Regardless of the situation, no matter how hopeless the outcome may be, I will never quit, and I will never back down. I have become the wolf.

Posts tagged ‘vacation’

Taking time to enjoy my life, my way.


I’ve been spending a lot of time recently thinking about our vacations and how we love to sight see and take in the points of interest wherever we go.  Then I thought, I live near Detroit, one of the most interesting places that I’ve heard of.  So I did some research.  So far I have found 70 places in and around the city of Detroit that I want to visit.  I’m sure I’ll find more as I do more research.  I have a lifetime to do it so why not.  Some of the places I’ve been to before, but without photo’s so gotta do it again 🙂 . I’ve been chronicling our journey to the sights of Detroit on my “Things to do in 2014” page.  We have spent time the past two weeks visiting the start of the list.  It’s fun exploring your own city.  Just researching everything was so interesting. So, if you want, check out my page, leave a comment to let me know you were there.

I can’t believe I can’t write


Every time I sit down to put my thoughts to screen (can’t say paper anymore) I find other things to do.  I have turned into a first-rate procrastinator.  Although I have been busy lately, trying to get the basement organized is a lot of work.

I do think I’m coming down with some variation of the Epstein Barr virus.  I’m sleeping constantly, have no appetite and am generally lethargic.  I even fell asleep in a restaurant Sunday.  Like some drunk in the corner, snoring away.  How embarrassing, and I was only drinking  iced tea.

Had to get another root canal yesterday.  These things suck.  Now I have to wait weeks for the crown to come in.  I have to be careful of everything I eat till I get the crown.  I don’t want to lose what’s left of the tooth.

Michigan is into a “just kidding” phase in the weather.  The sun is shining and the sky is a brilliant blue, but it is frigid cold outside.  Looks tropical, feels arctic.

So until I get my writing muse back, I’m sending you photo’s of our vacation.  Hope you enjoy them.

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Seven days in the hospital makes one weak….


Tuesday before last  I went in for my normal chemo.  I felt like dog poop and probably looked almost as attractive as I felt.  My  oncologist took one look at me and told me that we were  skipping chemo and going directly into a hospital bed.  I was so dehydrated from vomiting that I could barely stand up.  So, I spent seven days in.  I don’t remember much about it, I slept a lot and the pain meds always help.  So now I’m home and getting ready for the Holidays.

I have a question.  I was watching one of my cooking shows the other day and the theme was Holiday.  This is the show where four chefs are given “mystery baskets” and have to use all ingredients in a dish.  By process of elimination they determine a winner.  If the theme is Holiday, who’s to say the chef’s had to do December themed Holiday food.  I would have gone totally off the cliff and done Easter or Halloween.  They did not specify which holiday or what month that holiday had to fall in.

The great news by far this month, the rockingest news is that Joe and I have just signed up for a ten-day cruise. I can’t believe it. After we missed our trip to Ireland due to his knee, We were so lucky to get last-minute air fare and cruise prices. The ship leaves out of Miami on Monday, Yep, two days. Good think I know how to pack. I’ve set everything out and just have to put 1/2 of it back.

OK, I put back half and I still have a ton too much.  10 days is a lot of ground to cover.  Got to make sure I pack a hat and sunscreen.  I have my white masks and my tea tree oil  mix for the flight and the crowded areas on the ship.  I’m determined not to get sick again.

This is so exciting, I think we’ve only been to two of these ports so we get new places to explore.  We leave out of Miami, then Nassau, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel then back to Miami.  The temperature is between 76 and 84 but I’m still taking sweaters and warm clothes.  I get cold so easily, but I’m getting smarter.  Lots of leggings to wear under dresses with boots and my strappy stiletto heels.

So if you are looking for us between the 10th and the 21st, don’t bother. We will be cruising Mexico, drinking rum punches and howling at the moon. Senior Frogs, look out. I wonder how many we can hit this year.  I’m glad there won’t be as much walking as there would have been in Ireland.

I’m so glad I worked so hard to finish mom’s room before Thanksgiving.  She’s coming down to stay with the house and MIL and Oscar.  Everything just fell into place to create the perfect vacation timing.

I’m off to shed more clothes from the “pack me” pile.  Have a great night all.  I doubt I’ll sleep much.

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