Monday, November 27, 2006


Shouldn't that be one of the dwarves names from Snow White?

I'm not feeling very perky today. I am missing mom terribly with the holidays approaching. The way she was planning shopping trips, decorating the house, family get togethers. I know christmas is not going to be the same with out her at all, and I know that means it's time to make some new memories. Of course, I'd rather just have her back in my life, but that's a wish that won't come true. So now I am just waiting and slightly dreading going home. Part of me wants to stay here in my own reality, dealing with my own depression and troubles. But now I'm one of the grown ups and it's my job to help out those who need it. I am the oldest daughter and big sister.

We had a wonderful vacation. Much wine was drunk and bought, and much money was spent, and we now have a closet full of wine. We are not allowed to buy any more until we can clear some space. Who wants to come over and help us drink it? That's all I need. Another depressant.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Heat wave

I know, I know. You feel so bad for me because it's almost 90 today and I'm melting. Most of the rest of the country is freezing, and here I am, able to get a tan just by going for my regular Monday walk with Mary on the Venice Beach Boardwalk. But let me tell you, I would welcome a cold snap after weeks of this heat. We have our a/c on almost all the time. Oddly enough, I'm really looking forward to the Seattle weather of rain and cold just so I can cool down.

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Instead of getting the rest of the mole removed, I just got my stitches out. In about 2 more days I can remove the bandage and will go back to get the rest of it removed in January.

GenCon SoCal was fun but small. Saw Gamers 2 twice and laughed very hard. We will be bringing up a copy during our holiday visit so we can share it. It's the best work they've done so far, and I'm really proud of them, especially Matt.

Thursday is Thanksgiving and we're heading to Venice Beach for a potluck.

Friday we take off for Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo, and Nipomo...also know as wine country! Can't wait. We've needed time together for so long, just distractions. We're celebrating my birthday, his birthday, and our anniversary.

And I have a furry fluffy kitty laying belly up on the kitchen cute. She's trying to stay cool in this weird SoCal weather. 80-90 degrees in November. What the heck!?

Thursday, November 16, 2006


This week has just been full of gaming.

I hate to admit it, in a way, but I have found an online game that I just love and yes, it is gaming. For all of you that I have told "I can't stand gaming." I didn't know about Puzzle Pirates. Find out more about it here. I love it and it's a great escape from the world in my head when the world gets to be too much.

Matt has become addicted to World of Warcraft. I assume you all know what that is? He's researching for Gamers 3, becoming immersed in this world of quests and mythical creatures. He's only been playing a couple of weeks but I can tell you that I have felt like a Worldcraft Widow already.

Tomorrow we are off to GenCon SoCal in Anaheim and staying the night at a nice hotel. There are 2 screenings of Gamers 2 scheduled and we're hoping for a 3rd one on Saturday night. It should be fun, and I get to have some time with my husband which is very important.

Sunday, November 12, 2006


So that birthmark that I have near my left eye? Turns out it's a mole. A mole I have wanted to get rid of for the past year. For reasons that I will not share, I have finally started the process of getting it removed! Friday I went in for surgery and was totally fine afterward even with the anesthesia coursing through my veins. I was even able to take the subway home. This Friday I go in again to get the second part of it removed, and then I imagine I'll go back in another week to get the stiches out. It will be interesting not to have it on my face anymore. I can't remember a time when it wasn't there. As my friend Dawn said, "It will be a whole new you!"

My tailbone is feeling better but still sore. I take tylenol everyday. :)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Errands and travels

Today I have to drive my sore behind to LAX because I left my meds on the British Airways flight from London. Apparently British Airways "doesn't mail" so I have to drag myself on a potentially 2 hour trip (depending on traffic) for one measly bag of meds. Granted, it's an expensive measley bag, but still...the airline can't just stuff it in a bag and mail it? I tried to tell the woman that I'm injured and it's painful to drive and LAX is a long way away, but she just said "Well, I live much further from LAX than you. It's not that far." I wish I could have the ability to slap someone through the phone.

Next weekend is Gencon SoCal. I just found out. It will be first time for me to see Gamers 2 on the big screen which is very exciting. We've got a room for one night at a nice hotel with breakfast included. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone again, and seeing the film. I will take pictures, don't worry.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


I'm healing in 2 ways:

My tailbone isn't broken! The chiropractor says it should take another 10 days to heal. If it's not better by that time, then I have to get an internal adjustment. But at least it's not broken or fractured which is a huge relief.

I've been thinking about Mom quite a bit these last few weeks, just wishing she was around and how unfair it is that she's gone. The depression has sunk in and I'm fighting through it, at least I'm trying my best to.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Pain in the butt

I fell on the tour bus in Barcelona on Sunday and landed smack on my tailbone. The flight home was NOT fun, and I'm now in constant pain. After 2 visits to the chiropractor and some xrays, there is a chance that my tailbone could be fractured or even broken. OW. He is waiting to get the review from the xray technicians and will call me on Tuesday to let me know what's going on.

If it's broken or fractured, then I need to see an orthopedic doctor at Kaiser. If it's a subluxation, then I need to get an internal adjustment from a chiropractor in Burbank. Either way, it will hurt, but I'm sure some sort of major pain reliever will be involved. At least I hope so.

Friday, November 03, 2006

A pirate's life for me

My pirate name is:

Mad Dog Bonney

Part crazy, part mangy, all rabid, you're the pirate all the others fear might just snap soon. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Pictures from home

View from the front porch. On a clear day you can see the Cascade Mountains.

View from the back porch.

Dad and Johnny on the front porch.

The apple tree in Mom's garden. I had no idea what to do with so many apples, and I don't know that anything will happen to them. But if you need some organic apples, let me know and I can hook you up. :)

Front entrance to the house in Seattle. Sidelight was designed by Mom.

Aunt Muriel, myself, and Emily, who I have not seen in 12 years! It was a great reunion. And kudos to Auntie Mu, who graciously came up to Seattle for another two weeks to look after Katie while Dad was on a business trip.