Friday, September 21, 2007

Roses, Bengals and Love

I have allergies, we think... that seem to have progress into some kind of lovely sinus infection OR it could be a "common cold". Either way my week has progressed from sore throat to barely able to breathe and sleeping for hours on end.

So my wonderful guy bought me a dozen roses last night - "SURPRISE: I love you, your week has sucked, Feel better!"

So how long do you think those roses lasted on the dining room table?

Until approximately 10:30AM this morning. Almost 12 hours upright - it's a new BENGAL record. I'll let the pictures tell the rest of the story while I go find another box of tissues...LiveSTRONG!

My roses - PRE-Wallace...

This was the moment before the vase fell over...

Moved to the safety of the kitchen....eleven roses

Wallace & Grommette in some quieter moments....

PRESENTING: Cypress Bengals Wallace (Silvertail) ...

PRESENTING: Ms. Grommette (Silvertail)...

Beautiful Bengals and their all ours!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Checking IN...

I wanted to wait and do a post after I had downloaded some recent pictures I have taken of Wallace & Grommette but after a week of, "when I download the pictures.." I realized I had better post SOMETHING or else risk all my friends and fellow bloggers assuming my site is dead in the water....So here I am checking in.


The first week of September I was caught up in finishing up the last minute work on a volunteer design job that I did for the Ulman Cancer Fund's 10-THE EVENT Weekend. I helped them design the event's bike jersey. Now it is at the printer and we just have to wait for it to come back. It's a classic jersey design and they should be happy with the final product. I love seeing finished work come back from the printer and I was happy to help them out with the project.


Well after two months of hoping the pain would go away in my right shoulder and arm, I finally went to my Orthopedic Doc and was x-rayed and diagnosed with some rotator cuff issues. A month of Physical Therapy has been ordered and I am mid-way though it. The pain is less and less every day and the pain doesn't interfere with my running, just swimming and biking - so there hasn't been much of that.

In other Dr related stuff, I have my 4 month follow-up with my Oncology Doc. Nothing remarkable to note and I have graduated to 6 MONTH FOLLOW-UPS! WAHOOO!!

Tomorrow is my annual PAP and MAMOGRAM with the OB/GYN, so after that, I should only have a 6 month follow-up with the Dermatology Dr. and I should be free and clear of Dr Visits for another 6 months.

You couldn't even begin to understand how nice it is to ONLY see your Doctors 2x a year. It is it's own little slice of Heaven!

When is the last time YOU saw your Primary Dr for an annual physical?? Best Cure is PREVENTION!!!!!!!!!


Well my little running group is half-way through the program! The race (10-THE RACE 5k) is just six weeks away and everybody is doing well and making progress. We had a little 12 minute Time Trial last night at our workout and things are looking good. I have been *Ms. Organized Coordinator* these past 2 weeks and the finisher medals are being made, the T-shirts are on their way, the water bottle orders are at Specialized and the Race Entries have been filled out. It's coming together!!


It's Going...just six weekend to Marine Corps Marathon... Just 3 weeks until the Army Ten Miler. The Army Ten Miler will tell me all I need to know about how the Marathon is going to go. My goals for Race Day have gone from a new marathon PR (personal record) to simply finishing and enjoying the day!

Life Changes from Moment to Moment...You got to roll with it Baby! Come back, I have some great pictures of Wallace & Grommette and some late season roses to share with you! I promise to get to it by this weekend!

Hope you are all doing well and Living STRONG!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

What Mythological Creature Are You?

You Are a Mermaid

You are a total daydreamer, and people tend to think you're flakier than you actually are. While your head is often in the clouds, you'll always come back to earth to help someone in need.

Beyond being a caring person, you are also very intelligent and rational. You understand the connections of the universe better than almost anyone else.