Thursday, February 25, 2010

Let's NOT talk about cancer.

Let's talk about how much I covet this bag pattern:

Or let's talk about how I've spent hours today perusing raw food blogs and it really seems like something I could see myself doing someday. I'm already a vegan with a vitamix, it wouldn't be that much of a stretch. I would, however, need to learn how to use my dehydrator. Don't worry, I have books on my hold list that will help me.

Oh oh! We could talk about how awesome my friends are. I had a friend take my kids to the YMCA today. She already has three children of her own, but offered to also take on my hooligans. It was the sweetest offer ever, and the kids had a blast.

The Olympics! Let's talk about that! Did you see the snowboarding? Holy shit, it's amazing what some of the athletes can do. I could never ski down a hill super fast or speed skate, partly because I don't really have the desire. I have a lot of respect for people who enjoy that kind of thing and are willing to share it with us all.

We could chat about the tasty veggie burger mix I found in my pantry. I think it's from the rancid store (not really rancid food, just damaged goods or expired's the best place ever), and I was pleasantly surprised at how delicious the veggie patties were with ketchup. I even got Reese to try them, and she said gleefully, "They taste like chickpea cutlets! I love chickpea cutlets!" Awww, a little future vegan!

I could mention my newest Netflix movie, Adventureland, which I don't remember putting on my list. It apparently features Kristen Stewert of Twilight fame, but that may or may not be why it ended up on the list. Ask me how I liked it after a few days, hopefully I'll get to it this weekend.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force! That's what I watched all afternoon. It's been ages since I watched some brain degenerative cartoons, it was a lot of fun.

I made soup today. Eric for some reason bought a whole bunch of broccoli, so I turned some of it into a creamy broccoli soup. It was so good, I think the kids may have even eaten it.

I think it's important once in a while to remember that I'm more than cancer, if only to remind myself that I'm still the same person I was before. It's so easy to get wrapped up in the diagnosis, the treatment, feeling crappy, etc etc etc. I don't know exactly what my life is going to bring me in the next few months, I get nervous talking about "when this is over" because there's always that chance for a setback we don't expect (hello, wound on my ass!). But man, when this is over, I'm going to take over the world! Well, maybe not the world, but definitely my kitchen to cook and the dining room table to sew.


  1. You go girl! I love this post for very many reasons. If your vitamix ever comes up stolen, it was me.

  2. I want to know what the rancid store is?

  3. The rancid store is a scratch and dent store in Hilbert, down 114. Maggie showed me the wonders of this place, where they sell damaged items and items that have technically reached their expiration date. They sell a lot of sauces and marinades, but lots of cool stuff. You should ask Maggie about it. :)