Saturday, June 02, 2012

It's June...

and I'm sitting here in sweatpants and a jacket.
And smiling at the weather here as I think of what I'd 
be complaining about in Florida.

Well, the mad dash of getting moved and settled has
finally slowed to a reasonable pace. I have a new bank
and a new driver's license, so I think that makes me an
official Buckeye again. Still acclimating, though. 
For example, I have to make notes to find my way around
on my own. One of my favorite sayings is "Not all who
wander are lost." heh. Not so true for me right now.
Things changed and the memos to me got lost.

I don't know what to predict about my blogging.
My old routine, such as it was, has been scrambled and
scattered. Inspiration is pitifully missing. I guess I'll
go with the 'one day at a time' concept and see what happens.

My sister is continuing to do well. Even her oncologist is
amazed. She finished her first series of chemo yesterday with
minimal side effects. She will, however, begin a second series
of chemo with different drugs in a few weeks.  They are trying
to reduce the cancer as much as possible before doing surgery.
We're all hoping, of course, that the results will continue to be good.
Many thanks to all of you who are sending good thoughts and 

Unfortunately, I found bad news in the blogosphere. 
One of my long-time readers has passed away.
Unk lost his struggle with cancer. He will be missed.

It seems life comes with only one guarantee.




PNW Gal said...

Thank you for the update, I've been hoping things were going well for you all and it sounds like it's going as well as can be expected. I remember when I moved back to Seattle after being gone for a decade, I had a strange deja-vous thing for a number of months. It was an oddly ok feeling. I lost my bloggy mojo about a month ago and I'm back under a differet name/etc. Have a great weekend! (Boxer)

foam said...

Good to see you back! I bet you are still under a bit of culture shock here. I am very happy to hear that your sister is doing so well. I hope she continues on this track. On the other hand, I'm truly sorry to read of the passing of a fellow blogger, even though I did not blog with him.

Fred said...

Good to hear your sister's doing well.

The best gift I've gotten in the last few years was a GPS. Changed my life! ;)

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Welcome back. Hope things continue to improve.

Doom said...

So, prayers do work! Do you remember how long I have been praying for you to find your way home? Bane might still have been around, though my memory is terribly fuzzy. Oh, you might want to buy a good winter coat. They are on sale often this time of year, and boots. My prayers probably haven't provided those. Sorry. :p

Glad to hear that you and your sister are fitting in and that she is doing so well. You both remain in my prayers.

the walking man said...

I thought I asked you to bring some heat with you Jean...I am in my sweats and a hoody just to be able to sit in the house.

boneman said...

and imagine...
The Atlantic hurricane season is officially from 1 June to 30 November.

but I will miss Bubba Gumps, though.

Jean said...

PNW Gal... I'll visit your new place soon. For myself, still missing the old mojo.

Foam, Unk was a sweetie.
Culture shock is a good name for it
;-) getting better.

Fred, I've been thinking about a Garmin. Money well spent, I think.

Thank you, Mr N. I'm hoping the next chemo series goes as well as the first.

Doom, prayers always appreciated. Looking for a coat and boots is a great idea!

Mark, I asked everyone in FL to point their fans northwest, aimed for Detroit. Maybe the warmth will find you soon.

Berry, must be a Bubba Gumps somewhere up here.

kdzu said...

You're right......
No guarantees but finding that answer to that age old question.
Only happiness is what we create for ourselves. Our responsibility to do that every day, and try to create just that little bit more, to share with someone else.
Angels to you Darlin'.

Jean said...

Thank you, Larry.
I can't seem to scrounge up much to share right now. Not even reading much lately.

boneman said...

There once was a lady from Kite,
Who could ride on a beam of light!
She left one day,
in a relative way,
And returned the previous night.


Boxer said...

checking in....

Susie Hemingway said...

I will continue with my prayers and all positive thoughts for your sister and I am so sorry to read of the loss of internet friend Unk. It has been a sad time for our group over here too - with the recent loss of Sean and now young Paula both passing from the rare disease of Multiple Myeloma the same cancer my beloved had - life sucks sometimes! - all very best wishes for your recent move. x

Jean said...

Sometimes, Susie, it seems the sadness never ends.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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