Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Today is my last day in Ohio. Been here over a week. Home! I love being here. There's something about the smells and sounds and feelings of the place where you grew up that are extraordinarily soothing, peaceful, and grounding. In my case, it's birdsong and crickets and lightning bugs and hot sun and thunderstorms and thick summer air and wind blowing through huge, leafy trees. I love being home. I love midwestern people. They're the friendliest folks I know. I adore my extended family. I'm so lucky to have the life I do (er-- with one glaring exception.) Tonight it's back to Seattle, then chemo Thursday-Saturday. I feel a little melancholy about leaving and thinking about what's ahead this week, but I'll get through it. I always do. I have a sore throat today and low energy. Probably a cold. It will be interesting to start chemo already a bit depleted. Why not up the hellacious factor a tad. My body likes a good challenge. Praying for an uneventful flight to Seattle with the munchkins. Sayonara for now.