Monday, April 1, 2013

And So It's Been Awhile (AGAIN! It's like deja vu or something!)

Hi all!  I can't believe it's been almost a YEAR since I have posted something on here.  A friend of mine sent me a most lovely email that said she had read the post where my mom and I went to Williamsburg just after her cancer diagnosis.  (And was that ever a fun trip - read about it here.)  I appreciated her comments and it made me go back and read that post again.  And I still find it funny.  It made me laugh and smile.  (Thank you MYRA!)

So it also got me to thinking that I really should write something on here.  Especially since all of you probably think my mom has passed, since her prognosis back in Jan/Feb of 2012 was 5-9 months.  But guess what?


Lest you think this is an April Fool's joke, I can assure you that it is not.


Weezie is still alive and kicking.  She did stop her treatments right before Thanksgiving in 2012.  She did the chemo for as long as she could, but it was totally kicking her butt and she finally decided she'd had enough.  And seeing her now compared to how she was when she was on them, it is a no brainer.  She totally made the right decision.  She's back to galavanting around town with her friends.  She even wanted to go in to her oncologist's office today and sit in an exam room until he came in and then she was going to yell out, "April Fools!  I'm still here!!!!"  (And of course, I'd have laughed my ass off.  And as nice as he is, he wouldn't have gotten it.  But my mom and I would have and we'd have laughed all the way to wherever we were going next and then some.)  Boring story as to why she didn't do it and plus I'm just feeling lazy and don't want to type it all out.  But it would have been awesome to do that had it worked out.  So anyway, the point is, my mom is feeling good these days.  And that is quite a wonderful thing to see.  

We are doing well.  Joshua is enjoying school again this year.  I can't believe that my baby is having yet another birthday shortly.  Time does fly.

And Quincy, the slobber dog, is still smelly and drooly and quite disgusting.  He's a great dog in spite of those major flaws.

My husband is awesome as always.

And so I guess I am writing just to say we are all here.  And that I am enjoying having my mom back for whatever time she has left.  And that it has been really fabulous having her looking and feeling mostly good.  I know it won't last forever.  But by the same token, I never would have thought I'd be sitting here FOURTEEN months after her diagnosis talking about spending time with my mom over Easter this year.  And to be able to write that makes me a very happy girl indeed.

At the moment, life is good.  I'll take it.

Be thankful and savor all the good moments.  I am trying my best to do that too these days.  :)

Happy Day, folks!