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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone. Tonight, as the ball drops and officially heralds in 2007, I hope you all have a wonderful time but most of all be safe. I can't say I'm sorry to see 2006 leave. With the American death toll in Iraq hitting the 3000 mark, I am eagerly awaiting the takeover by the new Congress and hope they will force the issue to bring our brothers and sisters home.

But, I hope you all have the best celebrations ever and have someone you love to share them with. Right now, I am cuddling my kitty cat. May 2007 bring all of us hope and joy for the future. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone. May you all have a wonderful holiday filled with joy, laughter, and of course lots of presents. Today is Christmas Eve and Santa is getting ready to deliver his bundle of gifts. Did you make the Nice or the Naughty list? If you made the nice, expect Santa to be coming down your chimney tonight. If you made the naughty list, well you can always snuggle up with your loved one and earn that naughty rating even more.:-) Have a great Christmas everybody.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Fall Reading Round-Up

Today is officially the start of winter, even though it doesn't yet feel wintery around here. The weather has definately been mild. But, today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. It is the official herald of the winter season. So, it's time for the reading round-up. Now, once again, this is just a few of the books I have read over the past season. It would take too long to list them all.

Conspiracy Game: This book by Christine Feehan is EXCELLENT! It's the current book in her Ghostwalker series and I have read and re-read this book about 10 times so far since it came out at the end of October. I totally, TOTALLY love this book.

Wild Rain: This is also by Christine Feehan but is much older and is part of her leopard series. I hadn't read it until last week even though we had it awhile. It was so good. Feehan really knows how to blend romance, danger and paranormal all into a great story.

Divine By Choice: This P.C. Cast book is the sequel to Goddess By Mistake that was renamed Divine By Mistake. This sequel has been 5 years in the making. I LOVED it. This book is fantastic. Funny, heartbreaking and just downright awesome.

Sleeping With The Fishes: This book by MaryJanice Davidson is the first in her brand new series about a mermaid named Fred. This book is a laugh riot. It's so funny. If you have ever read her Betsy the Vamp queen books, you'll know what I mean about her great humor.

Eyes Of Crow: This is the very first book in a new series by Jeri Smith-Ready for Luna books. This book was so great I couldn't put it down. I can hardly wait for her next installment. Anyone who has been following Luna books this past year knows they have dropped a lot of series they had already established. Thankfully, this is not one of them.

Disappearing Nightly: This book by Laura Resnick was awesome. Published by Luna books last year, I just read it in anticipation of the next book in the series, Dopplegangsters. Tragically, this is one of the series that Luna dropped in it's restructering process which totally sucks. This series was so good. Dopplegangsters was supposed to be released this month, but it never will be by Luna. Laura Resnick is currently looking for another publisher to continue the series. I hope she succeeds.

Well, I think that's enough for now. Like I said, it's not everything I have read, but it is the absolute best. So, what is in your reading round-up?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Black & Purple Not My Colors!

I have learned the hard way that I don't look good in black and purple. These are definately not flattering colors on me. I had to go for an MRI of the brain today. I suffer from seizures that doctors are having a hard time with so I needed to get this test done. I had one of those open MRI machines that are designed for people with claustrophobia.

Anyways, I laid down on the sliding table and the tech put this plastic cage on my head to hold it immobile. I couldn't move my head at all. Then I went into the tube. Now this machine made lots of noise. There was a bunch of loud clicks, buzzes and whirs. That alone should have tipped me off to impending trouble.

The tech had attached a mirror to the top of the head cage so I could see what was going on. As I watched, my lips turned black and purple and a line of this started seeping down my chin. I was bleeding underneath my skin. And then the seizure started. Yes, the sounds of the MRI triggered a seizure and bleeding. The tech decided since there was only 3 minutes left until the test was over to just continue rather than stop and make sure I was ok.

Now, a side effect of seizures is nausea. I was stuck on my back with a head cage that prevented my from turning my head and I felt like I was going to throw up. I was terrified if it happened while I couldn't move my head I'd end up choking to death on my own vomit. Thankfully, it held off till the tech got me out and I could run to the bathroom. This day has been very unpleasant to say the least and is not a day I want to repeat ever again.