HAPPY DANCE WITH ME!!! Today is the HALFWAY POINT for my chemotherapy!
Rejoice! Keep the Faith.
::faithful - Praying for friends who are grieving. Praying for friends who are recovering from illnesses and surgeries. Just praying.
::creative - Still knitting on that cap. I’m beginning to struggle with the lace pattern.
::hearing (and watching!) – The Oscars…the dresses are SO PRETTY!!
::pondering – Today’s sermon at mass. The gospel reading was from Matthew, the passage about how God provides what we need, and how we should look at how birds survive and how flowers do not worry about what they wear. I especially liked Father’s comments about the birds. Do they just sit around being birds and wait for food to fall into their beaks? Nope. Birds wake up every morning, go about the business of finding food, maintaining their nests and caring for their young. We do the same thing. The difference between us and the birds, though, is that birds go to sleep every night without worrying about tomorrow. They take care of what needs to be taken care of in the moment of every day, and they rejoice in the provision!
::Kill All the Cells!! - This week marks the HALFWAY POINT of my chemotherapy!! I’m halfway through!!
Then there’s chemo brain. They told me it would happen, but I (in my vanity) presumed it wouldn’t happen to ME. HA!!! Thank goodness I’m a compulsive list maker and that I have a life-long habit of using a day planner. Right now, I’m using both a paper planner AND an electronic planner. I’ve started clipping my car keys to my purse. I write my medication schedule on the bathroom mirror with an Expo marker. I lost my wig cap and spent fifteen minutes looking for it. (It was on my head.) I feel asleep in the Lego Movie. I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast this morning. I burned scrambled eggs yesterday. Who burns scrambled eggs? ACK!!!
::fun – Week two of annual basketball tournament.
::fashionable - – Really? It’s been a very relaxed day, so no judging – black and white cheetah print fleece pants, hot pink tee, that favorite grey cashmere hoodie, black cap. I wore nice green dress slacks and a beige tunic sweater to church this morning.
::looking ahead - Visiting the Chemo Bar for Round Six, the HALFWAY POINT!!!. Meetings, wrapping up a submittal, Ash Wednesday.
::faithful - Praying for friends in the great frozen north (i.e. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, Illinois) who are buried up to their roof lines in snow and sick to death of winter. Praying for my friend Angela’s Mom. As ever, praying for my children.
::creative - Well, I repaired a broken bracelet this week, googled fancy ways to wrap a scarf around my head, moved the dog food into a bin into the sun room, and sewed up a hole in the dog bed. Soooooo exciting, right?
::hearing – Daytona 500 on the television. Mr. Pea snoring on the sofa while he ‘watches’ the Daytona 500.
::pondering – Absolutely nothing of any significance. Oh wait! I’m thinking about how fun it would be to go to a big NASCAR race. I was also thinking about Downton Abby and Call the Midwife, and how much I enjoy watching them.
::Kill All the Cells!! – Better week! Since the Neulasta is working really well and my white blood cell counts are reasonable, I actually went to two (2!) events this week that involved lots of friends and being out in a public place! First was the Giving Wings Dinner for the Stephen Breen Foundation, and second was the set up for the Stephen Breen Basketball Tournament. It was wonderful to see people other than my family and to hug my friends.
Better than those two events? I went to mass this morning!! Celebrating with the congregation in body as well as spirit!
::fun - The annual basketball tournament commences tomorrow. Mr. Pea and the boys will be working full shifts; I’ll be doing what I’m able.
::fashionable - since it’s Sunday afternoon, I’m wearing black stretchy pants, a bright orange tee-shirt, grey cashmere hoodie and a purple scarf on my head. Yes, orange and purple. Together. It’s cheery.
::looking ahead - Visiting the Chemo Bar for Round Five. Basketball. More naps.
Appreciate Flowers. Keep the Faith.