, well as much as any family can be, for all of us readers. May you have an enjoyable and adventurous new year.

    Jerry

    • Hi Jerry, thanks so much. Yes, I try to tackle issues (social, familial, and otherwise) that are relevant, but I can’t say I really delve into politics here. I work months in advance, so the strip can only get so topical — however, I admire the ones that do.
      Thanks again for the kind words and for reading PD!

  2. Hi Terri….love your book I got at Toonfest! Read it two or three times! I just wish we could get your cartoons in our local newspaper.

  3. Hi Terri,
    My husband & I make a habit next to cartoons we think the other will want to read. He read them first yesterday and starred your cartoon about losing your hair. As it happens, that is happening to me right now, maybe because they switched me to a new medication recently, or maybe because I unintentionally lost a lot of weight very quickly, or maybe for some other reason? Anyway, I feel Jill’s pain, but also still see the humor in the situation. My husband hides his slowly balding hairline by having very long hair. His comment to me the other day..”Look we can go bald together.” I laughed as he planned. I also loved what Rob said to Jill. Studly and awesome indeed! BTW Thanks for the new word…Trichologist. I hadn’t ever heard of that before. –Jane

      • Hi Terri! Pajama Diaries, is my favorite! I too have ET (JAK2). So sorry about the meds causing your hair loss – very hard thing! I won’t have that problem because I lost all mine due to another disease over 30 years ago & yes, it is very hard, I still miss hair..only good thing is I don’t have to shave my legs! Keep on taking care of yourself & keep up your great work!

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