Thursday, January 29, 2009


Bored with not being able to do anything. Economy sucks so don't want to spend unnecessary money. Haven't been given the okay to drive yet anyway and doubt that I could talk spouse into window shopping junket. He is busy coping with yesterday's snowfall. I can't even shovel - ha! Guess I'll get out of my pajamas and act like a living, breathing human being. I am so much better off than so many that it's hard to pull too much of a "poor me" pity party.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Went to doctor's office today to have my dressing changed and got to see Friday's incision for the first time. It's huge! About three times bigger than the mastectomy ones. It's kind of curved, also, so I'm going to tell everyone I was bitten by a shark. Currently reading, She Got Up Off the Couch so somewhat enamoured with an overactive imagination.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Catching Up

Had surgery on just my left breast Friday. Doctor wanted them to appear closer in size and the right breast had tightened quite a bit during radiation. So I spent Friday night at the hospital for observation and came home late Saturday morning. Have to sleep sitting up which is kind of a pain but at least didn't have any drains this time. Can't say enough good things about the staff at Providence Hospital. They are the best.

Two of the blogs I read have lost dogs in the past week. It is so sad and one of them, a Great Dane, was just three and a half but succumbed to cancer. I think the other had lived a long life but it's always hard to lose a four legged member of the family.

Nothing else to report as I am housebound at the moment. I guess the bloggie nominees are out so go vote for your favorites

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Ace Is The Place

Ah, the exciting life I lead. Today we're going to Ace Hardware. For some reason we've abandoned Home Depot in favor of Ace. Must have gone there at least a half dozen times in December. I finally broke down and joined their frequent buyer's club or whatever its called and now am regretting that I didn't earlier because I obviously missed getting credit for all those December purchases. Even though Ace is a national chain, it is smaller and has a cozier atmosphere, plus the staff frequently comes up to you and asks if they can be of assistance (gasp!).

I hang bird feeders and usually attract nuthatches and chickadees with an occasional junco. Yesterday, six Steller's jays showed up and freeloaded handfuls of peanuts. Today, not a one but we had about a kajillion red polls show up so I guess its a tradeoff. (Oh sure, just looked out the kitchen window and there was a jay at the water dish. Make a liar out of me, will you?)

Although this blog serves no apparent purpose I would like to point you to one of the funniest entries I've read in a while concerning a sick computer:


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Odds and Ends

Please send positive thoughts and prayers to Amy Storch at Her father will be undergoing heart surgery this Friday.

Miss Britt has an unbiased approach to today's inauguration. Quick reading and non-partisan.

If you're looking for a fun read, try Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich. It's one of her "between the numbers" novels.

I have appointments so will be heading off to the big city. Have a great day, everyone.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Can This Be True?

In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend=2 0themselves were rounded up and exterminated


China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Guatemala e stablished gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.


Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.


It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Aus tralia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:

Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent

Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent

Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

In the state of V ictoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!

It will never happen here? I bet the Aussies said that too!

While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

Guns in the hand s of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind him of this history lesson.

With Guns............We Are 'Citizens'. Without Them.........We Are 'Subjects'.

During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl Harbor had attended Harvard U 1919-1921 & was Naval Attaché© to the U. S. 1925-28. Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor & our Army had been deprived of funding & was ill prepared to defend the country.

It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U. S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U. S. & knew that almost all households had guns.

If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all your friends


Painting Chef's grandmother died. I am so very sorry for her loss.

Another blogger, Somewhere on the Masthead, was let go from his job. He is a terrific storyteller. I am hoping this seemingly bad turn of events will turn into a positive impetus for him.

A "soundoff" in the Seattle P.I. indicated that creationists or "intelligent design" believers can't stand the thought that we exist by accident. Here is one of my many justifications for there being a Creator: I used to wonder why polar bears and penguins did not co-exist on the North and South Poles. Weren't the living conditions virtually the same? Then I saw the movie, March of the Penguins and the answer was glaringly obvious. Those poor penguins stay land bound for months while hatching eggs and raising their chicks. Could you imagine the slaughter if just one polar bear happened upon them? Why would they be on opposite ends of the earth if God had not planned this? If they evolved, doesn't it seem logical that both species would have gravitated to both poles? Of course, then there would be no penguins to necessitate this question.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thought for the Day

I strongly believe that if you want life, you must be willing to go through all of it.

Read on a breast cancer survivor's site.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Giving In

I've been reading other people's blogs for years. I never had any desire to create my own, primarily because my life is so dull and ordinary that no one would want to read it. Then I got breast cancer and people who know me actually want to hear how I am. Because I am as lazy as a living, breathing entity can be I decided that pointing them to a blog for updates will be easier that sending e-mails, even if I sent one to a group. Of course I finished chemo in 2007, had surgery a year ago and my last radiation in spring of 2008, so there's not really much to update in that regard. Maybe its caused me to become introspective or just that I want to leave a piece of me behind for posterity (no kids, but that's another entry for another day)

We'll see if I can keep it up.