IN THIS BRIGHT FUTURE YOU CAN'T FORGET YOUR PAST.
Jenna and I are looking forward to our Sunday "march" coming up on October 5th. The Breast Cancer Walk is just around the corner and if I haven't mentioned it, our team name is the OVERCOMER CLUB. Betty M.' s team is called TEAM AUNTY BOOTY. Love it! As we have mentioned before, Jen and I have previously joined the walk in honor of her late friend, Jamie. The first one I attended, Jamie was still was us, and it was a truly inspirational and amazing experience. When you see thousands of people walking down the streets of Cedar Rapids, all with purpose and in a positive state of mind, it is really something to see. It is crazy to see how many people are affected by breast cancer - - - as patients or as family and friends.
I wanted to mention that Lon's (and mine) cousin Connie F. brought me some very nice things along with the best message that she wrote in a card. She had just learned about my dad's death, and therefore brought us the most beautiful huge mum plant in a gorgeous ceramic planter. Then, to cheer me up from the health ordeal, she got me a selection of fingernail polishes! She works with a gal who went through this same thing, and her friend said it cheered her up to polish her fingernails and toenails. ME TOO! And I had just pretty much run out of what polish I had. What fun! It does make me feel better to doll up my toenails, since the big toe nails are on the comeback. The big toes and one little toe were the only ones affected by the chemo and turned black and fell off. Sorry - - - didn't mean to get so graphic.
I went out early this morning to take a picture of my fall landscape. A few years back, on a trip with the sis-in-laws and Little Ma, we all went out East. People really decorate their yards in Connecticut and Vermont. Nina and I try to do something in our own yards each year. I got a bale of straw, some pumpkins and lots of Autumny-colored silk flowers and make a display in my yard by the driveway. I also wire a Fall wreath onto a shepherd's hook and set it behind the bale. I put one of those decorative scarecrows with the whole display and called it good.
So, get out and enjoy this beautiful season, and if you happen to get an extra bale of straw and a few fake flowers, embrace Autumn.