Thursday, March 20, 2014

Hello Spring

Today marks the first of spring! I feel like Snoopy jumping around doing his happy dance!

Spring reminds me of…
baby animals
fresh cut grass
Bradford pear blooms

What comes to your mind about spring? Share in the comments!

Enjoy the sunshine my friends.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Saying Goodbye

Mortality has hit me in the face. I know we are born, live and die. Its a fact of life. But when it happens with your family, things change.

Lt's mother has been in the hospital the last three days. I don't want to go into details but it just feels everything is conspiring against her.

We have kept up the vigil, Lt and I. Thankful it is Spring Break so I can be here for him. It is hard to see this wonderful man struggle to watch his mother fight for her life. I feel so helpless. But I will say it is also rewarding to see his friends and family rallying around him, supporting and loving him.

We must learn to embrace life, find joy and gratitude in everything, and love fiercely. Lt and I have grown closer and continue to cleave to each other.

Please say a prayer for our family. Lt's mom has lived a full 87 years. She has raised a wonderful, thoughtful, and funny man. He takes after her so much. She was an activist in her community, a smart funny woman with a lot of sass and spunk. We would do well to learn from this woman.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Vanity…Table for One

I have come to the conclusion I am vain. I never really thought I was. Yeah, I've looked in the mirror and some days I think I look good, others bad. But I never thought I would be vain enough to have to remove spots/things to make myself "look" better.

I have this spot, large to me, on the side of my face. Doctor said it is an overgrowth of an oil glad. Yay! Not cancer! It has been bothering me so I took the plunge. I went to my plastic surgeon. Now don't get excited. He removed a nodule from my hand, I have not had real plastic surgery. I am o' natural!

I pulled up my big girl panties and went on ahead and had the doctor remove it.  I did it all by myself with no sister or Lt to hold my hand. Talk about being brave!

So here are my pictures of my spot, marking for removal and after surgery.

I am doing ok. About 10 stitches under the skin. Pain level is doable, but occasionally… It has only been two days, but I can't wait to see what it looks like in 2 weeks! Vanity does have a price. I will take this little pain, but could I take bigger pain for other procedures because of my vanity? Right now the answer is no. But there are a few things I wouldn't mind changing!