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Tea for Three

Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Today I had leftover cookies and treats from last night’s get together. On Wednesday’s, Mia gets out of school early, and she loves cookies. So I called her Mom and invited them to tea to fill the time between end of school for Mia and end of school for Milo.

Normally, eating in the living room is off limits to M & M, so it was really special for her that I set up the table in the living room by the big windows. We got out the good china tea cups. I served sparkling apple juice and Earl Grey tea. She had some apple juice, some tea and a mixture and lots and lots of cookies.


Then she pronounced that she would like to do this every Wednesday. She is such a delight. She loves school so much that she wants to go on Saturday and Sunday. I wonder how long this will last.

It was fun to sit and drink tea and visit with Mia and her Mom. Mia says that the teacher tells her to sit bottom to bottom and back to back which made us chuckle because she has a very difficult time sitting still. Stephanie said, “Does she have to tell you that often?” The answer was yes.

Miles gets out at lunch time on Mondays and Fridays, so we will have a special date with him, too.


Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

Reasons I am happy today:

  • I am over the virus. I had a miraculous recovery yesterday. There is something about feeling so bad that makes you appreciate life when it is gone! Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes. While we lived in Sonoma County, I was plagued with allergy problems. I had sinus infections, asthma, etc. Since we have lived here, I have been really healthy so this week-end’s fever was unexpected. Even Mr C noted that it has been a long time since I had to stay in my jammies for a day.
  • I saw my oncologist yesterday. I didn’t tell him that I stopped taking Femara. I thought I would wait for his prognosis. I love a doctor who sits next to you with all the paper work and shows you how he came to his conclusion! There are 4 criteria for deciding further treatment; tumor size, size of clear margins around the tumor, the pathology of the tumor and your age. I had the lowest score on all but the pathology, he ranked that at 2/3. But when totaled, it gives me an almost nil chance of invasive cancer or recurrence of cancer. So no follow-up treatment was necessitated. I did the happy dance. My extremities and pain are improving each day.
  • STASH (Second Tuesday at Somebody’s House) was at my house last night. An evening of chatting, drinking wine and sharing work is always therapeutic. I invited Reva, a neighbor and quilter and former Californian. She is going to become part of our group. Last night was bittersweet as member, Terri (not Terry Grant), told us she is moving to the DC area to be with her sweetheart. They have been carrying on a long distance relationship for two years. I am happy for her and sad for us.
  • Because STASH was coming, I did some major fixing up and cleaning in the studio. I hung art quilts on my wall of fame (work by other quilters). I am going to try to finish organizing the studio before I mess it up again and take some photos to go on my website and I’ll post them here. too.

Now for something art related. Here is a link to my Picasso Head. You, too, can create one. If you do, please send me a link so that I can see it.

Oh, and a PS. If you haven’t seen Little Miss Sunshine, yet, I encourage you to go and have a wonderful wacky experience that will make you feel so good.