Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud

It's true, y'know. 

Beautiful warm sixty degree day with sunshine? The cloud is the complete lack of winter precipitation and a looming drought.

 A freezer housing five assorted cartons of Ben and Jerry's (a gift from someone who didn't know my favorite)?  I'm undecided if the cloud on this one is the five hundred gazillion calories involved or the birthday that involved a zero.

Anyway, you get the idea.  It's too bad that the silver linings come with their own personal clouds, but they do.

There's lots of random smooching at our house and slow walks while holding hands.  It's very nice.  The cloud, however, is named non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

I have all day tomorrow off work.  The cloud is that I'll be spending it with my better half while he has his first chemo treatment.

This isn't going to turn into a cancer blog but I wanted you all to know what's been going on.  CT scans and biopsies and wishing we could get answers more quickly.  Also holidays and laundry and brushing the dogs.  A birthday, a bit of painting and some January decorating.  A lot of blog drafts that aren't publishable yet due to overactive brainwaves on a totally unrelated subject.

I know.  Some bloggers will use any excuse to explain why they haven't been posting as much as usual.

I'm stocking my Kindle with books to read and sorting through my projects for portable crafts--things to distract my mind and let me accomplish something productive when we're stuck in Doctorland.

Good vibes, positive thoughts and fervent prayers are all welcome! 



  1. So sorry to hear that you and your husband are dealing with this. I worked with a guy that had that and he is cancer free now...three years. I hope it all goes very well for your beloved.

  2. Oh Roxie, I am so sorry to hear this news. Well we will all be praying up a storm that it is caught in time and everything works out. They are doing marvelous things now at dealing with it. Stay strong. Hugs and prayers.

  3. I am so very sorry to hear this hard news. You have given me comfort during some very difficult times. Your guy is lucky to have you by his side. I will be praying...for him, and for you. (((Hugs)))

  4. *hugs* thinking about you and your husband. Do keep us updated, though. Sending good vibes out to you both.

  5. Oh Roxie, I am so very sorry! I am sending you good healing vibes and warm hugs. Please keep us updated, don't even feel like we don't want to know how he is doing. Chin up my friend and lots of love.

  6. Roxie, along with the others, I send my prayers for you and your husband. Keep up that smooching and hand holding, it really helps with the healing. Bless you both. Let us know how he is doing from time to time.

  7. I am very sorry to hear the news. I will definatly keep the both of you in my prayers!