Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas from Florida

Merry Christmas from sunny south Florida!

We're having a great time visiting family and catching up with friends. I have spent the past two afternoons out by the pool just soaking up the warm, sunny weather. This is exactly what I needed.

And how's this for a "feel good" story... I went to a local nail salon to get a pedicure this morning. As I was sitting in the spa chair, I told the woman who was working on my feet that I had just finished chemo and was so excited to be able to get a pedicure again. I went to pay for my service and someone had paid for my pedicure.

I found out it was a woman who was getting a pedicure two chairs down from me. Unbelieveable. I gave her a big hug and thanked her and told her she really didn't need to do that but she insisted.

I told her that she needed to promise me that she would do her self-exams and get her annual mammograms and she promised. We hugged and I left the salon with yet another example of how huge some people's hearts can be. Amazing.

I know that when I get through this -- I will definitely need to pay it forward.

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season spent with those you love.


  1. Sounds like you are having a wonderful time Jen.

    I am in the San Francisco area right now heading down to San Diego. I just had to get away from all of this cancer stuff.

    Enjoy your vacation and Happy New Year.


  2. Hey Jen, maybe you should be writing "The Perks of Having Cancer"! What a thoughtful gesture.
    Cancer Warrior

  3. That was my first big post-chemo celebration. A pedicure, so worth it. That is so sweet that someone paid for it for you!

  4. that's wonderful, the kindness of strangers.