Namaste……. “to be well”

A word that has brought a whole new meaning to me.  Today, I went to Spa Avania and had the most amazing and relaxing experience.  I had an hour and half massage and spent the time quieting my mind and working to get balance, inner peace, and healing.  It is amazing how the mind/body connection can work in your favor.  I am back at the hotel and plan to take a good nap and recharge the mind/body for the coming week.

Thank you soooooo much for the gift!!



Relaxing day.

Today, Mom and I are headed to the day spa to get pampered.  Thank you Mike, Colleen, Steve, Jeanette, Colleen, and Michelle for this gift certificate.  It was beyond thoughtful.  Today, I plan to recharge my batteries and get ready for the week ahead. 


Bright lights over Mayo….

We heard some noises and almost called the front desk until I looked out the window and saw fireworks lighting up the desert night.  AZ is rolling out the red carpet for us.  Dust storms and then fireworks???!?!! Hopefully it is a sign that with all the “lucky” things I am seeing means that Mayo is going to find a way to bring me into better health!!

Love and hugs from the desert.



The smile on my face was brought by the HILLARIOUS and awesome family we have here in AZ.  I was JUST starting to get very home sick and the trip with them today was right on time to cure that.  While I miss everyone, my family here was the best.  We went to a mall called “Fashion Square” and saw all the designer stores from Prada, Louis Vutton, Gucci, Cartier, and Tiffany & Co.  It made me smile to see my mom think she was “Vivianne” from Pretty Woman going shop to shop.. “Big mistake.. big mistake, HUGE… I have to go shopping”.. (for my quote fans). 

We then went to a late lunch at Houston’s which is the Houston equivelant of J. Alexanders. I had a baked potatoe mashed up pretty good and watched everyone enjoy burgers.  I made sure they enjoyed every bite and one more for me!!  We laughed and told stories and the best was recalling our childhood visit to AZ and how my cousin and sister hated getting their hair combed.  It was HILLARIOUS!!!!

Learned a few new words today.. “Rag-a-muffin” and (totally probably spelling wrong) “Ha-boob” (dust storm).  Mind you, I called it a boob but none the less, I am still STOKED to see a dust storm.  Needless to say, I had a great day. 

HUGE LOVE and HUGS to Aunt Mary, Uncle Doug, Greg and Kristin for making me feel like I am here with family.  I have had an amazing day! 

xoxo – Ness

Sunny Saturday…

Waking up to a gorgeous day in Phoenix.  Today we are venturing out to Scottsdale for a little “retail therapy” and a late lunch.  I am getting to see my cousin Kristen for the first time in over 15 years.  Super excited!!!  I saw her brother Greg at Jessica’s wedding but I am excited to see him again too.  It is so wonderful to have family here.  We are blessed that while we left family in Texas, we came here to family in Arizona.  My dad Tim’s sister Mary, her husband Doug and family have been amazing.  I am blessed. Have a wonderful day all!

Hugs – Vee

Close of the week at Mayo…

After a few calls from Mayo scheduling and finalization of appointments, I am set to have a busy Monday and Tuesday.  For the weekend, Mom and I are going to spend time with the Bullock’s tomorrow (Tim’s sister’s family) and then head to a spa on Sunday.  There is supposed to be rain here and I heard a “dust storm” would be possible.  I gotta say, I’m pretty excited to see what a dust storm looks like.  The shuttle driver said, “imagine a thunderstorm rolling in and instead of wind and rain, its wind and dust”.  I asked him, how do you breathe? And he said, people wear mask.. Ummmmm, ok…. LOL.

I LOVE the “hair weather” here.  Mom’s hair has looked FANTASTIC too.  No humidity does wonders for your hairdo.  I miss Texas and I miss my family and friends.  It is hard to be away but I am finding strength that I didnt know I had waaaaay in the back.  Patience is not one of my many virtues and this visit to Mayo is teaching me how to more patient and allow things to just flow.  I hope this trip brings health and growth is both the physical and spiritual sense.  I AM CHANGING ALREADY.

Prayers to any and everyone in/related/close to the CO Tradegy.  Prayers to all.