Open links in secondary window

Ramblings from a Southern liberal, Boomer, single parent, grandmother, reunited birthmother, cancer survivor, pop-culture observer, retired teacher

Most dramatic lymphoma posts are from June 2002 - February 2003 archives.

Email Joy Durham at

Welcome! Please sign my guest map or guest book. And Comment!!

[my collaborative other blog] MUTUAL ADMIRATION BLOG

[Adoption Blogs & Books]
Adoption Search Blog
First Parents
The Same Smile
The Daily Bastardette
The Guide to Search and Reunion
My Reunion with Kathy

My Family and Friends

Sign In - Plant a Flag!

Free Guestmap from Free Guestmap from

View My Guestbook
Sign My Guestbook


moon info

My Amazon Wish List
[For anyone who wants to buy me a gift or discuss what we like.]

[ Reading & Entertainment ]

Blogroll Me!

Cost of the War in Iraq
(JavaScript Error)

<< current

The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear.
I learn by going where I cannot go.

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there,
And learn by going where I have to go.

Light takes the Tree, but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair;
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air,
And, lovely, learn by going where to go.

This shaking keeps me steady. I should know.
What falls away is always. And is near.
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow.
I learn by going where I have to go.

--Theodore Roethke


Joy's Updates - Straight from the Horse's Mouth.
Sunday, September 22, 2002  
Another Good Day

Mother and I went to Buddy's for lunch yesterday and had small hamburgers, which are still really big there! Their regular ones are the size of hubcaps. It tasted the way I meant for it to. So many foods taste strange now because of the chemo, including water. Then we went riding around. Mother still drives, but I think I can soon. I'm not sure about my reaction time, and it's not that easy to turn my neck which at this time does look like the Elephant Man.

We rode all over the place and saw the new school Creek Wood and around checking out things. We also went by to visit Butch and Janelle. I hadn't seen the redecorating they've done. It looks so good, and they keep their place neat and clean. They are good at clearing things out, which is something I need to learn. It's going to be a major event for me to get rid of things. Also what I'll find will be interesting - like an archaelogical dig, I guess. When I feel better, I have my work cut out for me.

My cousin Sally is coming from Murfreesboro today for a visit. Sally, Mother, and I are going to lunch somewhere. I keep feeling better but still have to rest some.

7:20:00 AM

is powered by Blogger.
Weblog Commenting by