Short post today. I'm at my sister Stacie's house in Fairfax, Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. I got in last night around midnight; my sister Lori drove down from Albany yesterday. We'll have a brief visit with Stacie and her family, and tomorrow we're driving up to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, to see Beautiful Aunt Joyce.
BAJ has been fighting cancer and all the related crap that goes along with it for a few years now and has been through how many rounds of radiation, chemo, blah, blah, blah... A few weeks ago she had surgery to remove a brain tumor and it seems that the recovery from that has been the most challenging. Can I just say I fucking hate cancer. I can't believe that with all the friggin' geniuses walking around, no one has been able to figure out how to get rid of it. For good.
BAJ is a young aunt; she's only 12 years older than me. Trust me when I tell you she's the nicest person on earth--not a foul-mouthed, center-of-her-own-universe type like me. She has a master's in divinity and was a pastor at her church for many years before she became too ill to keep up with the responsibilities of her position. A pastor. In my family!
So Lori and I will be up there to see her tomorrow, and then Tuesday morning we'll be driving up to Albany. Hopefully I'll get to see my kids and grandson for a bit before I fly back to Vegas that evening. I should get in around midnight, and then it's back to work in the cubicle at 7 a.m. Wednesday.
So it doesn't look like I'll be able to post Tuesday since I'll be on the road, but if I can put something up before then, I will. In the meantime, any thoughts, prayers, and positive vibes you can send to our Beautiful Aunt Joyce will be very much appreciated.
Thanks so much. I love you all.