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Wow — working retail really made me not like this time of the year.  It was really nice to be able to spend Christmas with a large amount of the family!  Mike and I went down to Fort Myers, FL to spend a few days with the Anderson/Maillet side.  My Mom went outright and even used some Christmas items I…

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Smart Living Home and Garden invited me to a wonderful holiday annual get together with my work family last night! Was so very fun!  We went to the local Pinot’s Palette for some great food with some great people. And we all painted, too!!  The picture above is a combination of everyone’s pieces working well together. I miss them all right…

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Falling Behind in Life

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“If it’s not the time, it’s just not the fucking time. You need to give yourself permission to be a human being.” Quote from a great article to read: “To Anyone Who Thinks They’re Falling Behind in Life.” Something that I feel is so pertinent to me right now.  I know I had a big operation, but I thought I would be…

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Great Gift by My Bro

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Need a great present for someone? Check out a wonderful book I just discovered, Recording Unhinged! It’s perfect for anyone challenged and wants to record their music. Written by an amazing music producer, Sylvia Massy, with my brother, Christopher Johnson:

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Music from Operation

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At the recent visit to see Dr. Etame, I finally remembered to ask him about what that song he was playing before the full operation.  I remember this song because he did an awake operation.  There are certainly some things and parts of the surgery I remember, but not all of it.  When he was at the start, waiting for…

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UPDATE: Visit with Dr. Etame

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Update: It’s been 3 months since the operation and today had a visit with my excellent surgeon, Dr. Arnold Etame, this morning at Moffitt. Brain is doing much better now – a huge portion of the brain tumor (as seen in an updated MRI) was removed and the brain stem has now moved back to normal. Healing more quickly every…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope everyone has a wonderful day! Here is my new theme: A great family was here and all doing the deliciousness for me since I’m not totally healed yet. Thank you, Mike Arhangelsky, Helen Arhangelsky,  and Carrie Elizabeth Johnson!!!!