I want to apologize for the unanswered messages and texts. The time between updates has been tough. The progression of the cancer has made me quite unwell – spending most all day every day in bed, and even responding to messages was a lot.
The fall has been difficult on a lot of fronts. We’ve faced the loss of Justin’s dad, I’ve had shingles, G had chicken pox, our fridge went belly up, and we’ve just received more bad news on my most recent set of scans. The immunotherapy treatment doesn’t appear to be helping as I’ve had significant growth in both lungs and liver. We’re working through options with an immediate focus on how to get some quality of life.
The kids are doing well though. And that’s our focus and priority. They’re happy, busy, and loved.
We got a new tree this year. We’ve had the other since our second Christmas in our home. I LOVED that tree. I was so excited when Justin managed to track down the out of stock tree I was in love with in time for Christmas so many years ago. After 12 Christmas’ the lights had gone, time had begun to thin the branches and it had a permanent tilt. I’ve looked for a replacement for the last couple years but have never found one that lit a candle to our old tree. This year I decided I HAD to find the perfect tree for our family. I know if I didn’t get one, my family would keep the thinning tree forever! They wouldn’t have the heart to replace Mommy’s tree. I’m happy to report that with the help of Wayfair’s awesome filters I found a stunning replacement for our tree. She proudly stands in our front window. I’ve made it down a couple nights to bask in the glow of the lights with Bing and Nat playing softly in the background. My favourite place to be.