Minutes – December 15, 2015


  • remission!!  I’ve made it to the two-year mark, my friends.  Two years without recurrence.  I met with my oncologist today.  She confirmed that Friday’st CT scan was clear, and that I don’t have to come back for six months!! This is statistical milestone, the point where the odds start tipping in my favor, where the stars align, where I feel the abundance of God’s grace and mercy.

Defy Statistics. Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Days of Thanksgiving – November 22, 2015

  • cooler weather!
  • new opportunities
  • health insurance
  • new curtains in the family room
  • husband who so patiently installed new curtain rods and hung said curtains
  • christmas lights
  • peppermint candles
  • cinnamon spice tea
  • adult(ish) children who call me on the first cold day and ask how to make chili
  • finding new opportunities for growth and learning
  • warm, soft, fuzzy sweater
  • Aggie football!
  • tailgating
  • knitting for loved ones
  • crock pot
  • The Return of Bluebell Icecream!!!

angela pea

Days of Thanksgiving – November 6, 2105

  • My future son-in-law, Fireman Dan.  Cherry Ames will be marrying him on October 22, 2016!!Fireman Dan
  • yoga – finding what feels good!
  • caring doctors and counselors
  • [somewhat] cooler weather
  • starbucks caramel coffee….natural flavoring, no chemical blech
  • my continuing dance with NED…I am almost to the two year milestone, and still No Evidence of Disease.

angela pea

Friday’s Letters – August 28, 2015

Friday's Letters

Dear Summer – You have been incredibly kind to us this year, holding back [slightly] the triple digit temperatures.  Thank you.

Dear Las Vegas – Wow.  You are just as amazing as I imagined  We had a marvelous time, and can’t wait to visit again.




Do something spontaneous….like running off to Las Vegas!!

angela pea

Minutes – July 20, 2015


  • rain!  It’s July, and we’re still green.  There are still tomatoes on the vines and flowers blooming!
  • new opportunities
  • blueberries, watermelon and peaches


  • praying for Jenny and her family, for peace and comfort as they grieve the loss of her Grandfather
  • praying for patience, my own and others’
  • praying for Grace, for peace

::excited –  I’ve been quiet here at the blog, because big life shifts are happening again.  I have left my job as a consultant engineer, and accepted a senior position at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics.  I actually interviewed for the job back in May; it has taken several months to complete the security clearance, wrap up projects and hand them off to other managers, and to tell all of my clients.  I am now on vacation until the end of August!!  Longest vacation I’ve ever had!!

::wistful –  We’ve signed a lease for The Architect’s apartment.  He leaves for college in just a few short weeks.

::healthy  Biking is happening!  Now that the rains have let up a bit, I’ve had a couple of long rides (20+ miles), a handful of middling rides (15-ish miles) and dozens of short sprints.  I’m adapting to the decreased lung capacity (chemo related pulmonary toxicity) and my legs are returning!


  • Garlic Lime Salmon, Salad
  • Leftovers
  • Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Grilled Sausage and Green Beans
  • Taco Salad
  • Grilled Pork Chops and Ratatouille
  • Turkey Panninis, Strawberries
  • Grilled Veggie Pizzas

::fun – It’s summer time!  Both The Architect and DirtBike are working.  I’m starting up a BIG project – redecorating our bedroom.  I’m talking about a serious re-do, with new tile work, flooring, paint, light fixtures and other hardware.  We’ve been married for almost 30 years, and have always had someone else’s leftover furniture, curtains, bedspread, etc. I’ve decorated the kids’ rooms several times over as they were growing up, but never my own. It’s going to be grand!!

Keep the Faith.

angela pea