Monday, February 4, 2008

Deja Vu

This seems all too familiar. I feel like I've been here before. Writing about this exact same topic. Using the same words. Oh, wait I have been here. Silly me.

I am leaving today to go see my grandmother. Only this time I am flying for only 2 hours instead of driving for 9- woohoo! Not that I actually did any of the driving on the last trip and it's not as if I could if I wanted to. I'm pretty sure I'd get lost and it would take me two days to find my way there missing the whole surgery- which is the purpose of this trip. We're all better off with me flying, I think. In less than 24 hours she will be cancer free. I am so excited and proud of/for her. She fought and she's a winner. I know her battle was not as long and difficult as others, but like the snow, it doesn't matter how you get it or how long you have it. I got her a book and I went to the hobby shop to get some pink ribbon for us to wear for her during her lumpectomy. I got her a turquoise kokopelli, which is a native American symbol of strength, protection (and fertility for those of us who need it). I packed my recipe for chicken and dumplins' and chocolate chip cookies and I'm ready to go.

I'll update if/when I can. The only computer I know of is at the public library, so I'll see if I can manage to sneak away for a bit sometime this week. Or like I said I may have Mr. H post an update for me if he's up to it.

One last thing before I go, because it's funny and a link to the recipe for Coconut Shrimp I promised you last week :-) Have a good week everyone and don't miss me too much (Honey, I'm taking to you- ILY)!

Monica: peeling and deveining the shrimp we got from the farmer's market last weekend.

Aaron: "What are you doing?"

Monica: "Deveining the shrimp"

Aaron: (just watching)

Monica: "You know that's not really a 'vein' don't you?"

Aaron: "What is it?"

Monica: "It's the intestinal tract. All the yucky stuff the shrimp eats"

Aaron: "Oh, the poop"

"Well yeah kinda." (Still cleaning several shrimp later...I came across a shrimp with a HUGE 'vein'/ a lot of poop)

"Whoa, that one must have been constipated like me!"

Monica: ha! ha! ha! ha! ha!


The Nanny said...

Reason #1 why I'm a vegetarian :-)

And we'll miss you on your break but I'm so happy for your grandmother! Good luck with everything!

Monica said...

I'll miss you too! I'll rub my bear charm for your grandma and I'll be thinking of you both. I totally hate flying..ugghh!

Aaron is so darn cute!!!

Christyna said...

ha ha ha ha I love Aaron!! ha ha ha

I am so happy she will be cancer free and I am glad you are going to be with her. I have a post to write soon concerning family and cancer. I hate this disease.

shin up & much luck Mon, we'll all miss you.

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a safe trip and great visit.I tagged you whenever you get a chance.Take care.