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Family Drama

The past few days have been filled with family drama and many phone calls. K’s father had hip replacement surgery on the 9th. He was released from the hospital and sent to a rehab center. His heart rate increased and his blood pressure was low so his father was sent back to the emergency room. Tests were run and his father was put on a new medication. He seems to be doing better. The hospital wants to send his father to a nursing home when he is discharged. His father doesn’t want to be in a nursing home. No one can explain why he can’t go back to the rehab center. The insurance doesn’t pay for home health care. K’s brothers can’t afford to pay for the home health care. Guess who will probably end up paying for it?

K is working in Missouri. His sil was putting pressure on him to fly to Durango. She doesn’t understand what it is like to hold a high profile professional job. She has never worked for a large corporation and has never left Durango. She doesn’t understand the complexities of the corporate world when dealing with demanding clients and $30 million contracts. K feels guilty about not being there. I told him not to feel guilty. It’s not a life or death situation. Besides, he needs to keep his job because nobody else in the family can afford to financially subsidize his parents.

Looks like we will be heading to Durango for a long weekend when K gets back from Missouri. I’ve dreaded going for visits ever since K’s brother, who lives in Durango, assaulted me at K’s law school graduation. The bil has never apologized and we have not spoken or been in each other’s presence since the incident. The bil blames me for the assault. I did talk to the sil on the last visit. I’m not fond of her at all. She works in a doctor’s office but acts like she is running the Mayo Clinic. She’s pushy and thinks she knows what best for everyone. I have to bite my tongue so I don’t call her a bitch. The last thing I want to do is drive seven hours to Durango to spend a long weekend in small town trying to avoid the bil and sil. But I’ll do it for my man because I love him.

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All Clear For Now!

I’m cancer free for now. The CT scan, chest X-ray and blood work show no signs of cancer. It’s been twenty-one months since I completed treatment. I think I’ll buy a new pair of shoes to celebrate.

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Will It Ever Stop?

There’s a power outage in the data center that houses the servers for the applications I test. Consequently, I have nothing to do until the power is restored. Unfortunately, Chatty Cathy (CC) is in a very chatty mood today. He has been in my office off and on for the last hour or so. CC has talked about his favorite book, the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arhcimedes, his wife, and his purchase of Guitar Hero last night. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. I wish he would shut up and leave me alone. I want download CDs to my IPOD.

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Obama’s Health Care Speech

First of all, I’ll leave the political analysis of the speech to those who can articulate their points better than I am able to do. There are plenty of bloggers who fall into this category. I usually agree with Angry Black Bitch’s political analysis so head over to her blog later today and read her take on Obama’s speech.

Here are my observations:

Michelle Obama looked great. I think she is an awesome First Lady.

Hillary looked good too. I wish she would wear a dress or skirt. Why doesn’t she seek wardrobe help from Donna Karan or Diane Von Furstenburg? She always looks so mannish.

Why do we have to watch fifteen minutes of politicians greeting each other? Sit down and shut up so the speech can start.

I like seeing Obama get a standing ovation but do we need one every five sentences?

I’m sure the Republicans will continue to spread rumors and lies in the next few days. They are like a bunch of bitchy queens spreading rumors and lies. I like to beat their bitchy asses (I’m not advocating violence. This is merely a figure of speech).

If health care reform is not passed the health care benefits of both houses of Congress should be taken away. Let’s see how they like getting sick without insurance.

Who were to people not clapping? My guess is they were the Republicunts.

Obama can give a great speech. He is a great orator unlike his predecessor.

Stop texting when the leader of our country is speaking. You’re an idiot if you don’t think the press will catch you.

After listening to the Republican rebuttal I wondered if we heard the same speech. Don’t write a rebuttal before you hear the speech.

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That Time Again!

I had a CT scan and lung X-ray this morning. I’m amazed at how quickly the last six months flew by. I’ll see my oncologist on Wednesday afternoon. Hopefully, I’ll still be cancer free.

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Hatred At Its Best

I have to admit that I have prayed for someone to die. You may be shocked by that revelation so I need to explain the situation. Back in the early eighties during the first stage of the AIDS epidemic I had a friend who became suddenly very sick with anusual and painful illness. Charles was in the ICU at Parkland Hospital. He was diagnosed with toxoplasmosis and encephalitis. The doctor said there was no hope for survival when he slipped into a coma. If he did survive he would probably be severely brain damaged. I prayed for Charles to die so that his agony would end.

Today I was reading that there are three preachers praying for Barack Obama to die. This is severely appalling and disturbing. Praying for a healthy and active man to die is hatred at its best. I am shocked that they are publicly announcing their prayer campaigns. This is sick and wrong on so many levels. It’s time to fight fire with fire. I think I will start praying for them to die. I’ve done it for a friend. Why not do it for someone I despise?

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Au Revoir, Warren

Warren over at The View on Superior has stopped blogging. I feel sad. Even though we never met in person I feel like I lost a friend. I enjoyed reading his posts. He seems to have a wonderful life and a loving husband. I will miss reading Warren’s posts. I wish Warren and Steve the best that life has to offer.

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Ferdinand

Ferdinand, our cat, has become the darling of the neighborhood. Many neighbors have told us they love him because he is so friendly. Some feed him. Others let him into their houses where he will take a nap. I stop counting the number of neighbors who have called (the tag on his collar has his name and our phone number) to tell us he is at their house. Ferdinand always comes home. One neighbor had her gardener drop him off at our house because she was afraid he was lost. Another neighbor called last Friday to tell use she had put Ferdinand in her laundry room with food, water and a bed before she left for the Jackson Brown concert. When I called her on her cell phone she told me she was afraid the foxes that live on the grounds of the Phipps Mansion across the street from her house would have him for dinner. She didn’t think Ferdinand would make it home (three streets away). After the concert she drove Ferdinand home and dropped him off in the driveway. I’m not worried about Ferdinand when he doesn’t come home at night. He’s probably having a sleep over at a neighbor’s house.

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