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Friday, March 28, 2014

It's been a lil while since I caught up on here- overall things are ok, tho' I have gotten a bit behind on messages, email, etc... of late :(

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Boston firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice, as well as those injured, in that horrific fire on Beacon Street Wednesday. The fire was just a few blocks from my home, and I pass by the fire house often. Those men and women truly are heroic, and heroes. God bless.

So did any/EVERY body's NCAA brackets get blown up by the end of the first weekend of the tournament?! Yikes, a lot of upsets; mine got shredded :(  Doing alright against the spread but won't be winning any billion dollar bracket challenge this season, dammit!

I began participation in a phase 1 clinical trial for my cancer this month. It's an oral med that I take once/day. It's been slightly rougher than any of my previous regimens (only in that all of the others were incredibly easy to tolerate) but no complaints so far. Unfortunately the cancer has progressed somewhat, within the liver as well as some spread to my lungs and to my spleen, and some lymph node involvement. And I've begun to notice some aches, nagging more than anything, but persistent. None of this has affected my day-to-day yet, and on balance I still feel pretty good- nine feet tall and bulletproof maybe? I'm not on any timetable yet but unfortunately for me things do seem to progressing in a less-than-optimal direction. Whaddya gonna do.

Despite the absolutely brutal winter we've had this year (five straight months of below-average temps, and wind... where IS that global warming Al Gore promised me?!) I've been getting out and about quite a bit, several very enjoyable dinner/drinks dates around town, topped off with the truly beautiful fur coat a certain someone special bought for me; it's kept me quite warm and toasty! (It truly is beautiful, and I was, and am, humbled to have received such a gift. Thank you, more than you know.)

Think spring!!!

"April, come she will/When streams are ripe and swelled with rain..."