Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Merry Mazel Tov

I heard that on TV and thought it was appropriate, especially for this Jewish family with one goy (that would be Curt). We fly to Florida tomorrow and then we're off for a 10 day Western Carribean cruise and a few extra days in Fort Lauderdale. I can't tell you how much I need this rest. Daniel will be spending the holidays with his girlfriend and her family. We already booked our timeshare in Cabo for next Thanksgiving so I told him he has no choice now.

School is good, great actually. I finished my two fall classes, both with As, and I'll apply to the program in January. I did terribly on the quantitative section of the GRE but just got an A in Statistics so hopefully that's good enough. At this rate, I'll be in school for another 5-6 years but I don't mind a bit. I can't even describe how different it is now than when I went to college in the late 70s/early 80s. I don't think school has changed as much as I have. Adrienne would be very proud of me.

Adrienne's friend Sara from CMC came to visit last weekend. I was so happy to have her and to reminisce, look at pictures, and talk about her. Sara spent time going through Adrienne's things and took some letters and pictures that were special for them, as well as some clothes. I've been giving away her things to her friends and family for awhile as I want them to go to people who appreciate them. No worries...I'm keeping everything I want, which is plenty. I even wear some of her clothes as I like having them close and I'll wear her earrings forever. Some days I'm okay and other days are really, really hard. Actually, every day is hard but somehow I get through day by day.

This has been a tough year not just for us but for many other's who've lost a loved one to this disease. There are still a lot of people who suffer from and die of Hodgkin's so I remain committed to this community, and to the many friends I've made over the years. Happy Mazel Tov to every one.