Monday – Brunch with friends. The perfect way to start any week, I think.
Tuesday – First day of school! Parker is excited to have fun new school supplies and the same teacher as last year. Grant goes back reluctantly – he is unimpressed with new binders and pencils, but he has done his reflection on the cancer book and completed the math review packet. Dave has worked all summer but it’s different, of course, when the students are there. I went back to work last week and am excited to see the building teeming with kids. I have the best teaching job on the planet. Once again I would like to say how much I love what I do. Also, part time? Perfect.
Wednesday – The day reality sets in and we realize that we have to do it all over again for 190 days or so.
Thursday – Scan day for Dave. This scan feels huge to me. Almost as huge as the very first one. Dave has been off of systemic chemo since early June so it will let us know what, if anything, has been going on. We know his liver tumors have been under attack from the Sirspheres, but this will let us know if the lung tumors have remained stable. The usual requests apply here for positive thoughts, good vibes, prayers. Dave will have a PET scan or MRI in the next few weeks to determine how effective the Sirspheres procedure was. Also, Sammi comes home!
Friday – Sam has an appointment with the orthopedist to check on her arm and hopefully have the cast removed. She will be very happy to be known as just “Sam” on campus instead of “Sam, the girl with the purple cast”. I am hoping she will stick around for the weekend, but I don’t want to put any pressure on her. If she wants to head back to campus, then that’s a good thing too.