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Jay Lake
Date: 2009-12-18 05:50
Subject: [personal] What's next
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Tags:calendula, california, cancer, child, family, health, personal, seattle, travel
shelly_rae takes the train home to Seattle this morning, and life officially goes back to more-or-less normal here at Nuevo Rancho Lake, at least until chemo starts on January 8th. Life being more-or-less normal, calendula_witch arrives later this morning by plane from San Francisco. We'll spend some time recentering, then at a family Christmas party tonight. Tomorrow we're off to Seattle for tbclone47's birthday party, where we will see markferrari and shelly_rae, along with many other dear friends.

calendula_witch flies home on Monday. I follow next Saturday, the day after Christmas, accompanied by the_child. We'll get to meet calendula_witch's mysterious aunt from foreign parts, which will be good fun, and bomb around San Francisco. the_child comes back home the 30th, I return on the 3rd, then we begin the slide home into chemo land.

It will be a good Christmas, and good end to the year. I'll be cherishing all that for the New Year, because kicking cancer's ass through chemo is going to take every ounce of good I've ever had in my life. May all of you have a holiday season as joyous and filled with love as mine.
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User: jess_ka
Date: 2009-12-18 14:32 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you, Jay. Blaze on, oh bright one.
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Elizabeth Coleman
User: criada
Date: 2009-12-18 15:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I love mysterious aunts. One of the great sadnesses in my life is that I'm an only child, and will therefore never be one.
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racheldryden
User: racheldryden
Date: 2009-12-18 16:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay,

I just wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you. We've never met, but I've been hearing about you since 2005 when I first entered this wild and crazy life called genre writing. Also, I'm getting to be good friends with Ken Scholes, who of course talks about you a lot :).

I've been reading the archives of your lj as I have time, and I love getting to see the snippets of writing or the crazy things the Child says - I have three kids myself so I know how wierd and wonderful and overwhelming parenthood can be.

Also I've ordered copies of a few of your books and plan to get my hands on the others soon. Looking forward to seeing more of what your convoluted brain spews out :). And thanks for the writing inspiration - you are really helping me see what it takes to be a professional writer.

Your experience with the blood in your hair the other day really hit me, by the way. I've been helpless at the hand of doctors and had some life-threatening moments caused by health problems, so I think it resonated for me. I'll continue to keep you in my thoughts through the chemo. Even though you don't know me - I care.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-12-18 16:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Rachel - Good to make contact. Thank you for the kind note. Yes, medical follies are something... Appreciate the good thoughts.
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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2009-12-18 16:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
A very good Christmas to you also.
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markbourne
User: markbourne
Date: 2009-12-18 17:09 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
So much of this post just has me here smiling. Wishing you good travels, good friends, and a lovely, loving Christmas, Jay.

2010: The Year We Make Contact ... With Cancer's Frakkin' Ass.
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Jay Faulkner
User: jayphoenix
Date: 2009-12-18 17:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Hi there, I just discovered your journal (weirdly enough via Kyle Cassidy and a post about Clarkesworld from Sean Wallace at the same time :o) ) and have just spent a while browsing through your site and your blog.

You are most definitely an inspiration - from the talented and imaginative writing perspective but also from the strong human one too.

My 14 year old nephew had testicular cancer last year so have an 'inkling' of what you are going through (obviously not trying to compare at all) so just wanted to say hi for one thing - friending on LJ without commenting is rude, after all :o) - and I hope that you have a great Christmas/New Year and a much better 2010 than 2009.

Jay
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-12-19 00:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And thank you. Good to meet you, as it were.
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scarlettina
User: scarlettina
Date: 2009-12-18 17:25 (UTC)
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Looking forward to seeing you this weekend.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-12-19 00:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
And you!
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Valya Dudycz Lupescu
User: valya_dl
Date: 2009-12-18 18:40 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, I wish you a joyful holiday surrounded by your loved ones.

You are in my thoughts and if you don't mind, I will continue to send energy your way as you continue this fight.

I look forward to reading a LJ entry in the future where you wax nostalgic about the year you kicked cancer's ass.

Be well.

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desperance
User: desperance
Date: 2009-12-18 19:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Because your life is Oh So Empty, allow me to point out that Jan 4th is in fact my birthday. Which will plug neatly into that yawning gap between your going home and going into chemo.

If you need another date to kick back and celebrate something, feel free. I make you a gift of it.
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calendula_witch: Absinthe
User: calendula_witch
Date: 2009-12-18 21:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Absinthe
Many happy returns to you on the day, sir. ;-)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2009-12-19 00:19 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I shall endeavor celebrate with the mighty and noble aid of calendula_witch!
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