Sunday, August 26, 2007

This blog is not for wussies....

I am strong. I am woman. I am hungry. (I only had popcorn for dinner last night) When I'm not wanting Mac and Cheese lately, I want white popcorn, with a little salt and butter. Does that have health food written all over it? Or what! Corn is a vegetable. Butter is a dairy product. Justification. That's what it's all about.

I refuse to let cancer change the way I think, or feel, or act. (sorry about the acting part) I have known about this lung cancer for the past 16 months and so have all of you. So let's get over it and keep on living.

I'm getting so excited for the quilt unveiling. You won't find it on my bed, or on the back of the couch. I'm planning on hanging it on a big wall in our home. What better piece of art, than an I LOVE YOU MORE THAN QUILT to greet you when you enter?

Yesterday was fantasy football picking day for Amy and Angie. They have been on a powderpuff (all girls) fantasy league for about 3 years now (with Angie's friends from Alaska). I think the Amy or Angie have won 2 of the 3 years, but win or lose, they always have a great time doing it. What makes me crazy, is on Football Sundays at our house, no one watches the game...they watch players. This is what I hear "Oh, I hope the Seahawks win, but I don't want Hassleback to throw the touchdown. Or, give the ball to so and so, because I'll get more points out of that guy". Yesterday while Amy was choosing her guys at our house, it finally clicked. Now I get it. To be honest, I could care less how they root for a team. What's important is, they are at our house, laughing, eating, having fun... This year, it will be ALL the kids. I can't wait.

I'd better go so I can make my husband a nice breakfast (not to mention my growling stomach)

Love you more than all the gas used at a Nascar race.

Dreaming Big,


Anonymous said...


What you have done over the last 16 months is simply amazing. I admire your grit and determination and love of life.

Your "Let's get over it and keep on living" quote is the absolute truth.


Anonymous said...

"Let's get over it and keep on living" My new mantra!Thank you for sharing your bravery, your family and the intimate details of your journey. You inspire me to keep dealing with my own health issues. I don't even know you but I find myself constantly saying "If Doreen can laugh in the face of her health issues who are you to let this get you down?" Keep kicking cancer in the shins. I look forward to hearing more success stories. I'll keep praying ~ You keep fighting!