Monday, March 26, 2012

Saint Patty's Day

Sometimes people just get sick. It's tough when you're dealing with cancer to not read into things too much - like your immune system. Luckily for me, my friend Meghan has been sick for the past week after hanging out on Saint Patty's day just like me. She was just as immobile, and oddly, her sickness made me feel so much better :) Once I realized she was in as bad of shape, I actually felt completely normal which was fun. I was just a sicky, living in a sick world. Here's a few photos from the infamous day...

Meghan, Julia, Me, Lauren

Lo & Megs getting me camera ready


My partial Irishman

The holiday was a blast. You can't beat Saint Patty's day with a group of close friends, our favorite Irish man, and all of his Irish buddies.

Good luck getting a photo during the Irish rugby game...

Michael at least gave us his face, but his eyes gave him away :) 

Here's a funny story about Saint Patty's day......We celebrated in downtown Seattle, at an Irish pub called Fado. At one point, I went to the ladies room (as one does from time to time). As I was washing my hands, and checking to make sure I didn't have anything in my teeth (or stuck to the bottom of my shoes), a woman my age started smiling and said, "Oh my gosh. I swear I'm not creepy, and you don't know me, but I'm a friend of a friend of yours and I read your blog!" She was absolutely hilarious! It was amazing. She told me that she loves reading my blog because it's a true story. The girl, Meghan or maybe it's Megan? I'm not sure on the spelling, but regardless, she was incredibly sweet, and it completely made me feel so wonderful. What a huge compliment! Danny teased me later, because I made her come over and meet him, and he said that I hugged her about three different times. It was just such a thoughtful thing for her to come up to me.

What an honor. It's amazing. I'm still completely touched. That is something that I'm going to swirl around in my mind to make me smile. Everyone needs a few of those little memories for a bad day. A gift that you can pull out to cheer you up. Life is so full of fun, and I love that we're all intertwined, integrally interconnected. It's beautiful. I'm so lucky!


  1. Hurray! You have a new blog. Yea!
    xxoo su mamasita

  2. Hi Jessica,
    What you call sicky is what Andrea called her new normal. You are right. We are all sick in one way or another. Some people look totally ok but they are either battling an emotional illness, spriritual illness or physical illness that is not apparrent. Andrea's and my prayer every day was that God be with each of us as we all struggle in one way or another. We are in a sick world and that is what makes us special in our faith because we all have hope of making the very best of this life and keeping our soul in God's care. I've never met you personally, but I wish I could give you a hug just like that lady did. You are an inspiration and a righteous fighter. And, I adore your partial Irishman, too. If I ever meet you guys he will get a hug too. xoxo, Kathy, Andrea's mom

  3. "So Cal" PattiMarch 28, 2012 at 12:49 AM

    Love these pictures of you and Dan and your friends! You look so beautiful, happy and healthy! That is my wish for you always- that you have many more years of enjoying your life and and being the beautiful person that you are- inside and out!!!

  4. Love this blog post! I am glad you appreciated a virtual stranger wigging out after recognizing you and randomly saying hi whilst in the bathroom at Fado's. You were awesome and kind and so sweet to me! I loved meeting Danny as well. It was weird, because it felt like you were an old friend, even though I had never officially met you before. Huge thanks to Meghan Malone who introduced me to your blog. I love reading about your story and your positive outlet on life.

    Thank you for writing about your journey with such honesty and openness. Your story has a ripple effect. I will continue to read and send you all the good juju in the world.

    Also, some day I am looking forward to meeting properly in person again - with Malone in tow as well!


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