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!

Monday, February 02, 2009

It's all in the potential

Today's walking - 25 minutes with Demi

The entire community is beginning to burst into blossoms. You have to have sharp eyes to spot the tiny camellia bud in this drawing, but it was hard to see in person too. The bush is by our front door and is usually quite lovely when the blooms are fully developed.

I walked Demi to the public library this afternoon to show off her new purple cape and see if the children's department is ready to begin a new read-to-the-dog program. We've been in negotiations for months and I think it will begin in March. 

Volunteerism is big in the United States these days and I look forward to contributing in that unique way. Demi looked great, by the way, and wagged her tail in her most friendly manner. She has a particularly gentle disposition (except when she whomps me on the leg because she wants to go for a walk) so I think she'll be great with kids. When she was a service dog she was assigned to a little boy. I've been told it was a perfect match.


  1. There's a wonderful tenderness to this piece. Kudos.

  2. Aaaah, what a nice thing to say!


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