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!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

The doctor is in

There are folks who look at the weekend as a time to get out and kick up their heels and there are those who luxuriate in the pleasure of being at home.

I'm in that last group, a real homebody. It's my favorite place in the universe and I recognize how fortunate I am to be able to say that. It's not that our house is a palace -- quite the opposite -- it's that it's safe and warm and has everything we need.

So this evening I stayed home and cooked TWO pots of soup. The kitchen smells wonderful!

This little plastic figure of Lucy is a treasure given to me by a client several years ago. I've always liked it -- I like the client -- and enjoy seeing it sitting in front of a shelf of books.


  1. Anonymous3:04 AM

    Congratulations on your achievement - every day for a month! I like this little figure - nice and bright and cheerful.

  2. Congratulations Barbara. They say you only need to do something every day for 21 days to begin a new habit. You're on a roll.
    I want some of your soup - I have yuchy bronchitis and had soup for two meals yesterday!

  3. Thank you both for looking. Drawing has become so incredibly important to me -- if only I knew how!


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