Saturday, September 6, 2008

Happiness is....

Watching your 13 year old score his first goal ever in a soccer game and then scoring a second one as they go on to win 7-2! Also, watching him have fun, gain his confidence back, enjoy the respect of his teammates and find some of that passion that has been lost over the last two years. Getting cupcakes after the game in honor of someone's birthday doesn't hurt either!
Happiness is also watching your 9 year old daughter play the sport she loves with a smile on her face as they win 5-0. She didn't have any goal scoring opportunities today as she mostly played sweeper rather than her favorite, left wing.

Happiness is getting time for a quick nap before heading out to celebrate a dear friend's 50th birthday! It was a potluck Obama themed party and in lieu of gifts the birthday girl preferred donations to the campaign. I brought those frozen cream puffs that you find in the freezer section as my potluck contribution and they were a huge hit and were gone in a snap! Party favors were stickers and buttons in support of Obama. The birthday girl is definately passionate about her politics! I happened to win the raffle drawing - a cd set of Obama books on tape. Fun to win for a change! Maybe my luck is looking up!!! I'll run with that!

Happiness is also having nothing on the calendar for Sunday and getting to sleep in.

Happiness is working through the side effects of the chemo and starting to feel like myself again. Or as much like myself as I can these days.

Happiness is having the sun come out and chase away those silly little rain clouds that can follow us around at times.

Happiness is having such great friends and supporters as all of you out there cheering me on.

Happy Sunday to you all!

ps. Wasn't the Stand Up to Cancer program powerful???? And did you see the segment beforehand, with our dear friend Elizabeth Steiner demonstrating and speaking about the importance of breast exams and how to do them correctly? And did you see my support group sitting around the tables with our quilt in the background???? Can you believe 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetime. Not good odds. Scary odds. I'm so proud of what they did last night to try and make a difference and to put all of that money towards research. Good stuff.


laura said...

hey girl, enjoy your sunday of sleeping in and relaxing. you have been on my mind a lot lately. i'm glad your chemo effects are lessening a bit. (((hugs)))

love the pics and the stories of the kids!! :)

Paris said...

Can't tell you how happy it made me to see "happiness" in your blog. LOVE when you are happy and feeling good. Makes my day. Congrats to the kids on their soccer success... great pics! Enjoy your quiet day today... those are the best. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow so we can get back to walking!! We will both be happy and healthy!! And yes, we really were inspired by the SU2C program. We will wear our t-shirts proudly when they get here. Love you, p

Laura Nicholas said...

Oh congrats to the kids! Wonderful pictures. I am glad to hear you are feeling better and have happiness. That is the best medicine!

Hugs and smiles to you...

Jean said...

Love the Happiness is theme! So glad to see you upbeat!!
Enjoy your Sunday-I spent yesterday sleeping and watching movies (we had remnants of hurricane Hannah so soccer was cancelled!)

Anonymous said...

YEAH Spencer!!!! Love your Happiness theme, boy don't we all need more happiness in our lives! And yet, I know we make these moments. I'll keep your happiness theme in mind as I tackle my week!
Hugs! Jaci