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Blind Zen Archer
12 January 2013 @ 10:15 am
So, if you're not following me on facebook, you've probably missed some important news. Unfortunately I'm sad to say it isn't good news, for the most part.

A little after new years I noticed an odd lump on the side of my face, just forward of my ear. I'd had a cold at the time, so we thought it might have been a related infection.

I went to the doctor, he put me on antibiotics, they didn't reduce the swelling or the pain.

A couple of days ago, he decided to send me to an ENT. The ENT said it -could- be a blockage or stone in one of my salivary glands, but he's not totally sure. I'm going for an MRI on Tuesday to take a look.

Morgan's been very worried about cancer, because it's almost in the exact same spot where they found Dawn's tumor. I'm trying not to go there, but when Morgan was rubbing my neck and found a second lump around one of my lymph nodes...well, it's hard not to think about it.

If it is, I'll fight it. If it isn't, we'll find a way to fix it. I won't accept any other options.

Meanwhile, we also found an odd lump on the neck of Radar, one of our cats. (More specifically, Morgan's cat. He's been her special baby since she lived in Seattle, and they have a truly incredible bond.) After taking him to the vet, they took a sample, and it appears to be lyphoma. We won't know for sure until the results come back, but the Vet was honest with us and said "It doesn't look good."

For now, he's happy, otherwise healthy, and doesn't seem affected by it at all. If Morgan hadn't been reattaching his collar, we'd probably have never noticed it.

So, that's the current state of 2013. I guess we'll see what happens.
Blind Zen Archer
14 October 2012 @ 05:32 pm
Technically, I guess, we got married AGAIN, since this was the public ceremony / party after doing the courthouse thing a few months ago, but regardless. It was a really, really wonderful time, and I'm both thrilled at how many friends we were able to share it with, sorry that some could not be there, and sad that I couldn't have spent even more time with everyone.

It was a crazy, crazy weekend, and I don't regret a thing, but I -am- kind of glad it's over. :)

For those who didn't get to see them live, here are a few videos from the wedding.


Cake cutting

First Dance (Actually, kinda the only dance. There wasn't really much room for a dance floor with all of the tables set up. Oh, well.)
Blind Zen Archer
31 May 2012 @ 07:35 am
Most people will have seen this on FB or whatever, but...yeah. We went to the Franklin County Courthouse and had a civil ceremony yesterday.

We're still going to do the "big" wedding in October, but we made the decision that Morgan really needs medical insurance, and waiting another six months for that wasn't a good idea.

That said...well, lemme share what I said yesterday.

We kept saying today was "paperwork", and that today was mostly about making sure Morgan can get the medical care and health insurance she needs.

But when we went in front of the judge today and swore to love each other, to honor each other, and to cherish each other, it was more than just paperwork or legal formality. It was true. It was true yesterday, it will be true tomorrow, and it will be true when we have the "big" wedding in October.

I married the most amazing, wonderful, fun, awesome woman today. And I cannot tell you how happy I am right now about that.

For the record? Yeah, it's still true. :)

Blind Zen Archer
12 January 2012 @ 10:47 pm
So, I gave Morgan a box today. Being it was her birthday it was not totally unexpected.

The note inside, however, was.

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Blind Zen Archer
18 December 2011 @ 07:35 pm
OK, who do I know on here who plays the SD Gundam online game? I think I'm going to give it a swing.

You can probably guess my username.
Blind Zen Archer
19 November 2011 @ 09:18 am
So, not quite a year ago I was at 384.

Today, I'm at 314.

Wow. :)
Blind Zen Archer
13 September 2011 @ 06:03 pm
So, my paid time ran out on LJ.

I'm debating buying more. I still use the site to keep up with a few friends, but I'm nowhere near the level of "power user" I once was - a lot of my writing is channeled into The Cannon, Twitter, Facebook, etx.

I think I may go a month and see how much it really bothers me (if it bothers me!) to be missing the paid features. If it really makes a big difference, we'll re-up. Otherwise, mooch ahoy?
Blind Zen Archer
02 September 2011 @ 01:27 am

For every moment of depression, despite every setback, in spite of every obstacle, this is a good life, filled with amazing people, and incredible love.

I'm posting this everywhere I write so I won't let myself forget that during the moments when I need it most

Posted via LiveJournal app for iPhone.

Blind Zen Archer
20 February 2011 @ 08:21 am
OK, so I'm working on my birthday, which I admit is a little lame for me, but I had a very good "family" birthday yesterday to make up for it, and planning a "friends" party in a couple of weeks. :)

So far, 30 feels OK. Older, wiser, etx.

My big project, aside from continuing to work on my weight loss / fitness and a plan I'm developing to remodel the bathroom shower, is that my grandparents announced last night that (pending successful resolution to my uncle's hip replacement and his own weight loss battle), they want to go to Norway in 2012 to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary there with all of us.

So, I need to renew my passport anyhow, but I guess I have to start working on saving for that. :)
Blind Zen Archer
17 January 2011 @ 11:19 pm
After going to the gym, I picked up a cake from Whole Foods and went over to celebrate Dad's birthday.

It was pretty low key - cake, some ice cream, and a phonecall from my grandparents.

But during the phone call, my granma said something that summed it all up.

"We're just glad that we got the chance to celebrate another birthday with you, and we're looking forward to many more."

It's been not quite two years since we nearly lost him. I'm so, so glad that we're celebrating a birthday tonight, and not mourning his passing.