It’s been a month since I’ve written a blog post! I wish I had a great excuse for not doing so, but I’ve been busy. Mainly with work. I work in the accounting field, and this is always a busy time of year.
I’ve been well since my last post- finding out I was cured from cancer. It is pretty hard to top that! My doctor changed my Synthroid dosage slightly for reasons I mentioned in the previous post. I now take a smaller dosage on Sunday, and I’m finding I’m very tired on Monday and Tuesday. It’s amazing how such a small adjustment down in dosage can affect how I feel. I’ve been trying to get more rest on these nights, and just hoping eventually my body will adjust. But it’s always a process.
The weather has been so windy here, and we’ve had lots of rain and cooler temperatures. Combined with my being swamped at work, and extra tired two days out of the week, I’ve not been running as often or as long as I would like to. I also had a hard time last year, around this time of year. Everything with my mom being sick, dying, having her funeral, her birthday, and then Mother’s Day, started in February and goes until May. It’s only been a year, and it’s still an emotionally hard time during these “anniversary” dates.
I’m trying to let myself feel what I need to feel and not push myself physically too much. I have been able to get out on shorter runs on tougher routes during my lunch, and that feels like the extent of what I want to do with running for now. I hope as the weather gets nicer, I can start running longer distances again and get out on my bike. I was going to try to run a half marathon in April, but I hadn’t been able to build up the mileage, and I didn’t want to risk running that distance and get hurt. I’m not going to pressure myself to run in any races for the time being, but am just going to enjoy running when I can for now.
Ryan and Cole are doing great. School is almost over for them, and they are excited about attending a school / day camp program where they will be learning and going on field trips this summer. They have both learned how to ice skate, and enjoy playing hockey- on ice, and in our driveway. Ryan is finishing up Cub Scouts for the year and they both started karate lessons a few weeks ago. They love it, and are already talking about earning their next level belt. They don’t want to be white belts anymore! Here’s a picture of them from their first lesson:
I’m looking forward to summer- the warmer weather and spending time with my boys. They are growing so fast, and after this summer my “baby” will be in school full-time. Cole is going to be five next month, and in full time kindergarten in the fall. It seems like those years from when he was a baby to now, have just flown by. I hope we can slow down a bit during the summer, relax more, and I can savor what is left of my youngest child’s pre-school days.
My 20th (gulp) high school reunion is planned for July. I helped plan our 10 year reunion, and am helping out as much as I can on planning the 20th. If I thought my kids were growing too fast, it seems crazy I’ve been out of high school for (almost) two decades! It will be fun to see everyone in person, and see all of our kids- new ones, and see how the babies have grown into pre-teens and teenagers from the last reunion. Seems like we were just kids ourselves, and now we have kids- when did that happen?
I am planning a special post in June, to coincide with the two year anniversary of my thyroid cancer surgery. I’m excited about it, and I think it will help so many cancer patients looking for resources and answers.
This is some of what has been going on- of course there is more, but I’m trying to get to bed earlier, so the more will just have to wait. I post shorter updates on my FaceBook Fan Page. I hope you will stop by there, and even though it’s been a few weeks, thanks for continuing to read A Mama’s Blog.