Friday, February 26, 2010

Teen Updates

Oh, the world has spun around again! Miss Priss and Miss Engaged are now sworn enemies.

Frankly, I couldn't be happier. Miss E is bad news. And we don't need no stinkin' bad news at our house.

Subject switch: Our little Shih Tzu, Georgi, just had two discs removed Wednesday. She's a trooper and can already stand, but we make her lie back down. I can't tell you how horrible it is to hear your little pet screaming in agony. But, that should be relieved now - we just have to get through the surgery recovery process.

Back to first subject: Senior pics are being taken tomorrow - all outdoors. I am really looking forward to this. So is Miss Priss as her hair got dramatically more blonde yesterday. Oh, yes it did.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I don't have a thing to say that I can think of as my fingers are typing this. Then, I remember that I don't think I have posted about my favorite Christmas gift - the Kindle. Oh yeah, I am loving that thing.

Now, don't get me wrong. I am a book LOVER - yep, all "all caps" kind of book lover. I love how they feel, smell, and look. If I had my way, I would live in a library (really) - maybe a lighthouse-shaped library on the edge of a beautiful ocean, but we won't go down that path right now. BUT, (mmmhmmm the big "but" too) this Kindle is a reader's dream. I can carry approximately 1500 books in my hand.

And so many free ones! The classics are free... public domain and all. Oh, it is big fun.

Do you have one? Do you love it?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Saying the "C" Word

Well... found out I have melanoma, BUT, it's gonna be okay. My dermatologist called me and informed me the mole she removed was positive for melanoma and she was going to refer me to M.D. Anderson's Melanoma Department. If you don't live here, you probably don't know what hearing those words do to you. MD Anderson is the world's leading cancer facility - an amazing place, but when you hear you're being sent there, you think... yikes!

So, let me get to it. I happened (by the grace of God) to have been assigned to the world's leading melanoma specialists - this is no exaggeration. Until you go, you imagine a host of scary thoughts, but I went and it looks as if what I have is very manageable and was caught early.

I'll know more after next week. This gives him time to review the pathology slides, but on the initial visit, he said he didn't think I would need surgery and for a surgeon to tell you this is a GOOD thing. Whew.

This may change if the pathology indicates something he doesn't know, but I feel so much better! And I can say, "cancer," and not freak out.

So, that's that. One thing I know for sure is I really, really WANT to volunteer at MD Anderson - the place is AMAZING. I called to sign up for weekends, but they are booked with volunteers. I'm getting on the waiting list.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Tomorrow I face something scary. It's health-related and I don't want to give it life by talking about here yet. I am a FIRM believer in positivity, so after tomorrow, I might be able to tell a bit more.

Send me good vibes!

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