Well, I had plans of uploading some pictures from last weekend. Olivia's field day, the date Steve and I went on, the new dress from Banana Republic I bought. It was a great weekend and I've erred too far on the side of words only on this blog. But once again, the queen of good intentions strikes again. I'll get around to those pics one of these days.
I wanted to post a quick one here to let you know that I made it through my next to last rough Tuesday. Tuesday is my killer chemo day. And I usually call this my *rough week.* I've been reading a cool devotional since November called Jesus Calling. On our way to chemo on Monday I read some verses about God placing hidden treasures in your life. I decided rather than focusing on the rough of this week, I'm going to look for the hidden treasures that the Lord places throughout the days. True, it's still rough. I had bad bloating last night and have been nauseous. But Grandma is here and the weather is beautiful. This is my next to last round of chemo. My numbers are great. My prognosis is excellent. They have decided to give me a certain shot after this round and the next that will boost my white blood cell count so I don't have to worry about that from here on out. (Apparently the shots will make my bones hurt, but that's part of the rough.)
This shift in thinking does not come naturally for me. As you know, I tend to focus on the negatives and what if's. But it is true that He has gems hidden in my day. Like a treasure hunt. I have to lift the stones and find them. I have to say, it's really helped my mind set. And I am thankful.
Rough is still rough. But a treasure hunt is more fun!