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!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just doing my thing

I only had two scheduled hours today so most of my time was spent doing my own thing in downtown Santa Rosa. I didn't even have Demi with me, most unusual. The most fun part of the day was replenishing my black Micron pen collection in an art supply store. I could have stayed forever and spent that much money while I was at it!

Steve found an egg -- parked next to the yellow golf ball -- early this morning when he unlocked the chicken coop. I found another one late in the afternoon, also next to the golf ball. So either the golf ball itself is multiplying when we aren't looking or someone besides Rosie is now producing too.

Steve stirred up a batch of French toast for a simple supper and I cracked open four more for a Bundt cake to take to a meeting tomorrow. We're at the point where the chickens are producing all the eggs we need and every egg is fresher than the one before. Awesome! I've never experienced such a sense of interconnectedness with the natural world before - I give Rosie feed, safety and a clean home with fresh water and she gives me .... eggs, really sweet tan colored eggs, each totally perfect!


  1. I'm glad you're enjoying Rosie's eggs! And I really like the car sketch ; ) I hope that your cold is all gone now & that you're having a good weekend, Barbara!

  2. That sounds like a good trade to me! How many hens do you have? If they all start laying you are going to have a lot of eggs. Guess that may be when someone invented Angel Food Cake. I've learned there was a second cake they used to make from the 12 yolks they didn't use. I tried it once but it was so yolky I didn't like it.

    Love your little car drawing. He has some real personality!

  3. Thank you, Rebecca and Timaree. The eggs are a daily miracle, we haven't reached the point where they are routine to us yet.

    Timaree -- I wanted three hens because they are sociable and that sounded like a reasonable number. Somehow I ended up with six so when they go into full production it will be more like an angel food cake every day -- with a couple pound cakes thrown in!

    The car, a He, is it? Cars have very interesting lines, I'm just noticing that.


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