Both May and June have flown by. I can't believe it is already July. But before I look forward to the rest of the summer, I want to take a look back first.
I'm planning on joining up again at Chatting at the Sky's linkup. It's a great way to remember the big and little things that happened each month.
This was actually at the end of May but I want to remember the look on Robbie's face when he realized that we were at a WATER PARK. He was barely tolerating the wrist band he had to wear, until he learned that he had to keep it on to play at the WATER PARK. He never gave it another tug, because he was in heaven. He rode on every tube ride and loved the lazy river too.
We had a good vacation in South Texas, including some bird watching in two parks by the Rio Grande, and then two days at Schlitterbahn. We loved all of it, except for the fact that they failed to send over the picture I'd ordered of my husband and son on a slide. Bummer. At least I have my memories.
Sadly, I managed to both sunburn my feet incredibly badly at the park, and I managed to break my second toe on my right foot, though I didn't know that I had really broken it until mid June.
What did I learn? Wear swim shoes or swim socks next time I go to a water park. Even reapplying sunblock every 2-3 hours did not help with my feet. How badly did I burn them? I'm still putting prescription cream on them to help them heal. There is still one spot that is still red, even though it's been over a month now.
I found out that monitors come in far larger size than I ever thought reasonable or possible. K got two very large monitors for his office, since he runs a class that does frequent presentations. They measure at least 2 1/2 ft by 4 ft, and they are just fabulous for what he needs. Now he just needs a new whiteboard and we're going to put up some more pictures, and we will have finished decorating his office.
Robbie loves camp. He had the opportunity to go to a special camp for kids with autism, and one parent had to go. I got to go, since K was at a work conference. I loved watching him with the counselors, and best of all, I got to sleep in a cabin with other adults and I got more sleep than I usually do. We're definitely going again next year.
The best thing I learned this month is what my mom learned from her oncologist this month. Since the tumor in her spine was shrunk by radiation, and has not grown in months and months and months, that tumor is DEAD. While she will never be considered cancer free (stage 4, metastasized from lung to spine), and she will continue with the treatment she's on, this is fantastic news. The average after that type of dx is 3 months. And my mom is still with us, almost 2 1/2 years after they found the spinal tumor.
I think I will cry now. Because my parents are trying to come visit us in less than 2 weeks, and I am going to get to celebrate her birthday with her this year.
Definitely the best thing I learned this month. What about you? It's easy to join in!