Tuesday, September 12, 2006

You had a bad day

Yesterday was sunny, with a blue sky and a clear moon in the morning, and as I drove to work, dozens of cars had large American flags flying out the window. Five years later, the thought of September 11 still leaves a lump in my throat, tears in my eyes. We could smell the smoke, 25 miles away on Long Island, and our blue skies stayed grey for weeks. I wasn't in the city that day; I can't even imagine it. A year later I got a job across the street from Ground Zero and it was still too awful to bear.

But with any crisis comes great strength. People surprise us. And isn't it marvelous to watch ordinary humans become heroes?

Amy, hero that she is, had a BAD day yesterday, but censored most of it. But I'll let one little bit slip: a can of mandarin oranges gave her a big old clunk on the forehead. It was THAT kind of day in Houston.

Hello everyone! This day was less than pleasant...didn't start out very well and got worse before it got better. Let's suffice it to say that it was a rough day at the doctor's office. It wasn't just us...it was everyone, it seemed.

She got sick a couple times today, and was very glad to get finished with the stressful morning and the extremely late round of chemo that she received. We thought we'd never get finished.

As worn out as she was from the morning, when we got back to the RMDH about 1:30, she said she wanted to go to class for the last hour of the day. I couldn't believe it. She's really in "get 'er done" mode right now. She knows that she has to attend so many hours of school each week, and she's trying to get that accomplished. After that, she did some painting with the arts & crafts people, had a late lunch, played with some of the other kids, had dinner, played a game of pool (and beat me), did her homework, and went to bed at 9 pm. Makes me tired just thinking about it. LOL.

Her main focus now is counting down the days until she gets to come home in October. While we're still not sure of the exact day, at least that hope is on the horizon. It truly motivates her each day, to know that she's one day closer to her family, friends and pets!:)

Here's to a bright Tuesday.