Note from Anonymous she-climbs buddy

Hello, Stacey: Thanks for the recipe! Sounds yummy AND healthy. 63 calories? I remember – was it only 7 months ago? When you were determined to put on weight pre-surgery? There was lots of ice cream, and steak and eggs for breakfast. Unfortunately, I think your friends were the ones who gained the weight, what with probably a 400 calorie breakfast. :confused: Hey, we were happy to help! 😉 Hope you feel better and enjoyed the REST. Exercise and goals are good, but rest is great! 😀 Sorry about the hidden identity. Our climbing buddies who read your journal, will be really mad if they see this posting otherwise. 😎 I’ve been using school as an excuse for not climbing with them, so they won’t want to see me e-mailing you the day of my final. 😮 Take care, stacey! You are always in our thoughts and wishes. Anonymous she-climbs buddy, from Oakland

Note from Stacey

Unfortunately, today I felt some pain and tiredness so I rested on the couch most of the day. I must have walked over a mile total yesterday, and have to save my energy for now. Myrna, my caregiver and I, have been finding some great recipes. Here is a very easy and tasty recipe perhaps you could try if you have time: Sauteed Bell Peppers with Pine Nuts, Garlic + Basil Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed garlic 3 large bell peppers (1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow) Cut into thin strips 1/4 cup pine nuts 2 tbsp freshly chopped basil salt to taste Instructions: 1. Heat olive oil in a 10″ inch skillet over medium-low heat. 2. Add the garlic and cook for 1 min. 3. Add bell pepper strips, pine nuts, salt, pepper, and basil and sautee with olive oil and garlic until peppers become tender, about 4 to 5 min. Nutritional info: Serving size: 1 cup Calories: 63 Total fat: 4g, Stacey, from H.O.M.E. apartments

Note from Stacey

Denise, thank you for going to Lourdes and praying for me with your family. Sophia’s prayer was so cute! I have been doing much better, although I still feel very tired most of the time. Felix, thanks so much for fixing the website! I really appreciate your work.I bet with all the extra #$%@ people were thinking, “Oh, no, Stacey has finally gone over the edge. Now that is a BAD ATTITUDE!” Miki, thanks for dropping by! I wrote you an e-mail yesterday. Lately, I have been concentrating on eating nutritious food and keeping it down. Last week, Linda helped the cause by bringing over Japanese take-out MMM of all my favorite foods…sushi, seaweed salad, edamame beans, and rice. We had a great time. I’ve also been privileged to go to the cactus garden with Isa and Rupie yesterday. How nice I am well enough to go on beautiful walks with them again! The cactus garden was in full bloom. Brilliant red, yellow, and purple blossoms filled the garden. I took lots of pictures, and we walked around for about an hour. Rupie was really lively, and had a wonderful time running around, chasing birds, and playing with other dogs in the park. Stacey, from H.O.M.E. apartments

Note from Denise Wirth

Nice work, Felix! Stacey, it is wonderful that you have friends with such a variety of talents – such a multi-faceted group. It was wonderful to talk to you (and Dave) last night and to hear you laughing again. You are a tough cookie. When we were in France last week, we went to Lourdes and prayed and lit candles for you. Sophia lit a candle and whispered some things, then asked if I wanted to hear what she said. Here it is: Please help Aunt Stacey feel better because she is nice and we need to PLAY PLAY PLAY and Aunt Stacey needs to run and jump with me and eat lunch too and m&m’s. Here is a candle for you. She doesn’t want to feel bad. I want to kiss her. Have a nice day! Hooray! I have a care package almost ready for you and I’ll send it soon. Love you lots, Denise Wirth, from Riga

Note from Felix

Sorry, everyone, for the last messages having all of those symbols in there; Miki was correct, the journal was replacing all the letters of’u’,’r’,’l’ with them. That was my fault; I modified the guestbook so that “[u r l]” (all the letters together with no spaces) would be filtered out) to foil the last spammers but obviously did something wrong and did not test out the hack fully. If this message comes out correctly the problem has been fixed. Well, have a great day Stacey and everyone and enjoy the sunshine! -felix, from Fremont

Note from Norrie Gill

Hi Stacey, I thought I would read your journal to catch up with what’s new. It reads like a suspense novel. All these unplanned adventures would be overwhelming for most but I am proud of the way you meet each new challenge and keep on plugging along. What an example you are for those beautiful nieces and the rest of us. Your friends have such good ways of showing you how much they care about you. I especially like catching up on news from Denise (the comics) and other family members. Your cousin, Ann, and her Dad and stepmother were here Friday. Every 10 years four of her school friends from DC get together…she was here from Mass. for that. They all turned 50. After reading about climbing adventures, this will make you yawn. I’m going on a cruise on the Potomac for lunch and to play canasta or something equally exciting. Stacey, I love you and will keep praying for you. Wish I could give you a gentle hug. Aunt Norrie Gill, from Gaithersburg