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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Gothic Industrial Mix

Saturday, June 27, 2015


Louisiana, Texas governors vow to fight Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage while others pledge to comply

What the hell, Lousiana and Texas?!? Are you really that blinkin' stupid on equal rights? Your religion really shouldn't be standing in the way of recgonizing the basic fact that we're all human and deserve the same rights.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Marriage Equality

It's about damn time.

Heteros can't deny rights to those who are just as human based entirely on who you happen to love, and the SCOTUS decision today just proves that. We've waited too many years, and fought too damn hard for our rights to be acknowledged, and I'm glad we didn't have to wait any longer.

And in closing, remember this:

Monday, June 15, 2015

Mom update

She made it through surgery alright on Thursday. She's still sore, and tiring easily, but slowly getting better. Her doc told her not to lift more than 10 pounds for a bit, so she'll be dependent on me/arsehat to lift the heavier stuff around the house til she goes back to work in about seven days or so. Even then, she'll have to have her customers and baggers manhandle the heavier things for her for a few days, probably.

On the knitting front

Got the worry blanket done for her in time for the surgery. She still wants a bit more added to it, so I'll be working on that after I get a couple other projects done. I've got two other active projects on the needles for her: one's a wideish cabled scarf in aran colored Loops and Thread yarn, and the other's another wideish ribbed scarf in Premier Cotton Fair Multi. I've got a stealth yoke sweater on the needles for me as well. Don't remember right off hand what yarn I'm using for that, but it's a really bright white. I'll have pictures up next time I post something other than Youtube videos.

Anyway, that's all for now. Catch ya later!

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pay it Forward!

This. Just... What he says. I've had it happen to me once or twice, done it when I could, and it really does brighten up your day, both the person doing it, and the person on the receiving end. It really doesn't have to be a big thing, it could be as simple as helping someone get something off a shelf they can't reach, or if they're short a couple cents, help them out. Even lending a shoulder if someone's having a bad day. Something.

Anyway. Pay it forward.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mom update

Mom's been to the doc, and they're going to take out the lymph nodes by the affected breast for testing to make sure the cancer didn't make it there. And she's also going to go through radiation to make sure there's not much chance for any cancer that is lurking to make it any further.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mom and health schiesse

Haven't mentioned this on the blog before now because, well... I didn't want to worry you guys too much, and we were waiting on results from mom's surgery... Wait, let me backtrack some.

This all started with a wonky bit on mom's last mammogram.

Yes, you read that right. They spotted a lump on mom's latest mammogram, which had her doctor schedule a biopsy for her at the Fredricksen Outpatient Center. Lovely, lovely building from what I've seen of it, but damn, it's a pain in the arse to park. And of course, the lump were a bit contrary (much like mom, if you know her.), and were a deeper than they could easily reach with the biopsy needle, so they had to do a 3D mammogram and an ultrasound to get a better look at it. Then she went over to the Harrisburg campus for Pinnacle Health to have the lumps (There were two, less than 7mm in diameter total.) surgically removed. I have to give a shout-out to the surgical team and post op folks over there. They did a damn good job. And for some reason, David reminded me of the Lucas on Forever.

Anyway, mom got a call from the doc who did her surgery yesterday telling her that the Lump twins were indeed cancer. She doesn't remember which off-hand because she went into a bit shock just hearing that she had it. Right now, she's got another appointment on the 22nd to discuss more surgery to make sure they got all of it. (Unfortunately, can't go to this one with her because we're going to be short-handed Friday. *bangs head on wall*)

Right now, we don't know if she's going to wind up using up the rest of her annual leave and dip into next year's or just what... She works for the Commissary on the Army War College campus, and DeCA (the group who runs the commissaries) is a federal agency... Sorry if I'm not making much sense right now, I'm worried about her.

The moral of this?

Get your mammograms. They just may catch something early.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

That time of year!

Time to thank your mom for everything she's done for you, what she's sacrificed for you, and the grey hairs you've given her. Treat her to lunch or dinner, and a movie if there's one out you'd both like to see. Like Avengers with me and Mom... I'm blaming Loki for getting her addicted to the movies.

And to all mothers reading this:

Happy Mother's Day!!!