Friday, March 8, 2013


Alas, I have been remiss again in my updates. This year has been a busy one so far, and I'm happy to claim that most of it has had nothing to do with cancer. This is fantastic! I've been out of town practically every other week and have been all over in a triangular swath from west Michigan to northern Kentucky to Washington D.C. Just returned yesterday afternoon from my D.C. trip with two of my best girlfriends. We had such a great time, saw a lot of stuff, and left wanting more. This was my first time there and I was quite impressed. Rode a subway for the first time and I really enjoyed that mode of transportation around a city.

Found the time to see Mount Vernon, the National Cathedral, the Textile Museum, Embassy Row, Union Station, three Smithsonian museums (Air & Space, Natural History, and American History), the National Gallery, and a small portion of the Mall. Washington, dinosaurs and ruby slippers, oh my! We stayed in an apartment in the Petworth neighborhood north of the city. It was a wonderful alternative to a blah hotel, and no more expensive. It was also only a two and a half block walk to a metro station. It was a lovely one bedroom basement apartment with a full kitchen and plenty of space for additional guests to stay with us on Monday night. Our very well-balanced trio was expanded to a party of five for a day and a half and really was a highlight of the week. Despite heavy usage of the metro system, we did a LOT of walking around and about. The blocks are long and all the museums rather sizable. The last day was dreary, rainy and windy, and several things were closed due to the possibility of a major snowstorm which never arrived in the city. It also curtailed some of our wandering. Our feet were pretty beat by that day anyway, so we were content to head back to our apartment, curl up in the warmth and get some well needed rest. All in all it was a terrific trip. There were several things we didn't have the time to see. But that just means that I'll have to make another trip someday.

Looks like it might actually be time this year to slow down a bit. No trips more than a weekend long or a couple of hours away planned at the moment. I see my oncologist again on Monday and hope to have a start date for chemo at that point. Six treatments should be all that's left. That will take three months, and hopefully will be done before the heart of the summer is here. We've been through this once already though. So I know how it will go and know that I can get through it. And you all get to be privy once again to the live chemo blogging. Good times.

So I plan to be back with another update on Monday and will attempt to get back into the every 3ish days routine around here. Hope everyone has a perfectly lovely weekend.


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in D.C. Did you take any pictures?

    1. Beth, there are pictures. I just need to post them up to FB. Think I'll work on that right now. Thanks for the nudge! :-)