Mr. Clean(o)

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving-A.Einstein

Just a quick little bit here, my dears. I started my 5th cycle of “cleano” yesterday (Thursday). Honestly, I was not entirely psyched to drag my tush into the lovely (it actually is) Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical hospital.  I don’t know, I guess I had too much of a vacation and got to feel normal again. No nausea, no cold prickles, great energy, the ability to bask in the sun… and now I am feeling, well a little resentful of the metaport, the chemicals, the smell, the fanny sac, the general hindrance. Thankfully, there is one more “cleano”, then a bit of a reprieve before the “dum-dah-dum-dum” LIVER SURGERY! And after that a liver insistent month long vacation/siesta festa.

I just want to throw out there into the universe that; the notes and message, cards and calls I get from everyone are so immensely appreciated. It is strange that it takes something like this to find out that I was doing a pretty good job at being a good person and that people have lovely things to say and feel about/to me.  Somewhat like a living wake, but WAY better!

Also I want YOU and that means every single one of you, (including YOU, shying away a little bit from positive kudos), to know that I really and truly think that YOU are amazing, loving, wonderful, brilliant and beautiful. I thank my lucky stars that I have YOU in my life whether you have been with me from the beginning, passing in and out, or returning from afar. Sweet Jesus, I think YOU are the bestest!

So there it is; my short little nut shell.

Loving you all,

trying to blow some wind back in to my sails of positivity,

and moving forward

(psst. forward: it’s the new black).

A visit from the Doctor bird

A visit from the Jamaican Doctor bird

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. – R.C. Gallagher

8 Responses to “Mr. Clean(o)”

  1. Rachel Mosedale, an old friend Says:

    Hello LIna,

    I knew you all were in “Jamaica No Problem” and decided tonight to check your blog to see if you were back to writing. And you were, and you did! How lovely to hear about your love feast; a delight for all your senses, especially your heart (oh wait that isn’t a sense, maybe for some of us it is). I think of you so often and send you love daily from Bolder Boulder.

    I am in a major marriage transition currently and have my fingers and toes crossed that I will be home to New England in August with my 2 wild and loving boys. Perhaps a day time visit could be arranged. How I’d love to give you an in person huggle after you are all healed up and ready for a summer time BBQ!

    Until then I am gong to ride the forward wave with you. Keeping it positive and real right there with you!

    LOVElove love

  2. Brooke Says:

    Good Evening wonderful friend!!

    I’m blowin’ kisses your way and throwin’ my arms out there for you to wrap ’round you for a big ol’ cuddle whenever you might need one!!!
    superpositivelovingvibestoyoulovely!!! xoxoxo
    missing you tons as per usual..

  3. allie Says:

    We were so happy to see you, sweets, and Georgia too. Its nice to have a fresh you in mind while i read your blog and we keep you in our hearts. I hope we can refresh it again soon as the weather gets warmer and school comes to a close. javin would still love to skype with poppy, so be in touch when you are up for it…

    love, us all

  4. Sophia Says:

    It was SO great to see you and the entire fam @ church yesterday, Lina. Thank you for your presence. Happy Earth day/week. Lots of love,


  5. Sue-Sue Says:

    WOW, You are so lovely… Thanks for thinking of us. And I am really looking forward to seeing you soooon…

    Love and hugs.

  6. connie feydy Says:

    I feel like I just got a great big hug from you- the good kind that’s warm and lasts more than just two seconds. Aaaaahhh. Thank you, Lina. And, plus, it just makes me feel full of love to give, too. How can you be so present and good in my life- I haven’t seen you in years, but I think about you so much, and reading your words is something I look forward to immensely (is that spelled right?). Anyway, I hope you’re having a wonderful spring with lots of daffodils and after-the-rain smells and running brooks and birds and sun…xo, Connie

  7. Matt k Says:

    To say we have not been thinking about you would be an utter lie. It’s funny the little things that remind us of you, the tiniest buds on the birch outside the window tell us to tell you, Indeed it is spring.
    I went on a 130 mile ski traverse of the central Alaska range and am glad to be alive. Skiing across the middle of the Susitna Glacier there was a medial moraine and I dropped my skis to climb up and build you an Inukshuk, a person like sculpture of stones built by the natives on the treeless lonely coast to tell others, someone had been there, do not feel alone. I built you an Inukshuk that looks up the Susitna Glacier, and up toward Mt Hayes, and West toward Denali. Big rocks stacked on rocks a waist chest shoulders a head balanced shimmed.
    Heather and I send All our Love

  8. Ann H from Agassiz Says:

    Hi Lina,

    I spoke to Tracey last week who filled me in on you. You had stayed over and had a wee visit with her and Lola. ANYWAY…. I just wanted to let you know that I continue to think about you and pray for you and send you many warm thoughts.

    I miss you.


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