Solo Flight Log

Travel log about being a single w/o kids(SWOK)include notes about my faith, of being a uterine cancer survivor and raw foodist. Other interests are knitting, crocheting, cats and...

Location: Southern Arizona, Southwest, United States

Another thing I wish to make others aware of endometrial cancer. AKA Uterine cancer, one of the least talked about gynological cancers. I’m a survivor of uterine cancer, quite a fight. Personally I think that it's easier to talk about breasts (man's fixation) then it is to talk about bleeding - women's bleeding and uterus has been a verboten subject for centuries!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

"Them's the breaks kiddo..."

Arrgggg, broke my wrist on Boxing Day (26DEC06) of course it's the right wrist (I'm a righty) that's in a cast and the truck I drive is standard stick. Just turning the key is a huge challange. The cast is fiberglass but still is a bit heavy.

So it's going to be a long two and a half weeks (half a week is gone). Posting won't be as frequent. But I will still post, espically since I want to break below 200 by valentine's day.


Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Birthday

Birthday celebration

Found on the Internet:Dear loved ones, As you well know, we are getting closer to my birthday. Every year there is a celebration in my honor and I think that this year the celebration will be repeated. During this time there are many people shopping for gifts, there are many radio announcements, TV commercials, and in every part of the world everyone is talking that my birthday is getting closer and closer.

It is really very nice to know, that at least once a year, some people think of me. As you know, the celebration of my birthday began many years ago. At first people seemed to understand and be thankful of all that I did for them, but in these times, no one seems to know the reason for the celebration. Family and friends get together and have a lot of fun, but they don't know the meaning of the celebration.

I remember that last year there was a great feast in my honor. The dinner table was full of delicious foods, pastries, fruits, assorted nuts and chocolates. The decorations were exquisite and there were many, many beautifully wrapped gifts. But, do you want to know something? I wasn't invited. I was the guest of honor and they didn't remember to send me an invitation. The party was for me, but when that great day came, I was left outside, they closed the door in my face .... And I wanted to be with them and share their table.

In truth, that didn't surprise me because in the last few years all close their doors to me. Since I wasn't invited, I decided to enter the party without making any noise. I went in and stood in a corner. They were all drinking; there were some who were drunk and telling jokes and laughing at everything. They were having a grand time. To top it all, this big fat man all dressed in red wearing a long white beard entered the room yelling Ho-Ho-Ho! He seemed drunk. He sat on the sofa and all the children ran to him, saying: "Santa Claus, Santa Claus" .. As if the party were in his honor!

At 12 Midnight all the people began to hug each other; I extended my arms waiting for someone to hug me and ... Do you know ... No one hugged me. Suddenly they all began to share gifts. They opened them one by one with great expectation. When all had been opened, I looked to see if, maybe, there was one for me. What would you feel if on your birthday everybody shared gifts and you did not get one? I then understood that I was unwanted at that party and quietly left.

Every year it gets worse. People only remember to eat and drink, the gifts, the parties and nobody remembers me. I would like this Christmas that you allow me to enter into your life. I would like that you recognize the fact that almost two thousand years ago I came to this world to give my life for you, on the cross, to save you. Today, I only want that you believe this with all your heart.

I want to share something with you. As many didn't invite me to their party, I will have my own celebration, a grandiose party that no one has ever imagined, a spectacular party. I'm still making the final arrangements. Today I am sending out many invitations and there is an invitation for you. I want to know if you wish to attend and I will make a reservation for you and write your name with golden letters in my great guest book. Only those on the guest list will be invited to the party. Those who don't answer the invite, will be left outside. Be prepared because when all is ready you will be part of my great party.

See you soon. I Love you! Jesus

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Until I figure out how to post photos in this blog I'm going to post the link below to my before and current after photos for the weight loss while eating raw vegen

There are other testimonies as well. I'm not the only one who transformed from obesity to being simply overweight. Feel free to read and to ask questions.

Have a very Merry Christmas, I'm off to knit some mitts while I watch Little Miss Sunshine. It gets cold in Arizona houses made before a certian year. Very little insullation in cement block houses.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Raw Food RAWKS!

Today has been sort of an oookkee day. I either ate some bad grapes yesterday or caught a stomach bug. Regardless, it’s been a diarrhea day (can I say that?)

One thing I neglected to state in my opening blog is that I will also discuss being a "raw foodist". In other words, I’m a Vegan who doesn’t cook her food. Vegan is a vegetarian who doesn’t eat eggs or dairy. Why a raw foodist? Well this is the way that I lost over a 100 pounds since spring and will continue to lose weight!

It’s really easier than it sounds, yet folks are so stubborn about giving something that radically improves ones health and outlook on life!! and so they walk around overweight and in poor health.

Anyways…. Lady Eleanor is getting closer to being done. I may rent a bunch of movies on Christmas Day, watch movies and knit! I'm going take a small break and knit some mitts. Yes I'm in the desert but the nights are cold and the inside of the apartment is as well!

Over the next few days, I’m going to talk about being the outsider and forgotten one when flocks of families are gathered together. And how to not just cope but emerge victoriously - satisfied with being a "SWOK"!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Never thought I would do this!

Ok... I'm joining the crowd by creating a blog. Hard to believe but I'm doing it!

As I mention in the subtitle I'm a single w/o kids who has found this category to be invisible to society.... since I previously had a column of the same name in a local free paper. I'll be occasionaly sharing what I saved (had a hard drive crash so may not be able to resurrect all of them). Also will continue to address this issue of what it feels like to be a member of an ignored societal group in a parent/child focused society and how to handle it.

Since I'm a knitter again (after a break of a decade or so) I'll post photos of "FO" (finished objects) and talk about knitting and crocheting.

What will also be mentioned is my eating lifestyle. After a lifetime of being fat.... to obese to morbidly obese, I'm finally rapidly losing weight without the assistance of surgery. Thanks to being a raw vegan I'm doing it. So I'll be explaining what that's all about.

Some of my poetry may be shared. Due to many folk's blatant stealing of poetry found on the web and calling it anonymous I may not. I'll decide this as I go along. I have a gift for poetry so we'll see.