We are having a bathroom renovated before we sell our house, so things are torn up around here. I will be (or at least I hope I will be) glad when it's finished!!
I apologize for the lack of updates lately. I am feeling very unsettled and it is hard to congeal my thoughts into coherent posts. I feel like we are living in limbo- we know that we are moving, but we haven't nailed down the specific dates, neighborhoods, schools, etc. In addition, we're trying to get our house ready to sell. I know I've said it before, but I really miss having our families close by during times like these. Don't get me wrong- I'm just going with the flow and not getting too stressed about it. I've had moments, but I'm too busy to worry too much!! Mollie doesn't seem to mind everything that's going on- bathroom reno, potty training Lucy, and numerous other projects and tasks. She is full of energy and creativity. She is eating well. She has shot up like a beanstalk so I'm glad it is spring and she can wear shorts and skirts- her pants are certainly too short to wear. She does have a cough (so does Liam). A cold? Or allergies. Or both. It is not very severe and she seems to be fighting it off just fine. I can't convey how thankful I am for these days. Just normal [busy] days punctuated by pills at night and the occasional clinic visit. I am so glad to be concerned about home renovations and meal planning instead of hospital procedures, blood counts, and fevers.
This week seemed to fly by! Mollie was on steroids until Friday, but she sure didn't act like it. She was a little tired and I picked her up early from school twice, but she managed to go to nature club and her class field trip to a regional park. Actually, yesterday, the day after she finished her steroid pulse, was the most difficult. It was also hotter and much more humid than the rest of the week.
I had the opportunity to tell our story (Mollie's story) on Friday at a Walmart Associates meeting. Walmart is the largest local sponsor of the Children's Miracle Network and they kicked off their balloon campaign yesterday, May 1. Even though we live with cancer every day, it is always hard to tell the story of Mollie's diagnosis and how much time she has spent sick and in the hospital.
Yesterday, we went to the zoo and botanical gardens- it was a bit crowded and we didn't get to enjoy it as much as I would have liked, but I think the girls had fun. Every time we go, I end up thinking we should just skip the zoo and stay in the garden all afternoon.
Right now Mollie is busy doing a foam sticker mosaic (thanks Arn and Catherine) and we'll spend the day catching up with chores and getting ready for the week ahead.