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Thoughts turn to spring – slowly

Kathy Golemiec
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HEY THERE… IT’S ME KATHY by Kathy Golemiec

Just because we have a bit of snow on the ground – the signs of spring are also starting to show themselves: new cars, lighter clothes and the children are waiting to get out of school for summer. I can't wait for summer, to walk Thunder, and the yard sales. That is one of my favourite things to do, I never miss one unless it’s too far away.

I started walking the mall… OK once, it’s still a start.

Spring is also the time when people feel more open emotionally, and summer romances start.

Other things like changing the batteries in the smoke detector, changing your toothbrush.

I lost almost 10 pounds so far. Woohoo.

The dizzy spells still haven't gone away. Dad and Wayne put a railing like in a hospital bed on my bed so I won't fall out face-first and hit the floor.

Last week I also hit the wall and had the wall phone fall down and hit me on the head. The VON was here when I went to put her papers away and I was going face-first for the floor but she caught me before I hit. I fell down the outside step that last ice we had I still think I have splinters in my bottom side.

The 26th of this month is my son-in-law’s birthday. Happy birthday Dave, have a great day. Emma will make sure you will.

Vicky and I went walking the mall. I made it once and our legs were so sore. Dad got me a walker with wheels and brakes – well, I felt my age with that. Next time I will take the cane the EVA made. When I use it, everyone comments on it and wants to look at it.

Another place we found: a new shop on Foord Street, Home Decor. They buy and sell vintage antiques and anything different with a story behind it.

We try not to miss the good sales and I even had it marked on the fridge for the 50 per cent off sale at Summer Street. Darn.

We went to the healing touch. I remember when I couldn't get Vicky to go, now she enjoys going and so do I. I always did but I feel the healing the next day. It’s every second Tuesday, it will be this week coming at the New Glasgow fire hall. Hope to see you there (it’s upstairs, there are lots of people there to see you get in). Everyone is very friendly. There is a fee of $4 – I better go collecting bottles now so I can go, ha.

I have to get a heart scan the end of the month. And I have to stop touching buttons that I don't know what they are for. I was doing fine up to this paragraph. Oh well, you all can still read it.

I was talking to my friend in Glace Bay, Geraldine. She is a great-grandmother for the second time, woohoo.

Dad and Janet were over and did the flea market. I wasn't feeling great so I stayed home. For some reason I got very depressed when the doctor told me I had days or months to be on this planet, I got scared. But I passed it and I'm over it now. Just shows those people who are strong willed can get scared sometimes too. I’ll be at the flea market this week.

Have a good week all… I hope there is no more snow.

Kathy Golemiec is undergoing cancer treatments and writes about her experiences each week.

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