We recently had our athletic banquet to celebrate our basketball season. This included my cheerleaders. I got to give out spirit awards and give plaques to my graduating seniors. I really didn't want to go. So much has happened with me at work that it is hard to give an extra moment of my time while simultaneously being booted out the door. The bad situations have nothing to do with the cheering or anything like that. I decided it would be pretty selfish of me to not attend, because it meant something to my girls who, honestly, had worked hard all season.
I could not believe the way that these girls honored me in front of everyone there. I was presented with a beautiful bouquet of irises (a personal favorite!), some girlee lotion type stuff, a bag FULL of Dove dark chocolate candies and a beautiful little necklace that says, "I heart Cheering." And you know what? I do.
Meanwhile, this has been a house of illness lately. I brought home a wonderful stomach virus last weekend, which traveled first, through Bird, Jr. and then to Steve, who presently is lying in bed feeling mighty low.
Sweet Onyx, on the other hand, seems to be thriving. I had to go by the vet's to pick up some medicine for our dog, so I grabbed Onyx and took him with me to see if he'd gained any weight in the three weeks since his vet visit. Indeed, he has! It doesn't sound like much but he's gone from 1.8 lbs to 2.1 lbs in 3 weeks. It's a pretty good gain and I'm proud of my piggie!