Regardless of the situation, no matter how hopeless the outcome may be, I will never quit, and I will never back down. I have become the wolf.

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I’m walking on sunshine!!


 Walking on Sunshine

I have got so much to be excited for, I’m bubbling over and that song keeps playing in my head and I’m dancing!

First things first.  Went to see the oncologist on Thurs. to address some concerns about the new chemo he has me on and how it makes me feel.  Last week was not pretty in Brenda’s world.  It was so dark and stormy in here I was afraid of scaring people.  Anyway, we all agreed that a good thing to do would be to stop chemo till after the holidays.  6 weeks with no poison!!  I’m so excited!!  I can enjoy the holidays and feel GOOD for a few weeks.  Dr. Jeff couldn’t have given me a better gift.

But wait, Joe gave me an even better gift.  I’m off to Virginia Beach for a two-day class/play date with Ann Shermo.  This is really a special treat for me.  I have admired Ann’s work for years.  In fact, back in 2004 I tried so hard to get her to come to Michigan to teach a class.  I remember sitting in a bar in Louisville and fondling her beads while she (quite kindly) critiqued my raw Newbie beads.  I laughed so hard that night.  Ann is so much fun to talk to and to be around.  I’m so looking forward to this trip.  My dear, sweet hubby, Thank you for knowing what I need when I need it before I knew it.

I think I am off to torch today, can’t go to Sherms all rusty and shit stuff.

May a thousand blessings rain about you every day and may you see wonder everywhere you look.

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Ever throw a party…..


And it absolutely Rocked!

And a HUGE shout out to everyone who came and helped and made me feel special (and not the short bus kind either). You guys really made me feel part of a family not just part of the family.

Now that the secret is out, we threw a surprise 60th birthday party for my husband yesterday. For the longest time I wasn’t sure if I could handle a party but I’ve been feeling pretty good lately, so early in the week I put the word out that it was on and OMG, everyone I called, took over. It was wonderful. The house was packed with friends and family. We all worked so hard to surprise him. Thanks M and C for helping with the deception, I owe you guys big time. He had no clue till they pulled in the driveway.

I went to bed so tired, but it was the best kind of tired. Hugs abounded and the fairies were out in abundance. Every time I turned around, things were done. I love my fairies. When the last person left, and I looked around, all was clean, put away, stored till next party. Dishes washed, garbage out. It looked like I’d had 2 people over instead of over 40. I Love you my friends.

It felt kind of odd being treated as a sick person in your own home, but every time I tried to do something, I would be physically, painfully reminded that I am a sick person (I refuse to use the word invalid. ‘Cause invalid and invalid are spelled the same, they don’t mean the same) and the task would be taken out of my hands with a loving rejoinder to go sit and talk. I’ve never done that at a party before. I’m always the one running around making sure every thing was done. What a blessing to be able to relax.

I also put the word out that I want my home ringing with laughter this summer. I want the pool to be used, and the yard to ring with laughter. Last time I was ill was the same year the pool collapsed. So not only was I dealing with chemo and radiation. I had a huge mud hole in my backyard for four months. Not a time for friends and laughter. Besides, If there are people, there will be food, and I will eat. And anything to take my mind off of life……..

So, if you didn’t get the word, here it is. Come on over. Bring the kids, your suits, towels, pool toys, sunscreen and whatever you want to drink and come on over. I can’t guarantee brilliant conversation, but I can promise laughter and hugs and a place to hang out. And if you’re from out-of-town, call and I’ll have a room ready. If it’s a good day, we’ll even go sightseeing (or at least to the dog park 🙂 )

It’s gonna be another good day today. Early dinner with my baby, then Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks at JLA. I can’t wait. Then Joe has Mon. off to recover from the concert.

I off to bed again. Need to rest up for tonight.

Huggs to you all. Have a blessed day.

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