i am sorry for my lack of posts this week, dear friends. i've been too tired to write, then my mom arrived and the office turned into a bedroom for her. she's been great, enforcing a strict afternoon nap policy and whipping my disaster of an apartment into something clean and pleasant.
what a blessing. what a relief.
not all moms are like this and truth be told, mine wasn't always like this for me, either. our good relationship is the direct product of lots of hard emotional work and dedication to honesty on both our parts. the blessing really is that she and i came to a place where we were both ready and willing to heal our relationship and create something that nurtures us both. so do we still drive each other a little crazy sometimes? of course. but we listen better to each other and laugh more at our differences than get stuck on the past.
so, i am resting well and she is cooking up a storm. when mom departs on tuesday the freezer will be full of soup and the apartment sparkling. sometimes, only mom can fill those needs.
my side effects are still kicking my ass, but i have 6 more treatments and then rads are behind me. i may drag my burnt self to the finish line, but i'll make it.