Saturday, December 06, 2014

Arthur Gerdes Park, Norwalk

No, not Norwalk, Connecticut- Norwalk, California! Arthur Gerdes Park is a local park in my parents' neighborhood, and it's lovely, despite the alleged shooting that allegedly took place there a couple weeks ago. Allegedly. Ahem.

Anyway, I've been walking around the neighborhood lately to get exercise and to see the sights (being a nosy neighbor!) and I frequently walk through this park. I took photos the other day because it had just finished raining and it smelled like freshly mown grass. It was lovely, something that the photos don't really convey.


Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Hello Again!

So ... I've been rather absent from this blog lately. Oops!

This is not because I've been sent to the hospital again or have relapsed! This is simply because I'm back in LA, I'm not working, and I'm really leading a very boring life at the moment. Hee.

Here are some random moments from my life in the past few weeks:

It's a boat! This was at San Pedro, where my family went to eat crabs (yuck!) and shrimp (yum!) and then have ice cream or coffee (coffee for me).

Shrimp. Shrriiiiiiiimmmmmpppp!! So good. My cholesterol was so high this day, but it was totally worth it.

Little seagulls (actually, pretty dang huge seagulls!) on the roof of some teeny building. I love birds when they're all perched together like this. And when they're all far, far away from me.

Thanksgiving dinner! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did! I made a pecan pie, two pumpkin pies, 33 oatmeal cookies, a green bean casserole, and a lower back ache. For some reason, when the family cooks, I always get dessert! Even though my sister's really the one with the sweet tooth and the love of baking. Bizarre.

The turkey was delicious ... As were the ribs, made for the boys, since they don't appreciate the bird. (Isn't that weird? Why do they love chicken but hate turkey??)

So ... That's it! I'm going to try to blog more, but only if I have things to blog about!


Monday, May 12, 2014


It's been a long, long, long time, blog!

There are a lot of reasons for this, the most important of which is ... that I had a cerebral hemmorhage due to high blood pressure. This happened on March 5, and now, on May 13, I'm nearly all recovered!

There are still about two weeks that I don't remember (from the afternoon on March 5 to about two weeks after that), but I don't think I really need to remember those times, which were apparently quite painful. Ick.

I've got a new blog, which my sister started for me while I was in the hospital-

I post on Jeanny's Brain more frequently than I post here, but not all that often, as I haven't got any news to share!

I was in the hospital from March 5 to April 8, with a couple overnight breaks in between. Overnight breaks were so great! I got to leave the hospital and go back to my apartment for a night, sleeping in my own bed in my own clothes, rather than in a hospital bed in hospital clothes. Ah, the good ol' days...

After leaving the hospital, I came to Jeonju, my hometown. I stayed here for three weeks, going to the hospital here three times a week, until a week before my follow-up visit to the hospital in Seoul. The week before I was to go to the hospital in Seoul, I went up to Gunpo to my great-aunt's house. (In Jeonju, I've been staying at my paternal grandmother's.)

It's been so confusing and wonderful and exhausting and awesome, this strange experience to go from nothingness to full consciousness. I don't even have the words to describe the whole thing!

Anyway, I'm okay~ I'm fine~ I'm doing great now, actually! Thank you to my family and friends for everything, including their concern and love and prayers!