To my British friends, neener neener, we won! (And, aren't you glad?)
And, to the rest of you, I hope you are having a nice summer day.
If you live in a part of the world where it is summer, that is.
(Can't forget the international nature of the Internet).
Today is my favorite holiday but it's a lot of work. I always have people over and even though I keep the menu simple, (hotdogs, grilled chicken, potato salad, watermelon, strawberry shortcake), it's true that cleaning the house, shopping, etc seems to take 100% of my energy, especially now as I am at my nadir and very tired.
But, tonight I will have some ice tea, eat a hotdog and a piece of chicken, and enjoy my family as they set off fireworks. Another warm summer evening spent exactly the way I like to.
I have often said that when I die, don't bury me. Cremate me and shoot me up in a firework on the 4th of July. I love this holiday, and it would be nice to have my memory come twinkling down to earth.
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I live with metastatic breast cancer. .
I was diagnosed 2009 with Stage 2 Her2+ breast cancer. Mastectomy followed, 6 rounds of chemo and a year of herceptin. A few months after I finished, cancer was found in my liver-incurable. I've done chemo after chemo, has my liver partially removed and did cyber knife radiation. Like all metsters, I'll be on treatment until I die.
I'm a former High School Secretary, wife, and mother of two great sons.
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