Nope. No siree......If I can't find the chaos, it comes looking for me!
Now....I know many of you think that I really did run away with Count Chocula. And, frankly, that wouldn't be so far off the mark if Target would actually carry the cereal. They didn't this year and I'm going through serious withdraw.
Actually, the truth is that I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I just found out last Thursday after 6 looooong days of waiting. Note to self: do not get a biopsy on a Friday at 3:30pm. Like my best friend Gail said, I couldn't have waited longer if I would have gone in and requested the longest wait myself. "um, yes, I would love the appointment that would give me the absolute maximum heart wrenching wait time.......Friday at closing time? Perfect! I'll take it!" Seriously, my wait time could only be surpassed by an appointment on Christmas Eve at 5:00pm during the annual office ski retreat.
So, now, I realize I am offically part of a statistic. And, unlike my usual disorganized self, I managed to do this during breast cancer awareness month. I've never noticed more pink ribbons in my life than the 6 day wait for results. There was one on my milk carton and everytime I opened the refrigerator door I was reminded that I could very well be the 1 of 8.
One of the people I have to thank for my even getting to my annual mammogram is Melissa Francis. I don't know if you remember, but I had taken a class when she was in town at Paper Tales. She is a breast cancer survivor herself and did a whole talk on it before getting started. So I carried that little voice in my head until I finally made my year and a half late appointment. Thank you Melissa.
My surgery is scheduled for Nov 7th and I will be doing chemo after that. I will be around popping in out when I can........ and in usual Chaos fashion trying to find the funny in my life. I'm actually trying to get as much done for the North Park Mafia Craft fair as I can while I'm feeling good. It keeps my mind busy .....plus..... I paid good $$ for that damn table. I don't care if I have to send Cosme out to hawk my Christmas snowflakes......it's going to happen!
Also, thank you to all that have sent emails to me wondering where I've been. It means alot to me. So, although I wish I could say I ran off with the Count during a mid life chocolate crisis..... I will be back to crazy crafting chaos in no time......Talk to you soon! Karin