Monthly Archives: August 2010

Order Some Joy

“What do you want?” Sarah asks me. What do I want? I want more. I want to crash out of this invisible armor I’m trapped in – to tear away the shackles and freefall, delirious and wild. I want to … Continue reading

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Woohoo!

Last month, I invited you to join me in my effort to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by sponsoring me here. In the 6 weeks since, you’ve raised $4000! (….and made me the 3rd highest fundraiser for … Continue reading

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The party was off the hook

We’d been waiting for last night for a long time. It was our opportunity to thank our amazing support network and collectively celebrate great health. We invited 140 people who were instrumental in getting us through the last year. Of … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Celebrating life with good, good friends. (to enlarge, click image twice — or view details here)

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Twisty Paths

By the time you reach 101, you will have learned many lessons. For instance, you will have learned that almost nothing turns out according to plan. And you will know that when we get what we wish for, it is … Continue reading

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What’s The Surrogate Doing Here?

Summer schedules are busy. And the last week before school may be the craziest time to book a celebration. But celebrate we must. We will miss saying huge in-person thank yous to our absent friends. We hope our gratitude beams … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

A Successful Shopping Spree. I had dreamed last year, while planning our Quebec City getaway, of discovering some funky new hand-made winter clothes. My diagnosis hit just days before our trip. As I wandered that gorgeous city, barely daring to … Continue reading

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Soul Supplements

Last month, I invited you to join me in my effort to raise money for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation by sponsoring me here. In the few weeks since, your generous gifts of financial support for cancer research and moral … Continue reading

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Look Who’s 11

Happy Birthday, My Sweet Lucy! And many, many happy returns. Love, Mom ||:xoxoxo:||

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Incredible. I’m Having an Incredible Year

On August 24, 2009, I turned 44. Twin digit years being lucky, I slipped into this one with humble hopes for undefined improvements. Within a week, I’d found that lump. It’s tough to fathom the changes that followed. And the … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Sprouts. My much anticipated birthday present to myself arrived this morning. Five huge trays of microgreens: Wheat grass, kale, mizuna and pea shoots. We did a long giddy happy dance, shoved our mouths full of sprouts and sang happy birthday … Continue reading

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An Eerie Artifact

As part of the ongoing archeology that our household shuffle has inspired, I recently unearthed my log notes from the day of my diagnosis. It’s mind boggling to see, captured right there in blue and white, that unexpected twist on … Continue reading

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Tossing Timid

“Fish eating’s like anything else in life, Elijah. If you go at it ‘specting something bad to happen, all you gunn do is draw that bad thing to you. You caint be timid ’bout nothing you do, you got to … Continue reading

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From the Mouth of Bayla # 26 :Meech and Dows, Rideau canal and um Meech?

For the past couple of days our family has been staying at Bill’s house. Lucy and I have gone exploring a lot, we have found salamanders, frogs, red squirrels and foot-tall 2-feet- long animals that coincidentally look a lot like … Continue reading

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Time Flies

Seems only yesterday Lucy had her two-month check-up. She was 23.5″ long. And beautiful. Today was her 11-year check-up. She’s five foot two. And beautiful. Unbelievable.

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