Spring is surely special for everyone. New chances. New life. New hope. For me...as we approach April and what will now be 6 years of blogging, 6 years post brain and lung mets, 6 years Stage IV melanoma - being graced with yet another spring is a miracle indeed.
To clear the melanoma elephant from the room: I am now on a yearly exam schedule with upcoming scans to be done in September followed by an NYU visit to The Wizard Weber. I remain well, running or working out on the elliptical 4-5 times a week. I've even been trying to up my game by adding more core workouts and longer exercise sessions generally. Always good to discover (sore) muscles you'd forgotten you had!!! I work 2 or 3, 12 hour shifts a week wrangling kiddos in my pediatric practice. I still have flares of rashes and mouth ulcers...but they don't last too long.
rd. I am grateful to all my beloved readers, my friends and my family for their prayers. I owe you a novel and I intend to deliver it."
He was most certainly "the prince of tides" and will be greatly missed. I have used words...my own as well as those of others....my entire life...to try to figure out who I am, what the world is like, where I am going, who I should strive to become. I've never thought I knew enough about anything to write the stories I would like to tell. Who knows? Perhaps, I shall try....
I cook most every day, delicious things that let me travel the world at my table. I've created so many meals with plans to share them here through "Someone Else's Kitchen!"...but clearly I have not!!! And now....spring beckons. B has helped me spread our personally composted compost on our raised beds. Flowers are springing up just waiting to be admired on walks we call 'yard tours'! Violas (Specially chosen to match the blue door!!!!) have been planted. Baseboards and windows have been cleaned. B repaired a porch ceiling fan. Yep...we are ready for spring!
I am still enamored of my sewing adventures...even refurbishing some old things: A jean jacket stolen from B many years ago was becoming frayed and weak in some areas. A little top stitching to reinforce seams, a patch at the back and some rick rack freshened it right up and should give it several more years of service.
This was a dress, purchased to wear at Fred-o's high school graduation some years ago. Somehow, it had become frumpy to me....so....a chop and re-hem to tunic length, sleeves shortened as well, and long back ties changed to a buttoned back belt have given it new life! Fresh for Spring!!!!
I don't really have solutions for my time crunch dilemmas!!! I guess I'll just keep on keeping on....running around like a rat on acid...to cram as much living into my life as I can!!! Happy spring!!!! Love, c