Monday, September 14, 2009

RIP, Patrick Swayze

Well, we all expected this to occur, obviously, but it still sucks all the same; cancer gets another good guy. Rest in peace, Patrick Swayze. What a shame; 57 is far too young.

On a quasi-related note, Crazymama reminded me today via Facebook that September is national Thyroid Cancer Awareness month. Make sure to check your neck next tie you are at the Dr's. It only takes a few moments as is absolutely painless. ANd if you have any questions relating to hit "symptoms" (to the extent there are any) please feel free to hit me, Crazymama or Gail.


Back from Vegas (and flew direct to Chicago) with the Wife. We had a lovely time and it was nice to be child-less, if even for a mere 48 hours. Reminds me of what life will be like -- one day. One day in the very far off future.

We had a great time and mostly did a whole heck of a lot of nothing. Sat poolside in the 103 degree heat (no joke), ate well and well, gambled. Nothing too interesting on that front; I broke even, pretty much to the dollar (due in part to the Wife keeping an eye on me like a freaking hawk).

Anyway, Vegas is always a good and interesting time. But 48 hours is about all I can handle.


Crazymamaof6 said...

he fought a good fight.

it's crazy, the little bond i feel now with anyone that either has cancer or dies from cancer. it's definitely there.

i kind of lectured my blog readers on knowing family cancer history, risk factors and symptoms. and about being proactive about their health.

sounds like a fun weekend away.

Nana said...

Nana is home, I really enjoyed the children but that plane ride home is so exhausting across country. Whoever said it doesn't thunderstorm in September in Calif. is wrong. Woke up at 4AM with the two most precious kids clinging to me for dear life. Good thing it lasted for only a short time. Can't wait for the next invite.