Friday, September 30, 2005
When I walked in and met "Granny", I felt like I was looking in my grandmother's face. Granny was feisty and fun and didn't bite her tongue in any way. She was loving and demanding; the type of demanding that comes with age and wisdom. I felt like I was talking to my grandmother.
Talking with Granny made me realize all grandmothers are they same, no matter what the race. They all think they know what is best for you, sometimes they do and sometimes they don't. They feel they can say ANYTHING to you about you and your life. It isn't important if your feelings are hurt or not; they are telling you because it is for "your own good, M'ija!". Those are universal words.
So give your grandmother a big hug today and tell her you love her!
Sunday, September 25, 2005
I have to say my oncology surgeon is a hottie. He came from Houston just to do my surgery. He told me that I sent Hurricane Rita to Houston just to make sure he showed up for the surgery. This type of humor put me at ease. The fact that he is GUAPO had absolutely nothing to do with it. I love him! He made me no promises, but gave me hope when I thought there was none.
My boo came from Miami to the hospital and has not left my side. He is always the type to put his job before anything. So let's just say it was a surprise, a VERY pleasant, surprise for me nonetheless. He has been like a rock; my champion when I was having difficulty after the surgery. I thought he wasn't the type I could depend on, but he proved me wrong. Hey Karla, I think the DR men are better!
So it is on to chemotherapy next week. So it is on to hair loss, puking, diarrhea and fatigue. Ain't life WONDERFUL!
Thursday, September 22, 2005
I am appealing to all my Latino people out there...WHAT IS THE NAME OF THAT DAYUM SONG?!
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
New Orleans has survived hundreds of hurricanes since it has been in existance and there was no reason to believe it wouldn't survive this one. The government for whatever reason decided not to spend the needed money to reinforce the levees that surround the city, but that is neither here nor there. It is where it is and I hope it stays. I just hope they decide to build the levees stronger. Every city has poverty and crime and New Orleans isn't any different. In my previous post, I was mourning for the city that I know/knew and love, not discussing the socioeconmics of the city. I could go into the politics of the city, but I won't. It is difficult for someone from the "North" to understand the thoughts and outlook of the people from the "South". We may seem oppressed and out of touch with the progressive ways of the "North", but we like it that way. "Seem" being the operational word.
Reese, yes I hope New Orleans is able to rebuild and be a better city, but I hope in the process that it doesn't lose its "essence" and if that includes poverty and crime then so be it. Washington, DC has the highest division of socio-economic differences, with very little "middle ground", so you should look in your own backyard first for changes. By the way, Miami has a HIGH crime rate too, but you were willing to move there, so you need to give New Orleans a break.
I love New Orleans the way it was and I am mourning for my city that I love and KNOW very well!
Saturday, September 17, 2005
Here are some pictures of my favorite places in New Orleans, that hold my fondest memories.
Natchez Riverboat on the Mississippi River
St.Louis Cathedral in the Vieux Carre
I pray that it can get back to it's former glory and distinction. I have plenty more Mardi Gras Parades, Jazz Festivals and Bayou Classics to attention. I LOVE YOU NEW ORLEANS!!
Friday, September 16, 2005
It will be okay!
Sunday, September 11, 2005
Sailing This picture makes me wish I could be on that boat sailing away
Ocean Breezes My beach chair and umbrella kept the breezes coming
Grouchy's Pretend Baby This was the cutest little girl ever
View from my hotel room Fountainbleu Hotel...I will be back soon
Grouchy in a smiley moment No she isn't topless!
Me taking a nip of Mango Rum on the Beach...The good stuff...Cruzan
Our pretend house in Miami...I will have one of those for real one day!
I am doing good. I am staying positive and trying to be hopeful. Houston wasn't so bad. I am going to have to have surgery to remove the tumor. Then it is chemo again. I wasn't given much hope, but at least this doctor is willing to try.
All of this is going to take place the first week in October. So be thinking about me on October 5th.