- went back over to my parents' house to coordinate the repair of their freezer. Now the house is clean, and they are coming home next week!
- took a walk on two different days with friends, one of whom is our former hospice nurse, Amy. Amy now works for a different health-care system, and I loved seeing her and hearing her thoughts. She will always have a special place in my heart.
- finally re-started my Pilates practice. It's been nearly impossible to get back into a regular routine since we went into the hospital in 2006. Before Katie got sick, I had a regular Pilates routine and I loved it, and how it made me feel in my own body. I miss that feeling. I've tried many times to get it going again during the past 3+ years, only to fall away from it each time. Please may I not jinx it by putting this in writing! Walking is wonderful, but it's not enough, at this point (over 50).
- spent a chunk of time editing the transcript of the video. It is slow-going, because of the voice-recognition software's interpretation of my words, as well as my own rambling. It takes a lot of time to work though the "um," "So at this point," etc., and to form the video journey into a readable narrative (which has a slightly different dynamic than a spoken one). It's great work, but it is tiring re-living it all, and writing with an ear and eye to flow and content, at the same time. I have many, many more hours to go, so I may not be writing here very much over the next few weeks.
- went yesterday to the Annual Meeting and Luncheon Celebration of the Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Association. Part of the meeting was on the topic of "A World Without Cancer." Rather than re-posting it here, I'll just ask you to click THIS link and read it over at Katie's Comforters Guild's blog. It's worth the trip, I promise!
|Angela, Bev & me, with Heidi taking the photo|
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!