Hello....I know it has been ages. But, in truth, there is nothing to report that is interesting. Believe me - if I can't find it interesting, you wont.
I have been doing chemo all summer. I don't know if I have mentioned it, but I have had a new driver. Elaine is a grandma now.....she is busy and rightfully so. Karissa has a job, but she is so amazing, she has reserved my chemo day for her to take me, BUT Leslie, a neighbor in my hood, has been taking me. So there are two reason I am bringing this up. One, Leslie, is a major player in the retail community. She has NEVER looked for a job, she has been recruited away. This I know well because I was in HR for YEARS. Yet, right now, she has a pause and she decided to spend it with me which I will never understand, but relish it all the same. She is funny, totally like Elaine and Karissa with the ability to just do it, no matter how "uncomfortable NW" it is. She has already experienced my crazy stupid bowel stuff and is totally amazing with it. She is also able to take all my "coaching" with great grace. For example, Leslie is single and during chemo she was like, "I think this guy was flirting with me." Me...."What did he say?" Leslie, "Well, what is for dinner??", and then, something like "What are you doing later"?!?!?!?! I was like, "DUDE! I wasn't even there and I know he was flirting with you! Did you get his number?" Leslie, "No." And then, for like two weeks, she is like, "The clinic called and...." and "I was thinking of going back".....and "he was cute." I am rolling my eyes and saying, "DUDE, you have a full head of hair?!?!?!?!" Leslie is a little dim when it comes to dating, but she is a retail GENIUS! Let me know if you need one of those. I need to hire her off although I will miss her frightfully.
Also, school started. What can I say about that......Mason's school was going to go hybrid, but then the district said no. Mason's school, Aviation, could have done it, but whatever the district decides rules. Mason was so excited and then heartbroken. He is my social one. My heart ached for him. Nolan's school did go back with the option to do remote. So, Nolan, on the other hand is like, "I am not going back to school?!?!?! What are they thinking?!?!?!" So , we are doing remote. It is actually super impressive. They are using technology to the max. It turned out amazing. His is only (what I can predict) 10% of the population, but it seems to be working well. School is Mon - Thurs. Nolan shows up virtually to all classes and then on Friday he has the option to go into school to see his teachers. Grant is totally impressed with the platform. I am totally impressed with them answering all my stupid questions! And yes, there are stupid questions........who ever came up with, "There are no stupid question" was stupid.
So, here is my update......I have tons of pesto. They boys are halfway through the cleaning out of their loft of childhood toys. Mason, who hates to cook, decided that he would start to learn with candy and when I came home from a doctor appt, Nolan was dutifully sitting in the kitchen to make sure the house did not burn down and Mason was looking for candy thermometers. Candy truly burns houses down. They were maple syrup lollipops like we had when we wen to spring break in Toronto for Lil's birthday. They were delicious. Nolan has continued with basketball camp with his own basket, but the training is amazing. They bother have had their wellness exams and are PERFECT which make me happy more than you can know. Also, he had a bit of corn, lots of tomatoes, and so much lettuce, Nolan eats salad now.
Oh yeah, me......so down from 11 or whatever amount of spots to four in my lungs; however the four are difficult. I have been in front of the tumor board (again) and I am thinking they are like, "Wow, she is still alive?!?!?!" Then, one of them says, "Maybe we should send her to a lung doc?" WTH, "Ya think?!?!?!" Anyway, my lung capacity is not great, so they are worried about cyber knife. I get it. I am weak. It has been 13 years. I was hospitalized in January and people were planing my funeral. So, we will proceed. I have a CT scan on Wednesday. Chemo on Friday. The docs are all, "First, do no harm." I am, "I didn't get here by being a pansy." My acupuncturist said to me today, "Look to the light at the end of the tunnel." As we explored that, we found that I need to get back to me.....scrap-booking, kayaking, etc. Light at the end of the tunnel.........
When I know...you know...
Happy Monday, Ang