Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Return of My Hair and Other Things

Life is grand. I am healthly, wealthy and wise. Well, at least I'm healthy. I completed my last chemo treatment at the beginning of November. Recovery from this round was a bit tougher as I was told to expect but not too bad in the big scheme of things. My wonderful sister in law Sue came up from Florida to take care of us. It was a HUGE help and now thankfully I am done with chemo. I had my first follow up with the doctor and everything looks great. Praise God!

I celebrated the end of my treatments with a trip to China (yes, China!). I had an opportunity to go with my dear friend Mary and my terrific husband kindly offered to take a week off from work to stay with Molly and Aidan. The trip was amazing. We saw the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Chairman Mao's Memorial Hall and did some great shopping in Beijing. We visited the Terra Cotta Warrior Museum in Xi'an and enjoyed the beautiful modern city of Shanghai. And these are just a few of the highlights. It was a fabulous experience. And for those of you who are wondering...yes I was quite the novelty being a six foot tall bald woman in China! Daddy had a terrific week with Molly and Aidan and I received a hero's welcome home with banners, cards, gifts and of course lots and lots of hugs.

The Christms season was a whirlwind of family, friends, food and much joy. Pat's brother Mike and his wife Mary Ellen moved into there first home several days shy of Christmas. Most exciting of all was the tiny growth of hair that began to make an apperance on my head (well at least to me!). It has continued to grow and I'm now sporting a full head of fuzzy baby chick hair. Not much but I will take it.

Molly and Aidan continue to enjoy kindergarten. This is a good thing because they might be going to school until the 4th of July if we continue to get as much snow as we have been getting. They've already missed 5 days and January is not even over yet. Aidan is wrestling (see video below). And Molly is taking ballet and tap. They have both expressed an interest in playing soccer again this spring. Busy, busy, busy little people.