Hello all. First, I have to apologize for not updating what happened during my radiation ‘simulation.’ The purpose of this simulation was to get a accurate, detailed scan of my tumor and to place marks on my body so I can be positioned in the same exact position for each radiation treatment. For whatever reason, I was expecting…more. They put me into the CT scanner, ran several passes, and then pulled me out to place marks on my body. Now I was not sure what I was expecting…some kind of long term, but temporary tattoo perhaps, but instead, the technician pulled out a sharpie and proceeded to trace plus-signs and lines (projected onto my body via lasers in the ceiling and walls). As I said, I just expected something more than what my 4-year old daughter does to me with some regularity (drawing on me with sharpies).
At my younger son’s school, the 5th graders parade through the school to applause from students in the lower grades. Yesterday evening, I found out that some scout leaders and I were recruited to help lead the parade. Well, the leaders and I got together and spent MINUTES upon MINUTES to plan out what we would do with the 5th graders. My friend Luis did not want to just walk through the halls, so he thought we should teach the students some cheers. Well the best laid plans fell apart as we began to walk through the school. But in the end, the kindergarten through fourth grade students clapped and cheered the 5th graders (with and without a cheer), and after 20 minutes, my son and I were back home relaxing.
Thus, today was a good day; the night…well, my sons and I had a difference of opinion regarding appropriate night time behaviors. They’re in bed and I’m doing work on my online stats course.
After a string of what I think were pretty reasonable blogs, I find myself at a loss for something of substance today. Thus, I will leave you with this quote from Dorothy Thompson about courage:
Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.