Again it has been a while. I have not posted knowing you are looking for something creative and probably sick to death with the breast cancer saga that continues here or maybe it is just me who is sick to death with dealing with it. I am doing really well though. The second opinion came back and no chemo will be needed -surgery will be enough. What a blessing. The tissue expanders are fully expanded and in a couple of days the next round of surgery. I tease I feel like I could survive the Titanic due to the tissue expanders being in. They currently feel like a floatation device is strapped to my chest and it extends under my arms. But all in all I am grateful they can do anything to make me feel and look more normal.
My dear friend Constance at Rochambeau called the other day and checked on me. What a sweetie. This comes across in her blog and I am grateful for her friendship. Here is the beautiful boat she made - it is incredible.
Constance asked what I have been up since I have not blogged. Creating is harder with the restrictions on my arms. Working in front is a challenge with the expanders - I bump them when I reach in front of me. I explained I have not done much but have enjoyed some fun adventures this Summer. She said I should share them. Just a week ago, my youngest daughter and my husband created a recycled "boat" for the cardboard boat races on the Hudson. Theirs was not made of cardboard, but in the recycled division. Each division has limitations of what you can do. No prior floatation devices or boat parts is allowed. The cardboard division you can use duck tape, but not wax etc to seal. Restriction such as that for each.
This was a cute one. It just spun round and round
but was beautiful to look at.
This Kayak design was the winner.
Recycled division -our crew have the yellow hats. And we have an enthusiastic thumbs up!
They named their boat the U.S.S. Economy with the logo "Pray it stays a float" They made hats and t-shirts and won a prize for the most enthusiastic crew.
The boat was created with recycled 2 liter soda bottles that they collected. Old snow sleds, Frisbees and pizza pan rudders.
They didn't win the race , but did stay afloat, which others were not so lucky. It was a blast and we had so much fun.
Hope you all have been having adventures of your own this Summer.