Then it rained, and our desert gave birth to a LOT of frogs. Ribbit ribbit ribbit.
And now I'm developing boils.
When I told Barb that I seemed to be taking on the Plagues of Egypt, she was definitely not amused.
And it's not funny, but really, guys, it is.
The pain and the discomfort and the overall crap are so bad now...there aren't good moments, much less days, and tomorrow will be worse.
But I'm still living the dream. Cancer wants to hold me down, force me into a foetal position, begging for a morphine drip.
OK, yeah, you caught me. I do that a couple of times a day.
And then I get up, and do what I can do.
It's not much. God, it's so little, compared to what was! But anything done intentionally, looking to the future, is better than nothing.
No matter how much it hurts to smile, I still smile, because, well, it saves energy.
Forty-three muscles are needed to frown, but only seventeen to smile. (And only three to properly pull a trigger...)
I'll stop at smiling. Except when there are rattlesnakes about.
And no matter how much it hurts to try to talk, I can save my breath for jokes.
Heard about the new horror flick, set in a haunted oatmeal factory?
It's called Scream Of Wheat.
And now all aboard! the Soul Train with Carl Carlton, for a happy listen to Everlasting Love.
Please pardon my slow response to comments. I do my best, and your comments are really precious to me. Barb is answering many of them now. I'm running on fumes, if you don't mind a macho metaphor.
I'm grateful for the energy to have written this. I'm so glad Barbara's stepped in for many of my posts. I'm really not doing well at all.
Thanks to Carol Ashby, Blessed Are The Pure Of Heart is back on Kindle, and will be available in paperback soon.
Friends are everything. I couldn't have done it.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.