Monday, October 6, 2008

Making up time

This weekend I made up for lost time. I started to feel better luckily since my friends from Chicago and NYC were coming into town. Originally, we were supposed to meet up in NYC, but you all know how that turned out. So, in all of their wonderfulness, they came to me. We visited, cooked, and ate all weekend. In fact, I ate more this weekend than I have since I have started back in treatment. My oncologist would be so proud. (What about that 15 lbs I gained before treatment? I have already lost 10 of it.) While I loved every part of the weekend - we even had a mini Kauai reunion at the Pumpkin Patch and Karissa's house - I think my two favorite parts were shopping with Laurie at Fred Meyer and Rick cooking us dinner while watching Amazing Race and Desperate Housewives. I don't know how I got so lucky to have so many amazing friends. I learned a long time ago that God doesn't give you more than you can handle and I think this is how he helps me swallow the cancer pill. With visits like theirs, and care that I receive from family and friends here, I seem to be able to forge on. The sickness in my stomach subsides so that I can go to chemo, my strength comes back so that I can enjoy the boys, and my attitude corrects not for them but because of them. So, I guess, while he gave me a big pill, I got a huge net to fall into. Oh, by the way, did I mention I won the pumpkin sling shot again this year???? Yep, Emma and I won. The first thing I thought was, Cancer sure gives me an edge on this!!!! While they sounded the horn and I was jumping up and down I looked up and thought - Bob is watching with a beer. Salud. Off to chemo tomorrow - love, Ang

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ang: You sling pumpkins like a warrior princess. For those who have not seen Ms. Clarno perform this feat, it is a sight to behold. (Shall we call thee Xena?) I have the muddy back side to prove what can become of those who do not have the coordination or prowess to stretch a giant gourd-weilding rubber band a quarter of a mile (or so it seemed). Ah, but it was delightful, all the same.

Loved every moment with you. Looking forward to the next time. Xoxoxoxlxo

Your desparate housewife,
Gabrielle

auntiejane said...

Hail to the Pumpkin Princess. Wow, that sounds like fun! Jealous...yes I am. Love Jane

Beckey said...

you amaze me...really you do! i am thinking of you often.

Love Beckey