One of my geographically-distant friends has been keeping a group of us posted by email since December on her progress through breast cancer surgery, then chemo. She just finished her last chemo session and will begin a series of 33 radiation treatments later this month.
She said in her latest message, "I need to find a way to count down these treatments in a way that doesn't discourage me. Somehow I think seeing 33 days on the calendar will be too depressing."
inspired by Ali at Domesticali): an assortment of teas fastened to a pink cord with tiny wooden clothes pins, now winging its garishly-colored way to my friend via the United States Post Office.