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After the bad news, some good

December 14th, 2016 at 05:19 am

My friend C (DIL's mom) had her meeting with the surgeon yesterday, and there is good news. The tumor is operable, and she is scheduled for surgery the day after we come back for the cruise, so the cruise is a go! We are going to have nothing but fun on that cruise, and treasure every moment. She seems to be in pretty good spirits. I gave her a care package of homemade potato soup and beef stroganoff, and she was grateful.

I bought breakfast at work yesterday - $3. I have spent 83% of my variables budget, with one week remaining in this pay cycle. But I have not counted the Christmas spending or the dishwasher, which will come out of savings.

Today I am staying home. I finished a big project yesterday. My boss said she has something else for me, but it's not urgent. She strongly suggested I stay home today. I think they're all tired of listening to me sneeze and cough!

I am making a list of things to get done. The big one is to get the Christmas tree up and decorated. I could just skip the whole thing, but there is something uplifting about getting decorated for Christmas. I always love the way the house looks.

Went to my grandson's orchestra concert last night. He is such a good player. He is in the most advanced group, and is much younger and smaller than the others. But of course, he has had private lessons since he was a tyke. He was started on the Suzuki method and he continues to have weekly lessons. And I think he has some innate talent, too. Anyway, it was a very sweet event. Amazing to watch the progression of ability from the beginners to the advanced.

7 Responses to “After the bad news, some good”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    I am so happy you all can go on the cruise and have fun. I am even more happy the tumor is operable! My son put the tree together two days ago. My goal too is to get it decorated. Although no one is here for Christmas, we do have a small get together on the 27th.

  2. Michelle Says:

    So glad to hear some good news. Enjoy your day off and decorating.

  3. LivingAlmostLarge Says:

    Congratulations. Enjoy the trip I think it'll be memorable. When do you leave? Your ten year anniversary has gone by

  4. rob62521 Says:

    How wonderful you can take the cruise and have fun. Sorry about your being under the weather. Hopefully you did rest and feel a bit better.

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Such good news!

  6. VS_ozgirl Says:

    That's lovely to hear that it's operable! I hope both the operation and cruise go well!

  7. alice4now Says:

    I'm glad the tumor is operable. Enjoy that cruise!

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