Thursday, April 15, 2010

A busy birthday lies ahead

Good morning! Yes, it is officially my birthday today. I woke up to literally hundreds of email and facebook shout outs congratulating me on yet another year of survival. Frankly, I never even noticed that I had plugged in my birthday information to facebook. Other than posting my blog to it and communicating with other families, I have never spent much time on facebook. Frankly, I just don't have the time. But, I must admit that it did feel pretty good to wake up on my 39th birthday to such a pile of birthday well-wishers. It may just make my day.

Thank you.

I still maintain that everyone deserves a celebration of their life every year. In my mind there should be days off of work, parties, presents and ice cream all day long. Yes , I am still a kid at heart. But, unfortunately, I don't even heed my own advice. My day is jam packed with work. Even lunch seems to be booked with non birthday-ish activity. It turns out I will be meeting another family of a child with neuroblastoma over lunch. I don't guess that is surprising and, if I am being honest, it is more important than my birthday and will probably mean more to me anyway.

Tonight, however, is all about me. It will be an early (5:00) dinner at Outback Steakhouse (one of my favorite kid friendly dining haunts) followed by an hour and a half of Tae Kwon Do practice. Steak and lobster, here I come.

Well, enough birthday talk. Everyone seems to be doing well. Graham's asthma seems to be improving with the use of steroids. Sydney seems to be on the mend as well. She has not complained of a sinus headache for several days and her trips to the nurse's office have been surprisingly non existent for a change. For Ainsley, who mimicks every one of Graham and Sydney's ailments, well, she has shown miraculous improvements as well. It seems like she is going through a dry spell of mimickry material. But, as you can see, it looks like everyone is on the mend. The green pollen cloud is slowly starting to lift from over our house. Even Lynley can once again sit on the back porch.

Well, again, thank you for all of the birthday wishes.

For now, I am off to another day of purpose. What a great way to start my 39th year.

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