Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thayunksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving was super fun this year. I flew to Dallas and got to see some friends and lots of family.
NOT normal for us. 
EXTREMELY normal for us.
The Breland Crew
Boots' birthday was on the 25th! I made her a German Chocolate Cake from scratch, pretty much saying eff you to brain surgery...
Maybe I didn't get the "smiling" memo.
But I definitely got the "karaoke" memo. 
We're cute. 
So pretty.
Wish I had her hair color, or really just her hair.
Christmas Card Photo 2011 - I'm naming it now.
My next treatment isn't until the 14th through the 18th of December. Trying to enjoy the next 2 weeks before 300mg of Temodar Chemo kicks my ask for 5 days... or maybe I'll kick its ask. We shall see.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


People ask me how I stay so positive throughout this process. Well, here's my secret... I do this in the mirror every morning.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Really? I'm done?

Not sure how to describe the past 6 weeks...

The following video clip pretty much sums up the timing of it all:

Joel came with me to Denver yesterday for a pulmonary test and my IV Chemo drip.
We got to watch The Jerk. For some reason, I get my own room for the drip... It makes me feel a little VIP.
I was put into a box. Literally.
Excited/cocky that I get to be let out of the box.
Especially after the shockingly loud yells of the Pulmonary Test coach guy who loved to hear himself talk.
My plans for the mask go as follows:
An "Office Space" type scenario where I destroy it with a baseball bat to the tune of,
"Damn, It Feels Good to be a Gangsta'"

Thank you Jaqueline, Simone, Tiffany, Michael - all RAD techs (see what I did there?) and Debbie upstairs in Chemotherapy! I will miss you guys, but please don't cry, I live about 5 minutes away and I'll come bother you soon.

Monday, November 14, 2011

It's Pat!

We decided to name my tumor Pat after the SNL character.
Male? Female? We're not sure...
Male? Perhaps...
Female? Could be...
Pretty huge. Jenne told me that I should at least be charging it rent if it's taking up that much space in my head. I agree. Pay up, Pat. Rent will cost you at least $5,000.00 per month for the next infinity months to compensate for the cost of brain surgery and really just for your general attitude.

Math for the day:
Brain Surgery + Cancer = Expensive

Oh yes it is... it's a toomah.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Dances with wolves... not really.

For Callie's birthday, Nathan, Say, May, Callie and I went to a wolf sanctuary outside of Fort Collins. Although I'm sure they are lovely dancers, we didn't actually get to dance with them. Petting and french kissing only (not really a joke - one of them licked my teeth - it was weird). Very fun day!

Callie - think she's happy?

Nathan and Say
Last night, me and Mo went to dinner with Ms. Casey Berry - woman pictured below in tiny fur vest.
Mo and Me 
So glad you purchased tiny vest. Looks great on you, Berry.
That's all. Love.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Dear Andrea,

I love this photo of me, but are you trying to tell me that I have a lumpy head? You know I have a perfectly round head...
The other day my doctor said, "You actually don't look too bad with a bald head."
(I'll go ahead and assume that was a compliment).

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Only 17 more days of this (Chemo that is...). As for the Tom Selleck mustache, I'm not sure when it will go away.