Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Summer Highlights

Our fashionista, Caroline, learns to sew, following in her mom's footsteps.

Father and son after a funny-dive session at Balmorhea Springs in West Texas.

Could there really be T. rexes in Arizona? Madeleine is not taking any chances.

Exploring the dunes near San Luis Obispo.
Hello, all. I hope this finds you enjoying your summer like we are. We are busy making up for the Lost Summer of 2008 (with all my treatments). I've actually gone hours for a stretch without thinking about b.c.
We recently returned from California, where we saw our new newphew and celebrated my dad's 80th birthday. The kids and I toured Los Angeles while Hank met with potential clients. We took the doubledecker bus around Hollywood as well as a 'homes of the stars' tour. We were at Michael Jackson's gate "the day before." There were fans hanging out then, so you can imagine what it's like now. It was a fun day, although I did feel a bit of opulence overload when all was said and done. We also showed the kids our apartment by the beach, where we lived more than 20 years ago. (Egads!)
We are just finishing up a visit by my mom (from Connecticut). She arrived amid our record-breaking 100-degree heat, so we were grateful my friend Carolyn's invite to see the fireworks from a 21st-floor downtown club. Talk about ringside seats!
Health news: My hemoglobin has risen to normal levels! Hurray! That means my energy is mostly back. It can be hard keeping up with the Joneses. August 10 we return to Houston for scans and to see how my monthly Faslodex shots are doing. Scan-xiety, here we come. But in the meantime, we're enjoying the zest of summer.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the update. I think of you and pray for you often and it's marvelous to hear of all your healing adventures... medicine of a different sort!