More Than I Expected

Way back in April a little bump suddenly appeared on my face.  At first I thought it was a zit so I washed it and squeezed it and did all the stuff a person normally does to get rid of a zit.  It didn’t go away.  Finally last month I went to the doctor and she referred me to a dermatologist.  The dermatologist looked at it and immediately said, “It looks highly suspicious for skin cancer.  I have to remove it.”  Okay, I thought.  I’ve had a mole/cyst removed from my face before and it was a fairly minimal procedure.

I had an appointment yesterday to have the lesion removed and it was way more intense than I expected.  It was surgery… on my face!  Not only was the lesion removed but also a little of the area around it since it was suspicious of skin cancer.  The procedure took an hour and when it was done, I had stitches on the inside, stitches on the outside and a big bandage on my face.  Dang!

When Ken changed the dressing for me this evening, I asked him to count how many stitches I had.  1, 2, 3, 4, 5… oh my god… 6, 7, 8.  You have 8 stitches.  Holy crap… I have 8 stitches on my face!!!  (I wonder how many were on the inside.)  I immediately grabbed a mirror to see what it looked like.  It didn’t look bad but, holy crap, I have 8 stitches on my face.  I actually think the dermatologist did a pretty good job with the stitches.  Hopefully it will heal up with minimal scarring.

The lesion was sent in for a biopsy and I should know the results by the end of the week.

So Much For That!

Well, I have already failed at NaBloPoMo.  I swear the weekend gets me every time!  It will not totally defeat me.  Onward I go!!

First up is a project I’ve been working on… crocheting an afghan.  Actually, I started working on this early April and put it away during the summer because working on it was too warm.

afghanIt’s been so many years since I’ve crocheted (since 1993 when I had to stop because my hands bothered me so much) but it’s just like riding a bike.  I didn’t realize how much I missed it!  If all goes well, it should be close to finished by the end of the week.

This past Saturday night a few of us went to see the Australian Bee Gees show at the casino.

aussie beegeesI’ve always liked the Bee Gees, so I was excited for this show.  To tell you the truth, I was not impressed.  The first half of the show was kind of boring and the lead singer’s voice was too high pitched.

We decided to go to cosmic bingo after the show and I won.  I had to split a game with someone but at least it’s a win!

Sunday was a super lazy day.  Ken had a meeting out of town so I basically just watched football all day.  Doggone Packers lost two in a row!  I honestly don’t know what happened to them during their bye week but they just aren’t the same.  I have faith that they will bounce back!

So that’s a weekend wrap-up.  Hopefully I can continue on this NaBloPoMo journey without another weekend fail.

I Feel The Force

In case you didn’t know, the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, will be in theaters on Thursday, December 17th.  Being a huge Star Wars fan, Ken has had the date marked on his calendar as soon as he found out it was being released.  He was even prepared to stand in line for tickets when our local theater announced they start selling them on November 16th.  And then he found out he had to travel out of town on that day.  He had to make other arrangements to make sure someone stood in line!  (That would be Aaron.)  Imagine Ken’s excitement when he found out the tickets were going on sale… TODAY!  Ken was the first in line… actually the only one waiting!  Apparently the theater changing the date for ticket sales threw a lot of people off.

Ken purchased four VIP tickets to the very first showing of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  The four tickets are Ken, myself and the kids to see this movie together.  We are all very excited!  Not only because it’s Star Wars and the trailers are awesome but the whole family is going… at the same time!!  It’s not often that we all see a movie together.  In fact, I don’t even remember the last time!

The excitement that Ken and the kids have for this new Star Wars movie is infectious and the bug surely bit me.  Now I can’t wait for December 17th to roll around!!

It’s Not Niagara Falls

Our work staff was suppose to go to Niagara Falls one month ago for a conference.  Someone dropped the ball getting rooms reserved and registered at the conference and we ended up not going.  It was going to be awesome!  Ken and I were going to drive there.  Could you imagine driving from Michigan to Niagara Falls in October?  It would have been beautiful.  Oh well… we will have to do it another time.

This week our staff was suppose to go to our annual conference in Wisconsin.  We were all set to go then found out the conference was postponed until February.  Ugh!  Driving to Wisconsin (or pretty much anywhere) in the middle of February is not my cup of tea.

So that’s two conferences we didn’t get to go to in as many months.  Is it a sign?

All of a sudden a training came up for today in Munising and we decided to go.  Since the weather is unseasonably warm (68 degrees), Ken decided to take the day off work and we did the road trip together.  While I was in my training Ken went exploring.  He found waterfalls and took some beautiful pictures!


*Photo courtesy of Ken*

On the way back I told Ken, “It was a great day for a road trip and you got to see some waterfalls but it’s not Niagara Falls.  I would have much rather taken a road trip to Niagara Falls.”  He agreed.  Since I was working, I didn’t get to see the falls but I did enjoy our little road trip together.

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