Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Big Red

Day 8 of chemo (yesterday) went well. Minus some initial *digestinal track* issues last night, I think the steroids they gave me have really pumped me full of energy. I'll probably crash in a day or two... but I'm riding this wave.

So, enough about chemo. This morning, because of all my energy, I hopped in the car while the nanny stayed with the boys and I got myself to Target. Oh, the big red bullseye, how I've missed you. I was desperately in need of some pants that fit. I also needed a few other items. Don't you always need a few other items at Target? Not sure how that happens. But it does.

I had a huge taste for a Chik-fil-et sandwich... so I stopped and got one. I know, I know, not the healthiest thing I could have chosen... but it sounded (and tasted) so good.

Then I was off to pick up Olivia at school. I have not done that in weeks. She was so excited. I felt so normal. It was good. Thankful for the simple things in life. Things that 8 weeks ago I was complaining about. Funny how your tune can change so quickly. I guess that is a good thing.

Now I'm on a chemo break for nearly 2 weeks. I'm thankful for that too. I have not had a panic attack in days. I'm really learning to turn things over to God. (And just about as soon as I do I manage to take them back.) Remember, I said I'm LEARNING. Gosh, maybe I am going to be a different, better person as a result of this thing. Who knew?

Praising the Lord one Target run at a time!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey E! Target, Chick-fil-A, and picking up O from school. sounds like one of my normal days. I'm so thankful you had a good normal day (partly at least)!! love you!
Emme

Amber said...

praise the Lord for a bit of normalcy! target, chickfila and excited kids is some pretty awesome therapy :)

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Yay for normal routines! Yay for eating what tastes good. Praying for you. Rejoicing in the good days and struggling in prayer for you on the tough ones.

jenny from mommin' it up said...

I wish I could have gone with you to Target.I have not been since the baby was born. That's right, TEN WEEKS without Target. It's so wrong. But enough about me. YAY for feeling normal! YAY for eating Chick-fil-a!! Remember what I said, at this point, EVERY calorie is a good one. Take advantage of that and eat some yummy stuff! SO glad you had a good day. Praising God with you!

Cortney @ evanhaslanded.com said...

Yay for feeling good today! I am in desperate need of a Target run! That is one thing I have taken out b/c as you said "you always need a few other items" and that gets me in a LOT of trouble. And if its Chick-fil-a you crave you better get you some!

Rose said...

Tar-shjay trips are the best! Glad you and the bulls-eye had an encounter today!

Anonymous said...

So happy you had a regular day! BTW - my kids used to call Target the "one more thing store" because I always would think of one more thing on the way to the check out.

Praying for much more normal in your life.

Carrie

The Wellmans said...

Target, the dollar stop at the front of the store gets me every time. Their cute clothes, their cute purses...I love Target. Hope it was a successful trip! Glad you had energy for a great day! We continue to pray for more of those days!

Greg&Kara said...

glad you had some time out to yourself today. now we'd like some blogging on the bachelor and idol please :-)

Anonymous said...

You can kick cancer's butt!! Days like today are proof positive!!

Heather Ruetschle said...

Can't get outta Target w/o Bullseye-ing $100 so good thing you have plenty of calories to spend at Chic-Fil-A! Eat more Chikin! (just went to Target yesterday. got a new wallet....and a few other things)

vwiller said...

When I was in the dollar spot today I was thinking of all the fun stuff I should send in a gift box for you and your kiddos...only I did not have the flat rate box to fill with me...so I prepped ideas for next week when I go to find Gretchen's birthday skirt (I am making a 2 shirt to match make fun if you wish!) and my wish was granted b/c I stood there thinking how much you would enjoy a trip there just as normal instead of a box from me! But I'll send one sometime soon!!! SO glad you had an adventure (as my kids call any trip out of the norm, and way more fun then calling it errands!!) today. I hope tomorrow brings more and better!

Laurie Goodrich said...

You continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. Keep it coming!

jenny said...

So glad today was a day filled with some favorite "normal" outings! And even better that the sun was shining! Praying for more of these days along this journey!

JRT said...

E,
Praying for you my old friend.
I'm not sure you're a control freak. There's a LOT going on. Maybe you're masking being a control freak. :)
Seriously, He made Himself known to you, drew you to Him & loved(s) you. He is well pleased with you, his daughter.
J