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Feb 142010
 

Valentine’s Day is almost over but if you are in California you still have a few hours to go take a Valentines Day Cruise San Diego. San Diego is quite a beautiful city. If you have never been you really should go some time.

It is a very romantic town. I think it would be a great place for a wedding. Yes, San Diego Weddings could be very romantic indeed. You could combine your wedding and honeymoon into one sweet trip. Heck, you could even do a San Diego Cruise Wedding. Having a ceremony out on a boat off the coast of California, especially at sunset, what could be more romantic?

Perhaps Valentine’s Day just has me in a lovey, romantic mood and that’s why all the talk of weddings. You don’t have to be getting married to enjoy a cruise in San Diego. You could go whale watching or enjoy a dinner cruise along the coast of southern California. You could just go out and party on what my sister calls a booze cruise for some fun. She took one of the dinner/party cruises when she lived in San Diego with her husband who was in the Navy at the time. Our Aunt and Uncle went out to visit her while he was on his ship and they took one of the cruises and had so much fun that they still talk about it to this very day.

Mar 132008
 

Well, today is my birthday and while I wasn’t planning on celebrating the numbers of them any more I do like to spend time with my family and friends on my b-day. Usually my family will gather for a birthday dinner and it is just great to be able to spend time with them. This year, however, is not so good. This month in general just isn’t a good month to be related to me in any form.

My mom is seriously ill and has been hospitalized. I am a HUGE mommy’s baby and I am taking this pretty hard. My mom has been through so much with her health and she has had a good life, but I am not ready to see her go. Last week when she was admitted she was very near death’s door. In fact her blood pressure was only 40 over 20 when she went into the emergency room.

For the past month or two my niece has been in and out of the emergency rooms with severe migraines. The hospitals really cannot do anything for her. They give her morphine or some other narcotic and then the rebound headaches are three times as bad as the original ones. These are not just regular headaches mind you. Along with all the pain she loses her sight, throws up and gets hives form head to toe. She will be spending most of last week and this week at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia to see what can be done for her.

Two days ago my Mom’s oldest sister had a stroke and is in the hospital too. She is doing okay, but a stroke in any shape or form is scary.

I also just found out my one uncle has a very advanced prostate cancer although we do not know the full extent of his illness it does not appear very hopeful. My mother-in-law’s son just had surgery this past month for prostate cancer and they feel they were able to get it all during the surgery. His prognosis is good, unlike my uncle’s. I know you guys don’t like to think about this, but don’t leave your health to chance go get regular check ups.

So what did I do for my birthday? It started out with a dentist appointment [this was already planned so I cannot blame it for my so-so b-day]. From there I went from hospital to hospital visiting all the people I love who are sick. Not the most festive way to spend the day, but I was glad to see that everyone was feeling a bit better and things were looking up for them. I’ll have another birthday next year and while I act like a little kid must of the time I am an adult and can handle it when a birthday just pushed aside. Family does come first you know. I was just glad I had the day off so I could go visiting.

But aren’t you glad not to be related to me right about now?