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Thursday, March 06, 2008


It's been a while. There are reasons. I'll get to it.

First of all...things are great. I really wish that there was more publicity about live kidney donation. It's a few weeks out of your life, and... don't even know it's gone. If there were more awareness about the whole thing, maybe fewer people would be on dialysis or...worse yet...dead due to kidney failure. Dad is doing great. He was ready to race me down the hall in the hospital...and recovered faster than me....he was at coffee with the boys the day after he returned home from the hospital! It took me a few days to feel better...and a few weeks to feel normal (as normal as I get anyway). Very worth it...and the reason I haven't really written about of the reasons is that I could never do it justice.

Obama. Well, he's still in there. We'll see what happens. I only hope that all the negative stuff that's going on between Hillary and Obama won't lead us to a Republican in office again. McCain. Geez. Or maybe I do want it. Whoever gets the nomination is screwed really....things are so messed up.....not sure who can fix it. At least we have hope with Barak.

The real reason for not writing.....I don't need to any more. This blog was born because I found myself without my best friend to talk tell everything to. It happened quite suddenly in 2006, and after about two months of so called 'recovery', I started this blog to "talk to him". Not really, since he wasn't really reading it much after the first few months (yes, it's true, I have a sitemeter that shows me who has visited). But I told him...even if he wasn't listening. :-) Of course, I didn't know that's what it was all about. Why would I recognize that? Maybe I knew, deep inside, but there was no admitting it, of course....that would be too healthy. Regardless, it doesn't matter anymore.......he's listening again. Things are as it should be. I am lucky. I get to be with the person that I am supposed to be with. So.....I can tell him anything I want person.....without technology even. I know. It's amazing. :-)

I'm not deleting the blog. I'm not sure why. Maybe it's so I can share pictures of our new pet....

(It's an Anole. It has no name....we aren't sure of it's gender at this point. It's still just a toddler...and only about 4 inches from head to tail)

Or maybe I'm keeping to tell you about concerts that I am attending (Steve Earle this weekend)!

Or maybe it's to show you pictures like this....

(Ethan and Laila)

Or this....

(the newest Braun)

All I'm saying is.....things are going well.....and blogging will be less than normal....for good reasons.....but I haven't fallen off the face of the earth....I'm just happy, that's all. :-)

Peace out!


Blogger Kirsten W. said...

It was great to hear/see an update from you! I am so happy for you!!

P.s. I tagged you on my blog - gives you an excuse to post for us again. :)

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to hear you are happy :-)
You deserve it.

10:25 PM  
Anonymous iowakitkat said...

It took me some time to find the update, but glad you're doing so well and glad your dad is well, too!

2:00 PM  

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