A GOOD WEEK
I am slowly gaining more strength each day. I feel more like myself than I have in a long time. This past week has been good. Monday I stayed at home resting and recovering from Sunday. I did a little reading and work from my study and got a good nap in. Tuesday I was in the office all day long. Wednesday I changed my schedule and went to the office for another very effective day. Thursday was the great blizzard of 2017 (we got less than 2 inches of snow when all was said and done) so I stayed home. I actually walked up and down my driveway twice as Nancy and I worked to clear the snow and ice. That may not sound like much but a few weeks ago I could not walk up the driveway without stopping three or four times, forget about using a snow shovel. Today I went to the office and had a couple of very good meetings and spent the time in between cleaning up some lose ends. All in all a good week. A week that felt closer to what used to be normal.
On a “normal” night you are likely to find Nancy asleep on the couch by 8pm. Rayann has her own routine that
you can pretty much set your clock to. She is always busy between 8 and 9pm. You will normally find me relaxing in front of the television or down in my study working on some project or reading in the evening. Not so tonight!
Tonight I got Ink! (sorry Andrea) Yes, I did talk to my oncologist and had his permission before I went to get this done.
Nancy, Rayann and I made our way to State Street Tattoo and spent some time with Jon Paul Vega. He did a great job and I can now cross this off my to do list. Rayann just stood there laughing the whole time. I am afraid it was because she knows it will be hard (impossible) for me to tell her she cannot get a tattoo if she decides she wants one.As we got into the truck to go home Nancy asked, “Did it hurt?” Honestly it did not. At one point I even asked Jon how it worked, was there a needle going into the skin? He looked at me kind of strange and told me there were actually eight small needles going into the skin. As we drove away I started to laugh. Score one for Neuropathy! I did not feel the pain from the tattoo work because my arms have been numb for the last six months. I told Nancy that now is my chance to go get all inked up. Not sure she was a fan but it is something to think about.
Today was filled with God conversations. Time to talk with people, sharing life and listening to life stories. I always find it exciting to hear how God is working in peoples lives…even when they may not be aware of it. Cancer has helped me focus on what is truly important to me. I have come to understand that I am willing to give up and let go of many things. This journey has also helped me focus on what is most important, “helping people encounter God in the midst of their everyday lives.”
God is Good All the Time…All the Time God is Good
Carolyn Baranowski says
Thanking God for your great week and love the new ink!
I do NOT have words! I AM thrilled and sad at the same time…..only sad I was not there. Rock on Dan! 10,000 reasons and man God is GOOD!
I know, it would have been fun to do together. Nancy stood there shaking her head the whole time, Can’t imagine what Marge would have been doing. 🙂
I cannot stop smiling!