Saturday, January 17, 2004


Thank you for the news about your mother, Maria. And we'll be thinking of your surgery this week, Stevie. Try not to steal anything the doctor might need to finish the job.

Sandy Williams called me this week and said to stop by today as she and Dale would both be at their new house, stripping wallpaper. So Janelle, Matt, Joel and I went over there to greet our new St. Paul neighbors. They have big plans for major remodeling, ripping out walls several places, etc. They will be able to walk to Lake Como easily and have a new 5-month-old dog (that Andrea brought home) to exercise there.

Friday, January 16, 2004

hey ya

oops, my outkast reference in the title of this post was not even intentional. i was just writing to say hi and stuff like that, you know what I'm sayin. today I went to the doctor for a pre-surgery physical examination. it was pretty dumb. I stole another tongue depressor. anyways. after the the appointment at our local clinic on bloomington ave and lake street there was a bit of a traffic jam. lake street was blocked off and there were police cars directing traffic and what not. so we drove around trying to see what was going on. there was this burned out building on the north side of the street at 17th and lake. I think that there will be stuff about it on the news late. well, I will see you all later. peace.
p.s. I like the way you move.

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

Good News!!!

Hi Everyone,

I just thought I would update you on what we have found out regarding my moms health. She went to the Mayo Clinic yesterday and after having several tests done all last week, they finally gave her the news. The mass that they found is a fibroid tumor. The doctor said that these are never cancerous and that a lot of women get them after having a hysterectomy. My mom had a hysterectomy in 1985 and they had to leave her cervix in because she was bleeding so badly. This mass is just residue from the surgery and is connected to her cervix. They said that she may not even have to have surgery. However, because of this mass her bladder has fallen and they said that in the near future she is going to have to get that repaired and when they do that, they will most likely have to remove the cervix along with this mass.

The doctor was not concerned regarding the lesions on her liver. She said that a lot of people have them. My mom is so relieved along with the rest of us. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and concerns. God truly heard them!

Sunday, January 11, 2004

happy birthday to me

hey everyone. thanks to all of you who made it to my wild seventeenth birthday bash. it was pretty wild. it is getting kind of late, and I am about a fifth of the way through my big research paper for the quarter for my history class. it is really boring so I thought that I would let you all know how I am doing. everything is pretty good. I just thought of something. it is 2004. isnt that amazing? I remember when it was 1998 for goodness' sake. I feel like robots should be conquering earth soon or something. I guess all those h.g. wells novels have given me a pretty silly outlook on life. I just bought "the war of the worlds" on saturday. I have read time machine and stuff like that. so tonight at around 8:45 p.m. peter and maria stopped by to say hello and give me a b-day present. they gave me three really awesome books. well, I guess I will talk to you all later. you can expect another post from me around 1:35 tomorrow, during 5th hour. peace.