There is really a freshwater fish named crappie.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Some days there is no other way to say it. #### landed in your path. I mean a cow patty is a cow patty even if you paint it pink. My mother taught me not to say bad words so I have to use #### or substitute a gentler version like cow patty or crap. Which reminds me,there is a fish called a crappie. It's part of the sunfish family and it's delicious. FISH FRY!!! Fire up the deep fryer. Who's bringing Cole slaw, potato salad, chips, dessert, drinks? Another opportunity for a great family tradition. (Since we're on Sparks maybe we need a nutritionist to give this comfort meal a tweak or two or three.)

It seems to me that #### is still ####. But it can be redeemed, or turned into something else, something more important than the bad stuff. In my late 40's I developed a cancer. That's worth a least several 4-letter words. I am so much more than a "survivor". I learned the importance of brave friends, friends who were willing to love you and not be afraid. I had been estranged from my sister who had been my closest friend growing up, and she came and took care of me and my husband for a week, and our relationship was restored. And my husband devoted himself to the details; appointments to be kept, tests, medication, on and on for years. And I was free to be emotionally strong and repair relationships. That was an amazing gift. Now when I hear someone has cancer I don't panic for them. I assume that somehow this will eventually be redeemed for them, made better.

So #### is still #### until it becomes something better.

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    great blog, and I too really like crappie, tastes great, and such fun to catch, I do not get much of a chanch to anymore, but memories are sometimes better than first hand emoticon
    1886 days ago
    What an amazing and HOPE filled story. Thank you for sharing that.
    1886 days ago
    Crappie happens to be my hubby's favorite kind of fish to eat!!
    1886 days ago
    I too had Cancer 2 times the same type. I don't think I would be able to handle it a3rd time as well as I did the first two. Actually a Star was talking on TV how she lost her daughter to Cancer and I started getting really tense has never happened to me like that before. Here is to your continued good health. emoticon emoticon
    1886 days ago
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