Archive for February, 2011

Thing One and Thing Two

Posted by Vicki on February 27th, 2011 under Attitude, Illness
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There was a little nagging thing I hadn’t gotten to yet. During the course of my evaluation for the breast cancer, I had to have a whole body CT scan, which showed that my left ovary had cysts. I asked my gynecologist if I could wait to have the thing on my ovary assessed further […]

2b or knot 2b/I’m a believa

Posted by Vicki on February 24th, 2011 under Attitude, Lifestyle
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When I got home last night, Richard was on the phone with Mom. I spoke to her afterwards. She sounded mournful and frail, and expressed her distress at something that had happened earlier in the week. “Terrible, terrible, terrible,” she said. I just felt awful for her and tried to offer words of reassurance and […]


Posted by Vicki on February 20th, 2011 under Attitude, Illness, love
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In high school, I didn’t expect to get any accolades for being “the best” or “the most” anything, so imagine my surprise when I did get recognition from my fellow Senior classmates. When the list came out, I scanned it and found my name. Initially, I misread that I had been voted “best actress,” but […]

Somchlfishmoorowr FURY at and the skillet, stockpot, and saucepan are, indeed, all black

Posted by Vicki on February 20th, 2011 under stress management, Uncategorized, Wellness
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Although the following sagas may not seem all that significant in the grand scheme of all the life and death issues I have been facing lately, I am VERY VERY angry with the Weight Watchers website. The resentment stems from my having to pay a monthly fee in order to do WW online, and not […]


Posted by Vicki on February 20th, 2011 under Illness
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I have been thinking about more Daddyisms. I feel like a list followed by pertinent comments might be a good way to begin. It’s been over a week since I put in my 2 cents here (how come I can’t find a “cents” sign?), so here I am again. Dad and Mom taught me Yiddish […]

Sad, But Not Depressed

Posted by Vicki on February 6th, 2011 under Attitude, Illness, love
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I always believed that I would not be able to go on when my dad died. I thought I would be on the ground, a blubbering fool, unable to function. I thought someone would have to straitjacket me and cart me off to the loony bin. But Dad is gone, and I am functioning just […]

Orthodox and Paradox

Posted by Vicki on February 5th, 2011 under Attitude, Illness, Lifestyle, Wellness
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When someone used the words “paradox” or “orthodox” in front of Dad, he would respond, “Don’t say ‘dox,’ say ‘doctor.’” When I hear these or similar words now, these retorts are, in knee-jerk fashion, immediately called to mind, and, if I am around someone who knew and understood my Dad, I will say them. Otherwise, […]

Does Comedy Equal Tragedy Plus Time?

Posted by Vicki on February 4th, 2011 under Attitude, love
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In Crimes and Misdemeanors, the Woody Allen film, the character played by Alan Alda, filming a documentary about himself, states pompously, “Comedy equals tragedy plus time.” I think this is often true, especially when dealing with political events. This is not something that has been said to me over the last week, but it keeps […]