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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Oh I am bad at blogging !!

I really did not think anyone was reading anything I wrote, I am not a writer, but I do have alot to say, I just have a hard time putting it down. I was relly happy to see that someone was looking for updates on what has been happening with Traveling Pants ~, they have been on a world tour !

I know, can you immagine having something so personal, so tangable, with notes/letters from one to another, experienceing the world around them, I wish the pants could talk, I could only immagine what they must be thinking. LOL !

Right now, Traveling pants are in France ! then off to Isreal, and West Africa, please say lots of well wishes for not only the girls that are a part of the "sisterhood", but also for the pants safe arrival to each destination.

Please know we have pictures and updates on our facebook page, stage4travelingpants, and we do have a website,, keeping up with that ( whew and sigh ) is challenging enough !

Have a safe journey and be loved !

Sunday, February 3, 2013

New destination ~

Pants are on there way to Colorado ! A new state for the pants, a new journey for the girls.

(I had a dream last night) that when we were watching the super bowl today and Keith Urban was singing on a float with his band wearing Traveling Pants T-shirts ! ha ha...THEN a huge announcement came across on the speakers and said that "Red Eye" Research was going to work with us to find out what is causing cancer in women so young.

But, It was only a dream, and I woke up so confused and thought, who, what, when, where and why....

Oh...what do ???

Friday, January 25, 2013

What's Next ?

FINALLY ! The pants website is up and running again, its been down for months since the previous one was hijacked ! I have no idea, but it was messy, so we had to start over. NOT EASY ! I have a whole new respect for website builders !

I have the pants with intentions of them traveling once again, but I need to be sure they are back with Kelly Lange / Metavivor for a trip in Washington D.C in March, So I am a bit hesitant, but they will be fine.

I have often wondered  what would we do when the pants "run out" of room, I have no idea...we get asked that a lot. I hope there is someone out there that can provide a reasonable answer, we shall see.

Well, have a good night folks ! more to come later.

Friday, November 23, 2012

The pants are back safely with Kelly ~ Metavivor !

Well, our pants took travel to Belgium, BUT they had to come back to the USA and it took A LONG, TIME !  Kelly with Metavivor got the pants back...Isn't funny?  I mean....what does the universe have in store for them? I believe everything happens for a reason, and I know the life the pants took on, have a mind of there own now.

What's happening with Stephanie ? well, I really need for her to write in on this, but what she has done is a new CT scan, and will have a new Bone scan done next week to. Her Oncologist told her he wants to try and give her a break again, as she is very stable, but having side effects including, neuropothy (numbness/pain) in hands, feet, legs. Nails are infected, black, jagged...and the loss of hair.

What is the next step for the pants ? that is the question !

Sunday, September 2, 2012

What I have come to learn about the pants ~

        What I have come to learn about the pants ~ Is that it was never meant for me....I always thought I would be the one to make MY voice heard, and let everyone know about how I feel about what has happened to MY family when this sick cancer crept into the life of my sister.

When the pants were released to the world, I had no idea how much it would effect me personally. I had NO idea that when we launched this wholesome / loving / and yet unforgiving cancer life they took on, that I would ever say, "she died". NEVER.....

Since the pants travel, they made it around the world, and still making an impression on each and everyone they touch. Each woman that gets this package with the pants, have letters and cards for them to read along with them. I had always dreamed of there life's being touched by this project, but what I didn't know, was that in 2 years a handful of these women would have died to never see, nor hear about the other women these pants got to know.

They say 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, that's a staggering thought. I was standing up in my cubicle one day looking around at all the women I work with, we have about 40. As I look around, not one woman has admitted to having breast cancer, and I thought...who's next ?

I have NEVER heard or seen an OBESE woman with breast cancer, sure maybe over weight, but I don't think that's abnormal...and yet they claim weight as being a possible feeding frenzy for cancer...really ? I don't know.

There has been an amazing turn of events that have happened over the last few weeks/month, an amazing woman with her own breast cancer diagnosis has taken metastatic cancer to another level of awareness, reality, and love. AnneMarie Ciccarella.

I truly believe that "things happen for a reason", I don't believe that this project happened by happened because the universe said so. I believe this is more than the ordinary as AnneMarie said in her blog, I never considered it Extra Ordinary until she said so. Who would have ever thought we would be crossing paths from across the county to get these pants on a journey they will never forget. I thank her deeply.

I had to make a tough decision to "let it go", to know in my heart and soul, that it was NEVER meant to be a Non-Profit organization....It was never meant for ME to control...Its for them. I don't know why I was chosen to start it, but, I know that IT was meant to be.

For some reason my sister thought I could wear her pants, I'm 5'4, and she...5'9...REALLY ?  I think it was her way of telling me who got the gift of height, and she can squash me if she really wanted to right ? ha ha.. what are little sisters for ...I just pretend to let her be the boss...

I always wondered what would happen if a real life "Sister hood " of 'Traveling Pants came to life.
The pants broke out of there cocoon, and spread its wings, just as it was meant to be, full of color, full of life, one touch at a time, now this is what we call love.

Friday, July 13, 2012

We will NEVER be Susan G. Komen, or any of these major fund raising organizations and Im ok with that. I will NEVER cave into the Pink Is Pretty fashion for the sake of the wash. All I simply want to do, Is make the life's of those effected by Metastatic breast cancer to be more enjoyable by offering ways to feel a little bit better, and to know we are here for them.

I am disheartened to hear about Y-ME closing after 30 years. $2 MIL dollars could not keep the doors open any longer...I dont understand this. There major contributors could no longer fund them. There is something wrong with this picture.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

We are all connected ~

In a world of love and hate, we are all connected, and no matter the circumstance, we will all be here for one another weather we like it or not. When I was in my 20's, to early 30's, I would join the relay for life events, listening to the incharge discuss why we are here, the one thing I will never forget hearing, is we will ALL know someone, at some point who will have some form of cancer.

I cannot believe at that time, I had NO ONE that I knew that had cancer, I barely even understood what it was, what it meant, and how it was handled. I actually said (not me). Wow...