Monday, July 21, 2008

Monday Morning Pictures

New Dad Enrico takes the night shift. New person Eleanor looks like a medieval pope, and also acts like one on occasion. Count me among those converted for the sake of her soul.

Ricola: Breakfast of Champions.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Panza Monologues Hit LA

Congratulations to Vicki of San Antonio. A show she co-authored with Irma Mayorga is headed to LA in early August. This I discovered through the show's facebook site. Too bad Aaron ("button") can't see it. In case you were looking for the corner of Nepanzla and Panza Positive Politics in San Antonio, the site has a link to the google map! Let's hope Los Angeles treats Ms. Grise well. She deserves it. We hope the show doesn't ... uh... flop. Get it? Flop?

As for me, I'm one day away from ending my temporary temporary bachelorhood. Lola gets back late tomorrow night, and when we return from the Airport in Denver, the in-laws will be here. We will see our regular doctor and Friday and begin discussing where to go from here. Thanks in advance for your well-wishes.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Little Beauties

Swallowtail Butterflies are all over the place this summer. This one let me take its picture while it dried the dew off of its wings one morning.

Lettuce in our frame. Spinach, cilantro, and dill, too.


These are longhorn cattle on their way to the rodeo. There's a cattle drive down Tejon street every year. This is my favorite part, when they're first on their way out of the parking lot of the hippie deli next to my work.

I'm trying to focus on the little beauties this week, since I talked to my doctor. I tried to talk to as many of you as I could before I posted this, since news from my doctors is a little upsetting.

It seems that while my friends Jerry's Kids are not growing or moving, they are awake. My bone and ct scans were as good as could be expected- in fact, the bone scan was better than any I've had in recent years. However, the PET scan showed some intense metabolic activity, which shows that my current chemo is no longer working. I have to go on a month long chemo holiday, and then start a new chemo. I'm back at square one.

You want to know something? Xanax helps.

But it also helps to have you lovely people in my life- my parents and sisters have been here, and my in-laws are here right now, watching goofy tv with me.

Also, massive longhorn butts are a cure-all for the blues!

Wanna see mine?