Saturday, August 24, 2013

Update ... and stuff :)


OK, I've got to stop.   Stop obsessing how to craft an interesting/witty/thought-provoking, NON-pity-full post ... and just chat.

For those who've wondered, DH is doing great. 
Actually, he's feeling great today

Unfortunately, I'm learning the hard way (that) can all change without warning.   Sometimes the endless uncertainty and depression seems more real an enemy than that which lurks inside....
then come days I'm inclined to forget there's anything wrong. 
Yes, I should just absorb the good times and be happy in the moment.  Instead, I'm usually on edge, waiting for the other shoe to fall.

Yesterday we found out DH's second PET scan has been scheduled for September 16.   Crazy, but my legs felt like rubber for a few minutes after the call!    At least we'll finally get some answers ... just have to wait for our quarterback (aka, oncologist) to call the next play.

OK, that's it on the health-front.   As a GM used to remind us, "It is what it is."  
.... while I'd be over in a corner grinding my teeth.   Like oil and water, pragmatists and I often butt heads.

I'm making an effort to become more sociable ... and flexible (Gumby-envy).  Baby steps, but surprisingly enough we've not been disappointed!

We've broken bread with friends ...
Sherry and I already know and love one another,
but our fellas had never met. 
Luckily, they seemed to hit it off immediately!
I so hope we'll have more opportunities to spend together!
Let's see ...we also accompanied our sweet neighbors to their church the other night.  I have to admit, when I found out their minister was giving a speech and slide presentation on his mission trip to Africa, I groaned a little inside.   Weekdays, I'm up at 4:00 ... most reluctant to do Anything that involves wearing shoes or making polite conversation after 9:00.
You know what?   He was so charismatic and the narrative so fascinating, I was startled when it came time to leave.    
I even took a break from the office last Monday and we headed to the casino!   I don't dislike casinos, per se ...I just don't get it.  ('Just as soon drop dollar bills in the toilet and hit "flush".... in the comfort of my pj's!)

Anyway, it was delightful to finally meet and visit with our FB pal, Danny -- recently liberated from his 15-year gig at the now-defunct KOY radio.   He still hosts a weekly gathering dubbed "Club 55+" with a fun band, "Route 66."
Wow.  When Danny sang "I Love You Arizona" I think everyone sat up a little straighter.   All the same, I was reduced to giggles watching him queue up the lyrics to "Misty" off his iPhone.   Tom had to remind me, "Just because someone plays it all the time on the air, doesn't necessarily mean they know all the words!"

So!  Life goes on.
... not the most exciting share, but wanted to let you know we're still here ... perhaps on the sidelines ... but cheering all the same!

Please keep well!

Hugs from Arizona,


  1. What a great looking foursome. Yes, the guys hitting it off was definitely a Positive. Enjoyed the read. Good to hear the Hubby is doing well.

    Ah, but isn't it a GOOD surprise to be fooled by what you expected to be bored with. That is the Cat's Meow!!!

    Love from North Carolina.
    PS: Nice to sit tall for your present state.

  2. Good looking group. Always enjoy when you post. Next best thing to visiting! Take good care and here's a hug across the miles.

  3. Thank you so very much for praying for Sitka. You will never know what it means to our family. GOD BLESS YOU!


  4. Hugs and prayers, Myra. Thanks for the update. You and DH look great.

  5. You both look great and I was happy to see your update. Keeping you both in my prayers. xo

  6. I loved your post. You sound so positive and I'm relieved that you're doing well.
    Lots of hugs and prayers!

  7. You hang in there little missy! Prayers help, and lots of folks care. Hugs.

  8. Thanks for commenting on my blog recently. I am not going to leave blogging as it helps me to vent. Now I am off to check your outs and find out more about you....have a super day

  9. Been thinking lots of you and wondering how your hubby is doing. I pray things will be looking good on the 16th. And yes, please continue to post and keep us updated, no need to be witty or even positive. Blogging is a great way to let it all out no matter what! :)

  10. Well I am going to hope and pray for great results. Glad you had the dinner with friends and there will be many many more!

  11. Well I am jealous! You and Tom and Sherry and her hubby! Lucky lucky ladies having a great time. You deserve it! Tell Sherry hi for me. I know she has not blogged in a long while and I know when life gets in our way....
    Sounds like you are busy and sometime, I know it is hard to do, you have to live and let God! When my mom passed away I got back that Home Interior picture I gave her that shares those very words! Good rule of thumb to live by!
    I am glad you and Tom are enjoying some good friends and good times.
    Life likes to kick us down, keep coming up and showing your stuff! You are one amazing lady and your hubby is one blessed man to have you at his side thru the good and tough times! Hugs Anne


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