This past week has been filled with ups and downs.
The week started with a bang, as DS was officially on summer vacation. It was slightly-no-extremely-louder than usual around the house. So loud and disruptive in fact, that DH who works from home is now looking for an office outside the home. Seriously. This was only Monday.
I took the kids to our favourite farm, where they got to feed the animals, eat freshly-picked strawberries, strawberry muffins (well, DD chucked her strawberry muffin at unsuspecting passerby) and I got to browse the charming little store.
DS is officially registered in his new “big-boy” school for September where he’ll be entering grade one.
Wednesday night, I received a phone call from my agent. We touched base on what I was working on and I was able to ask her about a long-term project that I’ve had on the back of my mind (I’ll fill you in on that later). And then she also gave me some really exciting news from my editor at Entangled, which I can’t share just yet. That news totally made my night and I can’t wait to share the details when I get them!
And then Thursday happened, and that’s when everything got derailed. I took my parents to meet with my father’s oncologist. My father has been dealing with prostate cancer, and while his prognosis is excellent, the doctor is recommending a round of radiation therapy. This news kind of took us by surprise. But it’s something that was looming on the horizon, and now we have to deal with it. Sooner rather than later. So the next day, it was back to the hospital to start the ball rolling. Radiation will start in July and it’s 5 days a week for almost 8 weeks. We do have a lot to be thankful for, the doctor is very certain that this course of treatment will be able to eradicate the cancer.
DH and are I trying to figure out the logistics. While we both have flexible work schedules, if we take time off during our work day, it just bleeds into all other part of our downtime. I think I will end up taking one kid with me to the hospital to drive my parents. Time at the hospital should be around 40 mins total we’re told. So, all in all it will probably eat up about 2 hours of every weekday for the 8 weeks. And while this is going to be a crazy summer, it feels so good knowing that we can help my parents, and that my father’s prognosis is so good. Hopefully the side effects will be minimal and we can keep him positive and happy.
Saturday was spent trying to get a handle on the house that once looked like a house, but has now succumbed to the chaos that has become our lives. By the end of the day though, it was looking like a home again. Then DH got my shiny new blog up and running-what a guy!
The week didn’t end there, of course. Today I was supposed to go to a bridal shower for a dear friend of mine and as I was getting ready, DH came down with a horrible, horrible migraine. He lost sight and everything. So, as badly as I felt for cancelling last minute, I had to. I stayed home with the kids while DH crashed upstairs. DS and I ended up baking some chocolate chip cookies together.
And well, speaking of roller coasters, tomorrow we’re heading out to Canada’s Wonderland…let’s hope that’s the biggest ride we’ll have to deal with this week.