Wednesday, October 31, 2007


October 30, 2007 was a life-changing day. It was the anniversary of my two-year journey as a library manager. More significantly, it was the day my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. We don't have specifics yet, and we are doing more testing to see the extent of the cancer. With 21st century medicine and treatment options, there is hope. There is always hope.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday with Maisy

Today was tense. I was waiting at work all day for the prognosis. No call. I flinched every time the phone rang. I called the hospital numerous times and stopped by Mom's room twice. I checked out this darling picture book and read Mom a bedtime story. It's a new release called Maisy Goes to the Hospital by Lucy Cousins. In the story, Maisy breaks her right leg (Mom's right leg had the clot).

I think she enjoyed the bedtime story, except she turned over and went to sleep.
Let Tuesday be a good day for good news.

Friday, October 26, 2007


Halloween season is truly here and I have hardly noticed.
After Mom shooed us out, Dad and I left the hospital and went to lunch. We drove around aimlessly for awhile until we found a cafe.
In order to avoid insanity I practiced taekwondo, cleaned up and then attended a friend's jewelry party. I like this jewelry, so I may sell it as a side hustle. It's called Lia Sophia.

After eating two bowls of my friend's homemade vegetable soup, I ordered a pair of earrings and left. On the way home it started to thunder and lightning. And then rain. So much rain. Downpour. Like a big, heartfelt cry.

Steve found my secret chocolate chip cookie dough stash in the fridge and baked it up. Mmm. I still prefer a bite of the raw dough, though. Mmmm. Guilty pleasure.

Tomorrow night Steve and I are going to a couple of Halloween parties. We haven't really discussed what we are going to be. Steve is wearing a cthulu mask. (Think green octopus). I've decided to wear a long black wig, black geek chic glasses, a black dress, and black boots. Incognito.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Sunset over South Bend

Okay, this is actually a sunset over southern Michigan, but that's not the point.

Mom and I reveled in the beauty of the orange light emanating over the tops of the buildings. The sunset was a gift and a wake-up call.
Appreciate every sunset... together, if possible.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

The Others

Steve and I viewed a scary movie tonight (my choice). The movie is called The Others with Nicole Kidman. It's a typical haunted mansion type of movie, but there are interesting twists and turns. And I like Nicole Kidman. I recommend it.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Happy Saturday Night


Hope you are having a good weekend. I've had some fun experiences lately, so I'll share...
Last Sunday afternoon my folks, Steve, and I travelled to Chicago for a Sunday afternoon wedding. What fun! It was a building in a nursery, so the scenery proved gorgeous. We met up with my sister and brother-in-law, so that was even more fun. The bride and groom dressed in a fancy (not bridal) dress and a cool suit with a leopard (meow!) tie. Everyone looked so lovely. It's funny to see Lake people dressed up!

On Thursday, I had an appointment to receive a medical facial. (I had temporarily forgotten my appointment, thank goodness for reminders.) Well, a tornado warning issued on the radio while I sat in my car. The sirens whistled downtown. So, the spa orphan runs across the street and desperately knocks on the door. The kindly staff lets me in (and escorts me back to my car.)
About 15 minutes later, I call Steve back and zoom home. About 15 minutes after I arrived home, the floodgates opened and we experienced crazy weather!

Friday night I worked and then visited my friends for the feminist film night. We viewed a movie and ate a plethora of food. I passed out when I came home. The next morning I practiced taekwondo, enjoyed a picnic lunch with Steve in the park, witnessed a wedding in the gazebo in the park from far away and went on errands. Then I visited a girlfriend before visiting other friends at a birthday bash. I slightly injured my middle and ring fingers with a kitchen knife. No stitches, just blood and some worried friends. It's cool.

Now I am here hanging out with Steve and kitties. Have a good Sunday!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Itsy Bitsy Resilient Spider


This is Charlotte the Spider. She spun a web over my climbing flower trellises on the side of the house. At first I thought she fell during a recent storm but she showed her resilience by spinning a newer and stronger web. One can take important lessons from Charlotte. Spin a web. If it breaks, spin a newer and stronger one.
It is October 10 and starting to feel like autumn. Thank goodness! I read an interesting book entitled The Elevator by Angela Hunt. It's about three women who are stuck in an elevator during a hurricane. It's inspirational, but not-in-your-face-preachy-teach. Thanks to my patron friend who recommended this to me.
Our writer's group met last Saturday evening. It was fun with the four of us. I am being accountable to them and having a draft of my book ready for them by the next meeting which is in November.

More Later!

Love, Lolo

Monday, October 01, 2007

Happy October!

It is the first day of October. I love October!

Steve and I enjoyed a lovely weekend. We worked at a library event on Saturday. We now have our Holiday photos as The Cat in the Hat and Curious George. ;) Tee hee hee.

After the event, we trekked up to the lake and spent time with family. It was a lot of fun. Although most of the grapes in the vineyard were picked, you could smell them a little bit. And there were some "hot grapes" you could pick after they have been harvested.

On Sunday we went biking and I dug up tiger lilies from a friend's house. I think I found a little bit of poison ivy, too. Scratch scratch scratch.

I hope you have a lovely week.



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