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Track and Kittens and Chemo

Thursday, May 5, 2005 11:56 PM CDT

Please pray for little Caleb. He was dehydrated last night and needed an IV. We're hoping he's a lot better today.

We're going to Spokane tomorrow to watch Kenny in his regional track meet. Should be fun. Z is staying with the Wrights and Kate is staying with the Priors. So Dave and I will get some time alone! WOW!

We have been bottle-feeding a litter of orphaned kittens for the past week. What an adventure! They are adorable. And best of all, we have someone who will take them all if we can't find other homes for them. The kids are enjoying the kittens a lot. I took some pictures and will try to get them up for you to see soon.

Dave is feeling very tired and is having quite a bit of intestinal upset with the last round of chemo. No fun. Had to stay close to the restroom today, so didn't go to work.

Thanks again, Alex, for bringing a little fun into that dreary chemo room. Not to mention chocolate!


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I got a tattoo.  Christine actually wrote on my facebook post, "You??"
Yeah.  Me.

I've been thinking about it for six years.
I finally decided that if after six years, I still wanted it, maybe it was time.

The writing is Dave and Doug's.
Taken from notes they wrote me.
They always signed their notes the same way.

I thought I was doing it in memory of them.
To mark the way they are always on my heart.
To have a visible reminder.
A permanent keepsake,
always with me.

And while it is that.
It is also more.

I didn't realize it,
until afterwards.

It's a marker.
A closing of a chapter.
Closure, if you will.

I don't know how to explain it.
The minute it was finished,
I knew.
I knew something inside me was different.

and to a lesser extent,
have been part of my every thought
every day
for over 10 years.

Daryl saw the Dali Lama this summer.
One thing he learned:
Interrogate your truth.

I've been thinking about that a lot.

Interrogate implies a…

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