Gardening, cooking, crafting and being Nannie

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Baking Cupcakes

My grand has liked to help bake and cook since she was old enough to stand in a chair. Today it was choc cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. her favorite. We took cupcakes to her dad's house, my mom and home with her to her mom's.

Love these nannie-Livvie days.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

RIP my friend

Just one week.

One short week to hear the news that you had terminal cancer.

Just one short week to know you were leaving us.

9 years that I've known you were not long enough.

9 years ago I typed in Stephen King on a search engine and found a place that sold his books and had a discussion board. My first ever discussion board. Little did I know I would find friends like me-just normal people who loved to read King.

Some of us have met in RL but even if we haven't we are still friends.

We all share in the loss of our dear friends.

One day janis was talking about not having pictures to hang of her fridge. I told her I can hook you up with that. And a friendship started between her and my granddaughter. A friend ship of postcards, letters, stories, little gifts through the years and a granddaughter who would ask the day after we mailed something "did I get a letter from janis yet".

janis I know you are in a better place with no pain. My heart is full of pain but also joy for the chance to be your friend.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sometimes life is just hard

Sometimes it's hard to come up with the words to say to someone you love that is going through a bad time.

I am a cancer survivor.

I think that is why I became a nurse and I am a Pediatric/Oncology nurse. I would love to never have a new patient with a new diagnosis. I would love to never have to give another dose of chemo. But I know that is not realistic.

My mom has cancer but is finishing her radiation treatments this week. Yay for that.

My best friend for the past 30something years just found out her brother has cancer. He's had surgery and will start chemo.

Just a few days ago I found one of my dearest friends who I met on-line has cancer. Our group of friends have sent messages, phone calls, flowers and we are lighting candles for the healing, strengthening, loving energy they will send.

What is the purpose of this post? I don't know, just somewhere to put how I feel. I don't want to lose another loved one to this dreaded disease. I don't want another parent to face their child having this dreaded disease. I want cures for cancer, any kind, in any person.