An early birthday gift


February 15, 2008 by 8junebugs

Hooray! Hooray hooray hooray!

The Bean called me — probably knowing that, if I hadn’t commented on her last post, I clearly had not read it — to announce that she’s doing the Avon Walk in San Francisco July 12-13. I whooped and hollered in a way quite unbecoming, but I think I have proven that curing breast cancer is more important to me than my image.

[It’s possible that the price of tea in China is more important to me than my image, but that’s not the point.]

She did point out that I will walk on the weekend after her birthday and she will walk the weekend after mine. I like that. This may be the closest we get to walking together.

It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t lost a loved one to cancer of some kind. Life’s dealt the Bean a crappy hand there — her daddy has been battling his cancer for over five years now, in spite of doctors’ expectations, and she lost her Aunt Mitzi to breast cancer last year. This is one way she can fight back. She and her team — Mitzi’s Mammaries — will walk in honor of her aunt and in support of the rest of us.

I’m getting a little teary over here. This Walk has had an effect on me I should have expected, joiner that I am. But I didn’t and it sometimes hits me strangely.

My kickoff meeting for this year’s team (TeamMBA!) is on Monday, and I can’t wait to share with my colleagues that my maid of honor, my partner in crime, and my Dumb Year co-pilot is now part of this event.

I might not mention the Dumb Year, though. Yeah, we’ll just keep that to ourselves.


2 thoughts on “An early birthday gift

  1. Rich says:

    You only had ONE Dumb Year?! *in his best Napoleon Dynamite* “Lucky…!”

  2. 8junebugs says:

    Technically, the really dumb bit only lasted about six weeks. But holy crap did it carry over for a while.

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