Childhood cancer survivor. That's the good news. Bad news? Chemo and radiation zapped my eggs leaving me infertile. Egg donors were found, several attempts were made and finally we were blessed with beautiful twin girls - born too early (21 wks, 5 days on Dec. 5, 2008). Hang out with me while we savor life with Big Baby Boy, who arrived via gestational surrogate on March 25, 2013.
Monday, March 22, 2010
As I looked back on the blog to grab the perfect moment sticker, I see a little pattern emerging: Bad, scary Friday full of anxiety and unknown can evolve into pleasant, calm, even renewing, weekend.
Is Friday now my hump day?
This last Friday afternoon, I was seriously dreading the entire expanse of the weekend that laid ahead of me. M. and I rarely have trouble keeping our acts together on the weekdays - there is simply too much to be done, too much routine that fills the empty spaces. But without those routines and regimens, sometimes free time can be scary. Because that is when you are able to stop and think what you would like to be doing with this time vs. what you are.
And that was my frame of mind on Friday.
And that is the beauty of blogging. By the time I laid down my words. In the process of writing down my words, I began to feel differently. And look. Just a few hours later, I had the bloom to share. Thank you for listening.
From that moment on, the weekend wasn't so scary. In fact, it was filled with some wonderful moments. I spent Saturday afternoon planting early greens on my balcony, trying hard not to sow the radish seeds too thick so I won't have to thin them later. M sat in his sweat pants doing a sudoku puzzle, trying to avoid my dirt (not easy if you see the size of our balcony). A dear friend stopped by for an impromptu visit and then M and I collapsed on the couch for the night (because by evening we were both going through a box of tissues and popping t*lenol cold tabs).
Sunday morning, I woke up with a sore throat, but still determined to drive down to see Lori, yes! the Lori from Weebles Wobblog while she was in the area, along with some other amazing ladies from the DC TOOTPU.
Did you ever walk into a room and think, "yes. this is exactly where I want to be right now?" That's how I felt seeing the smiling faces of Lindsay, Mel, Paz (who I met for the first time. d*mn is she gorgeous), Calliope and Lori (and knowing an omelet and an orangina soon would be mine).
Hours and hours later, when the lunch crowd started to come in, we finally said our goodbyes. But not before my heart was completely filled with laughter and love, ready for whatever the week might bring. Even the next scary Friday.
Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between. Go visit Lori from Weebles Wobblog, founder of Perfect Moment Mondays to read where she and others found their moments this week.
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I could have seriously spent HOURS and HOURS around that table. Hope you guys are feeling better soon and I am going to insist that the next get together get planned ASAP!
I'm sorry to have missed you yesterday, I'm glad it was such a good time!
OMGosh, I had a serious case of envy when I read Lori's post about the time y'all spent together...now it's a monstrous case of envy. It truly sounds like y'all had a wonderful time.
hours and hours and hours - I was seriously contemplating trying to get everyone back for lunch.
Cali, I love your laugh, your smile, your whole damn being. I love that you are within driving distance. Wheels are turning for April as I type.
N - we missed you TOO!
K - I'm sorry! I didn't mean to make you envious. We did have a wonderful time. It was seriously what the doctor ordered.
It was magical. I wonder why my blogging relationships feel so deep and enduring?
Meeting you, m, and sitting by you for a few hours, was so fulfilling. You titled this post well.
XOXO. Til next time, my friend.
It was all like meeting your best friends again for the first time. Meeting you, m, and Lori was wonderful and easy like apple pie. Loved it, thanks to all of you for the great fun. We have to do this again soon...
(gorgeous? geez, thanks!)
I am visiting from (my sister) Lori's Weebles Wobblog Perfect Moment Monday post.
I'm so glad you got time to re-fuel with loving friends. I can't wait to meet some of my blog friends in person!
Thanks for sharing your Perfect Moment!
Those breakfasts recharge me too. I could have sat there talking to you for the whole day. Though now we have chocolate or manicures to look forward to.
I'm glad that the act of blogging about the dreaded Friday lifted some of the fear.
And that breakfast sounds awesome! Rejuvinating!
I can't spell this late at night! (((hugs)))
I'm glad you had so much fun! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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