This week is spirit week at school. It is always my FAVORITE week because we get to dress up silly and be really creative. Our kids are kind of lame at UAS. Unlike at Hendersonville where the cooler you were, the wackier you dressed, these kids think they are way too cool to dress up. … Continue reading The Domino Effect
There are little things that get me out of my current dark cloud mood. Maybe it's a picture of puppies on Instagram or a cat fail video. I smile demurely and typically move back into disinterest. Since laughing has become more and more infrequent lately, I am more inclined to notice when I really get … Continue reading This Made Me Laugh
It is official! I am the official title holder of Leonardo DecapriGol. Mom and I headed to the escribana (kind of like a lawyer) to pick up the official title. That should be the most exciting part. But in all honesty, it was just more legal stuff and a quick signature. The car was technically … Continue reading Leo Gets a Bath and I Get a Title
Another year in Uruguay that I miss St. Paddy's Day! Last year I was burned and this year I have cancer. The universe is determined for me to not drink green Uruguayan beer. But, on the positive side, I have a fabulous wig!
It may have been postponed by a day, but my chemo Amazons at school rallied. Carla came to pick Mom and I up around 8:15. She couldn't stay the whole time because of classes, but the fact that she came and people were willing to cover her first class means the world to me and … Continue reading Chemotherapy Treatment Number Eight
Dear Hodgkin's Lymphoma patients, Do yourself a huge favor...GET A PORT FROM THE BEGINNING. I know surgeries are scary, and if you are like me, going under is worse than the thought of being stuck with a needle over and over again. DO NOT BE STUPID. Get the freaking port! It will save you months … Continue reading Chemotherapy Treatment Number Seven
These have been some of the easiest days after chemo since the first one. I don't know if it is the port or if my body is getting used to everything. Even the fatigue was less. I still went to bed at 9:30, or as the Uruguayans like to call it "dinner time." And I … Continue reading The Days After Chemo Number 6
I received the sweetest package from my old teaching buddies. Karen was my mentor teacher when I was a student teacher. We then taught next to each other for six years. And Carmen was my school person. We got each other through our first years together. We laughed together, went to NCTE together, cried together, … Continue reading Carmen and Karen Send a Package
When your best friend spends $69 to send you a package and it takes over a month to reach you, you make sure to let him know that you got it and love it! And then you guilt him into sending himself the next time. Thanks, Love! You brightened my day as always. Now, get … Continue reading Robert’s Package Arrives!