On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Silly, silly girl

Sometimes I just have to acknowledge that part of me is silly. Take, for example, my love for chia sculptures. They're only sold at Christmastime but each year I find myself looking at them wistfully and some years I actually squelch my shame and buy one. This one has been sitting in its box for two years -- until I finally, just last week, unwrapped the cellophane and seeded it. I think of it as Professor Chia. He lives on a ledge above my kitchen sink where I am amused every time I walk by. It really doesn't take a whole lot to please me -- I feel like a laughing idiot sometimes by my responses to the simplest of little pleasures. Being diagnosed with such lethality has only increased this appreciation for what is so tiny, so mundane, so inconsequential and so much the stuff of life.

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