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!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life on the fly

We've become regulars at our Tuesday evening Farmers Market. I just love to see the array of veggies from the various venders and Steve can't leave without a new bag of fresh peaches.

Each week there is produce, craft items and restaurant items ready to eat at nearby picnic tables or blankets on the ground.

There were boxes and boxes of various heirloom tomatoes so this photo doesn't nearly tell the tale.

That was last night. This morning it was back to chemotherapy for me and Demi. Steve sent us with a just baked batch of scones for staff and patients -- which flew off the counter when I arrived.

On the way home I stopped at an outfitter and bought me ---- a tent! Youngest Daughter and I have fantasies of visiting our nearby campgrounds for 24 hour stints away from it all. Steve has no interest whatsoever in this venture so Brix will have to be the man of the tent when we take off. Now that I have the housing figured out the next task is to figure out a date that will work with our schedules.


  1. Good idea! There's something about 'tent time' that's relaxing and it's a different perspective on the world. Even if it's 24 hours.

  2. You bet! We used to go camping for weeks at a time and I really miss it.

  3. Sounds like a WONDERFUL idea, with the tent, Barbara. Even a little getaway is restorative. (Take your sketchbook! *G*)


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