Thursday, May 16, 2013

Health, Horses, Lotto & Southern Gents

Hi, friends. Sorry it's been a bit since I posted, but this last round of chemo really kicked my butt. Hate to admit it, but it did. Luckily, this was the last of the super-harsh stuff. Next week I begin a weekly regimen of chemo that's supposedly a little more gentle on my system. Fingers crossed that's true. It'll go for 12 weeks. While that seems like such a long time, it's amazing to think how much has already taken place.

In other news, this Saturday is the Preakness Stakes, so I'm hoping that our Kentucky Derby-winner, Orb, will claim the second jewel of the Triple Crown. Orb's trainer is Shug McGaughey, a Lexington son who is much admired in the horse industry. Orb, bring home that trophy!

So, in a about three weeks, I turn 40. The plans I had for a fun weekend in Charleston, S.C. have been slightly altered since my cancer diagnosis. So, the lovely crowd of ladies with whom I had hoped to escape to South Carolina are coming to Louisville to help me celebrate. Can't wait! 

What do I want for my birthday? Well, first and foremost, a clean bill of health. But, in case the birthday angels are listening, perhaps a winning ticket in the Powerball lottery this Saturday, too? The prize now stands at $475 million. I don't have to win the ENTIRE thing, but a portion would be nice. Believe me, if I won, not only would I take care of my family, but a huge chunk of it would go to cancer research and helping families who are battling cancer. I'm not just saying this; completely serious. And I would hope that anyone else who wins the lottery would consider the same altruism with their winnings. Don't blow it at the river boat casino, folks.

What else? Oh, yeah, a good southern gentleman to sweep me off my feet. Think I could find one? If you know of a good catch, friends, send him my way. I'm not desperate or anything. Just think I deserve a good guy. ;)

It's almost the weekend, friends. Take it easy and enjoy the time off!

Image, and Pinterst


Heather said...

I hope this next course will be a lot more gentle! Happy early birthday!

Main Line Sportsman said...

You will find one...he is out there and you do deserve it...not too hard on the eyes either.Hell...if I wasn't 10 years older and 3 states away and married and not a Southern boy....

Samma said...

I hope your birthday wishes come true!

LPC said...

Wishing all the same things for you that you wish for yourself. And then some.

Max is available at the moment:).

Ella said...

I also wish your dreams comes true! Your worth it!! I'm looking forward to see the final match in the World Championship Hockey tomorrow. Sweden is already there, but the US have to beat Switzerland tonight to get there.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy Birthday! Prayers for you as you fight this battle and for your children as they fight along with you.