Wow, did I have a bad day yesterday! Thank you all for your support and empathy!
This morning, I woke up feeling so much better!! (Not perfect, but WAY better!!)
I made it to my art class at Ma'agan-Tishkofet, and had the added benefit of taking my daughter to school on the way. There was a cancellation at the The Yuri Shtern Holistic Center, so I got the massage I "missed" last week. I left feeling relaxed and energized.
I ran around doing all sorts of small errands from my unending list of "things to do."
I had time, so on one of my stops, I spent an hour (maybe even more), hanging out with a friend (listening to some of her issues, sharing, supporting, drinking ice coffeee -- you know, the things friends do....).
I picked up my aunt (She's really Moshe's aunt. -- I do not actually have any aunts. Lucky for me, Moshe has such a wonderful family, I inherited" all his fantastic aunts! and uncles!), who graciously accompanied me on a longer errand, to pick up my chemotherapy. Then we went to town and ate ice cream and waffles -- YUMM!!
Truth be told, neither of us could finish our order! (I always take my LO's for the next day!)
Then we went back to her place and I got to see my uncle and their grandson, who came to visit. I hung out with them for a long time. They are such wonderful people.
I totally forgot that I had a PTA meeting tonight! OOPS!!!
On my way home, I picked up my son, who just returned from his sayarut (scouts) tiyul (hike). They slept out last night, then had a long hike in this heat wave -- boy, did he stink!! As soon as we walked in the door, he put his clothes in the machine and his body in the shower!!
I thought he would go to sleep as soon as he got out of the shower, but on the tiyul he had figured out all this number theory stuff, and he wanted to share it. I did not have the head for it, but Moshe listened.. Moshe was so impressed that he forced me to listen too. Our son understands high level math on such an intuitive level!
I feel like I have really dropped the ball regarding my son's education. To my chagrin, we have been so busy with my health issues that academia fell by the wayside for most of this year.
I really try not to feel guilty about things that are in the past and/or are beyond my control.
Sometimes, it is hard not to feel remorse about how cancer has, and is, affecting our family....
Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.
With love and optimism,
the bar hopper that claimed to be a yeshiva bachur
12 hours ago