Lea Wait, here. And, for anyone who missed it, June 29 I posted https://mainecrimewriters.com/2018/06/29/another-change-in-direction/
that I’d been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Since then I’ve learned a lot — about myself and about others. And no, it hasn’t all been negative. So — here’s a short list of some of the “good stuff.”
1 – I’ve heard from friends and family all over the United States, and memories — good memories — are flooding my mind.
2 – A year ago I was worried because my financial adviser said I only had enough money to last eight years. Now? No problem! Champagne days, if I’m in the mood!
3 – Someone else will have to worry about my 2018 taxes.
4 – CNN still depresses me, but I’ve convinced myself the world will get better after I leave it. (I hope no connection!)
5 – People arrive unexpectedly with flowers and/or food. It’s a party!
6 – Deadlines? Who’s worried about deadlines. Except for maybe THE DEADLINE.
7. Medical marijuana is legal.
8. Handicapped parking makes it a lot easier to find a space in summer parking lots in Maine.
9. No more long beauty parlor appointments. My hair is eliminating itself.
10. Prayer shawls, angels, books, cards … every mail delivery is like a birthday!
Thank you, everyone, for your thoughts and prayers and encouragement and kind questions and comments.
And — onward! There’s still some life to be lived.