Has Lady Lost Her Luck? And By Lady I Mean Lulu ~ L Quartic

I knew it! Or I suspected as much. ¬†Things have been just too good lately. ¬†I won the property tax protest. ¬†Had not even had the chance to share that with you yet. ¬†Some other legal paperwork came through opening a door to new possibilities as well. ¬†Everything was coming up roses. ¬†And today was especially prime! ¬†Get it? ¬†I know that you do. ¬†But and it’s a BIG BUT, everything changed with a simple text.

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I felt my stomach roil. I start my little tapping exercises to alleviate anxiety. ¬†I think she’s just upset because she has to wait. ¬†Maybe she has not even seen the doctor yet?

It. Could. Be. Anything.

Hindsight is 20/20; I should have brought out the voodoo today.  You know the troll dolls Roseanne set out in the episode where she became a bingo fanatic.  Or maybe the novena candles for extra measure?


It. Could. Be. Anything.

And not¬†necessarily¬†anything bad either. But and it’s a BIG BUT, we tempted fate. ¬†Making plans and going on with life as if getting the all clear was a given. An automatic. She’d paid her dues. ¬†But and it’s a BIG BUT the all clear wasn’t to happen. ¬†Not yet anyways.

Lulu goes back on 7/25/17 and 7/27/17 for more tests. ¬†I was not in the exam room to hear what the doctor said or you know I’d probably still be back there asking a bazillon questions. ¬†Instead I have to rely on what Lulu told me which was …

  • Almost everything was fine
  • Incision healed nicely
  • Very little scar tissue

In one spot though, the doctor felt something not quite right.  

Me “Another cyst?”

Lulu “Not likely”

Me “She give you any ideas what it might be?”

Lulu “No, I just need a sonogram. ¬†Here you keep these appointment cards, I have the dates and times in my phone”

Me “Are they waiting because of our trip? ¬†We’ll just cancel it”

Lulu”No, the doctor says this is not urgent, just better safe than sorry”

Lulu continued “I just can’t catch a break”

Me … no words

Thought bubbles … Better safe than sorry, check! Then Crap! ¬†That’s not even enough info to WebMD this sH*t!

And so the story goes. ¬†We are back to it’s nothing until it’s something. ¬†Plus, we’ll glady accept any prayers, if you’re so inclined.

As always, more to come.

Maybe it’s time to let white people say the ‘N-word’*

Snark knocks another one out of the park. From across the pond truth. When she writes “It‚Äôs not PC gone mad, it‚Äôs just that you‚Äôre still a dick. Deal with it.” I’m cheering her on.

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This was in the news here yesterday.

Conservative MP Anne Marie Morris has been suspended from the Conservative party after she was taped using the phrase ‚Äún****** in a woodpile‚ÄĚ in a discussion about Brexit.

These days whenever I hear that [insert white person with some kind of public role] has said the word nigger (at this point, why bother using asterisks?), I always chuckle to myself.

Not because it’s funny but because we [black people] know that white people say it behind closed doors. We know that white people won’t be happy until they can say the word whenever they want without any repercussions. Slavery wasn’t enough. The Jim Crow era wasn’t enough. They want to take the word back.

You guys can have it. Seriously. Say it all you want, and if there’s some blow back, know that you knew what you were signing up for. Maybe we…

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I Continue to be Awed and Amazed

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WP (or user J-Dub) is doing it again.  Stuttering.  I really attempted to have just one name on the link above.  No patience to fix, hope said link opens at least.

I want bloglandia to know that I am no longer in a cost deficit as my Amazon Prime membership has paid for itself over and over again. ¬†I LOVE to save moolah. ¬†And today 7/11/17 (there’s that palindrome again) Amazon Prime Day to be specific, not be confused with free slurpee day, I am enjoying Christmas in July!!!

I used my points.  Which is another perk the kids talked me into.  When all said and done, my order was half price and NO shipping costs!  Ever! Score.

However, Amazon is not what amazed me today.  You see, today, I am in awe of the wisdom imparted on me by two really fantastic writers.  I am so excited by what I read that I had to testify.  Here in no particular order are the MUST READ posts of the day:

Simply Etta D is in a word inspiring.

Check this out ¬†Three Things I Learned From Teaching Happiness¬†and I bet you’ll agree she’s a motivator. ¬†I already marked 9/5/17 on my calendar. ¬†I’m going in for happiness training (deets on the link within the link she shared). ¬†Ha! You got that right. ¬†Shame that many of us (myself at top of the list) get happiness wrong. ¬†I plan on shifting paradigms and smashing preconceived notions. ¬†Are you with me?

Fred, over at This is My Place, let’s it all hang out in the best way possible! ¬†

Check this out and I bet you’ll agree. ¬†¬†Weeds¬† is a beautiful post. ¬†Yes weeds can be beautiful! ¬†I aspire to be more weed-like myself. ¬†Two special men in my life Billy Bob (now) and my daddy (forever in my heart) are weeds. ¬†You’ll have to read the post won’t you? To confirm what I am saying, weeds are beautiful. ¬†They adapt, they persevere.

I purposefully set Audrey as my featured image.  She is not a weed.  She is an example of perseverance.  She is a work in progress, willing to learn happiness.

Just. Like. You. And. Me.

As always more to come.


You Really Don’t Want To Go On A Vacation With Me

Ha! I am a planner and a plotter. ¬†I only know one speed, hyper-overdrive. ¬†Even if by outward appearances I am not physically moving fast; you can be sure that my mind is racing. ¬†And now this song is stuck on a loop in my brain. See link below since I have not sprung for the premium site … yet.

Take your time, hurry up, the choice is yours, don’t be late ~ Kurt Cobain/Nirvana

Suitcases are¬†packed (well duh, been packed since Sunday), checked-in just now, Zone 3, that sucks! Itinerary written. ¬†What the what? Back up the bus. ¬†Itinerary? ¬†Isn’t this a vacation? ¬†Why yes! ¬†But one I cannot fly by the seat of her pants. ¬†That’s just heresy.

Anyway, tomorrow will be off we go into the wild blue yonder to parts unknown with play-by-play in hand. ¬†Billy Bob is staying behind with Rottweiler and AK-47¬†to protect the homestead. ¬†Don’t feel sorry for him. ¬†The offer to join was made and rejected. Nothing personal. ¬†No indications of impending doom. ¬†Rather selfless in fact. ¬†We are LOVED.

“You and Lulu go, have a good time. ¬†Oh and I’ve hidden your itinerary”

Ha! That’s just the little push I needed :).

As always more to come.