Totally random dispatches from a goofy lesbian Presbyterian who loves books, history, old-time radio and walking.
The Village Carpenter Mrs. Fruit's woodworking blog, filled with pretty pictures and words I've never heard of. I really don't know what she's talking about. There are also a few cute pics of our companion animals, because we're gay and it's a requirement.
Kari's surgery is scheduled for Tuesday morning at 5:30 am (ouch!). She met with her surgeon yesterday who twice used the phrase "I think it's probably benign," so we're both hopeful and much calmer than last week. Lung cancer would really, really suck.
At the moment, my Mrs. seems to be more concerned about 1) lying in a hospital for 4-5 days without makeup and her hairdo-making apparatuses and sprays and things; and 2) going without both her blog and her woodworking activities for that length of time.
Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes. They're much appreciated by both of us and underscore the importance of our church family AND our blogging/internetty friends.
Apropos of absolutely nothing, I'm now addicted (somewhat) to plurking. Check it out on plurk.com. It's sort of like Twitter, only better.
We spent yesterday morning---from 6 am-ish to noon--- waiting to hear whether Kari has lung cancer. Last Friday, her doctor sent her for a chest X-ray to determine the cause of a chronic cough. They found something, so Monday she had a CT scan.
The bad news is that the radiologist can't tell whether the mass is benign or malignant. The good news is it's not in her lung, as originally believed, but on the outside, pushing against her ribcage. It's also slow-growing and there's no sign of lymph node enlargement (meaning whatever it is, it hasn't spread). She'll have it removed in the next few weeks. And she's calling it "mofo."
While waiting for the phone call, I kept thinking how this one bit of information could change her and our lives forever, and in very painful ways. And how nearly every person I know has gotten a phone call or test result that changes everything. I'm generally a very positive, albeit emotionally detached, person. But I was really scared and thinking about how I could be strong and hopeful if it turned out that there wasn't much to hope for.
I'm glad yesterday's over. And I'm desperately hoping that we'll be little old ladies together. Her, a crotchety curmudgeon. And me, drooling and unaware.
Craft Mentality Amber and Tasha talk about kntting, sewing, cooking, reading and Project Runway.
Craftlit Billed as a "podcast for crafters who like to read." Heather is a writer, teacher, mom, blogger etc. with great insights. Podcast ends with a chapter or two from whatever book is currently featured.
Russell Brand Alas, old Russ resigned from the BBC so his podcasts are no longer available, but here's a link to his youtube website. He's smart, articulate and damn sexy. And he knows that "drugs is bad."
Savage Love Podcast Profane, disgusting, entertaining and very educational podcast based on Dan Savage's sex column. I've learned about some things I rather wish I hadn't, but can't stop listening. Mrs. Fruit refuses to partake----too many F-bombs.
Stephen Fry's Podgrams Writer, actor, comedian, filmmaker, Mac enthusiast and really interesting podcaster. The worst thing about this podcast is that he doesn't do it enough.
The Archers My current, hopeless addiction. A daily podcast of the world's longest running daily soap.