Thursday, April 26, 2012

This 'n That Thursday

Some survivor perspective:

  • I was diagnosed with breast cancer 133 days ago.
  • I completed 6 weeks of radiation 9 days ago.
  • After you hang up the phone and dry your tears, you are already a survivor.
  • The words "I have cancer" are actually empowering.
  • Not since the birth of my twins have I ever been more proud of my body.
  • My body has taken some abuse, and I am determined to treat it more kindly.
  • I am going to layer in a lot of more holistic therapies into my repertoire.
  • I am truly happy.
  • I am truly blessed and grateful.
  • I am most likely moving back home to Tennessee this year.
  • That adage about life being short is really true.
  • I will not live in a world of "should." 
  • We are all capable of living out our desires.
  • I have the most amazing family and friends.
  • Some of my friends live in my computer. I will meet them some day.
  • Today is going to be an awesome day.
  • Yesterday was an awesome day.  We celebrated.
  • I am so very blessed.
  • Go get a mammogram.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Hump Day Haiku

the older i get
the happier i become
i suffer no fools

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

The one where Augie asks his sister and his mother for fashion advice:

I have spared you the majority of the "conversation," but I hope you can get the gist of it all.  Poor boy. I wonder how long it will be before he does that again.
It takes a village.  
Or the females in your family.

Monday, April 23, 2012


Aquarius Daily Horoscope

Your ability to use strategy successfully is enhanced right now, dear Aquarius. A special someone can be quite ardent, and pleasingly so. Relations tend to run especially smoothly when you keep active together. Financial projects can get the green light today, a loan might go through. It's a good day for developing strategies for future security.

 Creativity: Good ~ Love: ~ Business: Excellent

Your ability to use strategy successfully is enhanced right now, dear Aquarius.  This is pretty much all I need to get me to my next place in life.  And an ardent special someone wouldn't be all that bad, either.  I went home last week to visit one of my brothers and his family.  Home is Franklin, Tennessee, and it is calling me back.  Sigh. 

Your horoscope is here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Doin' her Mama proud....
I cannot wait to go to her place for dinner.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Mercury Monday

Today's Aquarius Horoscope from Cafe Astrology

Mercury, the planet of communication, enters your communications sector today! This cycle lasts until May 9th and is simply excellent for coming up with new ideas, making contact with others, easy and pleasant communications, and any learning endeavor. You are especially alert and bright and will thoroughly enjoy both taking in information and relaying it.

 Creativity: Good ~ Love: Fair ~ Business: Good

It's kinda funny.  I don't feel so alert and bright this Monday morning.  But I am going to go with this whole thing.  Big, new things are a-brewing in Mental Mama Land.  Stay tuned....

How's yours?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

This 'n That Thursday

  • Peter Max posters.
  • Mary Quant.
  • OJ cans as hair rollers.
  • The Zodiak Killer.
  • Bonne Bell 1006.
  • Klackers.
  • 4 TV channels.
  • The milkman.
  • Earth shoes.
  • Ashtrays in doctors' offices.
  • Mercurochrome. With the wand.
  • Denim binders.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

We had a festive weekend here at the Mental Madhouse.
College babies were home.
We went shopping.
We ate.
We went to radiation.
We regressed and painted with toothpaste on mommy's mirror.
 We remembered:
And we reported back like we were told to:
Life is good.
Mama is blessed.

Monday, April 9, 2012

This is Good. Right?

Apr 9, 2012

Today's Horoscope for Aquarius

Some big upheaval in your career could take you by surprise, Aquarius, but it's apt to make a very positive difference to you. Your public standing and income could both skyrocket. Legal papers might be involved in some way. This could happen so suddenly that it has you in a daze, but try to remain focused and go with the flow. You won't want this opportunity to pass you by.

Upheaval, legal papers and daze are not words that I would normally call positive.  But this is a good one.  I think.  Right?

How's yours look?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

This 'n That Thursday

More things that may or may not be true:

  • I like the smell of skunk.
  • I have had a fondness for dog biscuits at some point in my life.
  • I love to iron.
  • I only cuss in French.
  • I have a dent in my head from a car accident.
  • I have rearranged the weigh-in schedule at Norwalk Hospital Radiology.
  • I would rather have jelly beans over chocolate.
  • I love cabbage and brussels sprouts.
  • I have never been to New Orleans.
Can you guess?  Go ahead and try.  I might even give you a prize.

Hump Day Haiku

i loved irony
and dreamt of rollercoasters
that was yesterday

Monday, April 2, 2012

Tuesday Text: Parentexting™

Just a little messing car shopping with my boy:
I think he actually believed me.
And since neither of us won the Mega Millions,
we were back at work bright and early Monday morning.
And there's always Powerball...

Monday Morning Tarot Card

This mess is all because I cannot find a decent horoscope for today.  I'm thinking I should just go back in my room and shut the door.Apr 2, 2012

GENERAL MEANING: Traditionally, the card known as the Hanged Man usually indicates a lack of ability to help oneself through independent action. This energy is arrested and awaiting judgment. With this card, there is no avenue for the will to regain control until the situation has passed.
This represents a good time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Only those who possess wisdom, patience and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience.
Ugh  What's your Tarot Card today?