Power shopping and Holiday wishes…

So were you in one of those many cars doing laps in the Costco parking lot this morning?  I was there early thinking earlier was better than later….WRONG!  But I powered through the aisles and escaped because it seems at Costco they get it; I mean every register was open and moving.

Tis the season for power shopping.  My local grocery store was in similar shape but in some crazy way, I was happy to be out among the crazed today.  I felt a certain ‘Holiday spirit’ too. So many people were smiling and laughing and handling the long lines with ease.  I was lucky today, not a Grinch in the bunch.

But that’s not to say I’m not thinking about those who weren’t out in the Holiday shuffle.  I have too many friends who are carefully watching the side effects of some serious chemotherapy right now.  The Holidays are not easy for cancer patients or their caregiving families.  The treatments still go on.  The treks to the cancer centers still go on.  The ups and downs of cancer don’t follow a holiday schedule.

So I’m wishing you all strength and courage as the Holidays approach.  You are all warriors in my eyes and I admire you all.

And to this amazing community, here we are at another years end….YOU are my strength.

Happy Holidays everyone.



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Nan Holmes December 24, 2016 at 4:39 pm

Happy Holidays Laurie! May you keep on writing for a very long time!


Kathie Scott December 24, 2016 at 5:27 am

I did the Costco circle as well but efficient check out and a bonus conversation with a nice person while in line! Prayers and blessings for all of the cancer families and thank you for another year of this “conversation”. Merry Christmas Laurie.


Laurie Hirth December 24, 2016 at 12:59 am

Merry Merry.. watching from the side lines, hoping I won’t have to play the game again! Thank you Laurie…our fearless leader!


Brady Merrill December 23, 2016 at 9:44 pm

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy New Years, another year has flown by, many thanks to you Laurie, take care, stay warm, enjoy the holidays, may the memories be warm and your friends surround you.


Candis Kashur December 23, 2016 at 4:20 pm

Happy Holidays to you Laurie!
Wishing you the best year ever!


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