Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trees Ease

So yesterday I bought a pre-lit tree from my sister - she is very particular about her trees and this wasn't s slim line so it had to go!

Talk about easy!!! All my life I have dreaded putting lights on the trees as felt it was very difficult and result was so-so.

Last night took about 2 minutes and voila! (PS The tree is 7.5')

Today I carried the apple boxes up from storage and will decorate it.

Friday, November 25, 2011

A Christmas Challenge

So I have been wondering how I could help someone this Christmas and - - - my idea!

On a recent flight, the handle of my large suitcase wouldn't collapse. Alaska immediately tagged my bag as being received damaged and away I flew. Luckily, it didn't break off in the luggage compartment.

To make a long story short, I'm going to fill the case with long johns, warm socks, mitts, toiletries and all kinds of nonperishable food items. Then I'll troll the streets til I see someone struggling with shopping bags and give them my case.

What a windfall that will be - it's large and has all kinds of exterior pockets.

I challenge you to check around your home for a large bag of any kind, fill it and find some person who needs a hand.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Yeah. good news!

Received my letter from BC Cancer Agency:

Madame Coward:

"I am pleased to inform you that your recent mammogram was read by a program radiologist and found to be NORMAL."

The capital letters are theirs. I appreciate how prompt they are with their contact. Yikes, also prompt notifying me to visit again. It's a great service provided to us.
When I was in recently, a lady came in to book and commented she loved the reminder. Receptionist said some women call and are irate to have a reminder- go figure.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Twice the Misery - Just Kidding

Every morn, first thing I do is check "my schedule" for any appointments. With great happiness and merriment I saw: Mammogram 1pm. Well, now I just know it's going to be a lovely day. And I have all morning to get ready and fuss.

Anyway, off to the appointment. Checking in about 20 minutes early, I approached the desk- "I'm here".She smiled at me and said they would have to see the other victims first - their appointments were before mine. Fair enough. So I do what I always do, start writing recipes from their magazines. My issue featured chicken breasts.

Just as my sis and I were frantically scratching out recipes and forgetting why I am there, a little old lady marched out from the dressing rooms. She glared at me, all 5 feet of her and said"It's a torture chamber in there". I smiled my thanks and thought now would be a good time to wheel out the door with her- when I heard"Madame Coward, you may come in now".
Anyway, we head off for lunch nearby - afterwards I check my messages-"Madame Coward? Ah, there seems to be a problem with one of the films - could you swing by again (no pun intended) and we'll just re-do the right side." When I arrived, the lovely tech was indeed waiting at the desk - she is a nice gal and I appreciated her seeing me right away. I told her,"Don't worry about a gown this time" - She was cool and merrily said"Ok" to the clatter of several purses and magazines behind us - of course we meant in the op.