When they point their love at each other…

Mar 20

We buzzed down the road on the way to the tournament.  I have my day bag and my stadium chair slung in next to me.  She packed herself with all of the eclectic things one brings to an all day sporting event as the athlete; I didn’t even check her bags.  I marvel, for the seventeenth time this week, at her maturity, grace, and intellect.  “What is your...

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Mar 19

Greta’s bunk beds are currently draped in blankets held up by tent clips.  (Tent clips are clamps that came as part of a “make your own blanket fort” that Maren received as a gift many years ago.  I highly recommend them for Easter baskets.)  Most of our blankets are lovingly handmade so you really do have use your imagination on the camouflage...

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Hello Old Friend

Mar 17

It has been a while since I’ve written.  I miss it, so here I am again.  Upon reflection, my pause is due to three things… I’m busy doing my life.  On this treatment, I am feeling much better than I have in at least two years.  I am spending much more time vertical (as opposed to horizontal), and naps are the exception(!) instead of the rule(!).  I...

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Don’t these things happen in threes?

Jan 23

Don’t these things happen in threes?

This morning I showed up for coffee with a friend exactly on time.  So I was pretty proud of myself, obviously.  By 9:40am, I checked our text thread to make sure I was at the correct Starbucks.  At 9:41am, I checked my calendar to make sure that we were in fact meeting this Wednesday and not next Wednesday.  I considered calling her, but figured she’s not...

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Remember this

Jan 22

Remember this

Last weekend our little family of four spent forty-eight hours in a little remote cabin in the woods.  It was rustic, remote, cozy, and exactly what we needed.  Brad planned the whole thing and he always delivers the most amazing relationship building experiences.  I love my husband. We packed snow gear and sled, board games galore, books, knitting (Maren),...

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My regimen(t)

Jan 15

It’s about that time: I’ve been on this drug combination long enough to understand how I feel and to get into a routine.  I’m on Herceptin (infusions through my port), Faslodex (shots), and Ibrance (oral pills); I like that these three are all administered differently: as I visualize cancer being destroyed, I like that I have a variety of pathways...

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