Tuesday, September 1, 2009

School Days!

Well every May I am so ready for school to be over, for things to slow down and for life not to have so many things scheduled in just one day. Then by the end of August I am feeling like we need some structure in our lives. I guess it is perfect timing, because school starts tomorrow. It is a weird feeling to only have one kid in school now. Well, I actually have 2 in college and one heading to college in January... but Lee is our only child left to go to High School. It seemed like yesterday that when people would ask me what grades my kids were in that I said, "we have one in Elementary, one in Junior High, one in High School and one in College" I thought those were our busiest days. So it feels quite anticlimactic to only be having one getting prepared and ready for school this year. He is excited and so even though my house is going to be LONELY, I am happy that he is excited to start back to school.

Being that school is starting, means we all need to head to bed earlier so I will make this a short entry tonight. I too need to head to bed. I am trying so hard to get 8 hours of sleep. I actually never get 8 solid hours of sleep but I do try to stay in bed even if I am awake so that I can get the needed rest. The first time I was diagnosed with cancer, I remember studying on ways to help your body heal and try to fight off diseases. I was so surprised to find out that sleeping does that. It is the only time that  your body can truly heal. That is because it is the only time that it doesn't have to do any other things except heal. I never really respected sleep, I just thought I was one of those people that didn't need a lot of it. But now I no longer believe that and truly try to do much better in that areas.

This time last year I remember starting out the new school year with MONO and I was really dragging. I am doing better with my energy now. My mono is finally gone ( after a year or more of it ) but I still struggle with fatigue from the radiation, I hear that can be normal. I personally don't think there is anything NORMAL about cancer or the effects it has on your body. But I am at least grateful to feel better, than I did this time last year.

I am grateful for this new school year and for the reminder to all of us to continue to learn. "Knowledge is Power" remember! Thanks for all of your love and support, good night dear friends!

"A schoolteacher had injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around his upper part of his body. It was not noticeable at all under his shirt. On the first day of school, he discovered that many of his students were unruly  and disrespectful. He confidently walked to the window and opened it. He then sat at his desk and began looking at his notes. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the stapler and stapled the tie to his chest. He had no trouble with discipline that year"

"Live as if you were to die tomorrow; learn as if you were to live forever." - Mohandas Gandhi

"The important thing is never to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein

1 comment:

Julie N. said...

Just love the stapled tie story :-) Also I really felt like all of the planets were in alignment the year when Roo graduated from elementary school, Mel from junior high, Brian from high school, and Jessica from Ricks College...all in the same year! Wow, our lives have changed so much!
love you...work on getting those 8 hours :-)