Thursday, April 14, 2011

Soaking it up

I'm taking a cancer break today. No health updates. No deep thoughts or insights into what I've been learning. Today was a 100% *normal* day. Which is why I've included this slightly un-nerving picture of my boys looking all too comfortable holding guns at a restaurant arcade the other day. It made me laugh. Perhaps it should have made me nervous. Whatever. Today was a great day. The weather was in the mid 60's, the sun was shining, I felt great and accomplished much.
Including multiple grocery runs (once upon a time that would have sent me grumbling... now it makes me thankful to be able to do that for myself), lunch with a good friend at an adorable local restaurant called Butter Cafe... need I say more?

Then it was off to the park with the fam. Usually I would stay home and leave park duty to daddy, but these days the park is refreshing. Especially when your kid looks like this adorable wearing his bike helmet!



We eventually had to leave because Turner was "too sweaty", I guess that's what happens when your mom still has you wearing long sleeve shirts and sweat pants because she has not dug the shorts and t shirts out yet. Oops.


Then it was off on a date with Steve. We did a bit of shopping (I'm in desperate need of some clothes that fit now that the weather is getting warmer) and some long over due Indian food.


Pretty much for just about every date over the last 5 years, we've gone out for Indian food on our dates. Since my surgery in January, spicy food hasn't exactly *agreed* with me. And I'm pretty much of the opinion that it is sacrilegious to order non-spicy Indian food. But tonight common sense won out and we decided to venture back to our favorite Indian spot. I embarrassingly ordered my favorite dish in a mild, but was glad to be back.

All in all, it was a great day to embrace life and relish the fact that, today, I feel good! I hope you did the same.

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

Yes, today was a beautiful day, Elizabeth ... so glad you were able to enjoy it with your beautiful family!!!! I embraced it too! Still thinking of you and praying for you ....

Karen said...

so happy to hear of all this fun!! love you!

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

Send some of that sun this way! ;0)

vwiller said...

What fun pictures! It seems this winter your kids have all grown so much! I am tackling the "summer" clothing assessment this week while they are all home on break...so I have some time to collect the things that we need. But it always feels great to purge the stuff that is too small for them! Oh and dry cleaning some winter coats.

Geoff said...

Love that feeling of normalcy...so happy for you! My prayers are continuing.

cindy q said...

Did you have "Rice Pudding" for dessert?

jenny from mommin' it up said...

I have never had Indian food b/c I can't handle spicy! I guess I'd be a sacrilege if I went/ :) Glad you had such a great day! The kids are so cute!