Friday, September 5, 2008

Just had a nice cup of coffee, and a not so wonderful bowl of cereal. Food really does not taste very good anymore. But, I still do love sweets. Cathy surprised me yesterday with a heavenly box of sweet cakes from Charlie' Bakery. It definitely is a must try if you are in Orlando. I can absolutely recommend the red velvet cake and carrot cakes.

The weather is wet and rainy here. We are already experiencing effects of Hurricaine
Hannah. My summer of radiation has turned into a mother of a storm season. I hope my daily walk is not curtailed. The Orlando area abounds with lakes. It is really quite lovely. Anyway we have been walking around Lake Davis, which we now call Lake Ellen. It is surrounded by lovely homes and a paved sidewalk. This is the time when I loose myself in the beauty of nature, and try ernestly to forget about my diagnosis, or any other problem that might be plagueing me. Can anyone relate? I'm still waiting to wake up one day, and discover that my diagnosis is a mistake. That's when I have to remind myself that I can only live one day at a time.

Love to all of you, especially all our New Orleans friends.

Ellen

2 comments:

Marie said...

walking in the rain is always an alternative. we are thinking of you always.

-marie

Betsy Youngquist said...

The natural world is my church, my refuge, and my muse. The high point of each day is my walk in the woods with our dogs. Sometimes I forget to notice the trees and the birds and the sky, but I know the woods still hold me dear. I'm so glad to read that you are finding resonance in a lake and a walk and a friend. I can't think of a better medicine (except for the red velvet cake).

Betsy