Thursday, September 17, 2009

The last one flies out of the nest

I had my babies in 3 decades: 79, 82, and 91. Although being spaced so far apart means I never had 2 in diapers at the same time ( like Ms. 79), I was committed to 30 years of child-raising. Today Naomi officially moves out to start her new life though she chose to spend her last night with her girlfriends. Is she prepared for this? No way, she has little idea on what she is getting into. I did agree to help out with a few things so part of the day was spent in IKEA with her. She has been so crabby lately that it will be a relief not to listen to her go on about this and that all the time.

We don't have a completely empty nest as a long time friend who is between living situations is staying here now.

I went to the cancer survivor cooking class with Marilyn later. Even though she got out of treatment earlier than me, I think my hair actually is longer, if longer is the term as my hair grows up, not down. It does not obey gravity. Her hair now does look like mine though BC (before cancer) our hair was completely different. The instructor had had TNBC too (and another kind of BC on another occasion, totally unrelated). I am always happy to hear of someone surviving TNBC. One of the supporters (they are allowed to come too)there gardens and seemed to have the same problem with his flowers as me this year and went to a master gardener. We are both using the wrong fertilizer around the cosmos and morning glories giving them too much foliage and not enough flowers. He gave me a fix to that problem. The subject of the class was 'healing herbs'. Had apple mint salad and some sort of rosemary cherry dessert among other things. She puts thing together I never would have tried.

I ran my 600th mile yesterday for the year. Usually by this time it would be closer to 1000 but chemo made me cut way, way back. I was walking instead and even that was hard. I was breathless walking up the small hills around here, never could imagine that. But running especially now with cooler weather isn't hard at all and I recover very quickly.


Sara Williams said...

It must be really weird when youg kids move from home, my two say that they are going to live with me forever!!!!!!

I believe in holistic therapies and herbs do have alot of beneficial properties. I tend to use Parsley and mint alot.

Well done on your 600th mile! I have decided that I am going to start training at the begining of October after I have finished my radiotherapy. I am looking forward to the challenge and to losing weight!

Teri B. said...

Hi, Sue--I am driving Molly up to Davis (near Sacramento) on Saturday--she has been so organized with advance packing! Plus, she is so philosophical about owning her own life...I will really miss her.
On the other hand, her almost 21 year old sister is on another "break" from college and is home with a primary plan to find herself...I hope she starts looking soon...We'll see what happens when I am away for two weeks next month...

Daria said...

Good job on the 600 miles ...

Renee said...

Hi Sue!

You had asked about a blog link I had on my blog . . is this the one you were looking for?

Let me know if it isn't.

Hope all is going well with you!


Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

Thanks Renee
That was the right blog and I accessed it but sadly Cari is not going to be with us much longer. She's in hospice now and her husband puts updates on the blog. Not good...


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