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Counting Down to Friday!

Counting down to Friday night when my daughter, son-in-law, grandson, and granddaughter arrive! I’m so excited. There are so many things to prepare and do before they arrive. Today I put up the tree while hubby was at work. He will hang the lights later this week and we’ll decorate after the kids are here.

I bought this artificial tree 12 or so years ago for $79. Still in great shape!

I bought this artificial tree 15 years ago for $79. Still in great shape!

When the kids were young we’d go to the tree farm and cut our own. One year about 15 years ago we were unable to get out to the farm  and I found this impressive bad boy for $79. Let’s just say we’ve got our monies worth!

Do you put up a Christmas tree? Real or artificial?

P.S. Can help my sister? Any little gift will help! http://www.gofundme.com/5dum0o

P.P.S. Ladies, I’m still taking names for my Profile of  a Female Motorcyclist series. Let me know if you are interested!

P.P.P.S. Here it is with lights!

Lights!!!

Lights!!!

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Can you help my sister out?

Back in October I shared that my older sister was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She has since had surgery and so far two hellish chemo treatments. I’m learning all sorts of things I never knew about going through cancer treatment.

After surgery it was a very short time before she started chemo. Chemo is five to six hour appointment every three weeks. I believe she will have a total of six before it is all over. The days that follow treatment are days of pure pain and vomiting all in the guise of healing.

About a week after the first chemo treatment she lost enough hair to decide to shave her head. Stop and think about that. You are in the midst of some heavy duty trauma and then we’ll throw in a little bit more to really nail your emotional state. I could sense her depression from 400 miles away.

Did you know there is a web site that caters to women undergoing cancer treatment? It is TLCdirect.org. They carry padded cap liners to help hats, caps, and turbans look more real. Who knew?

My sister has lost a lot of weight since this has begun so she is in need of some new clothes. Another expense for a family already facing this horrendous health issue without insurance.

On another note I also found out my younger sister’s doctor discovered a growth on her ovary the size of a cantaloupe.  This sister is about 1500 miles away. Thankfully, she had surgery (and has insurance) removing this and all her female organs but is cancer free. Yes. All of this has happened since the end of October.

Back to my older sister. I set-up a GoFundMe.com site to raise money to help off-set her living expenses. Would you consider helping a little? I figured if I could get a lot of people to do a little it would add up to a bunch! Join with me and let’s kick this cancer in the a$$!

Make it so … I mean snow!

We’ve had some snow and bitter cold here in Minnesota, but this cheered me up!

Enjoy!

It’s Friday!

I like sleeping!

I like sleeping!

I’m having so much fun in Georgia with my daughter and her family! The newest addition to the family wasn’t quite ready to face Friday. Seems like she’d rather sleep while her brother is going full speed ahead!

Guess who likes to ride?

Guess who likes to ride?

Guess who likes to ride?

My son-in-law, riding his Yamaha Vino, with my grandson. My grandson loves wearing his helmet – safety first! 🙂

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Delta Upgraded the Waiting Area

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This is the updated waiting area around gate G at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport (MSP). It has individual seating equipped with iPads and electrical outlets.  The wow factor was off the charts. Not sure how many gates have been updated, but Delta really did a great job on this one!

Fall in Minnesota

The snow isn’t going to last long with temperatures going into the forties, but it sure is beautiful! Be careful my fellow Minnesotans it is slick out there!

Fall in Minnesota

Fall in Minnesota