Friday, January 14, 2011

Registration is open!

Registration is now open for the 2011 Angioma Alliance Patient Conference in Dallas, Texas on March 25-27!!!

Just follow this link:


Registration IS limited, though. So go, go, go!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Ten Things I Never Knew About Termites But Wish I Had...

1. They are sometimes referred to as “white ants.” Incorrectly, may I add. They're actually names are "huge pain in my derriere." Yes. It is. 
2. On a size to creation ratio, some species of termite can create a building the equivalent of 10 times the size of the Empire State Building without exerting great effort. Hah. 
3. They're blind. 
4. There's only a little over 2500 known species.
5. They tunnel and burrow out of sight all their lives, esp in places like the house we're trying to buy.
6. Speaking of ants, termites are one of the longest living insects in the world.  Some queens can live longer than a decade. The ones in the house we're trying to buy...they're immortal and just flat-out refuse to die.
7. They're also historically ancient...they've existed longer than even ants.
8. Termites are the only insects that make full use of their droppings in as many ways as possible. Literally.
9. They cause severe damage to wood if they are left undiscovered or undisturbed for a long time. Therefore, having a termite inspection done prior to purchasing a home is always a good idea, especially when purchasing an older home. Be forewarned, however. It will screw up your closing, finances, and any possibility of a good night's sleep.
10. Having dined unchecked on the older home Hubby and I are attempting to purchase, termites are the bane of my existence and loss of my sanity all while leading to the depletion of my checking account and hopes and dreams. 

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Angioma Alliance Weekend!!




MARCH 25-27, 2011!!!




Friday, March 25th:
A get-together.

Saturday, March 26th:
Fun Run/Walk at T.W. Richardson Grove Park. Group gatherings and presentations at the Dallas Hyatt Place

Sunday, March 27th:
Presentations  by Angioma Alliance Chief  Scientific Officer Dr. Amy Akers  and TBA speakers, as well as group gatherings at the Dallas Hyatt Place.

The cost????
Registration for the entire weekend with the exception of the Fun Run/Walk will be $45 per adult.
Registration for Fun Run/Walk participants  is  $20.


Check out for the upcoming online registration and more info!!!!

Even better????


Monday, January 3, 2011

Thinking Small

New Year's resolutions don't work for me.

They just don't. Maybe it's because they usually involve things I don't really want to do. You know, things like cutting back on coffee or donuts.


Maybe it's because they're no fun to carry out and just seem so daunting. Or maybe it's because they flat-out suck. They're something you know you're going to fail at...

But. They say the best (and only) way change is really incorporated in a person's life is to begin small. Giving up sugar is insane. But I could cut back to one less teaspoon in my coffee each morning this week.

Or. I think I could.

So maybe 2011 will be the year of thinking small for me. One donut less. One teaspoon of sugar less.  One person this week I reach to spread the word about Cavernous Angiomas. The blog is a good place to start. But I'm thinking I should add a link to my email signature. It's small. It's easy. I can do this. It might work, and the changes might stick. I think...

How about you? What are you thinking small about this year?

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

We wish you a wonderful New Year!!! May 2011 be healthy and happy for us all...