Tuesday, 31 January 2012


Saturday, 28 January 2012

my blog change ...again

I am now transferring my journey of my brain problems..
9.my lump) to a new blog ,id like to keep this more as a record of happiness ,I do recognise it got a bit heavy at times(a lot) and it really should be kept as a record of how I really do love my life .  my brain is becoming so clear about somethings now so this really will be a daily diary as it were,  with the usual photos and my best buys! lol she said , as her garage sale is still going  !lol ....make way for new huh ! my new blog is called Floating .xx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Good day .....except for rain ,

I had a couple of sales ,then the rain came down ,as we know that's our city !   ,still I slept for a couple of hours and then sorted the garage sale stuff a bit better .I've got to go up to the top of the road at about 6 to put a sign up ,not if its more blimen rain though . I don't mind how long its going to take to get the stuff gone ,   I   really dont want to take it with me so anything not gone will be taken to the Sallies .  I was suprised at myself  at what I'm letting go ,  a few things I thought I couldn't part with     ,I did  ,as they say only keep what you love or if you haven't used it for a year get  rid!  Tiare helped out there, he said 'no mum you do love that ,and that one can go cos it annoys you when you trip over it lol! its a lamp which for some reason  I  had on the floor ,I did break  it a while  ago   but it is fixable ,but me trying to fix it = more breakage lol.

I found Tiares camera and got a bit of a shock ,there was a photo of me the week or so after  I  got out of hospital,  after my 2010  liposarcoma in my stomach operation ,and   I  was staying at my mother's  ,I  don't really remember that time well at all . I can't believe how thin I was ,and look hair! ,I had  the strangest feeling ,like looking at a stranger ,me, but not .  Talk about one extreme to the next! now I'm 3x the size ! and bald ! this really is a yo yo illnesss ,or journey this cancer business!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Garage sale ......moving on!

Hi   all ,I'm having a garage sale from  today till its all gone .....so if your in Auckland, Waitakere esp come along ,  I  wont put address on here(i was told not too?)   ,oh I 'll say the road ....Hepburn road      Glendene  and you will see the sign .but if you go to kim   murray  @facebook ? under create event   under auckland .or e mail me   I have a photo with the white scarf on .I am selling clothes  ,lamps ,linen ,toys ,heaters ,you name it I ve probably got it ! there will be a donation given to the Cancer Society NZ  ,which I  will be handing over to my Social Worker to hand on ,this will be photographed and recorded . So come along even if its just to say hi ......have a lovely day everyone  . 

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Post OP Review on a gorgeous Summers Day ! ......what could be better?!

I had my review yesterday with the neurologist and it was good news ..he has signed me back to my oncology team and dosn't need to see me unless anything untoward happens again . I am so happy ,I was very nervous today which isnt like me ,but this news is the best ,I   still have to have a follow   up to radiation scan,  but to not have to go to yet another specialist regularly   is like a holiday!  I asked about my co-ordianation and thinking processess and he basically said what they always said 'any improvement is good ,no change for the worst is good and that it takes a few months after brain surgery to recover too what even seems normal .

Tiare and I had a wee celebraton ,I   made some cupcakes   .A lot of my recovery is down to this incredible boy of mine ,he has coped so well and it has been hard for him a   lot I know .We are good talkers though ,we argue ,and laugh,   and cry together , he stands up to me and also  is so compassionate .Thankyou bub ,we are so proud of you ,your dad will be smiling from up there !
me and my boy
happy 6 week milestone
thanks bub 
I' m awake sooo early ! but I went to bed early and I only really get about 4 hours straight  .Still it is good to have a head start today as I' m sorting things for my mini garage sale on Saturday ,.
I' ve been listing on trademe too ,mum said I  can sell some peices as there is a bit of it so I' ve kept back the real heirloom ones and selling the rest .  Well I'm off for a cup of tea ,  oh and the summers day we had .....it really was a pure Auckland gold summer day ,hopefully today will be the same .

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Great weekend ! ......... and Cars , Peonie D uvets and Baby Blue Aprons

I had a fabulous weekend ,
I  socialised, ate lovely food ,had a couple or three  of  baileys on ice!  (very yummy)  and talked and talked to all and sundry about my move ,everyone has said its the best thing so I,m so pleased.   I have this bubble of excitemnt all the time , and I'm feeling so well at the moment  and invincible ! long may that last huh ?considering my moods! although the radiation caused a few problems in that area. I'm a bit annoyed at myself   re my scalp though , as I  seem to have developed another sore spot,   I  can't take the full daily dose of the anti  b's cos of my ileostomy ,so maybe it will take longer to heal,  plus with daily  hair loss  I'm always rubbing the hair away.
We said goodbye to the N issan ,it was my fathers car which he bought brand new in 1989 ,he  gave it to me about 5 years ago ,so     it's  only been in the family ! it was his pride and joy and I  was suprised how teary I  got !   I  know I  won't be driving again, well not for a long time and she needed a bit of work which would have cost more than it  was worth so ............
bye bye nissan
bye bye duvet!

bye bye aprons!
I'm selling a couple of things on Trademe ,trouble is I   only did a 3 day auction which maybe ?  wasn't the best move ,  but  I' m so worried with my memory etc or  getting sick , and not completing trades on time  ,that I figured the shorter the time the better and I  put on very low reserves  lol ,still I, m quite prepared to lose money as thats the gamble you take, so this lovely duvet cover will be gone in a few  days! I  didnt use it a lot at all in  fact, but I  did love it and these gorgeous aprons ,they are as new
I  bought them off a lady on trademe who is probably one of my favourite sellers ever . but I have more and they really just sat in the cupboard ,they are the sweetest though aren't they?    I'm downsizing my linen  cupboard ,and yep probably will fill it up again ! 
I  have so much as I  have been given a lot from mum's and my  aunties as well ,,these wont be sold as most of them are pretty much antique so would like to pass them on .  quite lovely talking with them about the history of the pieces. . I am so nervous as the first auction closes  before 7 this morning,didnt even check the  end time!!and then I changed it once but I  couldn't change the day! to 4 days , lol the things I' ve forgotten,     I  was almost a professional at listing and selling before .I'm going to write down step by step instuctions to follow for this weeks listings and do 4 days.  I  need to mae a few cosy's too ,I  keep saying that don't I ??!!  

******HAVE A GREAT WEEK ******

Friday, 20 January 2012

So the hair is going!!!! ...................

Didn't realise Monday was the last day I posted   ,time flies when your'e having fun!!! .yes,  I was sitting at the dining table chatting to my friend and put my hand through my hair and a handful came with it ,I   yelped ,she said' What what what '?,so I   told her and we cried lol! even though I was expecting it  ,it was just like you see on the movies ,shock!!   anyway typical us,    the jokes started 5 mins later and they haven't really stopped! she is the best medicine for me is miss C .  It has been a good week since Monday ,last radiation was Tuesday ,  I got my meds upped to help with headaches and my scalp wound is being dressed daily by the district nurse ,my cleaner came ,although thats a bit of a story ...lets just say I'd like to know who trains the ladies ,she is a lovely lady but with rather strange ways of doing things ,I  will chat  her next week ,I  couldn' t the other day as I  had visitors at the same time .

My mask

bye bye hair

heal thy wound!!!!!!!

Serenity ,I have figured  out the look of the mask  ,every session I would go off to a place of calm .......it shows .I'm pleased. I am gettng some artwork done on it  too .

Speaking of serenity ,my Meow when she is not being her often prickly self!!!! in her favourite spot on my blanket!
Today an old friend came for lunch ,    we had nothing to do with each other for 10 years and since I  got sick   we have been in contact ,we grew up togerther and gosh I missed her ....lets just say because of her amazing forgiving nature we are back on track ...I did her very wrong and well I'm just so thankful ...I am not the person I was back then but she still  had every right to not take up the friendship again ...thankyou my dear friend .   My daughter and grandchildren also came for a suprise visit so  it was extra special ,I   made the most delicious quiche ,one of the easiest  ,tastiset recipes ever!  ...I  will put a link up when I  figure out how !!   I also went to dinner at the said Miss C 's onThursday ( ,so it must have been W   ednesday with my hair) ,anyway I' m very proud of myself as part of my getting on with things is to get social again ,and I' m lucky no one minds picking me up etc ,   so yes I  feel very blessed this week . 

The best news till last,     a friend  has a property out east way ,     its one of the nicest areas of Auckland ,pretty much one long beach looking out to Rangitoto Island ,with shops, cafes,, parks ....it is  up for rent and provided I  can rent out the top floor to make it affordable for me  , self contained studio    apartment , ( which she already has someone in mind
)       I can have it ...oh to be by the water in such lovely surroundings in a lovely cottage type house! ...fingers crossed!!  T is a bit wary as he may have to change schools ,although my friend did offer to take him  ....this has made my day!!!!   It will be so healing with the water etc .......so please all good vibes to me !!!!!   it is 2 mins walk to the water!!! It's meant to be I know it!!!!  /watch this space  ...... Have a Loveyl Weekend   ........................