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!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Keeping it together

Youngest Daughter is here for the weekend which is both a respite for her care provider and a treat for us.  We cooked her a stir-fry dinner over brown rice, one of her favorites - this girl has always loved veggies!

Later we played several rounds of gin rummy and, although she didn't win (Steve did), she certainly held her own.  Now she's working on a gazillion piece puzzle - one place where she truly excels and outshines us all. She can sit for hours and maintain her focus and then, voilá, it's done!

Rain is coming our way on Tuesday.  Needless to say, I can't wait!


  1. Ah . . . family! That's a viewpoint the wife and I, also newly empty nesters, have come to realize when our kids visit us. It's sweet.

  2. Sounds like you had a good time with your daughter. It looks like she enjoyed herself too. Does she like living away from home?


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