Monday, July 30, 2012


Sometimes I think about how I should blog, and then I think "meh, maybe later" and then I never do.  Partly because I haven't had internet at home in 2.5 years, and partly because I'd much rather hang out after work with Future Husband than get back on a computer.

But to appease my fans, here are a few highlights from the last 6 weeks:

  • I was told the benefit BBQ was a successful function.  Lots of love and support poured in from the community from both people who know our family and some who don't.  The PayPal link is still active if you want to contribute.  He still has cancer, and it's still expensive.
  • I attended a family reunion in Utah.  FH had to work, so I flew solo (literally.  I flew into the Provo Airport, where baggage claim is the parking lot, and the parking lot is baggage claim).  But I spent quality time with his folks and my folks and good times were had by all.
  • I'm still getting married and had a local bridal shower planned by my old housemate.  It was fun to have most of the women that have become my good friends over the last couple years around me all at once to celebrate the happy event.  It was probably the first time I've ever been to a shower when I didn't win a game, but it's still the best shower I've been to because I got the presents :).
  • I moved into our new apartment a couple of weeks ago and been living here alone.  This is the first time I've ever lived by completely by myself.  It's true what they say: walking around in your underwear is totally the best part, and next best is stocking the fridge with ice cream that I don't have to share.  The best thing about all of this is once I'm married, I don't have to change!  Future Husband is lactose intolerant.
  • Scott's body finally responded to chemo and his cancer levels have dropped low enough to plan for a bone marrow transplant!  On top of that (details seem to change every day, but this is the current status) it looks like my entire family will be home for the wedding!  Because the next part of his treatment needs to happen stat, Scott was scheduled to go to Seattle the Monday before the wedding.  So over the last few months he couldn't come, then could, then couldn't, then mom couldn't come for anything but the day-of, and now it looks like they'll both be there for everything.  Nothing ever seems like a sure thing, but apparently the current state of things looks reliable.  A delayed test is resulting in delayed departure for treatment.  We shall happily blame it on my ever-prayerful mother.  One time her prayers screwed up flights across Europe.  True story.
  • No other family member has been hospitalized.  This is noteworthy.  Oh wait, I think my nephew broke his wrist or something.  Fail.  But I think it was an outpatient kind of visit.  Half fail.
  • I did not go to any midnight showing of any movie.  Unfortunately, many people did just down the street (literally) from where I've lived the last year and a half.  I had moved into my apartment by then so I was free and clear of the action, but I know a couple people and heard of many more who had close calls that night.  Pretty scary.
  • FH and I drove the scenic Guanella Pass and hiked to some mountain lakes.  Made me feel like a real Coloradan.
Photos, because it's been a while. 
Here I am really excited about glass storage canisters

Probably around 10,000 feet above sea level.  Sometimes it was hard to breath.

In true cliche style, our first meal in our first home: takeout with  storage boxes for a table.

We went to a museum and learned about the Fremont Indians.  Then my nephew demonstrated the lifestyle.
I love this photo so much.  And yes, he has a mow-hawk.

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