Wednesday, October 07, 2009


I am in Arizona.
Oh, I am having fun.
But to get it all out of the way, first place I went was know, home to the Lazona Estate. I just had to get it out of the way, and I made Mr. Nielson take me there. He asked me a bajillion times if I was sure (he is so thoughtful and all).
And I was sure.

As soon as we hit Main street my heart pounded faster and faster until we made the turn onto our street. A wave of emotions caught me off guard and my eyes were stinging.
My pots are still there.
My welcome mat is still there.
My polka dot curtains are still there.
And for a moment I was still there- in the kitchen window making dinner.
I took a deep breath as we drove by one last time. Mr. Nielson and I both turned out heads and we could see the Mulberry Bungalow nestled in the tree.
And Mr. Nielson became emotional.
All his hard work and manly powers in producing that beauty only to loose it months after.

I told Mr. N it felt like someone had just kicked me in the stomach really hard. Then I said I was not going to think about that for the rest of the trip. And I almost did just that.

Then Mr. Nielson and I attended the most fabulous ball. It was called the CopaBall-a fundraising gala for the Maricopa Heath Foundation.
The foundation has supported Mr. Nielson and I through thick and thin.
Not only did we attend, but we spoke. It was a tribute and an honor. I was able to publicly thank the dear sweet doctors and amazing nurses. And all those who took part in my behalf.
Then we danced.
It was most magical.

Mr. Nielson refused to have a clip-on bow tie for his tux. He wanted the real thing. So in purchasing his own tux (james bond style) he made sure he could tie it. So the night before he found a special youtube 10-step bow tie commentary which helped out.
Now he is a genuine tux-wearer.

It's hot. Sooo hot.
More pictures to follow, because my gown was not too bad either.

I am on the couch today on Oprah.
Check it out!!