Friday, June 08, 2018

Five on Friday (June 8, 2018)

Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. 
(The Message - Matthew 6:34)

1. We dropped Camden off at our alma mater for basketball camp on Sunday and then spent most of the day Wednesday picking him up. He came home tired and a little grumpy and with a whole bunch of nasty blisters on his already blistery feet (his feet have never really recovered from cross country in the fall). Rory spent Sunday and Monday with grandparents. and I'm certain she enjoyed not sharing the time with Camden.


2. He has the job of mowing our pastor's yard for the next month. It's amazing the motivation a little money brings to the table. He's certainly never been so eager to mow our own yard! ;)


3. Anxiety over quitting chemo is a pretty common emotion in the cancer world. There's something about knowing you're not actively doing anything to kill cancer that can be difficult to manage. I've never actually experienced this until recently. Of course, I've never had ongoing symptoms either. I've mentioned the cancer-related pain that I've had for nearly 2 years now. While it has improved so, so much, its presence is a daily reminder that I'm living with cancer. Still. Living with cancer or any chronic disease or pain is just never easy. (see verse above - reading it daily)

4. I finished 2 books this week: The Perfect Mother and Educated: A Memoir. While I thoroughly enjoyed both of them, Educated just might make it on my best of 2018 list.


5. Kathy - one of my oldest and dearest friends - recently accepted a position at the same company where I work. We haven't worked together for 11 years so the opportunity to see her on such a consistent basis is awesome. We're generally squeezing in coffee dates every couple of months, so being in the same building a couple times a week is just fantastic. Thursday, a group of 4 of us who all used to work for the same college met in our work dining hall for lunch. It was the highlight of my week to have us all together.


Brian and I are trying to get back on track for date night this summer. Actually, they're more like day dates, and seem to involve running errands more than anything but we're trying. This afternoon we used our Movie Pass and went to see Oceans 8 in the middle of the day, and it was glorious. Not the movie, actually, just lounging in a recliner with the free popcorn.

We have had very busy days this week and next week is even busier so I'm hoping to rest a bit over the weekend.  Tonight, we plan to watch what will probably be the final Warriors/Cavs game (we're all LeBron fans around here). Tomorrow night we're celebrating Liz's birthday with my parents and grandparents, and I'm in charge of the cake. Our pastor (who resigned last week, btw) is out of town so Brian is preaching for the next several weeks. This means his summer days are a little fuller than usual but in a good way. Happy Friday!

(We had some unexpected time on our hands Wednesday so we found a cute coffee shop and did some reading. Even Brian!)



Monica said...

Ahhh!!! I see Letters from a Skeptic on your table! Curious to know what you think about it. I loved it; Bobby intensely disliked it.