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Aug 1, 2020 07:59AM
Aug 1, 2020 07:59AM
Good Morning, Loungettes!Happy Saturday! Sadie and I are getting up to a lovely, sunny, comfortable day. Not sure yet what I'm going to do today, but I will make myself do something outside the house, even if only puttering in the gardens. Going to take the second cup of coffee onto the deck, that's for sure. Sadie says Hi! To everyone.
Goldie--Thank you for the kind words. I hope the cramping doesn't come back. Hope you had fun doing the Salsa thing!
Librarian--ah, to be going to the mountains, what luxury! Enjoy your trip and your time with your girlfriends.
Jazzy--praying the MRI can happen very soon and gets the same report at the other scans!
Cammy Cat--OK, now that you read every word, make sure you DO every word! I like Frank Sinatra's My Way, too. Lovely song. And yes, you do deserve the treats Dan gives you, and you deserve to go a little crazy with them and get fun, stupid stuff!
Jazzy--great advice about setting up things for Mom when she needs them rather than doing them myself. I really hope Mom gets intoa senior living center, she's very social and would make friends very quickly, and probably even end up helping take care of some of the less able people she finds as long as she is able to drive and shop and such.
Illi--that taco looks good, the semi-frozen margarita even better! After all this time of quarantine and isolation, social distancing is the way to go, and it's time to start seeing people again before we all start going absolutely mad! In my mind a part of social distancing is controlling how many people and how often I visit. But that's just my thinking. The virus won't be going away, and social distancing keeps the new cases coming in at a manageable rate, and that's the purpose, to keep the case rate within the ability of the local hospitals to manage, and to keep it out of nursing homes and the like. We, as a nation, need to find that balance of protecting the vulnerable, keeping the infection rate at a manageable level, and still living our lives and making our livings.
Cammy Cat--good girl, getting the stuff to take care of yourself.Now make sure you USE it all!
Chi--so sorry to hear about your mentor's passing. I'm glad he could have his family with him at the end. The plaque insertion sounds like a horrible procedure; I hope that's just my imagination running away with me. How effective is the treatment, if you don't mind my asking? Wow, it sounds like you got to taste a lot of nice wines at the dinner! Such fun!
Minus--are you trying to insert a picture or an article? If it's an article, try going to the article site, copying the address and pasting that into the post, that usually creates a link.
Jazzy--I can't imagine the stress of getting MRIs and the attendant biopsies every year, or even every fewyears. I pray you can be cleared and sent on your way, too!
Minus--that article sounds really interesting! Can you type the title and the name of the place it's published? Maybe I can search for it and help you get it posted.
Chi--your boss sounds like a very kind and generous man. The world is lessened by his death.
1 oz / 25 ml Belvedere Vodka
1 oz / 25 ml Italicus
1 oz / 25 ml Lemon Juice
0.5 oz / 10 ml Egg White
Dry shake then wet shake all ingredients and fine strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with star anise.
Italicus is a Rosolio, an Italian liqueur made with rose petals dating back to the 15th century. Made at a family-owned distillery in Moncalieri, Torino, it begins with bergamot from the Calabrian region and cedro from Sicilia. The two ingredients undergo the sfumatura process – a traditional technique for manually extracting essential oils – before being blended with a neutral Italian spirit. After this, Roman chamomile from Lazio, lavender, gentian, yellow roses and melissa balm from Northern Italy are macerated together for several days before being added.
"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde
3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right
3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left
4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole)
8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left
6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap