Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Today was just a great day all the way around. Jack had an appointment with the orthotist to pick up his new DAFOs and hand splints. I drove into Phoenix for Jack's appointment, drove Jack (and Kristi) home and then turned around and drove back into Phoenix for my mom's appointment with the oncologist. My mom had her every two month MRI today and her scans are still clean! Great news if you consider that, according to what the doctors told us last July, my mom should be in her final months of life right now. Since I had appointments for the majority of the day, I decided not to go into work this afternoon. I picked Eric up from school, we went to the mall, had ice cream, got the car washed and enjoyed the beautiful, sunny weather. And the most amazing part of the day - I cooked dinner tonight! (that is truly amazing, believe me.)

I think taking every Wednesday off is a great way to get through the work week. I feel so refreshed and relaxed. Although, that might have something to do with the beer I just finished :-) I really could use more days like today!

handsome Jack

Jack's new "camo" DAFOs

hand splint to counteract wrist and finger contractures

Mark took Eric to the train museum on Monday -- Eric was in his glory

~Enjoying the moment~


Anonymous said...

Great pictures! It is fun to see what your kids are up to. Jack looks adorable--as usual.

Sarah said...

Eric looks like he is having a great time! Thanks for sharing your blog with me.

Julie w said...

Glad you got the chance for a break. It sounds great, we all need days like that from time to time. Eric looks like he is having fun, as always.

Cindy said...

Taking every Wednesday off would be awesome! Try to work that out if you can.

Anne said...

I'm so happy to hear the news about your mom. Wow-it's just incredible. Glad that you had such a good day on Wednesday-we all need days like that. I did however almost fall off my chair when you said you cooked dinner. :)

Melisande said...

Yeah! Glad you had a good time!

Anonymous said...

great great pictures and GREAT news about your mom!!