Pause…

I stared a long time at that blinking cursor up in the title area of this post.  So many things I thought of for a name.  Some of the top runners were Dammit, Fighting, Seriously...none fit because they were for the benefit of those reading.  There's this overwhelming feeling, this need I have to care …

Asheville…

I am in my happy place this week, Asheville, NC...home of the Biltmore estate.  But to sweeten the treat, I am here with my cousin, Denise, from Illinois.  She came to visit me in my new home state this week.  So good for the soul.  There is true comfort in spending time with family -- …

Biopsy day…

Today is the day...fortunately the storm has passed and the clouds are moving out.  There's not too much damage to roads between here and there so I will make my biopsy appointment at 1pm as scheduled.  I was more nervous about it yesterday, I think.  Today I'm so calm I almost feel numb. I guess …

Florence…

Just an update because so many of you have been asking if we're in the strike zone of Florence.  We're about 4-hours from the coast.  We are not in the evacuation zone.  We are far enough out that we won't take the brunt of the storm, but will experience high winds and a lot of …

Retreat…

First of all, Frank is much improved.  Thanks to everyone who helped us, prayed for us, offered assistance and warm thoughts along the way.  Luckily, he caught the appendicitis before it burst so they were able to remove it laparoscopicly and he is healing well.  With that said, he encouraged me to fly back to …