1. Tell us about one fun thing on your June calendar.
One fun thing on my calendar is celebrating David's birthday AWAY from a hospital!
2. How careful are you in the sun? Do you tan or burn? Do you make it a point to see the dermatologist every year?
I don't burn usually, though I did have a really nasty sunburn once as a kid. I do tan somewhat. I try my best to not have to go out in the daytime. Texas is way too hot when the sun is up. I’m a creature of the night. I've never had a moon burn, so night seems safest to me!
Although skin cancer has reared its ugly head in various family members, I do not use things like sunscreen or sun block. My skin is very sensitive to various chemicals and I can't be sure anymore what will cause an allergic reaction. No, I do not see a dermatologist every year.
3. Describe a time when you wanted to 'throw in the towel'?
This would probably describe most every time I try to use Microsoft Excel. The program hates me. I can do the exact same thing as David does and it just will not cooperate with me. I gave it a nickname that I will not repeat here. Though for the most part, I try avoid the program, I have ventured back into it a time or two for genealogical projects like this one: Colorful Family Birthplace Chart.
4. What's a song you love that has a day of the week in the title or lyrics?
Manic Monday by the Bangles is one that I like, but I think my absolute favorite song featuring a day of the week in the title is Raining on Sunday by Keith Urban.
Raining on Sunday
5. Are you a fan of berries? Which one's your favorite? What's the most recent berry dish you've eaten? Which blueberry breakfast food appeals to you most-blueberry pancakes, blueberry yogurt, or a blueberry muffin?
I love berries! Strawberries are my absolute favorite, but I also like blueberries and cranberries (in juice and sauce form). I am allergic to raspberries. Blackberries are okay, but I don't seek them out. Strawberry jello from the hospital was the last berry (flavored) dish that I had. I like blueberry muffins and yogurt. I like plain pancakes over the fruited variety. My favorite blueberry treat is Toaster Strudel and I could eat a whole box of them by myself, but I am a good girl and share them with David.
6. What's something you want to do before your next birthday?
I would love to master the knitting pattern that I'm working on right now. It is for a baby hat inspired by Downtown Abby and an old pattern from a wartime (WWII) magazine. You can find it here: Annie Cholewa: Downtown Hat
7. June 1st is National Say Something Nice Day, so let's all say something nice here.
Jade was a nice and compassionate CNA at Oakbend Medical Center. She was very apologetic every time she did something that she thought hurt David. She said that she didn't like to hurt people. She's a sweet young lady.
Strokes are scary things. No matter whether it is a TIA or a massive stroke or something in between, life changes. What it leaves behind is confusion, not just for the person that the stroke hit, but for loved ones left to deal with the aftermath. It is scary to go from being the dependent one to being the one depended on. Life feels all upside down.
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