Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Fantastic Weekend

Vickie and I laughed a ton this weekend about everything and nothing.. I'm so glad to be able to spend quality time with her. We always have fun.

Rick's headstone arrived this weekend while I was gone.  What a surprise to see it standing yesterday when we arrived home.  I have attached two photos.

It still looks like everything is going well for the sale of Desert Aire house #1.  The few little items that needed to be fixed were completed by our cousin (and contractor) Kelly.  He had been working on Angie's house remodel, but she let me steal him away for a couple of days so I could stay on top of the sale.  The new owners-to-be would like ownership on or before the19th of September.  I would love for them to have it earlier....September is one of my favorite times over there. I'm sure they will love it too!

I'm going to the Seattle Storm game tomorrow night....first playoff game for the undefeated (at home) Storm Women.  Janeen and I are going along with Angie.  Shannon is doing a great job working for the Seattle Storm as yesterday she was promoted  to Vice President of Marketing...Her marketing strategies are amazing. I am so proud of her!

 Look for us on TV....

Keep Dreaming Big,

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Lovin' Life

Greetings from Desert Aire!

I am spending a nice weekend with my sister-in-law Vickie, over here at the Desert Aire house.  I need to get over here more often.  It really does bring a smile to my face when I'm here.

I plan to enjoy the warm weather and visit with the neighbors for the next few days.  I won't be on the computer so please know that all is well in our world and I will check in with everyone when I get home.

Enjoy your weekend-

Monday, August 16, 2010

No Excuses

I was going to tell you it's too hot to write a blog (but that would be a lie...my computer room is one of the coolest rooms in the house), I was going to tell you I haven't been feeling well (and that would have worried all of you...and it too would have been a lie).  TRUTH if you want to hear it, I've been having fun.  Maybe a little too much.  Dave and Val were here all last week so we were on the go nearly every day.  I spent the night at Angie and Shannon's house (it's looking really cute) on Friday night, then Amy and Melana spent the night with me on Saturday.  I went to breakfast with the girls on Sunday morning, then to my great uncles 95th birthday party yesterday afternoon.  My Mom, Dad and Aunt drug Val, Dave and I to the casino one day last week.  Thank goodness it wasn't very smokey and I didn't lose a lot of money.  It was kind of fun, but I'll bet it's a lot more fun when you win something. :)

I really have been feeling physically great lately.  My heart still hurts when I have Ricky on my mind, only now I allow myself to laugh at some of the fun memories we shared. 

I'm hoping and praying that the Desert Aire house sells.  We have new buyers and I would love to have them be our neighbors.  They are relatives of some friends of ours.  Could be just what we needed.

I'm starting to have a hot flash or heat wave so I'd better call it a day.  Sorry to disappoint you when I don't write, but please know that it's probably because I'm out having fun. :)

Love you more than all the little blue plastic pools I saw in people's yard this afternoon....maybe I should invest in one of those?

Dream Big,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


The results of my scans came back (I'm almost perfect...ok, not really but...) the cancer in my lungs is stable and the tumors in my brain have continued to shrink or stay the same.  With this news comes another break from chemo and I am pleased.  I'm feeling so good right now....if I was any better there would be 2 of me :)

The only bad news I heard today was, the buyers of Desert Aire pulled out of the sale...I have a back up plan however so maybe it won't be as bad as I thought.  If you read this Len, give me a call :)

Dream Big,

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Sunday

I haven't been sleeping well lately (night time is the worst for me...too much time to think about missing Rick) but last night I slept like a baby.  I feel rested and ready for a relaxed, healthy, happy day.

This entire week I've been on the go.  This is the life I was intended to live.  Not the one where I lay in bed all day feeling goofy or in pain.  Thanks to all of you who are helping me start to feel normal again.  I had a fabulous time on the boat celebrating Rick's birthday, a great evening at Shelley's house on Friday night celebrating her birthday, and a fun day yesterday with my parents and my Aunt Carol grocery shopping and out for lunch. 

Tomorrow is a big day at SCCA.  A brain MRI and a CT scan of my chest and abdomen.  If everything stays stable, I'm hoping for another month of "no chemotherapy".  It's amazing how good your body feels when you aren't being fed poison and the pain medication you are taking actually does the job. 

I've got a handful of books that I've been reading lately on how to handle grief.  It's all great advice, I just wish I could follow it.  I find myself picking up the phone to call Rick to share something with him, or roll over in bed looking for him only to find an empty spot.  This morning, I woke up and it felt like someone had been sleeping on my arm all night.  I'd like to believe it was Rick stopping by to let me know everything will be okay.

We're hoping to close the Desert Aire house sale by the 18th of August.  I'll be elated if it all goes as planned.  I need all your good wishes to make this deal happen so please keep thinking good thoughts.

I guess it's time to do a little laundry, tidy up the living room and make my bed.  That sounds like enough work for one day.... :)

Dreaming Big,