Monday, February 26, 2018

Monday in the Swamp

I want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers, they're much appreciated.  I had a good weekend and enjoyed the spring like weather.
This week I start my next round of chemo and I'm anxious to get it over with and have a couple of weeks off.
I guess I'm ready to give a few more details, I have lung cancer and no I'm not a smoker.  I quit 37 years ago.  Guess it wasn't soon enough.
My doctors are great and I'm hopeful for a good outturn.

Thursday, February 22, 2018


I'm not very good at sharing personal information, but I don't want to leave you all wondering what's going on.  I just finished my first round of chemo therapy and will start the next on the 28th, at that time radiation will also be added.  It's not been easy, but I've had wonderful care, both from my treatment center and my wonderful husband.  He's been my rock.  Hopefully we're going to win the war.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Swamp News

Many of you may have noticed that I haven't been as active as usual and there's a reason.  I'm having serious health issues at this time that I'm not ready to go into details about.  But from time-to-time I'll have to step away from Blogging and that's hard for me as you all have become an important part of my life.   I will try to keep reading Blogs and leaving messages.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Just a Quickie From the Swamp

Busy week of errands and appointments, not much down time.  Some rain, but mostly mild, lots of 70's for the new week, that makes me happy.  Mac is busy painting, sold so many paintings lately he's had to restock.
We bought a milkshake machine and made strawberry milkshakes last night, they were so good.
Going to fix bacon, corn chowder soup today, need to use up some bacon.
They're rerunning the Super Bowl today and now that we know who won it we can watch and enjoy it.
Reading a wonderful book  Three Daughters of Eve by Elif Shafak about a Muslim girl in Istanbul who goes to Oxford and where she becomes friends with a very divergent group of friends and takes a course about God who she has been struggling with most of her life..  It was recommended by Marianne at Let's Read and I'm so glad, will definitely make my best list this year.
Not much in the way to tv watching, just the Pro-Am Golf Tournament from Pebble Beach California.  Like to keep track of Bill Murray's antics.
That's about it from the swamp.

Monday, February 5, 2018

In the BackYard Again

Mac called me out to the backyard to greet some visitors,  We had 8 Canadian Geese out there.  Usually we'll get a mated pair, but this year it looks like a flock of bachelors have landed.  We always call them the Honk Brothers.  We fed  them a load of bread and just enjoyed the sunshine.

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Flu Shot

Broke down and we got flu shots this week.  We don't normally get them, but this year's outbreak is so bad we decided maybe we had better.  Mac had virtually no reaction and I had a sore arm that's more or less gone now so that's good.
Cold today, but promises of temperatures around 70ยบ by mid-week, doesn't that sound good!
I figure the Patriots will win the Super Bowl and that's just boring, would love an upset.
Just finished reading We'll Always Have Paris: Trying and Failing to be French  by Emma Beddington and really enjoyed it.  From the time she was a teenage reading French Elle she knew she was French trapped in an English body.  This is her autobiography.  Funny, sad and very interesting.  I understand she has a blog called and I guess I'll have to go and give it a look to see what she's been up to since writing the book.

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