Aug 20, 2019 05:43AM - edited Aug 20, 2019 05:50AM by Ingerp
GAW--you are amazing. I hope that two-year timeline holds fast. Hubs and I are thinking 3-4 years. I'm just so stale in my job, but everyone knows it, I keep plugging away (and getting the paycheck!). Good on ya for volunteering!!
Re: hair (again--ugh)--you and I seem to be on similar growth/curl timelines. I started a little PT for a hip issue last night and the woman told me about a friend who started perming her hair after about two years because she really liked her chemo curls. I've read in a couple of places that we might be looking at about another year before the curls relax. At this point I'm waiting waiting waiting until it's long enough to kind of fall over, but oddly enough, people keep complimenting me on it. I'll post pics on Friday when I <finally!> <fingers crossed!!> get a little something done with the color.
Re: loss--it has been a weird time in my family. I do always see the silver linings, though. One of my CA kids and his wife are coming home in September for a wedding, and when the bride (my DIL's best friend) heard about my son getting dumped, she invited him to the wedding, so he's coming home too. :-D And there will be no service for my MIL's husband but my whole family (including the son who's been a little distant for a while) are all meeting in Chicago in early October to celebrate him. We're also all meeting in Boise in early November to celebrate my FIL's 90th. And <checking app. . . > 19 days until I go to Disney World for a few days!! I'll go out to CA for Thanksgiving and most of my family will meet for a ski trip over Christmas. It's been a long, hot, dreary summer but I have a LOT to look forward to this fall/winter. (Oh yeah--also a work trip to Toronto in late October.)
Re: Latisse--I too have been scared off by the possible permanent impact on eye color. I think I've told y'all that pre-tx I was using a lash serum that must have worked because my sister actually commented on my lashes. I've tried about three different brands and my lashes are still not as long as they used to be. I'll continue putting something on them most nights--it can't hurt, and maybe one of these days they'll get longer.
Great news on Bryce, and enjoy your trip! I am really looking forward to Labor Day weekend--I love my Monday holidays and in my head it's kicking off my Fall-o-Fun. :-)
P.S. Meant to comment on diet/exercise. I think I'm starting to come to grips with the fact that I'll never be a thin person--I just wasn't born that way. I'm trying to focus on the fact that I'm probably in better shape than I've been most of my adult life (I really hate going to the gym but am afraid to cut back), and my diet is better than it's been in years--nowhere near perfect, but the gradual changes I've made have pretty much become permanent, which is the goal, right? I still cut myself lots of slack when I'm on vacation or out for the evening, but lately I've been thinking if I never do any better than this, it's probably okay.