Sunday, May 21, 2006

Dum spiro, spero - While I breathe, I hope. (Cicero)

The title for my entry today is one of my favorite Latin quotes.

It is particularly meaningful for me right now, as I am still struggling with a flare.  My RA/Lupus - who knows what or which, but I am sore, swollen and fatigued.  The pea soup kind of fatigue... but I am trying.

And, I am hopeful.

I have my IV of Orencia in NYC on Wednesday am.  I am hopeful that it will cut this flare off in its tracks.

I have had a busy few days! 

Friday, my movie/book club went to see 'The DaVinci Code'!!  I really enjoyed the book and found the movie to be great, too!  The movie had some changes, but still remained true to the essence of the book's story.  I also felt the acting and casting was excellent for the potrayal of the main characters.

Afterward, we all went to dinner at a local Italian restaurant and discussed the book, the movie, and what was new with each other!

I don't often go out without my hubby or family, so it was a treat!  Even though I had to buck up with some vicodin just to get ready to go and to get through it.  It was well worth it!

Yesterday, I made it to Fuzzy's baseball game!  He had a great game and even hit a stand up double!  Yay!  The team lost 6-4, but everyone was so proud, this was a very tough team and they truly held their own and fought a good fight!

My sister/best friend came up and it was so nice to spend time together to catch up.  Our busy lives pull us in opposite ways, but it will never pull us apart. 

My darling nephew was a real rip - running around and playing with my kids and their friends!  Oh and with Libby!  He LOVES Libby and she loves him!  They were having lots of fun together, outside and in the house!

Then we all went out for a nice family dinner!  An excellent way to end an excellent day! 

Today, was the street fair that they have in our town each year!  Unfortunately, the weather must have scared away many vendors because it was smaller than usual.  And, it did start to rain and was chilly about an hour after we got there. 

I did get a nice knock-off purse though that my mom bought for me!  It is a pink Prada leather bag, not too big, not too small!  Thank you, Mommy!!!

Now, I am relaxing inside, catching up online with emails and journals. 

The sun popped back out and the rain cleared (temporarily) so the kids are outside, wreaking havoc around the neighborhood!  Ha ha... actually, they are playing tag and wiffle ball and what-not.  Hubby is out there, too.

I hope all is well in your world and I will be back again soon!!

Be well,





sangrialel said...

I sure hope the Orencia helps on Wednesday!!!!  I will be praying for some relief for you.  Linda

cdittric77 said...

All is as well as it could be and thanks to you for always finding the bright side! It's an inspiration!

Be well,

jckfrstross said...

ok this flare does not listen   STOP and GO AWAY already lol hope the meds on wed help:) have a good week


sdoscher458 said...

Glad that you had such a good time with your everyone. I had to laugh at your quote I kept thinking....dumb spiro agnew..LOL....I have a warped sense of humor anyway....Sandi

eml625 said...

Dawn, sorry to hear about the flair up. Your book club sounds like fun, glad you had a good time.

xomywayox said...

WooHoo to the knock purse! I bet it's cute. and glad you have Me-Time for self. and that you didn't give away the movie. It's on my to do list.


sazzylilsmartazz said...

I haven't seen the movie yet Dawn but I've read three of Dan Brown's books and enjoyed them all. Since you enjoyed the movie you may want to read his other books too!
I'm hoping that you will feel better soon:)

wfhbear said...

You always seem to have so much to do. I like it that you try to keep busy and don't let the Lupus get you down. As far as street fairs and "knock off" purses go, I wish I could convince Libby (Wife not your dog) to buy "knock offs". It would save me a lot of money in Dooney and Bourke pocket books. My Regards, Bill.

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lurkynat said...

what a wonderfl entry!
hugs, Dawn!