Stories and a new week

Nov 29

The Monday after Thanksgiving always feels like an abrupt jolt.  We had a wonderful holiday with lots of family coming into town to celebrate.  Our family rocks. Greta came bounding into my room this morning dressed in a sleeveless spring dress, asking me to button her up and tie the bow.  To her credit, she also had on white sweater tights.  I told her she looked...

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The best beams

Nov 21

Today was chemo day, so I spent the bulk of the day in the chemo chair.  Blessedly, in my office the walls have floor-to-ceiling windows behind where the patient recliners are lined up, so the sunshine streams in over my shoulder as I sit and the drugs drip in.  Winter sunlight where the beams cut the crisp air is brilliant and it seems to me to be just the right...

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Squirrel

Nov 15

I feel a little bit like a squirrel.  Like, I just do whatever is immediately in front of me right now. Children want to eat.  Must feed them. No clothes (that I like to wear).  Must do laundry. Fever.  Must sleep. Child crying.  Must hug her. Children want to eat.  Must feed them. Meeting/appointment.  Must get dressed, drive there, be present. Exhausted....

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How do I celebrate…

Nov 08

How do I celebrate…

As I share my news of yesterday, people keep saying to me, “Congratulations,” which is kind of odd to me because I didn’t do anything.  The day I married Brad would be a good day to congratulate me because I made a brilliant decision and I said I do— a good decision is an understatement!  On the flip side, nothing about my medical status is...

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Oh, so grateful!

Nov 07

A good day.  A good, good day. I’m on a high after a weekend away with Brad in Asheville, NC.  (I highly recommend Asheville if you into antiques, history, the outdoors and art.)  A bonus for me is that it was well-timed as it was my “good” weekend — the end of the week that follows my break from chemo.  And, I love my husband. Today was PET...

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