Monthly Archives: March 2013

Les Éléphants

French Word(s) of the Day: les éléphants (lays el-eh-fawn)- elephants The second chemo session hit me a little harder than the first.  I had a headache before it had finished, so I’d already guessed this might be the case. I … Continue reading

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Le Deuxième

French Word of the Day: deuxième (dooze-E-em) second Well folks, treatment number two has arrived!  Both my parents have joined me again.  My mom brought cookies for all the nurses in the infusion lab (for bribery to get the best chair, I … Continue reading

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La fête de la Saint-Patrick

French Word(s) of the Day: La fête de la Saint-Patrick (la fet day la sawn pah-treek)- St. Patrick’s Day My next treatment is tomorrow, so I’ve spent my last two weekends having fun honoring my Irish ancestors.  (For the record, this … Continue reading

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Side Effects

French Word(s) of the Day: les effets secondaires (lays eh-fay say-con-dair)- side effects “The remedy is worse than the disease.“ – Francis Bacon That’s right; I just quoted Francis Bacon.  I mean serious business over here. It’s that time that … Continue reading

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La Pleine Lune

French Word(s) of the Day: la pleine lune (lah plen loon)- the full moon Did last week feel like it lasted forever to anyone else?  By the end of Monday, I knew I was in trouble because I was convinced … Continue reading

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