Oh, hello there. Were you searching your local grocery store for my face on a milk carton, or frantically looking on one of those "Have You Seen Me?" ads? Humor me and say you were.
I'm sorry, but this never gets old for me.
A lot of you reached out wondering if I've had my surgery or if I was having a bad lupus flare, and thankfully neither of those things has happened; I needed to unplug for awhile and clear my head. I wasn't overwhelmed with having a mastectomy until I made it "public" and blogged about it, then all of a sudden I was all HOLYSHITTHISISHAPPENING.
A few weeks ago I was going through my planner, and it dawned on me it's been one year since I first saw McDicky. You can read all about that first encounter here. The day McDicky and I met, he said to give him one year to make me feel better, and two to get me in remission.
As I sat there reminiscing him saying he didn't care if I thought he was a dick (hence, McDicky), I realized I feel better. This is the best I've looked and felt in three years. That damn McDicky was right!
So instead of moping in bed watching bad TV as I had been the few previous days, I decided to get off my ass and enjoy this time. Because, who really knows how long it will last?
And that's what I've been doing- enjoying the beautiful fall weather,
Moping with Princess Matzo Ball
Wings and pumpkin beer with my hunky guy
Dressed up for a family wedding at the place Steve & I got married!
The guy in the top right is Sean, the bartender at our wedding almost 7 years ago!
My best friend's husband was diagnosed with ALS earlier this year. It's been nothing short of devastating, as Genesis and Jason have two beautiful children and more loving family and friends than any two people I know. I can't explain how helpless I feel as the life of my best friend and the man she loves crumbles around them. There are no words. But over these few months, I've watched Genesis take on these burdens with the power of a super hero. She holds it together better than anyone I've ever seen, for the sake of her family, for her children, for Jason. Because that's what you do when life deals you one hell of a shitty hand.
Last Friday we went to the Beef and Beer of all Beef and Beers. The event put together was incredible, and I'm convinced Kisha and Tiffany need to start an event planning business. Hundreds of people, so many that have never even met Genesis and Jay, but came to support their beautiful family. It was amazing to look around and see so many there for two of the most important people in my world. The reality is their journey with ALS is not going to get easier, unfortunately, quite the opposite. But in those few hours, I hope both Genesis and Jason know that they will never be going through this alone.
I love you both <3
And that's where I've been, making the best of the worst. Because what else is there to do? More to come.
Love you all <3
linking up with my gal Joey