Pink cluster


Here’s a cluster of pink roses.  That’s why I’ve titled this post “Pink cluster.”  Call me a realist.  Great Art courtesy of the exclusive iPhone-cam, taken at the City of Hope rose garden, and part of my famous Garden series.

Maybe no more rose pictures for a while.  Although who knows.  I took a few more today while we were out walking.

No post yesterday.  I got discombobulated and forgot.  Sorry about that, Loyal Readers.

But lots of things are going on nevertheless.  The biggest news – LRN4 doesn’t have to go to the clinic every morning for a daily IV infusion anymore!  Since she got off the ‘roids a week ago, she’s been ruled healthy enough to avoid fungal infections on her own.  The doc does want her to get a quick CT scan tomorrow to make sure the previously-seen nodules on her lungs either aren’t there or at least aren’t doing anything nasty.  We’re pretty confident she’ll be fine in that area.

So we slept in this morning.  It felt great!  Got up a little after 8:00 this morning.  Did I mention it felt great?  Well, it did.  Now we’ll probably stay up way too late every night and get up way too late every morning.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  In fact, I kind of prefer it that way.  I could sleep until 8:00 every day.

And, well, that was about all the news.  So I guess lots of things aren’t really going on.  LRN4 mentioned this morning that even she can see a lot of strengthening in her arms and legs.  She is really doing well.  No new complaints, no new problems, no new nothing.  Even her poor sore feet are doing a bit better.  Her toe looks a bit better also, although that’s a very relative term.  There’s still a ways to go on that one.  Still, progress.

Didn’t do any work today.  No excuse.  I’m just a lazy programmer, I guess.  Instead, I finished the week 2 programming problem for the crypto class.  Worked on it last night until kind of late and got the first half figured out.  I got the second half working today.  I was supposed to write code to encrypt and decrypt AES ciphers, but the decryption part was the only part we really needed to use, so that’s all I’ve gotten done so far.  I’m still planning on finishing that part, but this class is taking a lot more time than I had expected.  On the positive side, I’m learning a lot more about cryptography than I knew before, and I’ve done a lot of reading on the subject.  So there’s some good and some bad.  At any rate, I’m still really enjoying it.  I just can’t let it get in the way of working for money, now can I?

So I’m planning on putting in a full day’s work tomorrow.  I have the little matter of LRN4’s CT scan to work around, but that’s manageable.  We’ve been managing around a whole lot more than that for lo these many months.  I have specific things I’m working on, which are too boring to share here, and I think I’ve been avoiding them a bit.  New stuff is hard, no?  So wish me luck tomorrow, Loyal Readers!

And that’s it for tonight.  I’ll leave my Loyal Readers with this exciting Morrowlife Employment Agency job opportunity: scrounging tortoise!

See you tomorrow.

2 Responses to “Pink cluster”

  1. Shannon Says:

    That’s bizarre about the tortoise! I totally understand your frustration with the hard parts since Illustrator and I are not getting along very well right now! I know we’ll both figure it out. We’re tough. We can do it!

  2. Sandy Says:

    Congrats on the sleeping in and more importantly, LRN4 not needing the daily clinic visit!! You are making great progress and you are both very tough!! But I’m glad for you that you can sleep in a little.

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