Friday, May 28, 2010

To my friends of Katerina

Some of you who read this blog ... I should say most of you that read this blog know that our dear friend Katerina has cancer and is dying. She is so young only in her 30's...so much ahead of her, yet her life is being cut short.



She has always been the most strongest person I know, life has thrown her a lot of curves and she has always knocked them back over the fence. This time that didn't happen. She is accepting her fate..with the humour she always had when she was well.



I can't seem to wrap my head around this yet. Kat quit blogging a few years ago, and has gone to facebook, but she was probably the best blogger ever. She pulled no punches, and said it like it was supposed to be said. OMG...remember the PMS days. I've never had PMS but she described so artfully, and so clearly that it just made your vagina hurt just reading it.



She had a way about her...funny, charming, dead on mean if you crossed her, articulate, smart, caring, lonely, ..... a cross between it all. I had the privilege of meeting her in person two summers ago at my house in Winnipeg. I could never figure out why she would like me...I was twice her age, even older than her mom. But that never bothered her; she was only interested in sparring with me and having fun. We had a lot of phone conversations over the years...and you know...I never once felt like I was talking to a younger person...like my niece... we just clicked. She saw the assehole in me...and I saw hers... haaaa. We laughed so much...and that was...and still is what Kat is about..the laughter. I'm sure there was not only laughter in her life, I know there was the dark side. But we all have that. She did what she had to do. To survive.

So, to my old buddies...Mary Lou and Brenda...who have been with her since the beginning... ( and yes we are way older than her) she loved calling us "raisins".... what a bitch!

Balonie...smiling...remembering.....And Kat I hope you get a place in "hospise"... or is that hosspiss..nevermind...never been too good with the spelling.

I will post this on facebook for her...

balonie....mit da sad face.

7 comments:

Sally said...

Joan-I do remember Kat, and this breaks my heart for her, you, her family and friends. :(

Donna said...

What a truly wonderful woman...I'm sorry I missed out on all the fun....I like that "shoot from the hip" attitude....
love and hugs to you all...
(((((O)))))

Brenda said...

I love that Special K with all my heart. I started loving her way back when we chatted in the Yahoo Trivia room. You're right about the laughter, and she always seemed to know when you needed a good laugh the most and made sure you got it... Even when life was kicking her ass. We sure got blessed when she allowed us to be her friends.

judemiller1 said...

I'm so sorry Joanie. I too have a friend battling ovarian cancer--it goes away for a bit, but always comes back somewhere else. How we shall miss our Dear Friends. Steady On..........

Joan said...

I didn't put this in facebook like I wanted to because facebook was having a problem with me. But, I am sure she still reads my blog. She is in hospice now.. and I talked briefly with her yesterday.

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

This was a great post Joan.

Curtis said...

So sorry to hear about your friend. Cancer sucks...I know.

Man you guys got enough butt wipes for the whole neighborhood. Holy Crap!!!