11/16/2007

Red Devil and other Random thoughts

It's quiet...All the kids are at school...I have a two hour window before the youngest is home from preschool...I'm in a new comfy sweater, sitting on my chaise in my bedroom...just breathing (and typing!)

I've been asked to speak in church on Sunday about Thanksgiving...

I had a wonderful night at book club...We read "A Wrinkle in Time." I remember it from my youth, but never read it. What a wonderful surprise it turned out to be! It spoke of agency, evil, weak things becoming strong, and love.

My mom had her second chemo treatment on Tuesday. It is nicknamed, "Red Devil," in lieu of its color...

I have been running in the evenings...What solitude I have found! The cold, crisp air...the still of the area...the beat of my feet hitting the ground...It is medicine for my soul...A time to gather thoughts and feelings...or pray...

I cut 9 inches off my hair!! We had taken new family pictures, with my long hair all precisely done...I now have a refreshing, chin length bob/stack a la Jenny McCarthy meets a longer Victoria Beckham...I really LOVE it!!

I cannot believe it is holiday time already...It seems like we were just getting costumes ready!! I need to get a TALL tree for my family room...I'm talking a 15-18 foot tree...pre-lighted (I HATE hanging lights)

I'm ready to be over my cold!! (Yeah--just in time for my talk on Sunday--LOL)

Ahhhh...still quiet!

9 comments:

melissa c said...

I love you new post. I feel like we are on the same wheel of life. ai just changed my hair (but I don't know if I love it). I would love my hair like you describe but I have never been patient enough to get it there.

I am almost over my cold. thank heavens and am NOT speaking in church in the near future.

Anyway, I love new cozy sweaters and curling up in front of a fire, which I don't have and hot mint flavored green tea. Decafinated of course.

Good luck on the talk. I will be thinking of you. Oh forgot, We had out family pictures done last night. What a coincidence!

I want you address so I can send you a Christmas card!

Yolanda said...

Melissa-I'll email my address to you...I need to get yours, as well!!

chronicler said...

Yolanda good to see you've surfaced! I thought maybe the carwash did you in! You'll do great on Sunday.

melissa c said...

I like the new "do" for your blog page. Isn't it nice to have a change once in a while! You go girl!

s'mee said...

Glad to see you again! Give my best to you r mom, I'll be praying for her strength through this.

Amy Lynn said...

I haven't read or commented on blogs for such a long time! I don't know what is harder...getting down to the basement where the computer hides in the far corner of the house or finding 2 seconds to sneak off by myself to the computer at the far side of the house. I love you though! I loved your haircut, I loved seeing you at book club, I love your sense of humor and your fun, fun, fun personality and I especially love being your friend. I think you are divine!

Lammy said...

Happy Turkey Day.
Hope your next year will be all that you wish.
Hugs

Kim said...

I just recieved my first Wasatch Woman and had to find your article first...you are so talented! It was fun to see your name..I know some one famous...lol

melissa c said...

K girl, time for a NEW post! Got Wasatch Woman!

You are great!