A small celebration in my journey.......today was the LAST of my four "red devil" chemotherapy treatments.......hooray!! Now, as I prepare to go into hibernation for the rest of this week and sleep it off, I can be hopeful that it will be the LAST time (the next 12 weekly treatments are supposed to be easier on me). Those start in two more weeks.
I do apologize that I haven't updated my page in four weeks (time even flies when you are NOT having fun😆), but I REALLY have to be in the mood to write, and I just haven't been that. We have had quite an eventful start to February around here.. As prepared as I thought I was to lose my hair, that was no picnic in the park. The first place of my hairless hat debut was mass on Sunday.....that was a reeeeeally long walk up and back down the aisle to receive communion that day. Next was Noah's basketball game later that afternoon. Shortly after arriving, I started to realize that every mom/grandmother there to cheer on the Blue Jays was wearing a hat or scarf too (this by the way, was the sweetest, most kindest idea of my mother-in-law Linda❤) Thanks to all of you for that heart-warming gesture of support. Now I don't really even think about my hat (other than the fact that they make my head itch like crazy and that my winter hat collection that was supposed to get me through mid March is just not working with this unseasonably WARM weather......please pray for ❄winter❄to COME BACK SOON and stay awhile......for my sake anyway😉
Next came our 22nd wedding anniversary on Feb 4th. On our way out the door to a nice dinner, Brian discovered that the septic had backed up and flowed out onto our basement floor in all it's glory. Happy Anniversary!! And I'm fairly certain that cleaning up after that was probably NOT on the top of the list of things people with a compromised immune system should have been doing😄 I learned that evening (and am still living it)......that hoarding is NOT a good thing. NOT NOW, NOT EVER! I vow to find a new home for half of our belongings now. Anyone need anything???.....I've probably got it. But hey, we get all new carpet, flooring, and all the walls repaired (even the ones that the kids have damaged over the years) and repainted......you have to find the positive in every situation, right? On the other hand, I can't help but wish that something like this could have happened in our 29 year old UGLY kitchen or one of our 29 year old bathrooms that actually NEED the makeovers.....I guess I better be more careful what I wish for though (I've always HATED my curly hair and recently used to wish for time to just lay around and relax.......and bingo....my wish was granted)
Oh and just in case you were wondering....that mess happened at 4pm. Finally, at 9pm, I ran and picked up Skyline and a Red Box movie for us to watch. It ended up being a pretty great little evening just eating carryout and watching a movie together.....something we haven't done in years......a small blessing💑 However, I can't take credit for cleaning up that whole time either.....I napped from 6-8 while Brian burned all the damaged cardboard boxes in the firepit.
A few other "doozies", and a close call or two have happened to us since then, but I am not going to bore you with all the details. Instead, I am going to pray (and ask for prayers) that this dark cloud hanging over our abode will be lifted sooner than later.....for my hubbys sake if nothing else......not sure he can take one more streak of bad luck this month😨😨😨