January 20, 2023

My daughter asked me this evening how my day was, and my reply was “not awful” and asked how her day was. She said it was not too bad. We agreed that adulthood stinks when the best we got was a passable day.

Even though it was an ok day, there were some high points: Patrick made me coffee, we met some friends for a beer after work, and I FINALLY got my consultation scheduled with the new plastic surgeon. I’m pretty relieved about that last one. Yay!

January 18, 2023

The referral to a new plastic surgeon finally came through. I was relieved to hear it since I’d been following up the last couple of weeks and had to request my doctor’s office send it twice. The assistant I spoke with today said I should get a call tomorrow after they determine which doctor would be a good fit for my case. I really hope that’s true.

I’m thankful today for moving forward on that as well as for chips and salsa, funny tv shows, and bookend pups.

January 15, 2023

We took a day trip to a quaint town Patrick had never been to that is about an hour and a half away. The drive there was mostly though rural areas, so it was picturesque. The town itself had some historic features but was mostly little shops and restaurants. Since the day wasn’t too cold and the sun came out for a while, it was pleasant. I’m thankful for a fun day in a new area.

January 12, 2023

I’ve had a few people object to my post yesterday, so I feel the need to defend myself. For the record, I also send my kids cute pictures of baby animals as well as cute photos of when they were little. I mean, I find scaring them with spider pictures funny, but I’m not a monster. I think.

It’s been a long week. Several of my group have been sick or had family members sick, so it’s been a little more quiet than normal. I hate when others are hurting, so I’m hoping things improve for everyone.

Today I’m thankful for a clear follow-up appointment with my radiation oncologist, another good massage, and Friday Eve.

January 11, 2023

It’s been a bit of a tough day, and not just for me. Therefore I’m thankful today for making plans with friends, exercising for a longer bit than yesterday, and teasing my kids with this picture I’ve been saving for seven years. Randomly texting it to them periodically makes me laugh. Because I’m a terrible, mean mother.