Sunday, September 25, 2011

Woot woot!

Once again, it's been too long since I posted.  And once again, it is due to some major busy-ness in my life.  But now, I have time to sit down and catch you up on the happenings in my life.

First, we celebrated Eid with my family.  We were all together at my parents' beautiful new house.  And what Eid wouldn't be complete without hugs from Uncle Haythem?  It was a wonderful time, full of peaceful reflection on the past year and a reminder of all that we have to be thankful for.

We also had a family wedding to attend in Mansfield, OH--congrats to cousin Jennifer and her new husband, George!  We had all kinds of fun visiting with family, riding a carousel, and sampling from the delicious assortment of candies at the wedding.

Why yes, I am 16 lbs. down!
Lilla and Aiden making silly faces at the wedding
 My last chemo treatment kicked my tush to the curb.  It came right after my MRI (the results of which are still "stable", aka no change) and also in conjunction with my first week of FULL TIME WORK!!!!!

That's right, I am also a full time working woman!  I am very excited to share that I am now the Service-learning and National Initiatives Coordinator for After-School All-Stars Columbus.  Basically, I'm coordinating service-learning opportunities for our students after school and ensuring that we are successfully incorporating our national initiatives into programming.  The job comes with many perks, including (but not limited to) regular pay, full health insurance benefits, a reason to get out of bed in the morning, and the opportunity to take care of my family financially.  While the job is keeping me busy and preventing me from regularly updating my blog, I'm loving it and can't wait to keep you updating on all that I'm doing!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Under Pressure

Under Pressure.

MRI coming up on Friday.  Anxious because I've been feeling tingling in my fingers and teeth, reminiscent of past seizures.  Hoping it's just the new anti-seizure medication and nothing more.

Under Pressure.

Watched "It's Kind of a Funny Story" about a kid who checks himself into the psychiatric ward at the hospital.  It was kind of a funny story.  I especially enjoyed this scene:

Under Pressure.


Under Pressure.

It's Freddie Mercury's  birthday.  Wasn't sure how to commemorate it.  So I thought I'd blog about it.  And sing about how I feel under pressure and then do a complete air guitar/air piano version of Bohemian Rhapsody.  Happy Birthday, Freddie Mercury!