Where To Begin…

I hope everyone had a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

It has taken me longer than I like decorating the house for Christmas.  Finally got it done and will be posting pictures starting tomorrow.  I’ve already put in my vacation request for next year and notified Heather that it has been approved.

Beyond Thankful … this year was the first Thanksgiving spent with just Robin and me.  At first I felt disappointed but the day turned out to be calm, restful and wonderful.  Yes I still cooked a feast (all the foods Robin and I love 🙂 ) and had lots of help cleaning up afterwards.  One of my favorite traditions on Thanksgiving day is watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  This year we watched it not only on the TV but on Robin’s virtual reality goggles with his phone!! It was fantastic!! I can’t wait to watch the Rose Bowl Parade that way as well!

Heather seen her OB/GYN and had her hematologist follow-up visits.  I am joyfully happy, relieved, thankful-so very very thankful to learn that 1) her pap smear was normal no signs of aggressive or new cancer cells.  2) the hematologist’s report showed no reason for a biopsy or further tests for Leukemia or Bone Marrow cancer.  It has been determined that Heather’s body reacts to stress and/or sickness in a way that most cancer patients body does.  Her WBC is normal as well as all the other “cytes” he was looking at.  Yes, the doctor was thinking cancer but had to wait for her pap smear results to determine a plan of action.  Her goal – she has to make a 360 degree healthy lifestyle change and keep a check on her blood pressure.  I asks many, many questions – he looked at me and said “Mom, she is not dying”.  I cried.  Sobbed tears of joy.

Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, support and kind words.  It really means the world to me.

I am hoping life returns to “normal” or what I think normal is for me and I start to relax and enjoy the rest of the year.

Much love to all of you.



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