Minutes – August 10, 2014

::thankful – for a marvelous trip to the beach, for continued healing, and for Mr. Pea cleaning the carpets yesterday.

::praying for – Cherry Ames as she settles into life as job-holding, rent-paying adult;  for Princess Pea starting her Junior Year at Texas A&M; for the Architect as he fills out college and scholarship applications; for DirtBike as he starts his Sophomore year; for myself as I continue to heal and embrace living again.

::Kill All the Cells! –  Well…there’s been a minor setback.  I had my port removed at the beginning of July, and it never healed quite right. Last weekend the incision site became exponentially more painful, so I checked in with my surgeon on Monday morning.  He took a look with a sonogram and confirmed that there was a nasty abscess forming.  He admitted me for surgery that day, opened it up and cleaned it out. (gross)  It’s now a slightly weird hole that’s packed with silver infused ribbon, healing from the inside out (double gross).  I’ve learned how to change my own dressing, including the packing, because it’s just too inconvenient to drive into the city every day and have someone change it for me. Cherry Ames talked me through the first time – after that, easy peasy.  It’s comforting to know that I’ve learned yet another useful skill.

::fun WHOOOP!  We snuck away to Destin for a week to celebrate my remission!

2014.08.10 (2)

The kids learned how to paddleboard…
2014.08.10 (3) 2014.08.10 (4)…and surf!!

2014.08.10 (5)I was celebrating not just remission, but also the Return of the Hair!!


  • Burgers on the Grill, Baked Beans and Zucchini Salad
  • Baked Ziti and Spinach Salad
  • Tuna Salad Sandwiches with Fresh Tomatoes
  • Turkey Mufaletta Sandwiches, Cucumber Salad
  • Grilled Salmon with Pineapple Jalapeno Salsa,
  • Shrimp Tacos and Black Beans
  • Pulled Pork Sliders, Coleslaw, Green Beans

::looking ahead – School starts this week.  Seriously!  School! Already!  I may be just slightly more excited about the return to a regular schedule than the boys are.

DSC_1978Enjoy Life.  Keep the Faith.

angela pea

6 thoughts on “Minutes – August 10, 2014

  1. A million prayers for you and your family!!!! Your menu plan sounds simply wonderful..can I come for the week 🙂 You look so pretty in the picture of you and Mr. Pea.
    Christ keep you 🙂

  2. Oh me dear friend. This was am awesome post. Your kids are growing up so fast. You and Mr. Pea looked so good together and your hair, I saw your hair. You are so beautiful!!! Enjoy the regular schedule. I too am looking forward to school. Keeping 4 jobs going this summer has been hectic, hard and rewarding.
    Take care my friend. Blessings!!!

  3. I have been thinking of you and hoping your beach trip went well. Oh girl, that water is so gorgeous. And it’s so soothing, isn’t it? I miss living near the beach (for that). Sorry about the Port thing. You look great. You sound great. WOOHOOOOOOO


  4. I was away from the blogosphere for a while, and lately I’ve been wondering how you have been. God is so good! Such beautiful photos of life! ‘Will be praying for your complete healing, that you get over the “minor setback” really quickly and with less gross, and for the intentions of Mr. Pea and the kids (kids?!). Take care!

  5. Congratulations on your remission!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Gorgeous photos at the beach too!
    Your meals sound absolutely amazing as well!!

    Stopping by from the link up. I am Becky with Choose Happy 🙂

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