I’m baaaacccckkk!

I’m finally back. I’m so pooped! I pulled weeds all weekend, which was stupid, but I just wanted to be outside. I wanted to be DOING something and not sitting on my butt. So, I have muscle aches from weeding on top of lingering nerve tingles from the chemo. Also, I’m not sleeping well. I think it’s a side effect of something I’m taking. We’ll see how that all works out.

But compared to how I felt last week at this time, I’m like an Olympic star!

I’m going to make this post quick because I have a ton to do. Here is the most important thing I want to get across:

Yes, that’s right, we are having a party this Saturday, Aug. 19, to celebrate me reaching the 15th day after chemo. I’ve never made it to 15 days before. You see, they always fill me up with more chemo on the 14th day. I’m always feeling pretty healthy by the morning of the 14th day, then they stab me in the chest and pour in noxious chemicals. So, I have no idea what it feels like to be 15 days post-chemo! I could be totally cured! Who knows?

Here are the details of the party. You are all invited. Don’t wait for an invitation. This is it.

Open House: 1-5 p.m.

Grilling: 6 p.m.

Bonfire?: 8 p.m.

What to bring: snack or side dish or drinks. Also, you’ll want chairs, bug spray and sunscreen. If you come during the day, bring a fishing pole!

Advance help: We could use a hand or two this week to move a big pile of sticks to the bonfire area. If anyone can run a weed trimmer, I might need someone to do that as well. (We have a trimmer you can use.) Also, I might need one or two helpers Saturday morning around 11 a.m. for set up. Call me if you can do this because I may have enough people by the time you read this. And anyone there at the end of the day will be recruited for clean-up!

Call or e-mail us for directions! Come celebrate with me. I’m happy to be alive and able to do something fun!

Author: rosie

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  1. Hi Rosie – glad you’re back!! Pulling weeds is hard work, so you must be feeling better! While you were out of commission, your husband invited me to your party. If it’s not too weird having someone you’ve never met show up, I’d be happy to help you set up for the party on Saturday, or I’m free most evenings this week . Just let me know! Your husband can give you my email address, if you want to email me.

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  2. Rosie,
    So glad you are feeling better. Just catching up on the blog after vacation! So not sure if you caught my other comment that my sis and I are going to Rome also and we want to do whatever we can to help you and troy out. Why don’t you email me and lets compare notes about which group your going in, etc. so we can all hang out while we’re over there. jdrake@littleduck.org. BTW, I want to see a picture of the peach fuzz too ;>

    (((hugs))) Jen & Duane

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  3. It is nice to see you post again. I have somewhat enjoyed Troy but you are better, but don’t tell him that.(LOL) I am sorry that Barb and Felicity had to come after your chemo, I know it would have been better to come before but that is life I guess. Anyway, I am glad to just hear you through your blog, Barb and I are both praying for you, and you are on prayer list at a number of churches around North Dakota. I am glad to hear you are up and around keep it up and know I find strenght day to day knowing you are fighting this. I love you. Take care. and give Troy and Colleen a hug for me, and know I wish i could give you a hug.


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  4. Yeah!! The boys just got fishing rods for our camping trip in Wisconsin with Uncle Dave. They’ve been patiently practicing casting in Grant Park while I impatiently unknot their lines. They will be THRILLED to be able to actually “fish” in water! (We don’t have hooks yet, just a plastic fish for casting practice). See ya Saturday!!

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  5. Rosie, I’d love to come!!! How come you’re so far away, girl! I understand completely the wonderful day of day 15 (mine was day 22, but same thing). Yeah for you!!

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  6. hey! I can’t get there on Saturday, but I’ll be there in spirit. enjoy the day girl!


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  7. If only Australia wasn’t so far away… Hope you have a fabulous soiree and sending a big cheers from down under! alex

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  8. I wish you all could have been there! Some of you were, but I wish I could have sent plane tickets to the rest of you!

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