The first slap

The first slap
This photo was taken the day after I was diagnosed, and it is my first bitch slap at cancer. I'm the one with the icepack symbolically placed on my boob. My teammates changed our team's uniform to pink at the last minute, and I came off the soccer field that night with one goal and a whole lot of love. Several of these women are my close friends, but they are all warriors, and they all helped me set the tone for this fight.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Hats off!

Well, actually, it's hats on for me these days, as I don't have loads of hair left. However, I wanted to show off the needle art prowess of friends and family who have made me hats. The first one I don't even know how to introduce except to say that this hat is simply awesome! My cousin, Didi Pancake, crocheted it, and wearing it makes me feel as formidable as the legendary Brunhilda herself.
My badass Brunhilda hat, courtesy of Didi
I'm tempted to wear this hat as I play soccer. I would look pretty darn badass out there on the soccer pitch with an armor plate covering my chemo port and this horned helmet with thick golden braids!

My 24/7 hat, courtesy of Tamra

The second hat is equally awesome, and (no offense, Didi) perhaps a bit more versatile stylistically. Tamra Stallings knitted it for me, and it is hands-down the most comfortable hat I have. Not only that, it goes with practically every piece of clothing I own. My only worry is that I will wear it out before I'm done with my treatment.

So while it's hats on for me, it's hats off to Didi and Tamra. Thank you much! I now find myself inspired to knit again!


  1. Re: the Brunhilda hat: now you can find out if blondes REALLY have more fun!

    -- Mom

  2. You look great as a viking (and I should know:-)!

  3. Each of the hats becomes you in its own way. How nice to have a choice - and how wonderful to have friends who are talented knitters!

  4. Looking forward to seeing your badass Brunhilda hat!


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