Friday, November 29, 2013
I'm forty-two and I finally know one thing for sure by now about Peanuts. Woodstock is a little yellow Mr. Bean and I still giggle when I see him on screen. I hope it doesn't take another forty years to resolve my issues with Miss Piggy and how poorly she treats Kermit.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I call the nearest hospital E.R.s and find where his Dad is. He has been admitted. I reach his Mother in the room and we talk. When I give this boy the message his relief is so great. All he wanted is to know. That's it.
Not knowing is a terrible state of being. In many many ways.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
For those of you that know my parents, well you know how fantastically wonderful of a cook my Mother is and my Dad ain't too shabby. Well this week we got some news about my Mom's health that is going to change the diet in their house and I am excited about how excited my Mom is to have an opportunity to make things better. So she can get better.
My Mom is going vegetarian. Go ahead, sit down, have a drink, do what you have to do. She is going to the U of U Wednesday for an Angiogram and possibly a stint for a blockage in her heart. But the biggest and most hands on action she is taking is tackling diet. Over the last couple of days she has been going through my vegan/vegetarian cookbooks getting recipes for meals she never thought possible. But what has been really invaluable is the book Eat to Live by Dr. Fuhrman. If any of you have had an actual conversation with me, you know how much I love this book and what struck me last night was my Mom saying how she had "seen how much it had worked for me."
I want my Mom around forever. In fact I have given her specific instructions to never die. I also realize how ridiculous such an order is. Yet I am hopeful. Hopeful that my Dad will be on the Healthy Food Team because he will do whatever it takes. Hopeful that my Mom finding more and more healthful eating options as FUN and tasty options will make this transition less of a challenge. Hopeful that doing this as a family, will keep us a family.
My Mom called me tonight to ask a cooking question. I hope that happens every night.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
So here is my review: If you are looking for some of the best acting, desperate and bare dialogue that makes you pity the human condition this is your film.
Just do it with someone you aren't afraid to show your ugly cry.
Friday, November 1, 2013
All Saints Day. Or the day all the ghoulsies and goblinsies are coming down from their sugar high. But for me, today is the 2 year anniversary of my surgery to have the big bad Cancer removed from my body. Two years. I'm sure some people might think it silly, and a bit unnecessary to keep on about this date or that, but not me. See, I'm still here. Some don't get that luxury. I'm not pretending it is a princess party every day, there are still complications. But life is full of complications and I'm grateful for the chance to endure them.
Here's to more anniversaries. All around.