Thursday, September 24, 2009


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This first one is for you our sweet village mother Marcy!  You probably didn’t realize that the villagers have titled you that because of your sweet caring of everyone and Di is titled our ERMA Bombeck , SEE DUCK TAPE is great for A LOT of things even nice Town Cars like mine.  Good thing DUCK TAPE is a perdy gray color an all….cause it does the job real good!  I have gotten a few snickers (not candy bars) over this red-neck tape job but if ya don’t have $600 deductible for a new bumper . . . DUCT TAPE works just fine.

We went on another bike ride last night, we try and go 2 or 3 times a week, when I am not going to ZUMBA, last night Huhoney figured we went about 12 miles.  It took us an hour and 40 minutes with several stops.

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Talk about building your house upon a rock!  These BLOCKS of rock hold this yard together!

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And to look at this house up close….they were very creative in how they landscaped their back yard….NO BACK YARD, but  3 decks and a hot tub!

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We crossed several bridges and under freeway’s we were very careful to watch for men with shovels….too!Sept 09-misc-2 005

  Pointing to the BOULDER above me…..I know now why the men with shovel signs…..brooms could just sweep them out of the road don’t you think????

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We were very careful to obey all the rules of the bike trails…even when we didn’t see any other bikers….and also not to disturb the natural wildlife in the desert…. 

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There are stop signs everywhere!  see the 2 up by huhoney….good thing there are no traffic lights on the trails… We were also very careful when we crossed this bridge…..TROLLS lurking beneath ya know!

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Good thing we had this map to let us know where we were.  At one of our stops mid way through our ride I was amazed to see…Sept 09-misc-2 008

Instructions on how to use this equipment!

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Sorry, just doesn’t look like something I would want to lay down on!  OUCH like a torture bench! to do sit-ups on

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And these bars to do push-ups on and chin-ups on….NO THANKS

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I am sure there are not many SENIORS muscle manning this equipment

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and the gaggle of geese flying just above the lake at the golf course..there were about 20 or so of them…you will need to click and enlarge to see the geese.Sept 09-misc-2 030 

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Then home for a delicious smoothie PEACH and APPLE smoothie in my Jack LaLane Power Juicer!

OK so now I am going to let you all in on what is happening…as you can see I have avoided this talk for a little while…but I need a little encouragement and prayers and what better place to get it from, family and friends and I consider you VILLAGERS such…

about 38 years ago, I had a benign tumor removed from beneath my left ear.  It was called a “perotid tumor” it was the size of a steely marble.  Luckily it was benign.  Well, over the course of the years many smaller ones have grown back.   Unnoticed until recently.  I noticed some mysterious lumps (many many months ago) but thought, hmm that’s weird that my scar tissue is popping out….but then I noticed that my gland was enlarged.  Well several months later. (I know, I know I shouldn’t have waited) I asked the doc about it. I go for a CT scan, then off I go to a specialist to examine it and take a biopsy of the area, (needles poked into the gland, in the docs office) it really didn’t hurt.  They numbed me.  So off to the lab, which the lymph node results came back “inconclusive” so yesterday, off to get an MRI which took about 45 minutes, in the tube, with the ear plugs and all like you are being surrounded by lots of jack hammering…I haven’t heard from the doctor about the MRI  but I am scheduled for surgery next Friday.  Kind of a delicate area to be cutting into, because of the nerves to the face and neck and mouth, and eye and if the lymph node has to be removed because it is infected (with cancer) that will cause a void in my neck and tissue to the face…well, what the HELL I say.  Go for it….get that nasty ole foreign bad guy OUT OF ME!  Yeah I am a little scared…but I know I am going to be just fine.  I have a lot of faith and my spirit is whispering…..I will be just fine.

So there you have it my village friends.  In a nut shell.  I will keep you all updated.  I might get a little freaked out the closer it gets to the “C” day (cutting day), but I so love reading your posts!

Love to you all!xxx