Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Learning to celebrate...


Who knew 8 weeks could fly by so quick?  Next Tuesday I go back to see Dr. Panwalkar already.  My "summer" off may be on hiatus for awhile.  I'm trying not to get too vested in what may come.  Cue Doris Day singing in my head "Que Sera, Sera." (What will be, will be.)  

The tissue around my wound has changed somewhat.  It is thickened, almost lumpy.  It will be something or it won't.  We'll see what my tumor markers suggest.   

But that isn't really the stuff I would want to share with Dr. Panwalkar about my time off.

I'd tell him about all of the people I have connected with.  Like my friends above in the picture.  Lisa to my right and her sister Susan sitting below us, were childhood friends of mine- our mothers were good friends.

Lisa lives in Alaska and brought her 3 children home for a visit while her husband Bill, is away on an archeological site in Alaska.  How cool is that?  

We spent the morning reminiscing about youth group.  And about how my mom took sugar out of our diet when we were young.  I'm eating Shirley's home made doughnuts as I type.  Sorry mom- some things I can't resist. I also have her Russian tea recipe and I make her fudge bars all the time.  Shirley made sure I was sweetened in all the right ways! 

I'd have plenty to tell Dr. P.  I've lived lots of moments.  Really good moments.  I'd hang on to more than I'd let go.  

Tomorrow I leave for a girlfriend's trip with my book club gals.  We are going to the lake and I can't wait!  We've been counting down the days and now hours through emails and suddenly its almost here.  Truth be told it feels like packing for summer camp and I just need to sharpie my name on the tags of my clothes!    

In the meantime I've helped cart boys to the golf course this week.  Nolan played in two different golf tournaments.  Monday did not go very well. Tuesday and Wednesday he played in the Jr All City tourney.  Rick estimated Nolan could shoot lower than he usually does and he landed in a flight of older boys.  But it must have inspired him!   He ended up 4th in his flight and even got a trophy for his efforts. 





Tonight, Colton's baseball team plays in the year end championship game.  Win or lose we're celebrating the season after the game with a pizza party.  


 I've learned to celebrate the moments, win or lose.


What are you taking time to celebrate these days? 


(They won in a close game 3-2)


16 comments:

  1. Nolan and Colten have grown so much, Vicky.
    I love all photos you post of them. Their smiles are radiant.
    I celebrate the love of and for my family.
    Hugs to you!
    J.

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    1. Jackie- that seems like the best thing to celebrate for sure :) Yes, summer is agreeing with all of us!

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  2. "Colton" (My apologies for the misspelling of his name.)

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  3. Love all your great memories you are making!!! :) Hope you have so much fun on your girls trip.
    Congrats to both your boys!
    Prayers for that darn wound to heal right...
    Take care,
    Michelle

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    1. Thank Michelle- I think of you often and hope you are finding some energy and quality time with your kiddos as well :)

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  4. Hi Vickie, congratulations to the boys on their wins. I am so glad you are getting away with your bookclub gals. I am sending prayers for your wound to heal properly. When I came to visit your blog tonight I was humming Doris Days song, it stopped me in my tracks when I read your referance to her....what will be will be. sending you a big hug. cinner

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    1. Thanks Cinner- I appreciate the prayers for healing. Too funny that both you and I are humming Doris Day :) So good to see you here! Hugs back to you :)

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  5. I celebrate each and every 'normal' day... I've learned just how precious they are through your grace.

    Have a terrific girlgetaway!

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    1. Somehow, I just know you do Karen. I've failed miserably on getting that family photo- will keep working on it :) I'm excited for what you can do!

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  6. You are definitely having some great Summer moments! That is awesome! Congrats to your boys....that is great!

    You asked what we are taking time to celebrate right now, and we are celebrating Steve finishing his Capt. training! He's been gone for two and a half week in Dallas, TX for that, and finally got home last night. He did great! But boy am I glad to have him back home. I sure missed him!

    Again, so glad you're having a nice Summer with your awesome family, and your great friends! Your post sure made me smile! :)

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  7. Thanks Jen! Wow- two weeks away for Capt training is a lonnnggg time to be away! I'll bet you are happy to have Steve home and Jeven too :) Congrats to Steve!

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  8. have a WONDERFUL time Vicky -- I know you will soak it up; savor it and live those moments right then and there - BIG hug!

    I am praying still and always for you - holding you up! I hope we can talk when you get back from your FUN weekend!!

    xoTiffany

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  9. Vicky--praying for you and that you have an absolutely wonderful time wiht your book club.
    The only gift that cancer gives us is that we truely learn to enjoy every special moment we are given. Blessings to you as you continue to share and inspire!

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  10. Oh I miss my kids being small They are so much fun. Lots of things to do with them, places to go. Now they do everything on their own and I am stuck in the kitchen feeding people.
    No fun.
    But life is what you make it and it changes all the time so I am waiting for better days and hope they come soon.

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  11. Precious memories. I love the last photo in particular. You always give us good visuals, Vicky! Oh, and I am so excited for you about your getaway. I did that in the fall and it was heaven! Enjoy!

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  12. Oh, 8 weeks goes by much too quickly,but it seems as if you have certainly lived them to the fullest! Love the picture with your sisters. I am with mine even as I type. :)

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