Sunday, July 10, 2011

We Don't Need No Steenking Chemo...

Pay attention please. We have lots to cover today and I'm fading fast. A couple of cocktails will do that to a 53 year old woman. (That's the first reason for this post.... it's my birthday. Light a candle, say a prayer, and drink a shot in my honor. I'll sleep better, swears.)

Tomorrow starts THE BIG DIET. OK, for all of you who have been readers of my blog long enough to remember the other 20 or so of my BIG DIETS, this time I mean it, just in case you're doubting my sincerity. Over the weekend, hubby and I celebrated the birthday by going to the casino where we lost everything but my virginity, and then we ate these wings for the LAST TIME SINCE I'LL BE GOING ON THE BIG DIET.

Last week was spent with my most perfectly adorable grandson Gavin. A few pictures for you so you'll agree that he is not only perfect, but also adorable. (Do I ever lie to you?) We're not completely sure why he felt the need to smash the face of the female mannequin, but when you're going to grow up to be a professional faith healer...(CAN YOU FEEL IT!!!), one can not start too early, yes?




I'm including a photo of this chicken on my grill because I had no idea that they could play the piano.

And lastly, I found out on Friday that I do not need chemotherapy (YAY!)and I'll be starting radiation next week. BIG TEARS of joy because I still love BIG HAIR.

Thank you again for all of your emails and notes to me on my blog. You have no idea how much strength I garner (and I almost never use that word) from your hope-filled responses. I love you.

Mags

26 comments:

Emily Suess said...

Where you "lost everything but your virginity"...

LOL!

Good luck with the BIG DIET!

Julie said...

Hi, Mags: I was just thinking of you this afternoon. Great to read your post!! Happy Birthday!!! Gavin is as cute as always! Take good care!

Julie

scrambledhenfruit said...

Did you notice that the piano player has a beer can up his butt? Strange. :)I hope you had a very Happy Birthday, and I wish you many more! That grandbaby is absolutely adorable! :)

thisoldbroad said...

Love the piano player! Grandbaby is adorable. You are such a silly girl.

Don't worry about you hair darlin! It's air-conditioning for the summer. Just don't forget your sunscreen. Wigs are hot & miserable, but hats - hats are FABULOUS!! Naked little heads are even better.

Happy B Day! So glad to get your updates. V

Pam said...

That's fantastic news about the chemo!!! And Happy Birthday!!! And yay to you for having such a talented chicken.

Debbie said...

What a cute grandbaby!!! Good luck with your diet and I am so happy you are doing so well!!!!! Always sending a good thought your way!!!

Barbara said...

So nice to see you posting! Happy Birthday and best wishes! I'm glad things are going your way! I do hope you'll share those diet recipes with us; I need the BIG DIET too.

Trish said...

yeah, be a diva and get some rocking scarves, and mebbe some wigs when the weather turns cooler. Just think of the possibilities!

sooo glad to see you are doing well. best of luck with everything

Sarah said...

That piano comment took me awhile! Oh well, good news and bad news. All the best.

Lynda said...

So glad you don't need chemo; That's reason enough to celebrate, but a birthday is a double celebration!
Good luck with all, and the Big Diet!

thisoldbroad said...

Oh wait, I just read that hair loss only affects the area being treated. Lucky girl!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!

Don't forget to pamper the goddess between treatments. I'll send you tips how to pamper yourself on a budget, now that the casino has everything but your virginity. Here's your 1st one..

My personal favorite - have someone stand outside your window & every day when you look out you can pretend it's a magic mirror as they yell "YOU'RE THE FAIREST IN THE LAND!"

MrsMe said...

Gavin is adorable. Happy Birthday Mags!

Suzy said...

Happy Birthday! Kick that cancer's a$$ and celebrate many more1

Lots of us out here thinking of you...sending lots of love

Moogie said...

Girl.... you are still funny despite this rough patch.

I'm giving away a Pink KitchenAide blender for Breast Cancer. Come on over and leave a comment.

Hugs, JoAnn

Nancy F. said...

So glad to hear about you not having to go through chemo. And I love your take on this experience. So glad you are back to blogging.

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

went to the casino and 'lost everything but your virginity'!!! Bahhhhh lololol.

Happy birthday, Mags. No chemo is an awesome gift for you. That Gavin is definitely a looker! :)

Lea M. Callais said...

Awesome news!!!!!!!! Keep fighting like a girl!

sherri lynn said...

yay for not needing chemo!! i love your style of writing - you had me cracking up at "lost everything by your virginity"!

The Fajdich Times said...

Happy Birthday!! You have been in my thoughts and prayers! I wish you all the best. I am a 18 year survivor of ovarian cancer:)

June said...

Once again, "Happy Birthday"... I don't think I stressed that enough yesterday...and diet, schmiet - it's a new eating plan. Ya right! Love you girl!

Sue said...

Well, you certainly still have your sense of humor:) So glad you don't need chemo...hooray! Lucky you to spend a week with your grandson...I'm sure he's just what the doctor ordered!

Shelby said...

I love how you write and I never want it to end! You cracked me up with losing everything but your virginity!

Congrats on not needing no steenking chemo. I'm very happy for you!

Martha said...

Hi Mags, Just found your blog through a google search for recipes.. I'm a 4 year breast cancer survior.. I'm so happy for you. Radiation is not fun but I can't imagine going through that and chemo. Hang in there.. it will be over before you know it..

saltandserenity said...

Belated happy birthday. I am so happy to hear you don't need chemo. You are a brave and funny woman, and that's why we love you. Keep fighting. I am still laughing at the chicken photo and comment. You view the world with comedy colored glasses.

Chaya said...

I am happy for you, not needing chemo. I had the same reaction when I found out, I didn't need it.

This will be a breeze....well not exactly but with your great attitude, you will make it a breeze.

Ashley said...

Congrats on no chemo! My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in November of 2010. She went through chemo, and is now in radiation for one month. Everyone said the chemo would be terrible, but she was just fine! Her hair did go, but other than that she was the same upbeat, active woman she always was! Thank God! She is being featured in the upcoming issue of Better Health magazine coming out in early September, you should check it out! Stay strong, survivor!