Happy This Week

I took Olivia with me to my nail appointment on Saturday. She got her first manicure. She really enjoyed getting them done but she promptly picked it all off on the way home! I guess she didn’t like the way it felt. But she enjoyed the experience!!

We also went to the Walleye (local Toledo hockey) game on Saturday. It was Olivia’s first time and she loved it. She got to meet all of the mascots and loved it when the players banged against the glass. She also got a huge kick out of the screaming contests!

We went out for pizza on Wednesday night. It was so nice to just sit and relax on a school night, just the five of us.

My friends yarn-bombed my front and backyard and hung up a lighted LOVE sign in the backyard. It was a nice surprise to wake up to Tuesday morning!!! Some of my friends changed their profile picture on FB to the LOVE picture. I feel very loved.

I’ve gotten a few letters and emails and FB messages from former students who wanted me to know they were praying for me. It’s so nice to know I made a difference in their life!

I bought the Taylor Swift and Sam Smith albums this week. I figure I’ll be needing some music distractions soon.

My friend, Diana, sent me this video. I’ve decided it’s my new theme song.

My kids and I named my tumor “Voldemort”. It made them laugh and we all get a kick out of saying that Mom’s going to kick Voldemort’s ass.

I am determined to stay positive and not lose my sense of humor or become bitter through this whole thing. I’ve been making cancer jokes and I think they’re quite funny. It helps. Like someone brought me a coffee the other day, along with a sweet hug and kind words, and I jokingly said to my work-wife Ashley…Cancer Perk! If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry, right?

The love and support my family and I have felt this week has been overwhelming. There aren’t big enough words to say thank you. It helps to know we are loved and people are praying for us.

What made you happy this week?


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