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April, 2010


Call Us Crazy

Last night we handed in our earnest money for a new house. Today we’re looking for a home loan. Yeah. I know. It all started Sunday when we went out to look at a new development being built a few miles away. We do this every 6 mos or so, just as an exercise in checking out what’s available. Its …Continue reading →

Sorry for the lack of update

Chemo #3 went well . . . but there was quite a bit of aftermath. First of all, I seemed to get a bit of an infection that required antibiotics. This was on Wednesday, chemo day. I absolutely had a brain freeze and just didn’t think to tell my oncologist (yes, I know — stupid of me) until Thursday evening. …Continue reading →

PhotoHunt: Addiction

I have one simple addiction that has haunted me my entire life . . . These are about 1/2 of my shelves. I own approximately 1500 books — greatly reduced and purged into those that I truly love. (When I moved cross country 16 years ago I mostly shipped 3000 books.) What can I say? I love books and I …Continue reading →

Photohunt: Covered

Here is our outside table, covered by our dog’s toys. (Occasionally, I take them, wash them, and dry them in the sun.) PhotoHunt

3 down!

Chemo #3 went just fine. No bad surprises. In fact, I mentioned earlier that I was worried because I had a blood draw about 10 days ago and the number was VERY low (2.5). The MA said that I’d likely have to do a course of Nulestra (which forces the bone marrow to produce white blood cells). I don’t want …Continue reading →

Feedback Please: Mehndi?

Now that I am seriously bald (there’s just a light shadow of hair . . . sort of a 5-o’clock thing) I’m strongly contemplating doing a mehndi tattoo. For those of you who don’t know, mehndi is a temporary process that uses henna to stain the skin, usually in intricate patterns. It’s from India, and is a part of their …Continue reading →

PhotoHunt: Vertical

From inside a burned out tree, at Willows Lodge (WA) Oct 2009. PhotoHunt

It’s been a GREAT week

Seriously, it’s been a great week. I worked full days, and even overtime (by 9 hours) and . . . best of all . . . I WORKED OUT every single day. I walked Sasha twice a day, for 15-20 mins each time. But that’s sort of baseline (at least on non-chemo days). I also got out my tapes and …Continue reading →

The Queen of Denial

The Queen of Denial is not me. Oh, I’ll joke about it occasionally, but really, I’m incredible perceptive and accurate in my assessments of myself and the world around me. The Queen of Denial is this woman: Dr. Desiree Pardi (the link takes you to the original story on the New York Times website). In a story full of horror …Continue reading →

PhotoHunt: Sweet

I am very much looking forward to May . . . when the sweet fragrance from this rose will once again fill my nose and surround me. PhotoHunt

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