Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Solidarity AND a Fashion Statement

Saturday April 25, 2009 - Sunday April 26, 2009

This weekend, my parents were in town to celebrate both my birthday and Joe's birthday. Well, in truth, my mom had been here since last Tuesday night to help take care of me, our cats, our apartment...and basically anything else that came up while I was drifting around in my chemo drug stuper. On Saturday morning, my mom and I drove out to the airport and my dad joined us for about a 24-hour birthday celebration.

What do you think was the VERY first thing my dad said when he got in the car? He loudly states, "Take me to a barbar shop, I want to shave my head in solidarity." This was a theme all day being that my mom and I did NOT stop at a barbar shop on the way home....more to come on solidarity in a moment.

So, the weekend was great...the gifts were fabulous too (I finally got good sunglasses!). Joe and I both had a sort of themed birthday in that we received a lot of cash and a lot of gift cards placed in cards that said, "Use this on anything you WANT, but NOT medical bills." I can't tell you how much we appreciate it either. All our free cash and MOST of the money that we set aside for savings each month will be going to medical bills for the next several months, so it's nice to have spending money for something fun and slightly more tangible (tangible as my chemo drug stuper may be).

Joe, my parents and I spent the day mostly laying around (my fault...I was tired), but we got out briefly to go by a nearby nursery and buy some flowers and planter boxes. I now have beautiful flower boxes on my balcony and make me smile each time I see them. I needed a break after that, but managed to pull myself together again later in the day to go out to J. Gilbert's for a tasty steak dinner. I LOVE that place.

After dinner, we came back to the apartment to watch a movie we had rented. Do NOT see The Spirit under any circumstances. It was so bad we turned off about 30 minutes in. We did not watch the movie, but instead decided it was time for Joe to shave my dad's head for solidarity's sake. Dad reports that he has received multiple compliments on the new look and is considering keeping it that way all the time. Not only is he standing solidly by his daughter, but he's now one stylin' individual. Pictures below.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

All in all, great birthday weekend and a great opportunity to recover from last week's chemo. I'm now rested and ready for my good week, which is already on in full force! It really does take me a week to feel better, but it's refreshing to know that I just have to make it Monday through Sunday, then the feeling good begins!

Last night, I met friends for happy hour after work and tonight...I'm headed out to a Royal's game. It should be a cool 65 degrees at first pitch...perfect!

Everyone have a great week! I know I will be busy catching up at work and busy catching up on my social life in the evenings! Give me a call if you're up for plans! :)

1 comment:

  1. Megan,
    You don't know me but I wanted to tell you that I think you are a very strong and positive person!
    I'm a "Beach Board" member and Joe's mom Steph told us about your blog. I read it a few times a week. You are an inspiration and in my prayers...