This week is a busy one for me.
On Monday, as per usual, I’m Mom all day, with two playdates, and then a brief meeting with the NASA Chief Historian. On Tuesday and Wednesday, I go downtown and work with other scientists on a science review for NASA. On Thursday, I leave for BlogHer. I’ll spend three days in a blog wonderland, meeting many of my favorite authors and diarists, not to mention the social activism mavens. It’s kind of like walking into a library and having all your favorite authors greet you as you walk into the stacks.
Today is a mix of writing the book, researching my next project, and running in the sprinkler with the children. I can hear their delighted squeals now — really, they’re downstairs in the playroom with Dad, having fun as I knock out a couple hours of work this morning.
It’s not all work and children, though. I had a wonderful evening at Book Club last week, and a fantastic time going out with other blogging mamas at the PreBlogHerDC meetup at National Harbour. We also get to see each other at playdates and at Thursday soccer, which I “coach.” (No less than EIGHT mamas in our playgroup blog. How cool is that?)
Oh, yeah. If you meet me this week, and you’re taken aback by the tagline on my blog “business” cards, perhaps you’ll see this post and understand. After so many months of being sick in bed, bald, tired, and worried, I’m finally able to move on and experience the fullness of life again, and
The Joy of Life After Cancer.
P.S. Guess who else is experiencing Big Joy this week? Leanne and Daniel! If you ever Followed Lingling as She Gave Lymphoma a Beatdown, pop on over and celebrate with them as they welcome their child to the world. And of course, the Mothers With Cancer are active and writing and sharing the good and the bad with each other and with all of us. As I power through this challenging and joyful week, I’m going to be thinking of them, and hoping that each one also feels strength this week, strength to handle whatever may come.