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I had a wonderful birthday....


Friday, November 08, 2013

Jim and I had a great time celebrating my birthday this week. Since I had to go to Nashville for chemo on my birthday, we decided to turn it into a celebration and spend the night there. We had so much fun with my brother and his wonderful wife eating together in a Greek resturant. Both my brother and his wife have a great sense of humor and we laughed and laughed over all kinds of things. I don't think I've laughed so hard or so much since I got diagnosed with cancer. That dinner was the perfect "medicine" for me!

The next morning, the weather was beautiful and Jim and I spent several hours riding along the Natchez Trace Parkway. The trees were so pretty with all the fall colors. The parkway is a part of the National Park System and is a very popular route for bicylists; it extends from Nashville to Tupelo Mississippi. I wanted to check it out for a future bicycle trip after I finish with all my treatments. We had a lot of fun driving along and imagining places where we could stop and picnic or camp overnight. The road is somewhat hilly right outside of Nashville, but I think we will be able to do it once I get my strength back. It will give me something to dream about and look forward to as I go through my treatments over the winter.

Today, I went back to yoga class for the first time since they put the port in my shoulder area. I had wanted to be sure it was completely healed before I did things like downward dog, etc. It was great to be back in the class. It's not a hard class as yoga classes go, so it's perfect for me right now.

It's an absolutely beautiful day here in Tennessee. It's so nice, we actually have the windows and doors open this afternoon. After living the last 30 years in the Chicago area, I'm really enjoying the fabulous fall weather here in Tennessee.
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SMITTY4RL 11/11/2013 10:49AM

    Happy belated B-Day--sounds like it was a wonderful time!

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GMO_JEN 11/10/2013 10:46PM

    I am so glad that you had a happy birthday, and it sounds like you guys had a great time!

Yoga is so great for the mind and body, but it would make me nervous trying to do it with a port- hopefully the classes will help!

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EBRAINK 11/10/2013 11:53AM

    Oooh, that sounds like a lovely ride, and a beautiful birthday. Wishing you many years of health ahead!
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FLORIDASUN 11/10/2013 9:30AM

    Yippee...a bike trip is just what you need to look forward to! I'm so happy you had a great birthday also! I'm mulling over what I'd like to send you..but if you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them. You know that I know you well...but a gift it even MORE appreciated when it's something you will really use and enjoy! I thought of you EACH and EVERY day I made my smoothies and popped in a medejol date...the PERFECT gift!

I'd love to reciprocate...any ideas? Our dear friends from IA have returned now for the season and she is fresh into loving dominos...she's teaching us all how to play. Any games you'd like...any puzzles, any books...let me know my beautiful friend! emoticon

Birthdays are SPECIAL...I want to mark it with the PERFECT little treasure you'd enjoy!

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ELSCO55 11/9/2013 10:14PM

    Sounds like a wonderful wayt to spend your birthday.

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NYKIMMIE 11/9/2013 9:27PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/9/2013 2:24PM

    A marvelous adventure!

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BILL60 11/9/2013 9:03AM

    And a super Happy Birthday to you!!

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YOYONOMORE1 11/8/2013 8:40PM

    Glad you had a emoticon and can enjoy the nice weather while it's still around.

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KTISFOCUSED 11/8/2013 6:38PM

    So happy for you. That's the way to enjoy life in spite of circumstances. I think downward dog is hard any day...I really struggle with it. But you go, girl!!!

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JANTHEBLONDE 11/8/2013 6:06PM

    I am so glad to here you had a Happy Birthday!
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MOM2ACAT 11/8/2013 5:37PM

    I'm glad you enjoyed your birthday, and a bicycle trip sounds like a great way to celebrate when you are done with treatment!

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SOPHIEDO13 11/8/2013 5:32PM

    Glad you're having a good time, and taking a break from the cold !! emoticon

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LOPEYP 11/8/2013 4:31PM

    I am glad that you had such a nice birthday!! You deserve it! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 11/8/2013 4:09PM

    Happy belated birthday and wishing you many more happy and healthy ones together. Big hug.

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PJMOMMATO3 11/8/2013 4:05PM

    Sounds like you had a great birthday. emoticon

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2WHEELER 11/8/2013 3:58PM

    Glad you are having a great time. The Natchez Trace sounds amazing. There are so many beautiful places to ride.

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HEALTHY4ME 11/8/2013 3:45PM

    So so thankful that all went well and that you had a great birthday. I love that you have plans for your bikes later. I am sure you will get back on and do that ride.
HUGS and again happpy birrrthdayyyy!

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NILLAPEPSI 11/8/2013 3:28PM

    So glad you're enjoying yourself. You deserve to have some fun. emoticon emoticon

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