Yes, woke up too early but felt more rested anyway. I need to build up those energy levels. Out with the dog, got my shot out of the fridge, got the kids up, took my shot, drove them to the station and school and then home to get ready for today's excursion to Gamla Stan (the Old Town).
It was a beautiful day again with the weather and we enjoyed seeing the sights. We walked around the pretty streets of the Old Town and to see it through Jackson's eyes was special. He loved all the stories I told him and especially liked the one about the Stockholm Bloodbath and the cannon balls that are still wedged in the facade of the buildings in the main square. It makes the history real. In the middle of the walk, Clara called to check up on me. Awesome to hear her voice as well.
|I spy some cannon balls.......|
We ate lunch and just people watched. Then we walked over to an art gallery in Gamla Stan that was exhibiting a friends art. Johanna's paintings were fantastic as were the other exhibitors artwork. I am going to have to commission some paintings. I also met SL who is one of the many that follow my blog. That was fun to put the name with the face. I appreciate all of the comments I receive even if I don't always reply right away.
We walked back in the hot weather all the way to the car and drove first to Eric's school to pick him and then home. I rested a little bit after sorting out a few more inconveniences in life that in the big scheme of things don't matter. I let some of these inconveniences irritate me and let it out over the kids and everyone nearby. Crap, cancer sucks and has made my temper shorter and sometimes misdirected.
Dinner, driving Kevin to practice, trying to calm down, talking with Stina, picking Kevin up from practice, Mattias coming over to buy some LEGO, facetiming with Marie, getting the kids in bed----writing the blog, trying to refocus and take deep breaths.
I am grateful for what I have when I have time to reflect. I need to focus on that. It is one more month of pressure and tension that I need to focus on. In one month, we should hopefully be on vacation if nothing else happens. So, thirty more days of focus for this cancer. That is not so long if I consider that it has been more than 90 days since I got my diagnosis. At the end of these 30 days I will know results. It is what it is. OK time for sleep in this hot weather without air conditioning.......
LOVED. GRATEFUL. KICKING SOME MAJOR ASS. FAMILY. FRIENDS. LAUGHING. CRYING. FOCUS.