We have snow, now turning to ice, AND still have power…. very, very thankful (although preparations are all made for when it goes out in the middle of the night – oxygen in tanks for when the concentrator makes this REALLY LOUD alarm when it’s not getting any electricity, internal batteries charged in the tube feeding pumper and the monitor… ) But even though this is just the first week of a three week weekly chemo cycle, the toxicity of it all is cumulative and I am tired, and also having significant pain management issues. I know it doesn’t seem like a lot, to move some photos and get the right words with the right pictures, but truly, it’s more than I can do at the moment. I probably could have done it easily and efficiently with a little energy I found earlier but used it up managing wet snow clothes instead because the boys were so excited to be able to go sledding and play hockey. But I have so much to tell you about, sock stories and a priceless George video “The snow is very cold. I don’t like it” … but they are going to have to wait until I don’t feel quite so darn bad. Please forgive me. I did, however, get several more inches knit on my Aunt Nancy’s socks, and they are quite pretty… a new Opal self-patterning yarn in purples, greys and greens. Good night friends. Please pray that the pain doesn’t keep me from getting some good sleep…. tomorrow will be lots more fun if I don’t feel so bad.