Sunday, June 12, 2022

Dear Kids,

Don’t forget book club is this afternoon at 5pm, here at our house. We’ll be talking about The BFG, and if you didn’t get around to reading it, come anyway.  Donna got a cartoon BFG video from the library, and she’s going to show it after our discussion.  She has made “Human Beans” for refreshments, and I’ve made Gally Gelumpigans. It’ll be fun.  

And two weeks from today we’ll have Super Sunday, courtesy of Al.  I’m not sure yet where it’s going to be, but I’ll let you know in plenty of time.  I assume it will be at a park, like last year.  It’s always great when our family gets together.  

Vanessa started the Squaw Peak 50 mile trail run yesterday at 4 am, but she wasn’t feeling very good.  Trent had had some flu-like symptoms, and she was hoping she wouldn’t get it, but it was already setting in.  Can you believe she made 25 miles anyway?  What a woman of iron!  She had Sarah pick her up at Hobble Creek canyon, at the half-way point.  She was very disappointed because she had trained so hard, and she had plenty of water and food, and everything was going to be better than last year.  But I had been wondering if the heat was going to be a problem.  I’d had visions of her collapsing and passing out from the heat, so I was very relieved to hear that she’d dropped out.  But I’m sorry it didn’t work out for her.  Maybe next year!

John’s having his tonsils and adenoids out on July 1.  We hope it’ll go well.  You think of it as a kids’ operation, but John said it’s actually pretty dangerous.  People tend to collapse and stop breathing two days later.  I wish I didn’t know that!  I’m sure all our prayers will be with him.

My breathing is still fine, and it’s been 2 months since I’ve had chemo!   I’ve had a lot of fun working at the cabin, pruning bushes and putting dirt back around the fire pit.  My good times probably won’t last forever, but I’ve really been enjoying every day.   I have a cat scan scheduled for a week from tomorrow, to see how my tumors are doing.  If I have to go back on chemo, I can handle it.

I appreciate all your prayers for me, and the really good people that you are.  Love, Mom