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, December 21, 2011

Treat night

Older Daughter and grandsons came over for dinner tonight, a treat for all of us.  Steve and Younger Daughter had just started to roll out Christmas cookies when the kids arrived so they got to join in.  They are 15 and 12, proof that you're never too old to enjoy decorating cookies for the holidays.  Of course it didn't hurt that they took a tray home with them too.  And even better that they will be back on Sunday.

Something - I'm not sure what - went terribly wrong with Younger Daughter's board and care placement this week.  Fortunately - and maybe this will be so much better anyway - a new home is opening this week just three miles from where we live.  The initial meeting went very well.  YD will be living with a mom and her 12-year old daughter and will be the sole client.  What's really great is that mom knows a significant amount about caring for a Type I diabetic, always an enormous 24/7 concern.  The paper signing will be this week and a move-in date will be set.  In fact, her belongings are already there, but we have first dibs at having her here at home for Christmas and New Year's, which may turn out to be Christmas through New Year's.

Suddenly there is human life in the old folks' home!

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