Monday, March 5, 2012

An Ellen Update

The three of us at the TAP-stravaganza!
I wrote a letter to my very dear friend Ellen about how badly it sucks that she must now beat breast cancer like rented mule. But she can totally do it.

First of all - THANK YOU. Thank you for your prayers and support and love and best wishes. I felt them and I know her family did too.

I thought you might want to know how she's doing. She came through surgery really well. Here's some more good news - her lymph nodes are clear - no cancer. For those of you who've been through this, you know what good news that is. Kate actually cried with relief when she found. CRIED. That should tell you how much we love her because, come on - Kate doesn't cry.

One of the comments on the letter to Ellen was from Von, who knew exactly who Ellen was from all the posts here on Mommyland where she has been the star. I thought I'd try to put them all in one place so you could read about her greatness. I've probably forgotten a few, so please just remind if you remember one that I didn't include.

And of course, if you want to keep tabs on her directly, here's the link to her blog.

#1: The Story About The Big Dead Bird
(Where Ellen is brave but also throws up in her mouth)

#2: The One Where Ellen De-Craps My House
(And basically lifts couches all by herself)

#3: The T-Box Taste Test
(Where Ellen was the ONLY one who stayed sober and the rest of us got falling down drunk)

#4: When We Threw A Kids Party Together
(And it was awesome but a total cluster)

#5: When I almost Got Killed Renting a Bouncy House
(And Ellen laughed her ass off at my expense)

#6: Chatting in the Cul-de-Sac
(And Ellen dropping a now classic TWSS)

#7: When She Advised me About Going on Live TV
(And sadly, she was so right)

#8: Our Kids Play Toilet Tag
(And kick each other in the throat, ok - MY KIDS, but she was there)

#9: When Ellen Gave me Pajama Jeans
(and then took about a hundred pictures of my ass)

#10: My weepy Letter
(where I mention her moving away and how much I love her)

#11: Where I Beg You All To Pray for Her
(because we need her to be healthy and live to be an old lady, so we can be old lady friends)

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