January you started on a weight loss adventure with me and Alli (Orlistat). I lost 39 pounds over the following several months. Then, in my efforts to put some weight on Ron during his bout with cancer treatments, I managed to not only handle the feeding, I joined the eating spree and have gained back 18 of the carefully lost pounds. I keep saying I'll get back on target tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow...
March post titled "What the Beep, Beep is going on?", I reported that we were hearing a strange beeping sound and could not pin point the source. It turned out to be our cell phones constantly searching for a signal.
September you followed the tough decision I made to let the chicken cross the road. Our fine rooster, Jack Bauer, went to live with the neighbors and their nice new birds. This update of Jack today still finds him alive and very well as the cock of the walk with our neighbor's flock.
This entire year you have followed Ron's diagnosis of bladder cancer and reports of intense chemo and radiation treatments. You have shared your wishes and prayers for his full recovery and you rejoiced with us when the first biopsy came back "no malignancy". Since then they have reported the tumor gone and the second biopsy has also come back as benign. We are believing in an uphill climb.
This week we walked into a store we frequent. There was a new lady there we had never met. We introduced ourselves and ask if she was new. She responded that she had been the manager for a year. Suddenly Ron and I realized we had not been in that store for a year. It had seemed like we had just been there yesterday and it dawned on us that basically we had lost an entire year of our lives to the cancer battle. No big deal since we could have lost so much more.
Thank you for your company on these journeys. We have shared many of your adventures as well and look forward to sharing with you in 2012.
Christmas and the New Year approach and we are all going to be busy. Before disappearing through the holidays I want to wish all of you