Ever-Changing Reflection

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Some wee bits with my afternoon tea

I liked Leigh Ashley's questions today, so I'm gonna go with it. I hope you have a minute to visit her blog and join in if you like them too. :)


{one} what is your favorite breakfast food?
Eggs, good French toast and pastry -- in that order. I hardly make any of them at home, but when I eat breakfast at a restaurant, that's always what I get.

{two} how many pairs of shoes do you currently own?
Uhhhh... about 30... maybe a few more pairs of flip flops.

{three} city or country?
Ah, the eternal debate. Both have their merits, but I think, deep down, I'm a city girl.

{four} what is your favorite part of your job?
Writing and editing -- those are the projects I never put off and truly enjoy.

{five} what is your favorite junk food to snack on?
Lately it's been Emerald's dark chocolate cocoa roasted almonds. Soooo surprisingly good!

{six} have you ever been mentioned in the newspaper?
Yes! Multiple times. I'm a freelance journalist, so I've had many bylines in various newspapers. :)

{seven} do you use Post-It notes?
Oh, I don't think I could live without them...

{eight} do you have freckles?
Yes I do, and like most  girls I used to hate them, but I am now learning to appreciate them.

{nine} is it okay for men to wear pink?
Certain men, not all can pull it off successfully.

{ten} when was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Do cover letters count? Honestly, it's been forever... and I used to be such a big letter writer.

Pretty fun, right? I just have one more thing for you all -- a favor if you will -- before I go. My coworker's son (who is only four) was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma almost two years ago. This little boy is my hero because he put on his brave face and charged into battle, beating his tumor last summer with no evidence of disease.

Well, today he went in for a routine scan, and, shockingly, the cancer is back. This is devastating to this wonderful family, who has been pushing through with nothing but faith, hope and love for the past two years. I know he will put on that brave face and fight again, but, if you could, please say a prayer for him -- to whatever higher power you believe in -- that he will stay strong and be healthy again.

8 comments:

Pam said...

I love shoes and dark chocolate roasted almonds, too!

And I will certainly keep your co-worker's son in my thoughts. Sometimes life is just not fair.

Amanda K said...

They will definitely be in my thoughts. I know a family who's little boy lost his battle with neuroblastoma about two years ago and I've done fundraisers for St. Jude's in honor of him since then.

Jen said...

Glad you're starting to appreciate your freckles, haha.

Prayers to that brave little guy and his family!

Morgan said...

So fun! Loved your answers! I feel the same way about Post Its. :)

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

I never liked french toast growing up, now it's soooo yummy!!

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I LOVE pastry's - my favourite breakfast by far. I ate them every day when I was in Europe last spring (probably why I also gained 12 pounds!)

So sad to hear about your coworkers son :( When cancer strikes young people (especially little kids) it is absolutely tragic!

Kristin said...

So, how did you learn to appreciate your freckles? I could work on that. HAHA

OceanDreams said...

i definitely need some more post it notes in my life. i feel so lost lately! glad you appreciate your freckles and i am going to check Ashley's blog out!