you know the old aphorism: If you can’t say something nice…. I guess I’ve been in sort of a negative frame of mind lately and have been feeling like if there’s not much positive or cheerful to blog about, maybe I should just let the blog be quiet until something interesting and happy happens.
So I had a chat with Sara about that concept the other evening. We talked about how life is “real” and therefore my blog is “real life” …. it’s our family’s story even when it’s boring or when I’m discouraged.
Why am I discouraged? Because I’ve not started my new drugs yet, because of insurance issues. Because I’m still on lots of steroids, which are taking their toll on my mind and body. Because I’ve had too many CTs and MRI’s lately, and the results have made me sad. Because one year ago, when I was right in the middle of chemotherapy, I figured that THIS Advent, I’d be all recovered and have lots of strength and energy and I’d be able to do all the things for my family that I want to do.
Oh well. Not blogging doesn’t change all that, but it does disconnect me from my friends and family. So let’s reconnect. Here’s what’s new with us:
Danny, who needs a hair cut but managed to talk me out of it this morning, has lost a BUNCH of front teeth all at once. It makes me smile to see HIM smile, and it makes me smile when I listen to him read out loud.
My parents are on their way here for Thanksgiving. They’ll be here by noon, since that’s when the going-away party for Dixon is at his office. We are all going, therefore I’ve been ironing this morning.
I totally have to get a Christmas picture of all five of my children this weekend, because Sam is going back to Michigan with my parents, and we won’t see him until December 29. I know he’s going to have an awesome month, but being away from my first son on Christmas will be hard.
And we’re celebrating my mom’s birthday this weekend… it was the 17th. So the kids have been busy finishing some little hand made gifts this morning. I’ve not had the patience to let them make a cake yet today… that might have to be a project for Friday 🙂
So that’s all that’s new. Coming up on the schedule: Dixon has been orienting for his new job since last week, but officially starts December 1. I SHOULD be able to start my new chemotherapy concoction December 2. The first basketball games of the season are on December 5, which is also the day of Southern Scholastic, the BIG chess tournament that determines who from around here gets to go to Nationals… and December 5 is also Emily’s SAT’s for applying to the NC School of Math and Science.
Thanks for your patience with my lack of communication. Please keep holding me in prayer… specifically for relief from being so discouraged.
Thanksgiving photos (8 K Turkey Trot run for some of us … NOT ME!…. the big parade downtown… eating out this year…. ) tomorrow, I promise.