Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Wonderful Anniversary!

Rich and I got home around 4:30 today from Duluth. It was so beautiful up there! Temps were in the 70's, and the sun was shining! It was very hazy, but the lake was calm, and some of the maples were already in full color. We went up Sunday, and when we tried to check in they didn't have my name, and I had left the confirmation # at home. So she put a different room on hold for us and we went to eat lunch (at the Famous Dave's in Canal Park). Meanwhile, I finally got ahold of Alyssa and had her find the confirmation # for me. When the hotel clerk looked up the number, it came up in someone else's name! They couldn't find any of our info, but she finally gave us an upgrade to a king Jacuzzi suite with a lakeview! It was WONDERFUL! The room that I had originally booked was a king room with a cityview--cuz I'm too cheap to pay for lakeview--or a jacuzzi! It's expensive enough just staying down on Canal Park--we only do it for special occasions. While in Duluth we: saw several ships, got our toes wet (ok, just mine) in the cold lake, saw hawks and eagles up on Hawk Ridge, counted 7 stone bridges on Seven Bridges Road, and ate alot!
Well, tomorrow the fun is over--I start chemo again! I don't really have any feelings one way or the other about it--its just something I have to do. I want to try to keep busy on my not-too-sick days, and since I know I'm not going to work at all, I have to have a plan for that. I'm going to buy a paint-by-number, do jigsaw puzzles with Alyssa, and work my way through the last 25 years of journals and calendars. Rich wants to have a timeline of all our trips to Duluth, and other trips too. I should be able to figure that all out--and maybe even put pictures with it too! I still have to buy a small tv for the bedroom (I want a small flatscreen one).
So, wish me luck!! Oh wait--I don't believe in "luck", so say a prayer for me as I start part 3 of my journey to kill cancer!
"I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me" Phil. 4:13 (NKJV)
Love and Blessings!


  1. I'm so glad you got a LAKESIDE room! I'm surprised you came back. :-)
    Happy 25th to you and Rich. Twenty five years. What an accomplishment for two people who married so young!

    I'm excited for you to begin (and END) this last portion of your treatments. You've been dealing with this crap for seven months already and there are only a few months left. Stay strong... but if you grow weak, I'll stay strong in prayer for you.

    Love you!

  2. Glad you had a great anniversary weekend! And a lakeside room!! I am praying for you also and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you!