About Me

Bend, OR, United States

Sunday, September 26, 2010


My sisters, Ling & Edi visited me this past week and we had such a wonderful time together and with my girls.

The week started with a delicious gourmet dinner at my daughter, Billie's house. The dinner included fresh caught salmon (thank you, Worth!), BBQ chicken and home-made crepes (thank you, Janice!) with special port wines for desert.

We stayed at a friend's beach house in Neskowin for a few days and my sister, Edi got her wish... she wanted to see rain!  Being from San Diego she only sees sunshine.  It rained only one day, just for Edi and the rest of our visit we were blessed with sunshine. We spent our days eating dungeoness crab, steamed clams and walking on the beach.

We were treated to wine tasting especially for us at one of my daughters favorite winery's, Methven Winery in Yamhill County.  Teri, Billie and Edi enjoyed the delicious wine (so much that they left with a case of some of their best blends!) while Ling and I enjoyed the fresh air and beautiful scenery from atop the vineyard.
We explored the many mountain lakes along the Century Drive loop and spent a relaxing afternoon at Elk Lake Resort.

We closed the visit with an experience at the Alpaca farm in LaPine, Oregon. We all learned a lot and of course, we took home a few alpaca-fur-spun souvenirs :)  (my eyes are shut in this picture - but they were open when it counted!!)

My sisters could not stop commenting about the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, the scenery and the fresh clean air.  Edi could not stop commenting how "clean" it is.. meaning no graffiti - which apparently is common decor in San Diego.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


I must share a wonderful sight we had the pleasure of seeing this afternoon in our own backyard.  

Goodbye :)

My Fish Head

Somehow I was convinced to wear this silly fish hat while at McGrath's Fish House celebrating my daughter's birthday.   OOOOOOhhhhh the things I do...

A Pleasant Day

My oncologist told me today that I was doing "exceedingly well!" and he attributes my progress to my otherwise good health, including healthy eating habits, and my positive attitude towards my condition, my life and my diagnosis.  My weight is maintaining and my appetite is with me all the time!  In fact, I couldn't wait for the infusion to finish so I could eat - even though I ate home-made blueberry pancakes and bacon before my infusion (YUMM!).  My treatment proceeded smoothly and this was the second infusion in a row where we were all treated to the peaceful melodies of an acoustic guitar.  He played wonderfully.
After my infusion, my daughter, Teri and I went to the Olive Garden for their soup, salad and breadsticks special.  Pretty good deal for "all you can eat" but the first serving was satisfying so there was no need to keep eating - well... except for .... 
Our waiter insisted that their Tiramisu was one of the best and he was RIGHT!   It was the perfect dessert to complete our delicious meal :)

Saturday, September 4, 2010


skinning a young coconut
spooooooon out the meat
drink the rewards   CHEERS!