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!!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

And in other news...

...Of the decidedly more pleasant variety, WWE SuperStar, lead singer of Fozzy and host of the podcast Talk is Jericho, Chris Jericho was on Mission 164 of 30 Odd Minutes. Go check it out!


Well, it's mid-April, and we still haven't heard a whole lot about if we're actually going to be paid for our vacation and sick days or get our pensions that we've been paying into... Or if we're going to be able to collect unemployment til we get re-employed elsewhere. Yay... Also, a bit sick as I write this as well.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


Well, we custodians got fragged. Because of the budget deficit the school district is facing, we're being let go as of June 5th, 2015 in favor of contractors. They did offer the option of applying to the companies they're using, but the hours would be switched from the 9:30 am- 6 pm to 9:30pm to 6 am. Sorry, homie don't do those hours. I may be a night owl, but not that much of a night owl. Right now, I'm seriously considering applying to Michael's, Hancock Fabrics (which we finally got in town about a month ago.), Giant or Weis. Y'know, places that are close, I know, and I like. I'll see what happens. Here's an article the local paper ran yesterday on it. Suppose I'll be telling the teachers when we come off Easter break on Tuesday. Gena and Gary have already started telling some of their teachers, and it appears not all of them read the paper Wednesday. This... is going to be an interesting couple of months.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Oh Joy...

Well... Looks like the higher ups at my work may just axe us to try to close a budget deficit. Lovely...
Oh well. Time to make the knitting obsession pay its way. And clean house so I have room to do so, as well. *thumps head on desk several times*

Speaking of the house, go donate! Something, anything! Please? Or do I have to start running contests to encourage donation? Though... That may be a good way to make and clear out some knitted and/or sewn things... Ideas, anyone?

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Yes, I've created a GoFundMe page for the house. Why? Well... We need to fix up the back end, front porch, gutters, get the attic insulated and get new windows. That's why I've put the widget you see at the top left column. Mom and I also have a blog here that will tell you more if you're interested, and we'll be updating as much as possible. Quite possibly more than here... I'll have the blog link under the fundraiser widget for future reference. We aren't looking for gi-freakin'-normous donations, just what y'all can afford to give. We've already got some money saved, and will continue to put money aside, but we can't do that and pay our other bills.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I dyed my hair!

Lousy shot of said dye job 
I actually first dyed it back at the end of January, and just re-dyed it last weekend... Why? I felt like it, an liked one of the colors LeahMouse over on YouTube uses to dye hers.
Mine? L'Oreal Feria Power Reds Hair Color, R48 Intense Deep Auburn/Red Velvet   Doesn't really show up well in this photo, but I'll have to swipe mom's camera for a proper shot.

Random Hearse!

Yes, there's a hearse at the Laundromat, and I'm incredibly happy about that. Why, I don't know.

And yes, it's freakin' snowing again. And like an idiot, I'm wearing shorts... Mom will be soooo happy to see that. (Not that I care, my legs're plenty warm.)

Not the best photo from the webcam, since it looks like I've got a boner..
*sigh* At least it'll be up to 50*F on Wednesday!