Friday, October 26, 2012

Calaca to Color

People ask how I am doing.  Physically, I feel pretty good.  I had a strange burning sensation in my fingertips a few days ago (my doctor confirmed this is neuropathy) - but I have been taking extra L-glutamine, and it seems to have gone away.  Emotionally, I am not doing quite as well.  I am already anticipating next week and my chemotherapy infusion.  It is hard to willingly allow yourself to do something that you know is going to make you feel like utter hell.  But I also understand that my tumor has been shrinking at an amazing rate.  So, I will go and pray that I will have minimal side effects.  I am trying to clean my house, get meals ready for next week, and enjoy my children.  I always feel better when I feel prepared.

So, I decided that I am going to try to do as many little Calaca Coloring pages as I can to help my mind stay focused on the present instead of dwelling in what might happen next week.  Kind of like a zentangle (a kind of mindfulness doodle technique).  So, if you click on the skull above, it will take you to a place where you can download my little skull to color.  Coloring is another awesome way to calm your body, focus on the present, and regulate emotions.  And below, I am including a link to a blank skull sketch- so that you can do your own doodle!  And of course, for more calaca love visit Rebecca's blog here.


  1. You do have a very positive attitude and that really helps. I like this skull and I will print it out, paint it, and photo it so I can post it. Thanks a lot for that. Wishing you the best and sending you ::healing thoughts::

  2. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?



    1. Hi Cameron,
      I would love to e-mail you, but your blogger account doesn't seem to have an e-mail address I can access. I think mine does if you want to contact me with your question:)