Monday, April 12, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Well, I think we are making progress! Today has been a good day! No sprints to the bathroom... so far, at least! 

Earlier today I had a great idea for my blog. I started to write it down, but then I thought that it was such a good idea that I would surely remember. I didn't need to write it down. Wrong! Whatever it was is now totally gone from my brain! Chemo brain is still working here! So, no profound musings today! I'll write it down next time.

Mark and I spent the morning hanging out together which is always fun! I actually spent a little while out in the sun today! I walked out of the bedroom in an old swim suit, one that I knew would cover my stomach without any seams or anything that would put pressure on my incision, and asked Mark, while posing, "Well, what do you think?" He took one look at my new bird-leg, basketball-belly, pasty-skinned form and started to laugh! I love his honesty! I started to laugh, too, as I held on to my sore belly. Laughter feels good. No telling what the neighbors thought of me out by the pool!

The doorbell rang later and we opened the door to the delivery of an edible bouquet from some sweet friends!  The bouquet had (notice the use of past tense here!) chocolate covered strawberries in it as well as purple grapes - my favorite! And then it hit me... I can eat grapes again! I don't have to avoid the skins anymore! Betty is gone! Mark and I enjoyed a great afternoon snack!

Simple pleasures are always the best! I hope you enjoyed simple pleasures today!

"But I am trusting you, O Lordsaying, 'You are my God!'"
Psalm 31:14


  1. Good for you, girl! So glad you were able to enjoy some laughter in the sun. And, those fruit arrangements are awesome!

  2. Oh gosh... oh gosh. I just want one of those chocolate covered strawberries right now. I don't like fruit but if its covered in chocolate I love it!
    I giggled with the visual of you in your swimsuit. Happy happy that you got to get out by the pool! Tx weather has been awesome!!!

  3. That looks like it was delicious! I'm glad things are getting better!