Category Archives: journal

Dear Stacey: Here is your list of things to do today

Make bran muffins – heavy on the flax. Cut hair short – but keep it stylish! Clean David’s room – and add a touch or two to make it your own. Eat well – lots of veggies. Get ready emotionally … Continue reading

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A Snoopy Kind of Day

“Stacey, looking at your paper-work and all you and your family have been through this past year – go for it!  Do things while you are healthy and can enjoy life.” At first, I was very happy to hear these … Continue reading

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Into the night

It was dark this morning.  The kind of dark that wraps itself around you enough that you don’t want to get out of bed because you think it must still be midnight.  The kind of dark that whispers “stay in … Continue reading

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Most Days

Most days are great.  I am alive.  I am lucky to be alive.  Most days are gifts. On the odd day, like today, however… I struggle to be grateful.  I don’t know why.  It just hits me.  I am hit … Continue reading

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Chemo Classes

The room was packed.  Well, it felt cramped.  I didn’t want to be close to anyone.  Who knew – they may all of have been carrying some sort of cold virus that I could contract and end up with a … Continue reading

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Lost and ground(ed)

The firewall is down.  I am exposed.  Today, I meet with the doctor for my 3 – month follow up.   And I feel like I am walking on broken glass. I wonder if that’s a bad thing?  It is … Continue reading

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Love you Forever

Love you forever It is easy to judge a man’s character by the way he treats his mother.  My husband is no exception. My mother-in-law lives in our basement apartment these days so that she is not needing to be … Continue reading

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The Reunion

The sun is blazing through the hazed morning sky and I am wide awake. Today is the first reunion of the very first class I ever taught – on my own.  I began my teaching career as a French teacher … Continue reading

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I Just Can’t Get it Out of My Mind

It was three months ago today – my last chemo treatment. I want to forget – but I also want to remember. I am tired. Weird.  I’ve had lots of energy lately – but today, I just want to rest. … Continue reading

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Weighing in on Time

Weight, oh, weight – why do you come round? I try hard to lose you but you always seem found. It’s not that I’m looking to be skinny me But a thinner version I’d sure like to see Now, I … Continue reading

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