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Thursday, November 30, 2006

Sometimes It's Good to Whine a Little

The itchy bumps on my back weren't really getting any better. They just sort of morphed into one itchy red blob on one side of my back, and one itchy red blob on the other side. Not only that, my my left breast was resembling one large red blob too.
So yesterday I finally complained to my doctor. I realized it's been two full weeks since I've seen him, and three weeks of dealing with this. Sheesh. They told me he was going on vacation, and they could see me Monday. I explained that I thought the medicine would clear things up and it really hadn't. It was getting any worse- but it wasn't getting better. The doctor called in a perscription cream for me, a very powerful one. I have to use it twice a day. Last night I took a nice bath and put the cream on. I woke up at 2 itchy (and let me tell you, these two AM wake ups are getting OLD) but after that I slept until 6. And this afternoon I must say, I HAVE BARE PATCHES OF SKIN!!! Wooooooo!!!!
It's so much less itchy too. I am finally on the mend.
I feel like celebrating. Good thing I am going to the hockey game tonight. :)

Monday, November 27, 2006


We went to Jason's cousin's house on Thursday. His cousin is Greek and his wife is from Lebanon. They have two boys. The wife made her first ever turkey, and it was very good. At first they decided it was underdone, so we had to make awkward conversation for another hour or so. Jason's sister was nice but didn't say a lot to me and his mom barely said two words to me. She did say it was nice to see me at the beginning, as did his dad. And she said goodbye to me with her back turned as she was doing the dishes. I suppose I should be greatful she wasn't openly hostle. They invited two of his cousin's collegues from China who were nice and one lady from their church who was a little intense but nice. The conversation was very... polite. I just kept clinging to the fact that the next day we would be with my family.
I spent the night at Jason's... that was definitely the highlight of that experience!
Friday we were with my family. What can I say... I love them to pieces. Ima had everything pretty well set, but Jason and I helped make the mashed potatoes and he helped Ima carve the turkey. We have the usual spread, turkey, mashed potatoes, green been casserole.... and an amaretto applesauce that is tradtion in our family that is to die for. We invited dad's friends Jim and Brian, mom's friend Linda, and my sister's friend Carrie. The conversation was very lively and enjoyable. We ate and ate and then everyone pitched in to clean up so Ima didn't have to lift a finger. We had pie and coffee and everyone had a lovely time. We got a couple of plates to take home. Jason and I stayed up til around midnight with me telling him stories from my childhood. I tended to leap first and think about the consequences later... I think he was amused. He saw the deck we used to jump off into the snow when we were growing up. It was fun. We set a date to celebrate Hanukkah as a family. Each person makes a wish list of small items, and a couple of big items. We draw names and that person has to get the person their big gift. Oh, and you can't get your SO. I'm excited. Jon and Kate decided not to do the big gifts since they just got married. But they will be there to celebrate and trade small gifts. I love this time of year.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

The Diagnosis

So my doctor told me I have an allergic reaction to something that came into contact with my skin. I don't know what- but it sure is itchy. He gave me Prednozone to take three times a day for four days, then two times a day for four days, then one time a day for four days. It does help with the itchies, and they appear to be healing. Fortunately, they appear to be healing slowly. And no new bumps since Friday! Whew.
I was starting to think I'd just turn into a big itchy bump.
As my sister's husband put it so fittingly today, "Now it's Jason's time to shine." He's been so sweet and caring while I've been so miserable. I'll be glad when all of this goes away. I spent a nice day today with my mom just resting and chatting. It was very nice.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


*Itch* *Itch* *Itch*
I'm SOOOO itchy! It seems I've broken out in hives and I don't know why. So far, they seem to be just on my upper half. Tonight I'm going to change the sheets, switch detergents, the whole bit. I don't know what happened. Yesterday I noticed a couple of itchy bumps around my bra and one on my tummy but I didn't think much of it. This morning, I have a couple of bumps under my chin and a patch on my side. And now I've discovered a patch right on my tail bone. So they appear to be spreading.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


Today is my birthday and Hannukah all rolled into one.
A female speaker of the House. Rummy finally resigned. The Dems took back the Maryland Governorship. It's rainy and crappy here, but as far as I'm concerned it's a beautiful day.
I'm a very competitve person, I hate to loose... so these past ten years as a die hard Dem have been so disappointing. And you know what I've discovered? My Republican friends (yeah, there are a couple) are just as sore when they loose. :)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

A Love Song

I don't get many things right the first time
In fact, I am told that a lot
Now I know all the wrong turns, the stumbles and falls
Brought me here

And where was I before the day
That I first saw your lovely face?
Now I see it everyday
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

What if I'd been born fifty years before you
In a house on a street where you lived?
Maybe I'd be outside as you passed on your bike
Would I know?

And in a white sea of eyes
I see one pair that I recognize
And I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you

Next door there's an old man who lived to his nineties
And one day passed away in his sleep
And his wife; she stayed for a couple of days
And passed away

I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong
That I know

That I am
I am
I am
The luckiest

The Luckiest by Ben Folds