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Pat Woods

My Aunt, before she passed, was quite sick with breast cancer.  She had it, we suspect, for over a year.  She did not have a family doctor.  She did not tell anyone she was sick.

I was in the hospital room when the doctor asked her why she had not gotten help earlier.  Her answer was “carelessness.”

I’m not sure what that meant. I do know that now without her around I miss her a lot.  I re-engaged her when I was out there to visit in Alberta and called when I was back in Nova Scotia.

We weren’t given the chance to rally around her and show her any family support.  Perhaps that’s how she wanted it.

I know that her suffering is over.  This Christmas I will light a candle for her and my deceased father but I will not follow her example.  I have a family doctor who I see even if I get the sniffles.  And I know that if I’m given the opportunity to fight a terminal disease I will take it.

She was my Mom’s best friend and sister to her ten siblings.  As we struggle to come to grips with her passing I simply want to let everyone know that time will heal this.

I completed Nanowrimo and wrote a book in a month.  I will edit it in January and submit it to outside editors for their work.  And, if it ever gets published it will be dedicated to the Aunt Pat I knew as a child – a skier, a bird watcher, a worker, a friend and gardener.

Remember the lizard

I’ve done it!

I eat organic food.  I exercise according to Dr. Hewitt’s exercise prescription plan developed specifically for me.

I’m following the nutritional plan having bought a bunch of small appliances (steamer, blender etc.) and use them every 2nd day.

I have less stress in my life which is why I chose Fifth Avenue Collection as my current full time job.

I have time to finish my MBA with Walden University and read/write more than before.  I have a pitch before an Editor September 17th in Halifax through Romance Writers of America Atlantic Chapter.

Quality jewelry earned for free or received for half price!

SO, what’s the glitch in this program?  Why do I need to remember the lizard?

That’s right.  I said lizard.  See pic below.

I need to remember this guy as he’s one of my anchors from Canyon Ranch, the Wellness Spa I visited in July desperate for heat and sunshine I made the booking at the end of May.  I had no idea that the program would be all encompassing.  That change required work and that this daily work is draining me.  Only I can help myself.   Only I can make the decisions needed to effect change in my life.  It’s been so easy living in Dad’s house and letting my grief

overwhelm me in insidious ways.  To continue the change I now know I need to make this house my own.  I need to own up to my decisions about my life and take action.  No matter how tired I get I also need to remind myself that I have to replenish the energy I put out.  I need to remember the lizard and conserve my energy when needed so I have the energy to deal with the unknowns life can dish out.  Like the flood from Canadian Springs.  Didn’t see that one coming.  LOL.

Remember me? I'm not easy to photograph with a iPhone