Beautiful day. I’m feeling better and Sean tells me I’m definitely getting better so I’m going to believe him. The girls had pajama day at school. They couldn’t wait. The girls’ teachers did not wear pajamas but the principal did. Erin went in during the morning. The kids’ butterflies emerged from their chrysalises this week. She stopped by both girls’ rooms and the kids told the story, from the tiny larvae that arrived shortly before Easter to the painted ladies that they’ll set free tomorrow. Such fun.
Sean played with Declan ALL day long. I am no longer needed. Sean is a way better playmate than I could ever be. They were playing a game outside. They’d hide objects and the other person had to find them. At one point, I was playing and Sean and I couldn’t find the candle Declan hid.
I give up, I said. I give up, too, said Sean. Well, I’m not giving up, says Declan (who had hidden it but couldn’t remember where)
After school Sean and six little kids were in the pool. It was bedlam.. I think every adult was just sitting there counting kids for the entire time. (we didn’t lose any)
Dad and Annette called last night. Evidently PBS had a show on Ann Richards, former governor of Texas. Fascinating woman. I knew she had died of cancer. What I didn’t know was that it was esophageal cancer and she went to MD Anderson for treatment. She was gone within six months of the initial diagnosis. (I need, once again, to count my blessings)
Quiet evening ahead. (as quiet as it can be with ten people in the house) Let’s hope the kids go to bed easily tonight. They all have swim team practice tomorrow at 8:00.
I’m doing my best to be kind to my body…feeding it fettucine alfredo and ice cream and giving it all the naps it wants. Maybe if I’m nice, it will get better faster. The good news my weight is holding as I reduce my feeding tube intake. Such good news.