Saturday, October 30, 2010

Have a Terrible Sore Throat, Ugh!

I've been trying to be so good, with washing my hands and all, but I've been taking the subway and that's probably where I got this damn bug.  I hate sore throats - you never know where they'll lead.  Occasionally, my will lead to bronchitis, which scares me to death, especially since I'm a lung cancer survivor and any illness of my respiratory system makes me nervous because of my weak lung.  When I was 45, I was diagnosed with stage 3b, 4 being terminal.  Yep, one stage below terminal.  With super doctors and mega-aggressive treatment, I am here to talk about it 13 years later!  Wow, sometimes it's so mind-blowing to realize I survived that nasty disease - I truly am grateful for the last 13 years and know that I am a very lucky lady.  The survival rates for lung cancer are somewhere around 14%, which are grim statistics.  If you smoke, please consider drastically cutting down or quitting.  I know it's very difficult, but please understand you can have it and not even know it for years.  Don't mean to scare the hell out of anyone, but it's a serious subject.  I had radiation, chemo, lobectomy, and more chemo.  Thank you doctors for my life!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Warm Day Here in Cal-e-for-nea (as our Governor would say!)

Warm and beaut-e-ful day here in Cal-E-for-nea.  For some reason, that really irks me - I mean really - can't the guy learn to say "California" correctly??  It's been 4 years already!  Geez!  I wanted to support Meg in the beginning, but now I'm not so sure.  But Jerry Brown???  Well, she's made herself look bad with the Nanny firing and her wishy-washy back and forth stances, but you have to remember she's new to this, and when you say something, it sticks lady!  Too bad, I really thought California might have a chance still with the eBay ex-exec.  She definitely made some good dough-re-me at eBay! 

One of our court reporting agencies we use at work brought a big bucket of Halloween candy right before lunch.  I ate way too much!!  Then had a cup of Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Soup (try it if you haven't; or try the Roasted Red Pepper Tomato Soup -fabulous!), and then more candy, then more candy, then a lot of bubble gum....yuk.  I could launch myself to Australia and back if need be with the extra fuel I'm packing, if you get my drift.  Sorry.  I'll try to be polite. 

I guess you'd like to see a pic of Pea-Nuttery.  I'm gonna go look for one now.  Later. 

Here she is - rather here's her cute little face.  She loves to burrow.  She's a fat little Chihuahua!  My Little Pea-Nuttery - I lover her so much! 


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

That's Gabriel, my son (aka Vacuuming Fool!) helping me clean my apartment before we move. You can't see it, but he is sitting on a coaster with wheels. If you look closely, you'll see the vacuum is hanging over his shoulder with a ripped piece of fabric. I had to document this event. Also check out the blurrrrrrrrr of the vacuum wand.