Friday, February 19, 2010


Some of you may not know that Kay is an Olympic fanatic. For 3 weekends and two weeks every other year she stays up late watching the games, and now with our DVR watches at breakfast, lunch, dinner and every spare moment. I'm a much more casual fan, and catch a little now and then. That said, we are excited about the weekend. We are leaving mid-afternoon today to head for Bellingham, picking Brett up from Seattle University on the way. We'll stay with Ron and Linda Bahr tonight, and get up early to go to Vancouver tomorrow.

We primarily want to check out the Olympic venue and get a feel for being at an Olympic games. We have tickets to a women's curling preliminary event at 2 PM, but mostly plan to put in a big day of experiencing and seeing the Olympic village and venue.

It is really good to see Kay essentially back to her normal energy level. She is doing great. Her port came out a week ago today, and she is now hardware free. No signs of cancer, and lots of signs of Kay. Tomorrow is supposed to be sunny and beautiful, so pray for safe journey, and think of Kay when you see the games Saturday.


Sunday, February 7, 2010

Lots of friends and relatives

Yesterday Fay Colmar, Kay Mom, had her 80th birthday party. All 5 children, all but one grandchild, and an incredibly interesting and adoring group of friends converged at Fay's home in Fullerton,CA. We had a lovefest worthy of the occation. Fay had the house decorated in high style, with a red, white, and black theme. Guests dressed to match the theme, and we all got a chance to wish Fay a happy 80th, as well as to renew old acquaintances, make new ones, and have a great day.

Kay is really essentially back to normal. She has a cute short hairdo, is really getting fit again, running up to 3 miles and working out 5-6 times a week, and feeling good. She is going to get her port out this week. It is the last piece of foreign material still reminding her daily of Cecil, and she looks forward to having it gone. She is quite thin, and it is noticible and a bit uncomfortable below her right collarbone.

Jean and Marc (boyfriend) were able to come down to the party. Jean has been in the midst of her first "busy season" as an accountant, and is working long hours, learning lots, and doing great.

Brett is thriving as a University of Seattle junior English major, and could not make the party, as he is in mid-terms.

I continue to love my post-medical director status as a family physician. I am enjoying my new blog, and Kay and I continue to have lots of fun.

Enjoy the Super Bowl today, and give prayers of thanks for Kay's continued health.