Friday Issues #470 – Brown Eyed Baker

Completely happy Friday, associates! I hope you might be effectively and excited for a brand new Friday Issues!

1. Dominic had a really busy couple of weeks! Two weeks in the past, he had his “want” granted via Make-a-Want. His want was to satisfy Sidney Crosby… he (and three different boys) was signed to a one-day contract with the Penguins, had breakfast within the crew lounge with the crew, watched follow, after which was in a position to take the ice with the crew and spent loads of time taking part in, passing, and taking pictures with the gamers. He was given his personal locker stall, a customized jersey, after which an opportunity to sit down and chat with Sidney Crosby.

He was on cloud 9 for daysssssss. The next night, the Penguins hosted our household and the opposite three households on the recreation and it was such a enjoyable time!

I actually can not say sufficient great issues about everybody that we met from Make-a-Want, the Penguins, the Penguins Basis… each single individual, participant, coach, supervisor, actually everybody was so extremely good, so variety to Dominic, so gracious, only a actually, actually great expertise for our whole household. You’ll be able to see extra photographs and a video on my Instagram post 😊

2. Then final week, Dominic spent the week inpatient finishing his fourth cycle of immunotherapy and low-dose chemo. Once more, loads of nausea was the largest impediment; by the top of the week the medical doctors discovered the mixture of meds that lastly labored. Sadly, the anti-nausea meds trigger drowsiness and he wanted so many who he slept an enormous chunk of every day. He was so completely satisfied to get dwelling on Saturday! A few fevers Friday and Saturday, then he began his approach again up. He was again to high school on Tuesday, skating Tuesday evening, and his counts seemed nice when he acquired labs performed yesterday. We’ll head to NY for a brief journey in a few weeks for a brand new set of scans; hopefully, issues are persevering with to maneuver in the suitable path 🙏🏻 Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the day they discovered Dominic’s tumor and all the diseased lymph nodes and advised us they suspected he had neuroblastoma, however would wish a biopsy the next week to substantiate. A full 12 months… it feels so surreal.

3. Everybody has hockey fever at our home… this little girl begged to get signed again up for skating classes (effectively, all of them did!):

4. And Joseph couldn’t WAIT for the spring season of dek hockey to get began!

5. Let’s discuss books! Final we chatted, I had simply began The Great Alone… I completed it final week and oh my goodness, I LOVED it! Simple ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me. Final 12 months, I learn The Four Winds and The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, and The Nice Alone was simply my favourite of the three, although I beloved all of them. Extremely advocate!

I’m simply beginning Daisy Jones and the Six, excited to complete, after which watch the Amazon Prime series!

6. As we speak is Nationwide Cheesesteak Day and I’ve been making these tacky cheesesteaks since earlier than Joseph was born; it’s an all-time favourite!!

7. Yesterday earlier than faculty, the youngsters have been doing a last-minute fill-up of their water bottles and Isabelle requested me one thing about once I was a child and introduced my water bottle to high school. I chuckled and stated nobody introduced water bottles to high school once I was a child. Jaws hit the ground… shock and awe. She stated, “BUT WHAT DID YOU DO IF YOU GOT THIRSTY??!” I stated, “You bought a sip from the water fountain once you acquired a rest room break”. I advised them NO ONE had water bottles after we have been children; they have been simply surprised and I felt previous lol.

8. Talking of feeling previous… final week on the hospital, I used to be speaking to a nurse, and he or she stated she knew somebody with our final identify in highschool, however he was a couple of years youthful, after which I discovered she was from close to the place my husband grew up. I advised her my brother-in-law was a few years youthful than me, and I requested her when she graduated highschool…. she stated, “2011”. I nearly died of a coronary heart assault. That might be a full THIRTEEN YEARS after I graduated. I spotted then that I’m a lot older in actual life than I’m in my head 😆

9. How is everybody dealing with daylight financial savings time? For the primary time ever, all the children have appeared fairly unaffected by each current time adjustments. I nonetheless am in the usual time without end camp!

10. TGIF! I hope you have got a weekend as enjoyable as these two had final week ❤️