Wednesday, December 31, 2014

new year's eve

During these last hours of 2014, I'm going over the year.  The first half was all cancer treatment, months of chemo, and weeks of radiation.  A lot of exhaustion and pain.  Radiation wasn't so bad, just tedious, doing it every day (cept sat and sun) for about 7 weeks.  Then, moving back into my apartment (I had been living with evie during my treatments).  Just took it easy for the rest of the year, really, going to family gatherings at Melis's house, or Tree's place.  Took a short but very nice vacation in August with Tree, Melis and Logan.   Since then the months have rushed by.
I'm looking forward to good changes.  My reconstruction is scheduled for the end of january, and hopefully that's when it will be.  I've not been smoking, as per my plastic surgeon's orders, and it is very hard.  Just taking it day by day, that's all I can do.
I want to work on the hard copy of my novel once and for all this coming year.  Yes, that's a resolution... or maybe just one for the bucket list.  I want to take way more pictures...  I only take the camera out for events with Logan, or something similar.  That's all well and good, but I want to get some creative shots going.  I want to go to Starbucks with my Surface, just for a cuppa joe and the chance to use public wi-fi.  I want to do some things that I can't imagine doing right now, but when I do them, I'll remember writing this, and refer to this post in a new post telling of the adventure.
I wish a wonderful year to all of you reading this.  May it be magical.

Here's a recent shot of the winter sky.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014


Had a lovely Christmas Eve at my niece, Melissa's place.  Logan gave me a small wooden jewelry box that says Aunt, You're the coolest, on it.  I will treasure it forever.  Children make Christmas wonderful.

Friday, December 5, 2014


There will always be songs that remind of times gone by, of certain people.  But what are the songs in your life that remind you of yourself for some reason?  For me, there are such songs.  It is not necessarily their words (but sometimes, yes)… they are like photographs of a you who once was.  For me, Neil Young’s Down By the River, is one of those songs that reminds me of me, or more especially, who I was in my 30’s.  My song for myself.  Same goes for Otis Redding’s Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay…. Reminds me of a very young me, who was very taken by the words to that song when it came out, and identified with it for whatever reason.
What would be my song for today, for who I’ve become, rather than who I was?  I don’t have a song for today.  Well, maybe I do… I like that song Brave, by some woman who’s name I simply cannot remember.  Yea, that’s my today song.