22 September 2012

Well, hi there!

Hello, and welcome to the blog! Those of you who are semi-regulars (no prune intended) will notice the updated design and cheery colors.

I needed a change.

For the past several months, the lives of the members of Clan Silfert have revolved around The Big C. Cancer. Lymphoma, specifically. While everybody around us has been wonderfully supportive (minus a select few "Oh my gawd you did not just say that!" comments), the stress of chemotherapy and bills and pretty much everything else can weigh on a family like a concrete sweater.

Hence the candy-store background. Neat, huh?

Another neat item to note: the lymphoma is gone. So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good-bye!  Behold the "before" picture:

Spooky, huh? Himself lost fifty pounds and still had a pot belly, all of it tumor. I am ecstatic and a few dozen other happy adjectives about the gone-ness of this cancer, believe me.

So that's where we are now. Himself is healthy again, although he grumbles about his missing hair. Junior is currently eating a pile of fish sticks and singing one of his original compositions about division. And me? Why, I'm still knitting.

What are you up to?



1 comment:

Molly said...

That is a very good reason for not being around Blogland much. So glad it all had a happy outcome!