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, February 23, 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

In my next life I promise to become a meteorologist. I talk and think about weather constantly, I obsess, I relish weather.

According to the forecasters, we will wake up to rain tomorrow and it will get heavy by afternoon. OK, that's good.

But here's the better part: On Friday, if we're good little children, it might even snow! It hasn't snowed in San Francisco since 1976, a year before we moved there. About ten years ago - I forget exactly when - there was about half an inch 60 miles north of San Francisco, where we live now. I took photos, it was that big of a deal to northern Californians.

And now it might, just might, happen again. When I mentioned the possibility to the boys in Juvenile Hall this afternoon they had already heard about it. They had hopes of going out in the rec yard and throw snowballs. I don't even know if the staff has had training for snow play or if Juvenile Hall has a protocol for what to do if it snows. I mean, this is not something that happens often around here and that's why I'm so excited... and hopeful.


  1. It is exciting isn't it? We get a couple of snowfalls each year here but I remember once when I was in high school in El Cajon, California, the teachers couldn't keep us in the classrooms when we saw the snow coming down. It didn't stick anywhere but for a few seconds on a cold car but we enjoyed it so much. I hope you get it.

  2. Good luck for the snow, we get our fair share of snow, everyone complains about it except me. I so hope you get enough to have fun in it

  3. You can have all our snow. I hope you get some, it is fun and pretty when it's fresh, white and beautiful.


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