My Journey through Breast Cancer

On October 11, 2013, I was diagnosed with Stage II Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) ... or as we like to call it, extreme measures for a nap (EMFN). For a while, this blog will be my cancer journal. Enter at your own risk.

16 December 2008

snow, Snow, SNOw, SNOW!

You need to read that title as though you were singing the song from White Christmas. You know, the part where they're on the train anticipating getting to Vermont, America's Winter playground (only to be disappointed later when they get there and there's NO SNOW!). Anyway, yesterday it rained. And it snowed in the mountains. And this morning it dawned clear and cold and beautiful. And when I got to the little hill on which sits my office, before I had to turn the corner and go inside, I gazed upon the San Gabriel Mountains absolutely COVERED in snow! They're white from tip to base (well, as far as I could see). There are little white puffy clouds hanging around the tops of them, but otherwise they're shining up against a clear blue sky, in their winter glory. I love the day after a good storm. Too bad I have to be inside ....

I had oatmeal and hot chocolate for breakfast this morning. DE-LICIOUS. And warming from the inside out.

We had Christmas with the Hammer family over the weekend. I'll have pictures up soon (when I have a chance to download and then upload). It was a wonderful weekend with all the usual things that make Christmas Christmas. We decorated my parents' tree, ate too much, opened presents (almost half of which were homemade this year), played games, watched movies, laughed and played with the baby. It was a wonderful weekend with family. And even though it was two weeks before the actual day, it really felt like Christmas.

This weekend we have Caleb's work party, which includes going to see Cats at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. I've never seen Cats, so it will at least be a new experience. On Sunday we celebrate Christmas with the Hammer grandparents and extended family.

And next week is Christmas! We work until about noon on Wednesday, and then Caleb and I will have our own special Christmas celebration at home before heading up to Thousand Oaks to spend Christmas and the following days with his family. I'm looking forward to the nice long relaxing weekend.

I have most of the gifts we need to finish out the holiday. I need to finish up Caleb's stocking, and we have a few things to buy for his family, but otherwise we're done. The only thing we've missed doing this year is getting a tree. Never in my life have I missed out on getting a Christmas tree. But its been a busy and draining season. So our plan is to make that happen this weekend.

Then its New Year's, and 2009, and the Year of the Baby begins. I'm looking forward to it ... I think. ;)


Gretchen said...

Merry Christmas Heidi! I've been listening to your Christmas music mix a lot. It's a good one! =0)

Gypmar said...

Wow, CATS. It's quite a period piece these days. I remember our high school drama class doing a medley from that show...twenty years ago. Be prepared to be amused: "MEM-RIES! All alone in the MOOOONLIGHT!"