Sadly, I have not quite lived the dream yet. It still takes a bevy of meds and herbs, hydration, and encouraging self-talk to get me out of bed in the mornings. Then, I don’t so much pop out of bed as creep carefully.
Plus, I can’t really drink tea with my insides still so messed up from chemo (one doc recently described the insides of a chemo patient’s intestinal tract as being like a skinned knee–graphic, but accurate).
But, I’m home! And it is a lovely, lovely place to be. The dream will come, I have no doubts.
With all of this hospital hooha, I’ve gotten behind on some things. Like thanking everyone who participated in The Great Clothes Swap. Madison Team Bridget, you are awesome!
Also, thanks to anyone who has sent me prezzies lately. It is very much appreciated and puts a little extra sunshine in my day. I would name you, but I’m still on painkillers and would feel awful if I forgot someone. And thanks to everyone who wrote me encouraging notes while I was in the hospital. They were so, so nice.
In other news, the Birthday Week has officially started and there are many low-key fun times on the books. I’m even optimistically getting a haircut as my hair seems to be staying put. Go hair!
I hope everyone is having lovely fall!
Love to you all,


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  1. I probably won’t be able to make it to Fifth Friday, but I’m wishing you the happiest of birthdays – with happy intestines, as well.

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