Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Full of Grace

1. "You have great pecs"   That is what a doctor (who looked like the love child of Hillary Swank and Natasha Richardson) said to me during one of my biopsies. That’s what she said. But I heard sooooo much more . . .

2. Peachie coming home for an impromptu weekend - shopping, chatting, baking cookies, snuggling.  I do miss that little one.

3. A friend dropping by with a basket of banana muffins. Yum

4. That these flowers survived the snow and frost.  They are the last from my garden.  I love the survivors.

5. And the best thing all week - last month I had to lay off my secretary because of budgetary woes (one of the hardest things I have ever done.)   But her union has voted for reduced benefits in order to keep the 5 eliminated positions. All five people have their jobs back!!! At least for another year.  I am doing my happy dance.


  1. Wow. Just when I've decided that kindness and decency have "gone out of style," something like your #5 comes along to give me hope. Thanks for sharing....

  2. "But I heard sooooo much more . . ."

    must be why Martha keeps saying you need to have your hearing checked : )

  3. I'm hoping your "I heard so much more" was that you were imagining hearing lots of other yummy stuff about your, err, pecs?

    And hooray for having your secretary back at work!

  4. How come you always get the young, good looking women doctors and I always get the old, fat, balding men?

    Great news on your secretary and kuddos to those people willing to give up a little to give back so much.

  5. Hello,
    Thank you for your deeply honest sharing on this blog, which I continue to appreciate. I wonder if you might be interested in the recent book "Knockout" by Suzanne Somers, which is exceptionally-well written and researched about cancer treatments and options. She is a breast cancer survivor, and this has been one of the most helpful books I've found on the subject. Truly eye-opening.

    Thanks again for your courageous blog.


  6. I love the survivors, too...


  7. Anonymous - thank you for commenting and for the recommendation. I will definitely check it out.