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Showing posts from June, 2011

"Now something on the surface it stings..."

I was perusing Facebook and watching Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals tonight when I noticed a status update from a friend of mine. She was offering up prayers for her best friend. I had met Stephanie when I was a bridesmaid and she was the Maid of Honor in my friend Mandy's wedding. She was hugely pregnant at the time but dove into her duties with gusto, despite her burgeoning belly! Since then, we have kept in touch on Facebook, just the occasional "Hey, how are you" or comments on status updates about our kids (she has two, a 4 year old and a 2 year old who was in her belly when I met her).

When I saw Mandy's status, I clicked back through Steph's page and found out that she had gone into the hospital for pain related to kidney stones and a few days later was given a diagnosis of breast cancer after a lumpectomy. Tomorrow, she's having a mastectomy.

Fucking breast cancer. This girl is thirty-one fucking years old.

It's one of those things that's …

"Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away..."

Ahhhh... The weather has been absolutely amazing these past few days! Warm, sunny days and cool, lovely nights that are perfect for sleeping! There has been a lot of outdoor activity for my sweet PJ! Walks with his mama, Playground playdates with good friends, Swinging on the swing at his Bubbe and Zayda's house, Playing on Nan and Pop's porch! It's the type of weather I dream about! But, it is fleeting- the weather is supposed to get superduperhot by mid-week and it will be indoors-only for me since my baby Boy just Can't. Handle. The. Heat. It pretty much turns him into a melty pile of miserable. (He gets that from his Daddy) Pete has a three day stretch of work ahead (boo) and will be done just in time for the heat to set in. And when it does, I will position both of my heat-sensitive boys squarely in front of the A/C and wrack my brain for ways to keep my kept-cool-but-cooped-up baby amused. Fun times. Still, today is Sunday and it won't be hot 'till Wednesday which gives…