Saturday, October 30, 2010

One Thing and Another

I’m back! Sorry it’s been so long between posts. I try to write once every week, but recently I have just been so busy. Between doctor’s appointments, going to school, physical therapy and homework, I am just going, going, going. It is nice to be back to doing more normal things, but sometimes a girl needs a breather. This week I will get just that. Tomorrow I leave for my trip to sunny Orlando. We will be spending three days at Disney, one day at Universal (home of the Wizarding world of Harry Potter theme park) and one day at Sea World. I can hardly wait! It will be so nice to have a relaxing week hanging out with kids like me in the warmth of the Florida sun.

This past week has been a parade of wonderfulness. Until recently, I have been experiencing major theater withdrawals. Sunday, I got my fix. My family went to see Seussical, put on by the Northwest Savoyards, the theater group I usually work with. The show was fantastic, a perfect combination of a phenomenal cast and wonderful sets and costumes all underscored with great music to the stories of Dr. Seuss. If you have a chance, try to go see it. There are shows October 31 and November 5, 6, 7. To buy tickets visit: I know about half the cast and it was wonderful to get hugs from everybody.

Wednesday was another great day, the one year anniversary of my initial MRI and admittance to Children’s. The whole day was a marvelous celebration of life, because here I am a mere year after my diagnosis and I am done with treatment, cancer free, and moving on with life. I celebrated it like a birthday. My magnificent friend Megan made me a cake, got me balloons and wore a shirt she made that said “Smiles Killed Cancer.”

On Friday Megan and I revived our Halloween costumes from eighth grade, Thing 1 and Thing 2. Friday night, I was back at Seussical, though this time I was backstage (yes, I kept my Thing 2 costume from earlier on). I watched the entire show from my usual viewpoint and chatted with my theater friends. The whole time my insides were overflowing with the joy, happiness and the felling that I belonged. I was home. Hopefully I will be able to work on the spring show, Hello Dolly.
Today Mom, Dad, B and I are going to a costume party at a family friend’s house. I will be Thing 2 (I have a Thing 1 stuffed animal), Dad is going is as the Cat in the Hat, Brandon is going as a pencil and Mom will be The Scrabbler. That’s right, the Scrabble playing superhero.

Hope you have a wonderful week!

Mischief Managed,

1 comment:

  1. Sammy!
    We loved loved loved having you backstage again for Seussical!!! It was so much fun to have your smiling face back with the gang again! Can't wait until you are able to be there all the time!

    We miss you!!! :-) -Tim S