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Chocolate For Your Soul


In Paris, this year,

our picnic day was dreary and drizzly.

But, the Champagne was perfection


our lunch extraordinary.

But, I LOVE the Champagne bottle.

photo: The PERFECT Champagne bottle

Did I say LOVE?

The winery, said the bottle is the same

as they used  100 years ago.

How awesome is THAT?

I asked my  Larry if I could borrow the bottle

for the holidays.

Then he will remove the label for his wine book

after the new year.

Look for a photo of the bottle

as I plan to use it at one of our parties.


This holiday, I seem

to be having a problem with expectations.

Not mine, but other peoples.

It is the time of year when people

expect so much, while forgetting

how awful they were to you just months ago.

One of the things cancer taught me  was,

never waste your time on people

who do not care enough about you

to be kind.

Being kind is  easy and it feels so good….

It is like chocolate for your soul.

Today I will find a candle for the awesome champagne bottle,

and do something kind for someone….

{and I know who!}

Please enjoy your day.

Love you BEYOND the moon


From The Moment I Woke Up

Yesterday! I celebrated my last oncology appointment.

Dr S is my favorite Doc

and hugging him good bye was a milestone.

My Larry has taken such good care of me.

To be honest,

in these past 5 years a lot of merde has happened.

Things that happen in your life ,

you just want to hang your head and give up.

But between Larry and Dr S,

I wanted to do everything to get better.


We had tickets for a concert and picnic at the Arboretum yesterday.

Larry even had a cheese plate ready.

It was damp outside and gloomy…

honestly I just wanted to stay home.

So we had a picnic in bed.

Lets be honest,

there is something so special about Champagne in bed.

I made little grilled cheese sandwiches out of Hawaiian rolls


we had salad.

Larry made many toasts…and we smiled a lot.

Yesterday, I celebrated.

From the moment I woke, till I fell asleep last night.

It was my last day as a  cancer patient.

Now I am just like every other Paddington  Bear on the street.

Life is wonderful!

Love you.