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Monday, April 30, 2012


Dad and I had lunch at Denny's in Pleasanton today with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel.  I have decided to try Automatic Writing and have downloaded The Journal 5.   Still have chest cough.  Made appointment with acupuncture for Wednesday.  This deep cough makes me feel so fatigued.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Life is wonderful.

 Ray, Linda, Bobby, Kenny, Gordon, James, Lisa

Gordon Fazzio, Ray Magorno

Today we had a great Family Lunch at Red Chili on Mission in Hayward.  We had Gordon, Bobby, Elizabeth, James, Kenny, Lisa, dad and I.  Great food.  Great service.  Great Fun!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Set your dreams in motion.

Taking Luigi to PetSmart and having him groomed by Ethan this morning. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

People love you for who you are.

Today dad and I are meeting with Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel for lunch at Vasiliki's in Hayward.  It has been a whole month since we have been together!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

When it comes to success, you're a natural!

Went online to eBay, and ordered a mattress cover, and a pillow cover.  Have been wanting to do this forever.  To protect from allergens, mites, bedbugs, etc.  Dad is going to exercise and instead of going to the last day of the month lunch, he is going with Bill for hot dogs and to pick up Doris and Corky's son from the airport.  I'll run around and get a few errands done this morning.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

You're better than good. You're great!

This morning, they took out our 34-year-old wood lamp posts in the park and replaced them with new steel? lamp posts.  Dad and I had a front-row seat as they replaced the one right in front of our house.  We sat and watched the whole process for an hour.  They used a big crane.  Very fun.  Then I took a shower and did a load of laundry.  Miguel stopped by.  We all had a great time - AND I DID NOT COUGH!  Dad and I were so happy, that we went to Lee's Sandwich, which Miguel had mentioned to us.  Pretty good.  We shared a salami and cheese on baguette. Came home and I took a nap.  Bill brought over left-over chicken, so I made a nice sandwich.  My throat still has an odd, weird irritation - but I am not coughing!  And my chest cough does not seem to be involved.  Yea.  I wonder if it is the "Clear Lungs" that I have been taking.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Be proud of yourself!

Stayed very quiet today.  Read a lot.  Rested a lot.  My chest is feeling much less tight.  I think I am actually getting Better!  Bill brought us lots of hot sausage last night.  Tonight we had scrambled eggs and sausage for dinner.  Terrific.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

You have the power to make good things happen.

Yes, another day of laying quietly, drinking lots of fluids, dark honey, MucinexD decongestant, cough syrup.  Also, I found a bottle of "Clear Lungs" in my drawer, which I have started taking every 4 hours.  Sure would like to clear this chest cough.  I know this is hard on dad.  I wish he would just take himself, either by his electric scooter or in his car, and get out a bit.  He really gets stir crazy.  So far, he is staying right here.  Bill is in Tracy.  When Bill takes him out for drives, it really makes him happy.  I am single-minded right now and just want to stop coughing every time I move around or talk.  It hurts and is exhausting.  This has happened to me many times in the past.  First time, since mom died over 5 years ago.  But, sometimes it has lasted as long as 9 months - which I REFUSE to let happen!  That is why I am trying so hard to do what Kaiser said to do.  Rest!  I will call them again, if it is too stubborn to go away.  Hopefully, it WILL clear up soon!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

You have the power to make good things happen!

Yes - I still have this persistent cough.  So, I am trying to do what Kaiser told me.  Rest.  Rest.  Rest.  Fluids.  Fluids.  Fluids.  Dad, Luigi and I went to Walgreens today and picked up some more over-the-counter MucinexD - a decongestant.   I drank tea and had oatmeal with dark honey.  Mostly stayed in bed.  Tried to lay down and read on my cell phone.  Made soup.  Went on eBay and ordered Seasons 1 - 4 DVD's of The Big Bang Theory.  Just really, really, really want to get rid of this deep chest cough.  Why does every one get healthy so much quicker than me????  I am trying the hardest.  I am so frustrated.  It is a nice hot day.  We have the air conditioner on.  I have brought in the big fan and put it on a TV tray in my room.  Can't wait to get healthy.  Very excited.  Hope it is soon.

Friday, April 20, 2012


Horizontal Rest.  24/7  Read a book or something.
Drink at least 12-14 cups of Fluids Each Day.
Dark Honey

This is Kaiser's recomendation to get rid of this annoying cough.

Emailed Andy Graham from Hobo Traveler blog about downloading The Big Bang Theory Seasons 1 -5.  Made a video first, but didn't know how to send it.  I need how to learn to do that.  I think it would be fun.

Woke up with a lot of mucus this morning.  Spent about an hour clearing it out.  Feeling better now.  I am drinking lots of lots of water now.  According to Kaiser, should have been doing that all along.  Just happy to be feeling better.

Happy 25th Birthday Brendon!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Take that first step.

Blogger has changed their format "Again"!  Nothing is ever easy.  I just wanted to post for today, and also search and print my post about sprouting without rinsing.  Why do they always continually make things more complicated.  If you're going to change things, please Simplify!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

You will do great things.

Dad is taking DayQuil and was able to go to exercise this morning.  I did a little running around.  Pretty much still nursing his cold and my hacking cough.  Feeling better.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Hope is powerful.

Unbelievable.  I woke up with a sore throat this morning.  I am working furiously to relieve it.  I Want To Be Healthy!
Cinnamon is still home sick.  I think she is having vomiting, diarreah, migraines, and IBS.

Oh no.  Dad is coming down with a cold.  Sneezing, runny nose, scratchy throat.

Hopefully, The Family That Heals Together - Stays Together!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Plant a new dream.

We are going to skip Family Lunch today so that I can get rid of this persistent cough.  We bought an extra bottle of Zout and have sprayed all of dad's sweatshirts clean and washed them.  No more spots!  I'm looking forward to a nice quiet, peaceful day.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

You deserve the very best.

We decided to not go to the movies today because of my hacking cough.  We did go do some quick shopping at Lucky's and later ran and picked up Chinese food for dinner.  My cough does seem to be slowing down.  Yeaaaa.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

You're making progress!

Nice quiet day today.  When I stay still and quiet, I do not cough much.  When I move around, talk, or eat popcorn - I cough a lot.  Dad wants to go to the movies tomorrow.  I am still a little undecided.  I definitely don't want to start coughing at the movies.  He is getting restless.  I really, really want to get rid of this cough.  Spent much of the day reading a blog about a couple that bought a 2012 Roadtrek 190 Popular.  They sure have had a lot of problems to be fixed.  But, when it is working, they are loving it.  He writes long blogs about once a week.  I have been printing them out - 4 to a page.  Much easier to read.  Yes, Luigi is cuddling with me.  I love that.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Dreams, determination and hope = success!

Still have persistent cough, but it is getting so much better.  Today, I downloaded a Jim Gaffigan video to my computer in HD and connected it to our big screen television in the family room.  Pretty exciting. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Good things will find you.

Cleaning ladies are coming this morning.  Dad and I are going to run over to Walgreens and get more decongest and medicines.  Not going to lunch today.  My chest cough acts up really bad when I move around or talk.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

You make a difference.

Still have an unhappy congested chest and cough.  Took Luigi to vet for anal gland today because he wouldn't stop shaking.  Sure hope that helps.  Dad went to exercise this morning.  Tonight he went with Bill to have dinner with the Rebels at Harry's Hofbrau in San Leandro. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Life is beautiful.

Tough night last night.  Lots of mucus.  Yuck.  Better this morning.  Woke up to rainy streets.   Good day to stay home and get well.  Luigi is snuggling with me. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

You can do it!

Skipper and Cheri are feeling healthier today and went home to Barstow.  I called Kaiser and got an antibiotic, Amoxicillan and a decongestant, MucinexD for the congestion in my chest and nasal.  I have a sore throat.  I'm such a boatload of fun.  Yuck.  I hate being sick.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Miracles happen everyday!

Cheri and I still have our colds.  Had to stay home today.  Lots of Dayquil and lots of Nyquil.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Hope works wonders!

Cheri and I still have our colds.  Took two does of Nyquil last night.  Yes, dad said that he was holding Luigi outside, and Luigi bit a lady.  This is a really special dog, but this biting drives me to such unhappiness.  Everything we try, he learns so quickly, except we can not teach him to not bite.  I feel disheartened.  He's just not a safe dog around others.  I mean, he can be.  And then, out of nowhere - bite!  Arrrgghhhh!  I am so upset.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Work some magic. Smile!

Great day.  Cheri and I still have our colds.  We all went to El Toritos down on Cannery Row, one block from our hotel, for lunch.  We stopped backed in Gilroy at Premius Outlets, over 145 stores, and Cheri bought 20 pairs of underwear.  Got home about 5:00pm.  Skipper and I ran over and brought Church's Chicken home for dinner.  Going to bed and take Nyquil.  Nighty Night.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The best path forward.

Fun day in Monterey.  Skipper and I went on the 17 mile drive on Highway 1.  Then lunch at R.G. Burgers.  Nap.  Then dinner with Cheri and her co-workers at Cibo Italian Restaurant.  Lots of fun today.  Cheri and I are taking lots of drugs for our colds.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Your dreams keep you strong.

Fun day.  Cheri went to her first day at her Safety Conference.  Skipper and I went to Marina, Seaside and around.  Visited Walmart and had lunch at Carls Jr.  Came home and took a nap. 

At 5:00pm, the the three of us went to the Fisherman's Wharf and had dinner at the Fisherman's Grotto.  Cheri's co-worker, A.J. joined us.  Delicious!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Last night Cheri and I went shopping at Catherines at Southland.  Cheri bought some nice new clothes.   Lots of fun.  Fast day.  Lots of fun.

Today, Skipper, Cheri and I are leaving for Monterey for Cheri's work Safety Classes.  We should be staying until Friday.  Sure looking forward to a nice little vacation.  While Cheri is in classes during the day, Skipper and I will run around and play around Monterey.  And Cheri gets to come join us after 5:00pm.  I'm going to bring my computer.

Fun day.  We went shopping at the Outlet Stores in Gilroy and to Clint Eastwood's Hogsbreath Restaurant in Carmel for filet mignon for dinner.  Super fun day.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Follow your heart.

Great day yesterday with the family.  We also went to Fry's Electronics and then Costco.  Ate hot dogs there.  Made more guacamole when we got home. 

We are all going to Uncle Joe and Auntie Isabel's.  Then into Livermore for lunch at Harry's Hofbrau, The Carvery.

Today is Bill Mack's 71st Birthday.  I would take a picture of him, but he lost a front tooth and has a dentist appointment to go get it fixed.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Relax. Replenish. Rejuvenate!

This morning, dad, Skipper, Cheri and I, are going to the movies and see, "Mirror, Mirror" with Julia Roberts.  Then over the Costco.