Sunday, February 11, 2007

New Campaign Coming Out Tomorrow

I woke up this morning with the desire to clean. Honestly, it was a desire. Thank goodness it was short lived and I only worked around the house for a couple of hours. Imagine if I had that feeling all day. I wouldn't have been able to visit all my guests...or knit.

This afternoon, my cousin Sue (who happens to be 13 days older than me - not that it's any big deal...I just thought you should know) came down to visit from Sedro Woolley. We were very close as young kids, but over the years we'd grown apart as families sometimes do. Today was the first time we'd seen each other since my diagnosis. When she got to my door it was as though time stood still. We hugged for what seemed like forever. I miss her funny laugh, I miss her smile, I miss knowing about her life. I think after today we've both decided that we need each other more than we knew it. I'm happy about that :)

My brother-in-law, sister-in-law and niece stopped by this afternoon too. We attempted to watch a new movie that they brought over, but Darlena only likes to watch the Lion King. Maybe we'll try it again next time. Angie came over after her exciting morning as an official for Special Olympics Basketball. She told us some great stories. It was clear she had a memorable time. I think that will be on Angie's list of "must do" things for the future. It's funny how the more we give, the more we get back...

Tomorrow A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation is starting a new lung cancer awareness campaign. I'm attaching the website so you can look at all the signs that will be hanging on busses in San Francisco and New York City. I'm really proud to be a part of this incredible organization. There are 13 different ads. Check them all out!

Ok, time for me to get my jammies on. We need a good night's sleep since we start a new chemo week tomorrow. I have my monthly check-up on Tuesday while Rick is having his chemo. Doesn't this just sound like a soap opera, or a really bad sitcom?

Love you more every minute.

Dream Big,


Sue said...

It was so great to see you again, I hated to leave. Without sounding too sappy, it's great to have you back in my life. You just had to mention the thirteen days, AGAIN!!!
I'm contemplating moving in down stairs, at least until the mac and cheese is gone...
See ya' soon!

Love you a whole lot more than those 13 days,

Anonymous said...

I wish you both much love and luck tomorrow! You are always in my thoughts.

Dave in MT said...

Rewind 100 years and think about Sue's visit. It's 1907 and there are few roads because there are no cars to speak of. Sue would have taken the Northern Pacific Railroad from Sedro Woolley to Arlington and then taken a boat to Stanwood. Or, Sue would have taken the stage from Sedro Woolley to Mt. Vernon and taken the Great Northern Railroad to Stanwood (this is the railroad that's still there) and you would have met at the station. Easily, close to a day's travel just one way. And, a sore butt.

Yours truly from your personal fount of oddball trivia... :)

Anonymous said...

As always's we will be thinking of you both tomorrow extra - :)

Kelly and Kids