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Wednesday, December 4, 2013


Thank you once again Joyce for the wonderful questions - a few were hard and I had to really think about the answers.  

1. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the 2013 word of the year is 'selfie'. Your thoughts? When did you last take a selfie? Do you post them online somewhere?  Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind the lens?

I prefer to be behind the camera but lately I've taken many selfie's.  I wanted people to know that I'm good and strong and fighting cancer with all I have.  I wanted to document my ever changing hair and skin issues.  I posted them on FB and sent them to some folks.

2. Will you send out Christmas cards this year? If so, are they ready to go? If not, are you glad or sad about leaving that tradition behind?
Yes, we send out Christmas cards but they are not ready to go yet.  I've been busy with other things but I know that I still have time and that those who will get them will understand that I've been busy with other things.  That's why I love them!
3. Do you trust easily?
Yes but I don't "re-trust" easily as in, if I'm hurt by someone, it will harder for me to trust that person again.

4. Pine-cinnamon-peppermint-vanilla (as in sugar cookie)...of those listed, which one is your favorite December scent?

Cinnamon. There is just something about Cinnamon that makes me smile.

5. Did you do more talking or more listening yesterday? Was that by choice or necessity?
Listening, by choice. I'm naturally shy and an introvert so talking is hard, even around those I consider friends.

6. What's the last song that got stuck in your head? Sorry if it's back there now :  )
"The Battle Belong to the Lord", it has been one of the fight songs that got me through Chemo and I sing it often.

7. Which world explorer (in the whole history of the world) would you most like to have traveled with, and why? 

I'll pick Adam.  He may not have been considered an explorer but he walked with God for a bit and explored the garden of Eden.  I would have loved to have been there when he gave the animals their names.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

A friend made me this "Remission" towel for us and it now hangs over the stove handle.  It was waiting for us Sunday night as our Bible small group was getting together to study.  It was on the back of a chair that I moved to get to the fireplace where I sat on the hearth with my back to a nice warm roaring fire!  I never saw the towel!! Some days I'm blond!!  The other members of the small group had a celebration for us and for our good news.  A few pies and carrot pudding and lots of ice cream, whipped cream and hot cocoa made for a wonderful evening.  Every time I look at the towel, I thank God for His answer and for our friends!

I also want to thank each of you who left such wonderful comments on my post last week.  I told you in last weeks Hodgepodge that I was in Remission and so many of you sent well wishes. It was truly overwhelming.  Many of you I don't know in person and have come to love you because of this blog.  Yet, you all gave me such support and love and understanding. I will forever be grateful for that.  It's been a wonderful, scary, hard, sickening, humbling and beautiful experience.  Who ever thought I would use some of those words to describe Cancer? 

So now it's your turn. How would you answer these questions?  Go on, answer the questions. 


  1. I think you took a beautiful selfie and I love how you want to share your journey with others. You are brave and such a fighter...I think that's awesome! I didn't participate in Hodgepodge last week, so I missed out on your wonderful news! Remission...YAY!!!! :)))))

  2. It would have been so awesome to be in the Garden of Eden and see why Adam named the animals what he did! I love your selfie...it's really good.

  3. Your selfie is one of the best I've seen! Kudos to you :)

    I've been out of the blog world for a bit, so I hadn't heard your good news about remission! That's fantastic, and I'm so happy for you! What a great Thanksgiving gift that was!.

    By the way, our answers to #3 are almost identical.

  4. What a great towel! I'm glad you had a celebration with friends too. Your selfie is a good one!

  5. Such a great selfie! You look great!! Just so happy for you! Sounds like you have a great group of friends to help you celebrate!

  6. Your selfies were wonderful and I love the remission towel. Couldn't be happier for you! I can only imagine what a special Christmas this will be for you and your family after what you've gone thought this year.

  7. LOVE, love, love your selfie! What a great photo and how wonderful to see you looking so well.

    You look so serene in this picture, not at all like the woman who's walked through the fire and lived to tell the tale. I also noticed the subtle smile playing at the corners of your mouth. I'm guessing that's your "I kicked cancer's butt, but good!" grin.

    So happy to see your smiling face!

  8. I must have missed your Hodgepodge last week, but sure want to give you a BIG cyber-hug and congratulations for being in remission. I'm a survivor, too!! Feels good!! :)

  9. That is a cute towel and a great word on it, Lynn Marie. I know you'll treasure that word of remission!! God selfie you did!


  10. Congrats on your remission! I know what a great thing that is. I'm a 6 year survivor. Isn't it wonderful how God walked (and at times carried us) through that time with us?

    You have a great bunch of friends.

    I like your selfie a lot!

  11. Nice selfie, I take horrible ones! I don't have my cards ready yet but hope to get to them by the weekend. Love the towel, that was so sweet.


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