Man with a Mission

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Restaurant review

Well here is the restaurant review I promised. Basically Monsoons reminds me of eating Asian in a bar. Very loud and rushed even in the dinning area. Also as I’m partial to the little hole in the wall Asian places that offers lots of things to eat and good food I found at Monsoons menu sparse with only offering maybe 10 main dishes to choose from. We ordered the crispy honey chicken and shared. I found it not crispy and not very flavorful, no sauce so adding rice only made it dry.

So after the disappointment we ended the night at cheese cake factory for dessert and you cannot go wrong there. But please don’t take my word on Monsoons check it out for yourself but don’t say I did not warn you.

I also surprised my wife with a little movie. I scanned in a collection of photos of our last 10 or so years. Now all the photos are not just us being cute some are just capturing a moment in time. And for those at work you cannot use these photos against me when I get back and yes I was that young once.

Please note I have never used Microsoft moviemaker so the movie might take a while to open up.

Click here or paste the url in a new window

I have been reading a book I received for my birthday on glass fusion. Lovely book. The kiln has been put on hold as we try to figure out how they are going to ship it. They say they will drive the truck up but not take it off the truck or just dump it in the street. This would not be a problem if I could just lift 230 pounds myself. So we are looking into a couple other ways of getting our kiln. Should have it figured out by this week.

Update in the health department. I have been feeling fine the only side affect is a hair loss around the scar and behind the ear, but no need for a haircut even though my wife just keeps edging me on to shave all off as she finds bald men hot. But beyond that I feel fine.

Well take care everyone.

Thursday, August 10, 2006


Well were working on week #3 now and so far I feel fine. Alec is waking up in the middle the night the past couple so that has been making me a little tired. This week I will be celebrating my 10-year wedding anniversary with my beautiful wife. Nothing too fancy we want to try the new restaurant out in Brookfield call Monsoon (don't quote me on the spelling of the restaurant). I will let you know how the food is.

Also friend passed this morning pray onto me. I have found it very motivational. I thought I would pass it on in case others need somthing to help them through tough times.

Morning! Prayer by Stuart Wilde

I am eternal, immortal, universal and
infinite. My expectations are limitless. This
is my day. I am in control of each and
everything that comes to me. I accept
complete responsibility for my life for I
know that I am power.

May the beauty of this day unfold deeply
from within me. May there be energy and
strength at all times. May the freshness of
this day revitalize and heal my body. May I
be in balance and feel my power at all times.

This day I express love to each person that
I meet for I know that I am truly lovable.

The Universe is abundant. Therefore, I am
abundant. My expectations are without limit.

Each and every day I am becoming more
and more sensitive to my surroundings. I
am always in the right place at the right

The beauty of this day will unfold strongly.
The creativity within me will manifest to its
highest possibility and potential.

I am power. I am eternal, immortal,
universal and infinite. I control my destiny.
I am in loving cooperation with every
aspect of my life.

Thank you for the beauty and completeness
of this day. It is so. Amen.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Its not all doctor's appoinments and medication

Every week they take blood to check my white blood count and my platelets. (Platelets help your blood clot. A low platelet count (thrombocytopenia) means your body can't stop itself from bleeding, which could lead to dangerous blood loss.). The test last week left the Doctor and the resident scratching their head. My white blood count is very good but my platelets have increased since the week before. They were unsure on how to explain this. I get the feeling there unsure on how to deal with me half the time with my optimistic, energy filled attitude. The only thing they can say, as I basically drill back the answers to their questions before they ask, is that there will be hair loss in about the 4th to 6th week. I try to keep reminding them that I was losing my hair before but they don't get the joke.

Lets talk about something fun now. There is so much more to life then "Tumor Talk" as we like to call it at home. I hope everyone is now enjoying the lovely weather we had this weekend. I have been getting a lot of questions about what I have been doing in my spare time. So here goes the list.

We put our order in for our glass kiln. A friend of ours gave us a small loan to buy the kiln. She felt it was important that we continue to develop ourselves artistically. So we should hopefully have it soon. I will try to post our work from the class we did last fall.

Last week Thursday we received free tickets from another friend to go and see Billy Idol in concert at the Rave. He can still rock the stage it was a blast.

About 2 weeks ago my brother was in town. We went over to a friend’s house and had a chance to play in his music studio. It was a great time mixing and making our own song. My friend just finished the finally mixing on it so here it is. The name of the song is "IT". Listen (It might take a couple of minutes to open)

Other then that I have been spending time with Alec doing anything from building with his blocks to playing with cars and loving every second of it. I have been watching a few movies with Skye and reading "Holidays on Ice” by David Sedaris which lets say is an interesting view of the holidays. This week we are going to celebrate our 10-year anniversary not to sure what we are doing yet.

Until then take care everyone.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

MRI update

Hi everyone.
Sorry I have slacked again. I just wanted to say it's been now 1 week of treatments 5 weeks to go :) Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Last Friday I received the results of the MRI I had 3 days before treatments started. They compared them to the MRI right after surgery.

Drum roll please!!!

NO tumor growth. They only found a little swelling around the tumor. I'm putting a bell curve in their statistics already! Stay tuned...