Thursday, February 21, 2019

Really Random Thursday, 2/21/19

What a week it's been.

Mark's brother sent him this picture from Minnesota. While it doesn't look really interesting at first glance, the thing is that the bird feeder is probably about five feet off the ground. And there is so much snow that the squirrels can eat the food out of the bird feeder! Crazy...
These super fun deck of cards arrived. I have spent a lot of time playing solitaire lately--so much more fun with this rainbow set of cards.
It took us from Gabe's birthday in October until last week to finally set a date for Chuck E. Cheese, one of his birthday gifts. We had so much fun.

This baseball game was one of his two favorites, the other being skee ball. If he released the bat at just the right time, the little bat on the inside of the game would hit the ball and he could get a home run, or advance players around the plate, or get a strike. Once he caught on, he did a great job.
In this game, he scored 12 runs, including a couple of home runs--his high score of the afternoon.

I love all cartoons having to do with a play on words or punctuation...
Sunday afternoon, Charlotte and I went to Starbucks. We keep a list of how her name is spelled, since it is so frequently misspelled. Good job this time, barista! I love spending time with this girl--I'm thrilled she is willing to share her time with me.
For some reason, I saw a lot of things this week relating to drinks/drinking. These are the ones that made me chuckle.

The best part of the week was undoubtedly Tuesday, the day I completed my radiation treatments. Yippee!! Mark went along to this appointment. I received a certificate of completion. :)
And I got to ring the bell.

When I walked out through the lobby, everyone clapped. I received lots of hugs from the staff. Every single person at the Fresno Cancer Center has been kind and compassionate. I was treated with respect at all times--which is saying something when each day you are lying on a hard plastic table with your breasts exposed. As much as I liked everyone who helped me on my journey to recovery, I hope to never see them again. Ever. Unless it's in the checkout line at Target or something... :)

Mark had a referee meeting in the evening, but I really wanted to celebrate the end of radiation. So Janice and I went one of our favorite places, BJs. We have shared many meals at BJs, usually three hours at a time--we can literally spend hours and hours talking about quilting and reading. And then do it all over again the next week. One of our favorite servers, Amy, waited on us. I told her we were celebrating the end of my radiation treatments. We were going to order a pizookie anyway, but before we had a chance, she came to our table and said, "I know it isn't your birthday, but you are celebrating something really important." Aw...
I had Janice take a picture of me with Amy. It was such a sweet (literally) surprise and I was very touched by her thoughtfulness.
My energy is already returning. Which tells me that at least 50 percent of a health crisis is psychological! I feel ready to return to the sewing room and actually turn on my sewing machine. It's about time...


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Lisa England said... #

Congratulations and Hooray for getting back to sewing! I'm so happy for you. Also thanks for the entertainment -- your drink signs had me laughing out loud.

Charlotte M. said... #

Congratulations Cindy. I remember getting back into sewing and it felt so good. I often have a laugh at how people spell my name. When I lived in North Carolina, I thought it would get better since they had a city named Charlotte, but no, not really. lol Happy Thursday to you.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

YaHoo!!!! Hope you can hear me shouting and feel the hugs.

Unknown said... #

I loved this whole post. So glad you're doing better and radiation is over. Those memes had me laughing!! :)

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said... #

So happy to hear that the radiation is over even if you are now tattooed for life! I love the way you share all the wonderful things in your life. You certainly looked at the positive side of radiation and then you showed us all the great things with your family. Wonderful.

Robby said... #

How wonderful to have that radiation behind you! And I can see why Janice is a favorite server, she sounds like she cares about the people she's serving and wants them to feel important. Which is as it should be, but we all know....

Excited to see where you new found energy and enthusiasm take you in the sewing room.

Farm Quilter said... #

So glad you are finished with that radiation!! Janice is a gem and you totally deserved that beautiful desert. Mind over matter is so true! I am looking forward to seeing what you create in the quilting room!

Sandra Lanter said... #

So happy for you!

Needled Mom said... #

That is fantastic, Cindy. I am so glad that the treatments are now behind you and you can get back to your creativity. Wish i'd been there to celebrate with you.

OMGosh....that snow level is amazing. They may still have snow in May!

I always love your quips at the end. Those were fabulous - especially the ice croutons.