Friday, May 14, 2010

213 Posts. Time for a Break

The Urban Flaneur has posted 213 times over nearly two years and has decided to take a break. The posts have been less frequent lately, which is a good indication that the I am running out of steam, or interesting topics to post. I am not planning on deleting the blog, just taking a hiatus from posting. If you are a regular reader, feel free to check back periodically as I may get inspired by a fine dining experience, travel stories, or just a need to type.

And speaking of travel, last weekend Frank and I visited our dear friend Deirdre in Newtown Square, PA, outside of Philadelphia. She runs the best B&B in town, well not a real B&B, but she is a wonderful host. 

We visited the Brandywine River Museum in Chads Ford, PA. This is Andrew Wyeth country and the museum displays are from three generations of Wyeths, N.C., Andrew, and Jamie. 

We topped our Saturday with a birthday celebration for Deirdre at a old historic tavern in Deleware. The two sister-sisters from our trip to Ireland joined us for a fun evening. 

Thanks Deirdre for a great, relaxing weekend.

Medical Update: My CT scan shows no new growth, so I started on the next cycle of my research trial. I am very grateful for those results. 

For the foodies out there, I encourage you to read "Never Trust a Skinny Cook" from my good friend and inspiration, Liz. Her blog is loaded with great recipes and stories. And for a little food in Paris fix, check out David Lebovitz, Living the Sweet Life in Paris. 

Well, that is it for now, 

Ciao tutti,

The Urban Flaneur

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Weekend at the Moffitt Marriott

Well, not quite the Marriott, but I did spend Friday - Tuesday at Moffitt. Without going into a lot of detail, let's just say it was an unplanned visit which started out in the Clinical Research Unit on Friday when I went in to have the pump removed. I guess I wasn't getting enough attention from the excellent nursing staff, so I had to create some drama by passing out in one of their recliners. Much activity followed, including my admission to the hospital. However, once that issue was resolved, we spent a few days chasing a real or imaginary bacterial infection. I was finally released Tuesday afternoon. I am home, feeling fine, and even went to work today. End of that story since the food wasn't anything to "write home about".