Sittin On A Porch

Sittin On A Porch
Our little back porch

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sweet dear friends

Sweet Ms Moon came by on her way to rehearsal and brought me a delicious pureed soup, and I ate a whole bowl of it and yummmm!  Now I am enjoying the egg custard she made me.  Oh, be still my heart.  And then my friend Carolyn came by and brought me a bag of chocolates.  All kinds of chocolates.  That was so sweet.  I can not eat the chocolate right now, but it looks like it is going to be great road food.

And we will need road food because Vicki will be here in a week, that is how we are counting it, so don't worry about the math.  And then Mary and Vicki and I are going to St. George Island.  This is going to be like 5 days after the chemo, and we of course have no idea how I am going to feel, but shoot, I can be sick on the beach as well as I can be sick at home.  Not to mention that Vicki and Mary will be there to take care of me.  

And Judy calls me everyday and checks in, and if she does not reach me, she drives over.  That is at least half an hour trip, at least, such sweet dear friends I have.  And so many calls and emails.  It is a little overwhelming, and yet so appreciated.

My brother, Tom, his wonderful wife, Patricia and my favorite 10 year old nephew Christopher got back to my place after a wonderful trip up to a lake in Georgia to visit friends.  Nathaniel stayed in Tallahassee last night with more family and I am sure that they all had a wonderful time. 

As soon as Christopher walked in he came over and gave me a big hug and then ran off to visit is his chicken, who has missed him terribly.  Sweet friendship, a boy and his chicken.  And Bob heard a car drive up and raced out of the house in full protective mode, but as soon as he saw Christopher he ran back in the house, grabbed a ball and ran back out to his boy.  He was so happy to have his boy back.  As was Candy, their little dog who has been spending a few days with us.  She is the queen of the house.  Well technically Maggie is, but at her age, she really doesn't care who thinks they are the queen.  So when Candy heard her boy, she was so excited she peed.  OK, she pees a lost so that is not that big of a deal, but you could tell she was excited.  And by the way, yes, I am making an appointment to have the carpets cleaned next week.  I hate carpets. 

Once again, I really don't have that much to report here.  The radiation is doing its job, in that they are using it first as a pain treatment and secondly as a way to slow down the little c.  And I have been off pain killers for more then 3 days now.  I have been trying to think of something to give my Radiation Therapist on Monday.  They have been so wonderful.  Normally I would give them soap, but Ms Moon and I have not made any soap in quite a while, and I have to order my lye from California because you can not buy Red Devil lye anymore because it is used in the manufacturing of Meth.  So I don't have any really nice soap to give them, mostly just the weird pieces that I keep for my own use.  And well, making soap is time consuming, easy, but exhausting, and not really something that I should probably be trying to put on myself right now.  Oh, yeah, and I don't have any lye.  So I think I will give them gift certificates for ice cream.  Ice cream makes people happy, well, it makes me happy, and so I think I will go to cool cow, which I always think since it is an ice cream store it should be called Holy Cow. 

It is Friday the 13th and I have the weekend off from radiation, yippee!! And Lis is coming tonight to see Ms Moon and I do so hope that I can get over there to see her.  I have missed her last couple of visits, and she is another sweet dear friend that I met through Ms Moon.  And then on Monday I will see Dr. Newman, probably for the last time, and I will miss her, she is a lovely person and I really like having her for one of my doctors.  I need to remember to tell her about the problems I am having with my left arm.  It feels like I have slept on it wrong all day.  Not a big deal, but noticeable, and hopefully she will just say, that is to be expected with radiation.  And then I have to have her look at a fairly small and probably insignificant case of Ebola on my left leg.  OK, I know it is not Ebola, and is probably just a minor infection from maybe an insect bite, and with my immune system slightly impaired it has gotten a little uglier, but that is OK, I just want to report things because they told me to and I am an overachiever.  I don't mind them thinking that I am whining over nothing, as much as I would feel stupid after they have constantly told me to tell them anything that is different and I don't and something this small and insignificant becoming a big deal because I did not follow their repeated instructions.

Ms Moon is going to see Ms Paige for a haircut today.  I hope they like each other as much as I love both of them.  And I hope that Ms Paige is able to give Ms Moon a wonderful cut, and head massage.  I hate referring people and then they are not happy.  But I love how Ms Paige cuts my hair and she is funny and sweet and so how is this not going to work out?!??!  And then maybe Ms Moon and I might even meet for lunch together.  We will see how this works out. 

Anyway, it is Friday.  I am a little tired, but all in all, not as bad as I had feared.  A week from now Vicki will be here.  And we will be heading to the beach and I will have gotten through the first chemo.  Another step closer to being cancer free. 


  1. Ms. Moon sent me over here. Blessings and radiant health.

  2. You have a wonderful weekend...keep up your positive spirit...making soap ...never have done that...sounds like it would be a lot of work. Do you use any herbs for the scent? I think the Ice Cream idea is good, especially since it is so warm where you are.

  3. I had so much fun with you at lunch. Even though I had to hide from my yoga teacher. And wasn't it funny to have Jessie with us, all juicy and happy from her visit with her V? I don't want to spell his name wrong again.
    She's a hoot, that girl, and so are you, and if I'm not the luckiest woman in the world to have all these wonderful people in my life then I don't know who is.
    See you tonight, love.
    P.S. I do love my haircut. And Paige. She's a hoot too, but in a different way.