Happy New Year

We spent the day hanging out at the house, mostly watching The Gilmore Girls.  We went to bed at 10:00 and ended up staying awake talking until after midnight.  We were there, in the dark, whispering so as not to wake the baby, and saying… woo hoo! as we heard the fireworks go off somewhereContinue reading “Happy New Year”

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Merry Sickmas!!

Yes, it’s true… we have a house full o’ sick people here.  Thankfully Karen and I have so far successfully avoided it, but Sebastian, followed by Mary and Martin, have been sick.  Sebastian (who started with it) seems to have broken his fever, but Mary and Martin are both running some decent temps.  We openedContinue reading “Merry Sickmas!!”

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Two Weeks In England

Since I’ve been super remiss about posting here on the blog about our adventures in England, I thought I’d do a bit o’ recap of the highlights from the last couple of weeks…. Arrived, fussed over the little boy, dealt with the whole shot thing by ending up going to Manchester by train to meetContinue reading “Two Weeks In England”

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A Peaceful Moment

This is something I wrote on the plane ride over to the U.K. a couple of weeks ago.  Tried to post it when we landed and couldn’t, then with all the business of getting here and such I forgot about it, until today.  I re-read it, liked it a lot, and so am posting itContinue reading “A Peaceful Moment”

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Maintaining

Getting the maintenance phase of this all worked out is… happening.  Had to go in again today (had the CBC yesterday) for another blood test (one of my liver function tests were high from last week and my doc, who is the hospital doc this week, didn’t get it ordered before we went in yesterday).Continue reading “Maintaining”

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Day 15

It’s been a few days since I posted anything.  Not much happening around here, for me anyway.  Just laying on the couch being sort of tired as my numbers are down.  Blood draw tomorrow.  Here’s hoping the neupogen has done it’s job (had to get three more shots, for a total of 11… the lastContinue reading “Day 15”

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Back In

Well folks…. I’m back in. Spiked a fever and had to come in for antibiotics. My counts are very low… So the plan… I have to be here until my counts reach a certain level. Until then I’m here, on antibiotics every six hours…. And constant saline. We are hoping not too long, but it’sContinue reading “Back In”

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Winging Her Way to England

Mom got here yesterday and then took Karen to the airport this morning. I didn’t blog yesterday… I haven’t been feeling that well.  Probably a combo of things… I’m stressed about Karen leaving, and I have been running a low grade fever on and off since yesterday.  We contacted the powers that be at oncologyContinue reading “Winging Her Way to England”

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The Eye

The Eye, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Thought I’d randomly post a photo I took in London in May. The London Eye is a photographers dream. Interesting structure, loads of different perspectives, and it’s situated in a fantastic spot. We’ve been home now for almost a month. I’m missing traveling this morning. Feeling nostalgic about ourContinue reading “The Eye”

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What’s In Your Wallet

I was cleaning out my wallet today and sharing what I’d cleaned out with my work com padres. I recently “moved” into a smaller wallet so as to avoid the Castanza wallet syndrome. You know the Castanza wallet syndrome… an enormously huge and fatty wallet that is so big, holding all cards and receipts you’veContinue reading “What’s In Your Wallet”

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How to Travel in Style

Here’s the deal… when a person travels even occasionally, enough to have done it a few times and get a routine down, you… well… get a routine down. Ours goes something like this… paperwork readily available, backpack stocked with headphones, movies, laptop, ipods, and reading material, stop just before security but after you check yourContinue reading “How to Travel in Style”

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Looking Over Lancaster

Looking Over Lancaster, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. I’m going to sign off now from the United Kingdom. This, the final view I’m leaving you with from our time here, was taken from up by the Ashton Memorial looking out over Lancaster. You can see the River Lune, the Lancaster Castle, and Morecambe Bay in thisContinue reading “Looking Over Lancaster”

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Lancaster Canal

Lancaster Canal, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The canal runs through the town and for miles beyond. It’s a significant waterway and is used by a large population of people who live on their boats. The walk along the canal is lovely and the boats that pass are way cool.

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Ashton Memorial

Ashton Memorial, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. We walked from the Castle and Priory on one hill through downtown to the Ashton Memorial and butterfly house on another. There’s a fantastic view of the city, Morecambe Bay, and the surrounding countryside from up there. We went into the butterfly house, the small beast house, the smallContinue reading “Ashton Memorial”

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Walking in Lancaster

Walking in Lancaster, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. We took a walk around Lancaster a couple of days ago. This was taken in the downtown part of the city as we left the castle priory behind us on the hill and walked through town.

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Lancaster Priory

Lancaster Priory, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Here we are on the eve of our return to the states. I’ve just finished uploading all of our photos from our two week sojourn in the United Kingdom. We took nearly 2000 photos. Insane, I know. These last few I’m posting today were taken in and around Lancaster.Continue reading “Lancaster Priory”

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