Why the Redwood Forest slideshow?

Judy had always loved trees, and in 2008 we spent some time among the California Redwoods. Some of the ingredients in Judy's chemo cocktail were derived from trees (not Redwoods but Yews). We always knew that Judy loved the trees, and the trees got their chance to repay her affection.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

January is almost behind us ...

... and life is rolling on in its more-or-less usual way. Judy is in between chemo treatments and doing rather well. I am four teaching days into the spring semester, and I am doing really fine, considering that only 26 more are left to go. :) So, what did the two of us do last weekend, feeling so good? Well, you guess. The pictures may give you a hint.

Friday, January 15, 2010

CA-125 holding steady

This morning, Judy saw Dr. Phillips after undergoing chemo #14 on Tuesday. Her CA-125 dropped by 2 points over the past five weeks, to 74, essentially the same as last time. Obviously, we would have been more excited about a significant drop, but this is certainly better than a rise. As long as the downward trend continues, we won't complain.

After coming back from Europe late last Sunday, Judy has been at work again and I started the new semester at TTU yesterday. This weekend is my 54th birthday, so once again I'll be caught up with Judy age-wise. :) As has been tradition, Wayne and Lorane will join us for dinner, and since Emily won't start back up at Tarleton until Tuesday she'll join us.

A bigger drop in the CA-125 would have been a nice birthday present....


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Judy munches a Wienerschnitzel

Judy and I are waiting for our flight back from Vienna to Berlin. we had two nice days in the Austrian capital, despite cold, snowy conditions. Last night we went a restaurant famous for its Wienerschnitzel. what you see on Judy's plate is only HALF of one of those monstrosities. Thankfully we had enough foresight to share one of those breaded, then baked veal cutlets. It was a yummy meal.

Earlier in the day we had visited the Schloss Schoenbrunn where we saw the royal chambers of the Habsburg dynasty. With a tram and metro transportation pass we were able to criss-cross Vienna and warm up in between stops.

Walking around in the evening we saw the famous Fiakers, horse-drawn carriages. Well, we had to think of our buggy ride with Carl just a few weeks ago.

We will spend another two days in Berlin before flying home on Sunday. Bis dann,