• 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 52 (Today, Wine is the Answer)

    Amen.

    Amen.

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Day 52 of 100 Days of Good Karma.

    The kids and I went grocery shopping.  Shopping with the kids is always an adventure.

    The store was holiday weekend busy, which is to say the last thing the busy aisles needed was another cart with two kids hanging off the side.

    In the middle of a shopping experience in which I was simultaneously trying to shop for organic food choices and keep my toes and heels intact (Hannah was pushing the cart), Connor suddenly had to use the bathroom.

    We turned a corner heading to the bathroom when I ran into one of the kids old babysitters.

    We had to stop.  It would have been rude of me not to.

    I know this woman well enough that I was faced with a moment of ‘do I tell or not tell?’

    The store was packed and we took up room talking in the aisle.  Plus, Connor looked increasingly desperate.

    The last words I wanted to were ‘I have cancer’.

    Silver Lining:  I was grateful that I still have some hair so I had the choice. 

    My hair is a lot thinner.

    I had it tied back in a ponytail holder that, two weeks ago, wouldn’t go around my hair more than twice.  Now it easily makes four loops around my hair, and it feels like one good tug will make the whole shebang come loose.

    But I took advantage of the small luxury of having hair so I didn’t have to tell.

    On the way out of the store I passed the wine isle with a longing glance.

    Wine would make this all so much easier.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    xoxo,
    Meghan

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8 Responsesso far.

  1. Cindy Smith says:

    Wine is organic! After all, it is made from grapes!! We should start a “Wine for Meghan” club with the full intention of you having enough to not need to buy a bottle for a very long time once you kick the cancer to the curb and can sit back and enjoy a glass or two (or the bottle)!

  2. Auntie Pat says:

    Meghan you need to do what ever makes you feel good. By the way did poor Connor ever get to the bathroom? Love ya
    Auntie Pat

    • Meghan says:

      Oh yes. He definitely got what he wanted. Wine, however, will have to wait until after chemotherapy ends. My doctors consider drinking alcohol a conflict of interest for the drugs.

  3. Kristel says:

    I volunteer to take one for the team and drink some wine for you. ok? See? I’m here for you. 😉

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