Sunday, May 10, 2009

Personal Stuff

By the time you read this, and assuming all goes as planned, Judy and I will be on our way Banff, Canada.  A couple of friends have some kind of timeshare deal, and they invited us to stay with them for a week there.  We used our air miles for the plane tickets, so it was too good a deal to pass up, even though I think it's going to be very cold in Banff.  I have a few posts scheduled for the week.  The movie trailers will continue, and you'll see some repeats of older posts.  Even a few new things now and then.

Not all is good news around here, though.  We found out that the clinical trial Judy entered in January wasn't doing much for the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, so she dropped out of the trial.  She'll have to begin a different treatment regimen as soon as we get back, but the doctor was okay with our taking the trip because treatment wasn't "urgent."  We're hoping this third try will be the charm because we're both tired of all the trips to Houston, not to mention the treatments themselves.  Judy says all the testing is even worse than the treatments.

Our friends say there's no Internet access at the timeshare, so I'll be unplugged from May 10 - May 17.  That's fine.  As all of you know,  I'm not addicted to the Internet.  I can take it or leave it.  At any rate, I won't be able to respond to comments or answer e-mail until the 18th, and it'll probably take me days, if not weeks, to catch up.  Plus Judy has to start those razza-fratzin treatments.

We're looking forward to seeing the sights in Banff and the surrounding area, and I'll be back here again in a few days.

15 comments:

J. Kingston Pierce said...

Have fun, Bill. Banff is a beautiful place.

Cheers,
Jeff

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Enjoy the trip. I've only seen pictures of Banff, but it's beautiful. Good luck to Mrs. Crider with the new treatments.

Janet Rudolph said...

Have a good time in Banff. even when it's cold, it's beautiful, and the pools are hot from the springs. Best to Judy. Yes, Third Time will be a charm!

Travis Erwin said...

Enjoy your trip.

Jerry House said...

Enjoy yourselves, and good luck to Judy on the razza-fratzin treatments.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Have a wonderful week. You and Mrs, Crider are constantly in the prayers and hearts of bloggers around the world.

This next round of treatments is going to be golden!

Terrie

David Cranmer said...

Have a peaceful vacation and our hopes and prayers will continue for Judy.

Craig Zablo said...

Bill,

Hope you all have a great time. Enjoy it all!

Brent McKee said...

Enjoy yourself in the Banff area Bill. There are some things you should see (although of course by now it's too late to tell you about them). There are a couple of nice museums and the gardens around the parks administration building are lovely. The Banff Springs Hotel is spectacular whenever you see it. However my personal favourite place in the park is Lake Louise and the grounds of the Chateau Lake Louise. Though I've never been, there are horseback rides to the Lake Agnes Tea House and the Plain of the Six Glaciers from Lake Louise. I envy you - it's been years since I've been to Banff.

Anonymous said...

Great that you guys could get away, Bill, and I'm sure you'll both have a great time.

After all, like me, you can take the internet or leave it, right? Really, in Florida this winter I survived on half an hour online three times a week, so no biggie.

And, as always, fingers are crossed for Judi.

Jeff (M)

Randy Johnson said...

Enjoy the trip and, yes, fingers are crossed. Good stuff will happen.

Buck said...

Hope you two come back fresh and well-rested.

pattinase (abbott) said...

We'll miss you more than you'll miss us. Stay well.

Max Allan Collins said...

I wish you and Judy a wonderful time, during and after this much-deserved trip.

bish8 said...

I know what Judy and you are going through. Our prayers are with you. Enjoy your getaway!