You guys! It's been a little more than 2 months. Geez. I wanted to be MORE active on my blog once treatment ended. I wanted this to continue to be a diary of how I am feeling, daily. Sometimes, no news really is good news. Recently, I have been trying to get out of the house and do more. By "do more" I really mean try to get out with my camera. Physically, I am still sore a lot of the time - but just getting out of the house for an hour or so is really helpful for my mental. I'm back to working 7 hours a day. Whew, it's not easy and I have to get up and move around quite frequently, but it's nice to get back to some normal.
Oh!! The Demon has graduated high school. Can you even believe it!!?? I know I can't. It's been a very rough last few years, but he's done it!! No more school shopping, no more tuition, no more arguing over homework, and no more worrying about failing!! Seriously, it's such a huge relief. Our house has been so much more harmonious since the end of May. I still look at him, the 18 year old young man that he's become - and can't believe I am his mother.
Ok, you can say it...there is no dog cuter than this baby. None!! This photo was from Blue's 3rd birthday. I surprised him with a small ice cream cone from Dairy Queen. It was an amazing trip. Just look at that happiness! Too much. He's changed my life.
Chemo-brain is a real thing, ya'll. I can't remember if I've mentioned getting a new pup? Little Lucy! We normally refer to her as lil 'Lu. She's such a great addition to our household. She gets along with both Blue & Fernie. She doesn't back down to either of 'em and is usually chasing them around chewing on their ankles. She, literally, is an ankle biter!
Finally, I made it to the Ohio State Reformatory! It's been a dream of mine for a few years to go for a visit/tour. We - my brother, sister in law, and myself - took off for the day. It really was an interesting trip and something different for us all to do. Highly recommend going and taking a look around!
In a couple weeks, the three of us will be taking off for a few days in Michigan. I can't wait to update and posts photos here. It's a place none of us have been, so it will be loads of fun and new adventures. Also, in a few weeks I start physical therapy for my hips. X-rays have shown no arthritis (which is shocking..) and no bone loss (which is great!).. so my doctor is hopeful PT will help with my pain.
Life, right now, involves a lot of work, more sleep, and a few hours of fun thrown in throughout the week. All in all, not too bad.
Until next time, take care! ♥