It's three o'clock in the morning, and I am sitting in my little office crying. Lon, Dan, Tammy, and Abby are all asleep upstairs, so I guess it's okay to let loose a little bit right now. I keep thinking about Little Ma and what she is going through and how brave and stoic she has been. I talked to her last night and asked her how she felt about the Thanksgiving get-together we're having today (Saturday). She said she thought she might try going since it especially for her. She always loved the big family gatherings, with all the great food and visiting. But I'm not sure exactly how we are going to get her out of bed and dressed. She is so incredibly frail. Lon is guessing her weight at about 80 pounds. Nephew Luke flew in from Austin for the second time in two weeks, to see her. Same for Dan, only he drove from Minnesota.
I was thinking that it was just over a year ago that The Golden Girls (Hazel, Nina, Zonna, and I) were on our Alaskan cruise. It's amazing all the places that Hazel has taken us. I started listing some of the things we have seen and done: been to the top of the Empire State Building and the Seattle Space Needle, hugged massive trees in the Redwood Forest, sailed to Alcatraz Island, went to a Broadway musical in NY, viewed Niagra Falls at night, saw the Liberty Bell, the Lincoln Memorial, Harvard University, Annapolis Naval Academy, walked the boardwalk at Virginia Beach, whale watched off the coast of Maine and also in the Alaskan waters, and so on and so on.
I forgot to tell you that I celebrated my third anniversary of quitting smoking on October 25th. Yay. Not particularly celebrating, but taking note of the one year anniversary of my diagnosis which was November 11th. What a rollercoaster year it has been. However, next February, I will celebrate my one-year anniversary of getting rid of the cancer. That's pretty huge, right?
Okay, on the funny side of things, I see that four people have visited the blog so far this morning. Who are you four people who are up at this hour????
I am feeling a bit better, so I must go back to bed. I already made my huge slab of fudge, and three batches of peanut clusters for the dinner today, but I still need to fix several dozen deviled eggs later this morning.
I'll check in with you later to let you know how today rolls.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL