Just another day

Things I’ve done in the last 24 hours:

  • Hit the wrong button on Favorites list on my phone and dialed my mom instead of B last night. Didn’t realize it was her voicemail until after I left a message. I don’t * think * I said anything weird, but embarrassing none-the-less since I used my “girlfriend voice” instead of my “daughter voice.” She rarely listens to her voicemail, so I’m REALLY hoping this one goes unnoticed.
  • Dumped out all Ethan’s drawers, emptied his closet, and raked out everything from under his bed. After realizing he hadn’t packed socks for a weekend trip and searching his room (unsuccessfully) for two pairs of No-Shows last week, I was so frustrated with the lack of organization/folding and the utter mess of clothes that don’t fit anymore that I just dumped everything in the center of the room. It’ll be a few days before things are back to normal. He handled it better than I anticipated.
  • Participated in a student interview about how I balanced life with cancer. He’s a great student who’s taking a feature writing class and chose to profile me (?) because he really respected the way I handled myself while going through chemo in the spring. It was super nice that this student thought so highly of me. I’m sure I shattered all the illusions during our hour-long discussion.
  • Filled out paperwork for a new therapist for Ethan. This one comes highly recommended by the school’s new principal. (“I’ve seen this woman work miracles with kids who’ve been traumatized!” she said.) His first appointment is Thursday evening.
  • Mourned the (re-) loss of my little toenails. I was born without nails on my little toes, and I’ve never had them – until after cancer treatments. Suddenly, post-chemo, each little toe sported a little, teeny tiny nail. Finally, I didn’t have just eight toenails to pedicure – I had 10! Like a normal person! Unfortunately, both peeled off last night. No pain, no bleeding, just no longer there. I blame having to wear “real” shoes. Thanks, Mother Nature, for the autumnal weather that forced me to trade my sandals for closed toed shoes.

What did you do today?

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