Lil Blue Boo has been buzzing with excitement lately! New things are happening every day. The kids are on spring break. Getting things done here at LBB when the girls are around can be a little bit of a challenge. Is there any sound more annoying than two little girls in plastic princess shoes walking around on the tile?
Shipping has gotten out of control, lol! We have started using a new system which has been an incredible time saver and Gicela has started packing orders for me which has been a tremendous help! Thank you G!! What would I do without you!?
I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since Ashley received “The Best News.” The news that we all had been praying for! I took a photo of a note Ashley had scribbled. I think this wonderful news is still sinking in for everyone. We have all become so used to bad news, it’s hard to know how to react to good news!
I had really grown to hate the days that Ashley would come home from an appointment where she received results from a test or scan, or an update on her chemo progress. You get so pumped that maybe this week is going to be the week that things finally take a turn for the better, and then wack! You get totally shut down. Now, this is just from a friend’s perspective. I can’t imagine what it felt like for Ashley. So, when she came home that beautiful 8th day in March and gave me the big news on the tumor shrinkage, spots on the lungs being gone, and the liver improvement, I was a little overwhelmed. First I gave her husband a huge hug, then walked over to Ashley, and started weeping like a baby. I drove home that night and felt at peace. Relieved to know that there was an end in sight, and thankful for the nasty Cisplatin that was healing my friend.
Watching Ashley live a more healthy lifestyle and incorporating these items into her daily regimen has been pretty fun to watch, and encouraging! The whole enema thing is hilarious. I don’t think a day goes by where we don’t talk about poop. She now hands out enema bags like party favors. I get asked a lot if Ashley has convinced me to start using them. I will save that for another post 😉 What I can tell you is that I have taken away a lot from Ashley’s experiences. I know many of you have as well. I started hiking on the weekends. It has been a great way to burn some calories, spend time with my family and get out in nature. Feels great up there! If Ashley can do, while on Chemo, then I can do it!
I haven’t quite gotten the hang of the farmer’s market. I left with bread, organic coffee and pasta. I somehow managed to skip the veggies. Oh, and the coffee was for me to drink and not for…well, you know!
I HAVE grown to love the Green Juice. I kinda feel like I have super powers after I drink it. This juice from the market was so much better than that stuff Ashley served me when she first got her juicer, sorry Ash. I couldn’t even get that stuff down. Her recipes have improved since then.
I haven’t been able to give up my biggest vice, M&M’s. I ate every last Choose Joy M&M. I think they might have been for decoration, oops. I have zero self control around them. I will give up M&M’s when Ashley gives up donuts 😉