I dunno. Stunned?
It's a funny funny funny thing. Because I have been toying about whether or not I should start making a list of the jerky shit that gets spewed. I don't think I've actually had it all that bad considering, but I thought, okay maybe I should start keeping track of what not to say to someone you know like, from other people. Start making a list.
And I was e-ing with my cousin and she thought it'd be a cool idea if there was some sort of class-here, lemee go get it. It's really good.
Maybe we all need to take a class on how to approach people after trauma.
I thought that was extra smart. Right?
I have a person in my universe who-every time she sees me and it's a few times a week- she says something like: You know, it looks like you're really starting to take care of yourself.
And I'm all like, uhhhhwhut?
What (the f) is THAT supposed to mean? You mean like when I had to drag my sorry ass to work before I was ready because I had to pay my mortgage, you found me visually unappealing?
Anyway, wow. Today someone else who's been privy to all the ins and outs of this saga-and haven't there been enough of those already, right?-said something incredible charming and all day, I felt like I ate a sparkler.
People need more of that, don't they? Let's put that on our lists of Things To Do.
I went to Oncology Essential Oils 102 Tuesday night. I almost texted my cancer pal because 6 power points in, we got the essential paradigm shift which is: People are starting to "live with" cancer rather than "die with" cancer. (And I believe that should be 'die from' no?)
And then she threw in a quote from a commercial about "The New Normal".
You know what 'the new normal' is? Because I sure don't. I was strolling out of Whole Foods the other day with my overpriced little container of guacamole, using my $5 gift certificate we got at Veggie Fest feelin' all fantastic and I sneezed and it was like somebody kicked me from behind.
When I laugh really hard-and thank goodness I do-I have to do an entire double handed ab protection maneuver so I don't end up with my organs in a puddle on the floor.
Lately, I feel like a sideways accordion.
New normal, my ass.
It says: Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass.
It's about learning to dance in the rain.
I did send my friend my snapshot of the final powerpoint slide. And she said: Ugh. Spoken like a true person who never had cancer.
And then we discussed the purpose of the gigantic-ness of the little girls shoes and lol-ed all the way home.