Monday, May 21, 2012

Random Stuff


I'm sharing some complete randomness because really...that is what life has become for me BUT I am learning to balance things. My mind is still: go, go go, but my body is just not keeping up...talk about frustrating! My biggest news is that we are going HOME. In case you are new here, I am originally from a small fishing town on the coast of North Carolina. I know what you might be thinking. Chemotherapy and travelling don't mix...but I will be going in between treatments, when I start feeling better. Of course I am scared that I might not feel better but I really need a break and I haven't been home in three years.
(Shrimp boats at dusk. Swansboro, NC)

The boys are out of school for summer, which seems hard to believe. Freshman year is done?? Kindergarten is done??? I wish we could pick and chose which part of our lives Time decides to go fast or slow...I would definitely chose my boys growing up to go s l o w (chemo treatments FAST! :)
(Keegan looking much cooler than me at 15)

I have made some wreaths for the shop. Not super seasonal, something that can be hung all the time....for those 'in between seasons'.




I had my first CT scan since starting chemo last week and I cannot WAIT to get the results. I really hope those nasty tumors are shrinking or better yet, just gone! I will share as soon as I know the results.

Look what a dear reader sent to me! How sweet is she?? I loved how her email read: "I know how hard it is to accept things from people...just do it!" Thank you so much Susan! This book is helping me on my juicing quest!

If you are wondering, yes...around the house I don't wear a hat or scarf and am referred to as the 'bald eagle' :)

See? Completely random. I start my third round of chemo today...but I'll talk to you soon.



34 comments:

  1. You have a beautiful spirit.I'm right with you when I wish time would slow down in our growing children.:D Enjoy your vacation and visit with friends and family. Prayers on positive test results for you!!
    Maureen

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  2. Being home can be the most healing thing of all! You WILL feel better. Get plenty of rest and enjoy being home with your family.

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  3. Praying that the tumors are shrinking! Enjoy your trip home!

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  4. CUTE POST:) Your blog is so wonderful and I want to follow, do you have twitter or facebook??

    If you want some décor inspiration from Sweden, check out my blog:)

    Have an awesome week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se
    (Sweden)

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  5. I hope for great tests results for you and wish you a wonderful trip home!
    My prayers are with you!

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  6. Hi Michelle: That is so good that you are planning a trip home. It will be very good for you. Keegan is one handsome young man. You look really good, and the wreaths are beautiful..Happy Monday..Judy

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  7. Hi Michelle...

    I think Judy is right...being home will be very good for you and I thought the same thing about Keegan, he is very handsome. Glad to know that you are still keeping busy even thought you may be going at a slower pace...it's still forward progress. My church prays for you every Sunday as I continue to put your name in our church's Book of Prayer Intentions. Funny I never read your bio until today...I too am a huge fan of the color green!

    Waiting to hear about your CT results.
    PS...I use to be a CT tech in a former life!

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  8. I think going home will be one more step in healing. There is just something about home that soothes the soul. Your son is much cooler looking than I was at 15 too. They grow up so fast these days!

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  9. Michelle - praying for you to feel much better so that you can go home. Home is healing and comforting and familiar and all the things that feed our spirit. You have a lovely spirit, but even a lovely spirit needs home now and again.
    I love your big sunglasses!! LOVE THEM and they look every glam on you!!

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  10. Take care and I hope your chemo isn't too hard. Praying your tests come back with good news. Your son is very handsome:)

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  11. Found you on Pinterest via your kitchen reno. Beautiful. I'm trying to pick colors for the whole house with the painters coming next week and still have only decided on 2 colors. I like the bedford grey you used and that you said it was a really good neutral. I'm very much a neutral paint picker outer.

    Anyhoo. I know I don't even know you but, I will be praying that your test come back with great results.

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  12. You rock the scarf, Michelle! You are an inspiration, really and truly. Thinking of you and praying for you.

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  13. Hello, Michelle. I was excited to read your post tonight and see you are from Swansboro. I am from a little town down east called Wilson, NC and I love, love to visit Swansboro. I am a cancer survivor and you will be, too!! Enjoy that fresh salt air and a change of pace from all the stuff you have to go through to get well. Please know you will be in my prayers and I will be cheering you on. Keep the humor and keep the faith. There IS a light at the end of the tunnel.

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  14. You sound good, keeping busy really helps keep your mind off things. A trip to the coast of NC will be good for your spirit and remember what Dorothy Gale said, "There's no place like home."

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  15. Love your upbeat spirit.
    Cute wreaths!
    Nothing like a trip HOME to soothe the soul.
    Wishing you healing and blessings overflowing!

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  16. Enjoy your trip home. And yes kids grow up so fast. We are waiting for our second grandchild in June. Praying for your recover. Sending love your way!

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  17. I too have a freshman and a little guy. (Handsome guy you have!) So I can relate to the panic of keeping the big one home a little longer! So glad you have posted as I have been wondering how you are doing. Will pray for strength so you can enjoy that trip back East!

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  18. Not random at all. Glad that you are getting away. In the midst of our own medical "must stay close to home" stuff, we decided that we just needed to get up and go. sometimes, it is the only sane thing to do. Glad you are hanging in there and enjoy your trip home.

    Bernadette
    www.b3hd.blogspot.com

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  19. Hi Michelle...I love how you seem so full of life and love while you are undergoing all of this. You are amazing and I am hoping for the best recovery for you and praying for you as well.

    My husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer 4 and 1/2 years ago - a carcenoid tumor that started in his small intestine and migrated to his liver. He underwent a major operation which really helped save his life. Then a year later he had to have something called glass beads...which shrunk the remaining tumors even further. He will never be cancer free. He gets an injection once a month that targets and surrounds the tumors - and that had kept his disease at bay. He is doing great...but I know that deep inside he is still scared. I do my best to comfort him and keep him laughing and having fun.

    Your family and your beautiful designs and your ideas for lovely things to transform will keep you going - and I look forward to seeing more of your ideas...and hearing good news from you.

    Thank you...a blog friend,

    Linda

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  20. I did not know you were from NC. My dad's family is from the outer banks. Hope you have a wonderful trip back home.

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  21. I keep checking in to see how you're doing! Enjoy your vacation!

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  22. You will feel better...I promise! I have been through chemo too many times, and I always feel better...just when you think you can't take anymore and feel horrible...the next day you will feel better. AND once you stop chemo the feel betters come faster and faster and last longer and longer. With love,
    Renee

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  23. Hope you are doing well, please post an update when you get a chance.

    Judy

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  24. Praying you are doing well, Michelle.

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  25. I pray for you and your family every day. May God grant you strength and healing!

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  26. Just thinking of you and your family and hoping that all is well. Take care! Tricia

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  27. Praying for you from N. California tonight. Praying for healing and strength and peace.
    Sending much love to you and your family!
    Heather

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  28. I was just thinking about you and hoping all is well. Take care - Heather

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  30. Does anyone have any idea how Michelle is doing? Anyone?

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  31. I keep checking your blog Michelle to see how you are doing. You are in my thoughts.

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Michelle