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Monday, July 12, 2010

The Silver Lining

Hello my friends!  This weekend was a hot, tiring weekend...but a great one.  The garage sale at the salon was a huge success.  My pain was manageable or it was so hot that I did not notice it as much :)  Either way, I got to go and stay quite awhile both days.  The music was great and everyone seemed to have a lot of fun despite all the hard work and the stifling heat.   I am amazed by all the people that chipped in and helped that did not even really know me.  There are good people in this world for sure!  We raised some $$ for TNBC Foundation, too!  A big thank you goes out to all my wonderful salon friends who worked so hard....Linda, Vicky, Susan, Sandy, Joyce, Carol, Mattie, Suzette, Shonna, and all the husbands.... and Ken (who spent the night in the parking lot sleeping in his truck Saturday night)....and all the others at the salon who helped spread the word and give their time.  Thank you to Patsy (MAM) and my sister Cindy and my brother-n-law Kyle and all family for all their help.    Also everyone who brought and donated items, made cookies, brought drinks and coolers.  Armstrong McCall, the salons foremost supplier has been so awesome at spreading the word and providing many tables for the sale. are awesome!  Everyone at the salon who got their clients involved.....thank you!!!!  It is not possible for me to mention everyone....I know I don't remember or know about each person....but I thank them from the bottom of my heart!!! 

So today was Monday and I woke up in a lot of pain.  I was able to kick it with the pain meds but slept for 6 hours straight.  My girls have been wonderful.  They have done laundry, vacuumed, cleaned, and just taken care of me and each other.  They are awesome and have had a lot of fun this summer despite having to deal with their mom having cancer.  I feel really blessed to have such awesome kids, and their friends are amazing.  I love having them over.  They all have offered to help me in so many ways and they have been so supportive of Landri and Presley. I am glad everytime all the kids are over here hanging out together.  Blake is Landri's new boyfriend and he was at my house at 6:45 on saturday morning with his truck to load up things for the garage sale.  He seems to be a great guy and Landri is all smiles.  Taylor, Landri's buddy, and Justin, Taylor's boyfriend are over here as well and always are offering their support and help. Taylor always gives me a big hug everytime I see her.  I feel really blessed by all the love around me.  I know my family and friends have become much closer since my diagnosis.  It seems that it is the silver lining of having cancer.  I am so glad that there is a silver lining and I am blessed with so many people in my life walking beside me on this long road. God bless all these people!  Please leave me a comment if you wish.  Until next time my friends...


Anonymous said...

Hello sweet Penny. Haven't posted to your blogs or emailed you in a while but I wanted to let you know that I'm thinking of you and hoping that you are feeling well enough to enjoy the summer with your family and friends! Glad to hear that your garage sale was a success! Hope that you have better days or manageable days ahead! Love and wish you the best to come! Cynthia

AFWingMom said...

:) Loving that you are surrounded by all the love and that you see a silver lining in a situation where most wouldn't even look for one. Are you still doing the juicing? Well, I'm just checking in on you... (((hugs))) and prayers always. <3