Thursday, January 12, 2012

Cancer Bitch - Gets her Pa'ina (party) on!

Confession - I partied my ass off over the Holidays. If you gave a party, I was there. And now, we're heading to Pensacola to celebrate my Mom's 80th birthday! Whoot!

This is the woman who taught me to take chances. To love sushi, hula, powwows, rodeo and Tex Mex food. She wasn't afraid to try anything, including joining the Army straight out of high school at age 17, in order to build a life, or going to Saudi Arabia to rebuild her life.

The theme for her party is "Aloha" which means "peace" and "love" and also, lately, "hello" in Hawaiian. So, we going "lolo"(crazy), will shower her with leis and have da kine luau!

My energy is good, chemo continues, for now, and I'm resigned to this being the new normal.

My New Year's Resolution is "stop it." A friend sent me a great list of "30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself," including "stop trying to make things perfect," and "stop holding grudges." Okay that last one is hard 'cuz I can be evil. I'm working on it....

Another great list I found, "How to Talk About Your Cancer." Please, please, please let me know when I slip into "pity party" mode.

Meanwhile, enjoy the spirit of "Aloha!" (this video is the real deal - stuff tourists don't see)

Okay, one more video. Dese da kine fine kane (men)!

Pau Hana (all done - peace out!)