Monday, February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day/Congratulations

OK - I'm not big on Valentine's Day. A guy on one of the boards I visit referred to it as a holiday designed for couples and if you're not a part of the coupleness you feel like some sort of a "defective" (I'm paraphrasing, but not by much). I'm not sure he's all that far off. Our culture tends to subscribe to what I refer to as "The Noah's Ark" principle of life.

BUT I AM CELEBRATING!! Why?

Because 19 years ago today I went into surgery to take out the kidney that had become necrotic and was killing me. And I survived. (I hadn't really expected to -- the doctors didn't SAY I wouldn't, but they acted... nervous.) That's nineteen years I didn't expect to have. I got to see my boy grow up into a really cool man. I had approximately 6,937 days (I'm not sure how often leap year comes... so sue me) during which I have done such things as: Go on a train ride, travel by plane, take a cruise, move to Denver, move to Texas, write books that actually are on the shelves, raise a really cool person into adulthood, buy and sell houses, dance, sing, ride several different bikes, lose (and regain some of) enough weight to probably make a whole 'nother person, laugh, cry, and generally LIVE. It hasn't been perfect, but baby, it's been GOOD. So break out the virtual bubbly, lift your glasses, chomp down on that chocolate, we are celebrating!!

16 comments:

Joan said...

So we should bring kidney bean snacks and swim in a kidney shaped swimming pool, right?

C. T. Adams said...

If it makes you happy kiddo!

C. T. Adams said...

OK -- switching on assorted punk CD that includes the song "Sad Songs and Waltzes", next in line is probably ACDC unless someone has a better suggestion.

Anonymous said...

POP! gurgle,gurgle,gurgle! I'm lifting a glass of champagne in your honor, taking a drink (the bubbles are tickling my nose) all to say thank the good Lord that you are HERE! Hey, have a bite of this double chocolate super rich cheesecake!! You deserve it! Lots of love,
Tess

C. T. Adams said...

Thanks! Drink up! Dang, you brought CHEESECAKE!! You know me so well...

Jay said...

Please concider me virtually tipsy. Congrats on seeing life through the sort of glasses I wear every day. It really is all about perspective.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by Jay. You're right. It's all a matter of perspective.

We now have Sarah MacLauchlin (sp) on the stereo. Suggestions still being taken!

Y said...

CONGRATS CIE!

That's a TERRIFIC achievement and deserves a virtual party PLUS drinks... raising a glass for ya right now!

CHEERS CIE!

Anonymous said...

Cheers and congratulations on beating the odds!! That's awesome! I read all your posts since I was gone at Mardi Gras. Yes, I can give you some pointers on things to see and things to do when it gets closer. I'll be there next year again , you can meet some of my Friends there too, you'ld like them a lot. Yes, I kept hearing attendance was down 9not that you could notice, as it seemed busy as heck when I was at the Proteus and Orpheus parades! Hi Yolanda!
Jimbo

Anonymous said...

Cheers and congratulations on beating the odds!! That's awesome! I read all your posts since I was gone at Mardi Gras. Yes, I can give you some pointers on things to see and things to do when it gets closer. I'll be there next year again , you can meet some of my Friends there too, you'ld like them a lot. Yes, I kept hearing attendance was down 9not that you could notice, as it seemed busy as heck when I was at the Proteus and Orpheus parades! Hi Yolanda!
Jimbo

Anonymous said...

Ah I am late but finally made it. I brought a box of Tagalongs - th emusical selection will be fine for now. I think I'll grab a glass of champagne and also give a toast, in general, to living life.

Carrie (who can't remember her password)

Anonymous said...

I do believe I've had a LEEEETTLE too much virtual champm..chimp... chump... champagne. I will leave the hosting duties to my son for the rest of the evening. Thank you all so much for your good wishes. :)

Cie

Anonymous said...

Hey folks,
Thanks for stopping by to celebrate my mom's survival (this is James, by the by). I brought some vodka, O.J. and cervezas, so drink up, have fun and celebrate!!

james

Y said...

Hey James! Nice to meet you, it's great that you've joined in your mum's virtual celebration!

It's a great thing to be celebrating, that's for sure.

I'm not much of a drinker, so I think I'll take some O.J. if that's alright!

Party on! :)

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet ya Yolanda.
That's all right, leaves mor for the rest of us
j

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