Tuesday, June 26, 2012

7 pounds 11 ounces

19 3/4 inches, 8:55 am 

That's my new grand baby at about 45 minutes old. He is beautiful in every way right down to his perfect little toes. Of course I am just the tiniest bit biased I'm afraid. But really he is just the sweetest baby and I feel so blessed to be with his Mommy and Daddy when he came into the world.

I'll be back sometime mid July. Lot's of ideas floating around in my mind now that I'm feeling a bit better. Meanwhile I am going to soak up all of the baby love that I can.

Friday, June 8, 2012


One of the really great things about being an adult and an adult with no children at home who need you as a role model is that you can choose to have cake as your main course for dinner.  Which is what I did last nite. Specifically, it was a Chocolate Explosion Cake served with Ben and Jerry's Heath Bar Crunch ice cream. Truly decadent. It was a little party to celebrate my last day of chemo. Four cycles, four candles. End of the hardest part of my journey. A celebration that in three weeks I'll be back to 'normal.'

I haven't been around over the last few weeks. I've missed you all. The last cycle of chemo didn't go as well as I'd hoped. There was the incident with a spider bite and the infection that followed. Then there was the infection in the infusion vein. Lots of antibiotics, lots of time down for healing. I don't know what to expect this time around. But I do know that it will all pass. Put into the context of my life time it is only a small moment. A significant moment but only a short one.

I'll be back to the studio soon. I'll be back here soon. I'll be back to my life soon. Your generous out pouring and healing thoughts over the last months have made a difference in my life. I am grateful.

Now the only thing I really need is for someone to come by and clean that window behind that cake :-)