Monday, December 31, 2007

Open the Champagne

Another year ends
Tonight gives way to next year
Open the champagne

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Gum Smacking

Smacking, snapping gum
Such an annoying habit
Please chew with mouth closed

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Barking at Neighbors

Why are you so bad?
I love you, mutt, but you're loud -
Barking at neighbors.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Now You're a Daddy

A new baby born.
Congratulations, old friend!
Now you're a daddy.

This is for my friend Scott "Bull" Hullender who became a Daddy this week (12/26/2007)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Thank God for Nurses

Thank God for nurses.
Funny, caring, stern, smiling.
They take care of me.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Upcoming Appointment

Doctor tomorrow.
I wonder what he will say?
What surgery awaits?

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Too Much Holiday Togetherness

A day of feasting
Way too much togetherness
I'm glad to be home

Monday, December 24, 2007

Thoughts on Christmas Eve

Significant date
A day pregnant with meaning
Birth of Jesus Christ

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Tower O' Chocolates

I received a gift
Full of warm wishes and love . . .
Chocolate covered.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Memories

A sweet, smiling face
A warm, comforting embrace
Christmas memories

Friday, December 21, 2007

Awesome Gift

What an awesome gift!
No other shall surpass it.
My friend knows me well.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Insurance Infuriation

Realizing your insurance
Won't cover something

Wednesday, December 19, 2007


Um . . . I could care less
About writing this haiku
On this evening

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Every little ache and pain
Sends me overboard

Monday, December 17, 2007

Unmailed Cards

Unmailed cards to friends.
It's a week before Christmas.
Save them for next year.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Ravenous Buyers

Shopping for presents:
Delight turned to torture by
Ravenous buyers.

Saturday, December 15, 2007


How very stupid:
A cartoon about a rat
Cooking French cuisine.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Anesthetic Haze

Anesthetic haze
My surgery . . . a failure
Try again next month

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Cancer, Stay Away!

Say a prayer for me
Friday I have surgery
Cancer, stay away!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Gross Kitchen

Bumbling kitchen staff
Chef Ramsay lays down the law
What a gross kitchen!

Yep, I'm watching Kitchen Nightmares right now.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Marketing Budget

Marketing budget
Tedious, essential task
Haunted by dollars

Monday, December 10, 2007

Standard Question

Pre-op testing day.
Do you have a living will?
This crap just got real.

I have had a couple of surgeries/procedures in the last year and half. I know the "living will" question is just standard procedure, but it still freaks me out. If you pray, say one for me. I am having an outpatient thing this Friday to ensure my cancer isn't back. I don't think it is, but hey - I'm not a doctor, so who knows!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


Pounding, throbbing pain.
Eyelids heavy, weary ache
Allergy attack.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Small Child

Small hands grasp my hands.
A small voice tells me stories.
Small child . . . my big joy.

Friday, December 7, 2007

December 7, 1941

So many lives lost
USS Arizona
Rests in Pearl Harbor

Thursday, December 6, 2007


My ears are ringing
I hear high-pitched, siren screams
But no one else does

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Oscar Hixon

I never knew you.
Grandfather, you died so young.
I wish we had met.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Anonymous Towns

On the road all day
Watching cities speed by me
Anonymous towns

Monday, December 3, 2007

You Need Surgery

"You need surgery,"
The doctor said calmly with
Concern in his eyes.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

My Friends

My friends pray for me.
When I am the most afraid,
We petition God.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Best Laid Plans

An inconvenience:
My illness gets in the way
Of my best laid plans

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