Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day - "Santa Claus is REAL!"

On Christmas Eve, I worked in Santa's sweatshop to produce two more Lego Star Wars creations:

It was worth it though; when Kyle saw all the kits sitting by the fireplace on Christmas morning, he yelled "Santa Claus is REAL!"

After quickly checking-out the Lego's Star Wars bounty from Santa, Kyle quickly unwrapped his other presents and discovered two more Lego's kits. Then I got to work in Kyle's sweatshop:

Again, it was all worth it. Kyle played with his new Lego's all day.

Merry (Lego's Star Wars) Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa's Sweatshop (Day 1)

Kyle asked Santa for several Lego's Star Wars kits. I was expecting to spend all of Christmas day assembling these kits. However, my friend Jonathon suggested that "Santa" pre-build the kits so that I would get a little more time Christmas day.

So today, I blew almost two hours building this:

Pretty cool huh?

Only two more (from Santa) to go!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


I'm now officially in remission.

However, the "fun" doesn't stop here.

I need to get my ileostomy reversed in a couple of months, I need to undergo two PET scans in the the next twelve months, and I need to have my port removed in about a year.

Oh, and I also have to see my oncologist every couple of months for a year.

So even though I won't be seeing a doctor or medical professional every week, I still have a lot of doctor appointments in my future.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Story Time

Part of Kyle's "homework" from Kindergarten is that we read to him for 15 minutes every night. Usually, Kyle picks out a book and I read it to him, but tonight he let me pick the book.

I picked Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling. We read "How the Whale got his Throat" and "How the Leopard got his Spots".

I really love Just So Stories. They are meant to be read aloud and, even though I stumble over some of the words (dyslexics of the world untie!), I love reading the stories to Kyle.

Nerd-fest Fallout

So, the major fallout from Nerd-fest is that Kyle wants lots Legos Star Wars sets for Christmas. Specifically, he wants seven different sets.

Santa will be supplying three sets and Marjorie and I will probably give him a couple more. This means I'll be building lots of Legos figures on Christmas morning. Wish me luck.

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's so wrong

My friend Anne sent me this this morning. It's evil, it's wrong, and it's hilarious.

When I showed it to Marjorie, I thought she was going to literally bust a gut.

Chemo Round #8

Good news: my oncologist, Dr. G, says that I do not need to have twelve rounds on chemotherapy, eight treatments should be enough.

So, the treatment I had last Monday, 5 December 2008, was my last one.