Thursday, January 22, 2009

I have stubble!!

Well it is official. My hair is growing back. My eyebrows are starting to fill in and I have stubble on my head. Amazing what happens when you don’t have chemo running through your veins.

Last night I organized a Screw Cancer Happy Hour for work. I had the opportunity to meet and talk to several other young adult cancer survivors. We shared our stories, laughed and commiserated with each other about our own personal journey through cancer.

My sister and 2 y/o nephew is coming into town tonight and staying until Monday night. I am looking forward to some quality time with them.

Next week I am going to Florida to visit my grandmother. It will be nice to get out of town for a couple of days and into the warm weather.

There is another Happy Hour next Wednesday in Fells Point if anyone wants to join me. It should turn out to be another fun night.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Precious Moments

This year I made many of my Christmas gifts. I started knitting hats last year after I lost my hair. This year I wanted to give gifts from the heart and hands to my friends and family. When the gift list for my nephews came out and had hats and scarves on it, I knew just what to give them and I lovingly knitted each of the little ones a scarf and hat for Christmas.
I spent Christmas day with 3 of the 5 nephews and was able to be there when they open their gifts. The 4 y/o twins immediately put them on and laughed. One of them, Adam even walked around shrugging his arms and said he was pretending to be cold. It was such a good moment - I hope to remember it forever, filed with other precious moments in flash cubes of memories. Below is a picture of me and my nephews and their hats. Not the best picture, but the moment was priceless.

This is what life is all about - smiles and laughs.